SRC Membership

State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) members are appointed by the Governor and serve three year, staggered terms. According to federal law, members on the SRC must represent various communities that work with the Department of Rehabilitation. Each year, the SRC chooses new officers for the new Federal Fiscal Year, beginning October 1 - September 30.

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Ivan Guillen

SRC Chair

Chair, Unified State Plan Committee

San Diego County, Client Assistance Program representative

Ivan has been Client Assistance Program Advocate at Disability Rights California since 2005. He was Qualified Mental Health Professional at New Alternatives Inc. from 2004 to 2005. Ivan was a Caregiver at Genesis Developmental Services from 2002 to 2004.

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Chanel Brisbane

SRC Vice-Chair

San Diego County, Community Rehabilitation Program representative

Chanel has been Director of Jobs at Best Buddies International in California since 2020. She held multiple positions at Best Buddies International from 2017 to 2020, including Employment Consultant, Manager of Job Development and Program Supervisor of Jobs. Chanel is a member of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.

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Susan Henderson

Chair, Monitoring Evaluation Committee

Alameda County, Parent Training and Information Center representative

Susan has been Executive Director at the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund since 2008. She held multiple positions at the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund from 1997 to 2008, including Director of Administration and Managing Director. She was Law Firm Administrator at Adams, Broadwell, Joseph and Cardozo from 1993 to 1997 and Law Firm Manager at King, Shapiro, Mittelman and Buchman from 1993 to 1994. Susan earned a Master of Business Administration degree from California State University, East Bay.

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Joe Xavier

Ex Officio Member

Sacramento County, Director

In 2014, Joe Xavier became the Department of Rehabilitation's Director. Prior to his being Director, he served as Deputy Director for the Specialized Services Division since 2010, responsible for Blind Field Services, the Orientation Center for the Blind, the Older Individuals who are Blind Program, the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Section, and the Business Enterprises Program.Joe has over 28 years' experience in business and public administration, as well as many years participating in advocacy and community organizations.

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Theresa Comstock


Napa County, Disability Advocacy Group representative

Theresa is the Executive Director for CA Association of Local Behavioral Health Boards & Commissions, where she previously served as President. Theresa was an associate at Complex Property Tax Specialists from 2009 to 2016. She was an office manager at Hope Episcopal Church and at St. Michael's Day School from 2007 to 2008. Theresa was an office manager at Performance Packaging from 1996 to 1998 and a sales representative at Nikon Inc. from 1994 to 1995. She was software applications manager at Focused Imaging Technologies Inc. from 1992 to 1994.

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Jonathan Hasak


Contra Costa County, Business, Industry and Labor representative

Jonathan has been Senior Director of Scalable Solutions at Year Up since 2019. He held multiple positions at Year Up from 2016 to 2019, including Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs and Manager of Public Policy and Government Affairs. He was Associate Director at the Massachusetts Metro North Workforce Board from 2015 to 2016. Jonathan was a Data Inquiry Facilitator at Boston Public Schools from 2014 to 2015 and a Special Education Teacher in the Oakland Unified Schools District from 2010 to 2013. He was a Teaching Fellow and Researcher at Harvard University from 2013 to 2016. He is a member of the National Skills Coalition California Leadership Council. Jonathan earned a Master of Education degree in education policy and management from Harvard University.

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Elizabeth Lewis


Placer County, Business, Industry and Labor representative

Elizabeth Lewis has been a Senior Recruiter for Union Pacific Railroad since 2011. She was an Employment Specialist at Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation from 2009 to 2011.

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La Trena Robinson


Contra Costa County, Business, Industry and Labor representative

La Trena has been a Medical Social Worker III at Kaiser Permanente since 2009 and is an Executive Board member of Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers.

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Candis Welch


Los Angeles County, Current or Former VR Consumer representative

Candis has been Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator at the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority since 2022. Candis earned a Master of Public Policy and Administration degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from California State University, Northridge.

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Yuki Nagasawa


Contra Costa County, VR Counselor representative

Yuki has been a Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at the California Department of Rehabilitation since 2009. She was an English Language Program Departmental Assistant at California State University, Los Angeles from 2007 to 2009. Nagasawa earned a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, a Master of Arts degree in Musicology, and a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from California State University, Los Angeles. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Osaka College of Music.

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Hilary Lentini


Los Angeles County, California Workforce Development Board Representative

Hilary is founder and owner of Lentini Design and Marketing Inc. (LDM), a full-service branding and marketing firm. LDM works with established businesses, public sector entities and non-profits to shape their brand visuals, messaging, and digital presence via website, design and development, digital advertising, and email campaigns. Hilary was appointed by Governor Brown to represent the small business perspective on the CWDB in 2018. Hilary is the Past President of the National Association of Women Business Owners Los Angeles Chapter (NAWBO-LA), and Past President of the National Association of Women Business Owners California Chapter (NAWBO-CA). Hilary is passionate about supporting women in leadership and works to open doors of opportunity for women business owners throughout the state.


  • State Independent Living Council

  • Business, Industry and Labor

  • Tribal VR Program Director

  • Disability Advocacy Group