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Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Group picture of council members

FCCDHH Council Members
Council Member Gina Halliburton and Karen Goldberg not represented in photo

Council Appointments 

The coordinating council is composed of 17 members. The appointment of members not representing state agencies is made by the Governor. The appointment of members representing organizations is made by the Governor in consultation with the organizations represented on the membership list. Individuals interested in a council member vacancy should contact the Florida Gubernatorial Appointments Office at:  850-717-9243  or by email at:


Hearing Loss Association of Florida
Karen Goldberg, Brandon, FL

Florida Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (FRID)
Eugenia Halliburton, Jacksonville, FL

Florida Association of the Deaf
Glenna R. Ashton, Chair, Boca Raton, FL

Hearing Loss Association of America - Florida

Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA)
Chris Littlewood, Seminole, FL

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) Providers

Florida Association of the Deaf                        

Persons who are Deaf-Blind
Deaf Service Center Association

Alexander Graham Bell Association
Cindy Simon, Miami, FL; and Plantation, FL

Hearing Aid Specialist
Parent of a Child who is Deaf

Florida Department of Children and Families
John M. Jackson, Tallahassee, FL
Department Representative

Florida Department of Education
Cory Parker, Vice-Chair, Tallahassee, FL
Department Representative

Florida Department of Elder Affairs
Jenny Rojas, Tallahassee, FL
Department Representative

Florida Department of Health
Department Representative

FCCDHH Coordinator
Health Educator Consultant
Liaison to the Council
Department of Health, Division of Community Health Promotion

Program Assistant (Support)