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Officers elected to Rehabilitation Services Commission

Thursday, November 10, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY  — Audiologist, author and researcher Jace Wolfe, Ph.D., CCC-A, from Edmond, was recently elected chair of the Commission for Rehabilitation Services.

The Commission governs the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services. DRS annually serves nearly 83,000 Oklahomans with disabilities through employment, independent living and educational programs, and the determination of medical eligibility for disability benefits.

As chief audiology and research officer at the Hearts for Hearing Foundation in Oklahoma City, Commissioner Wolfe provides clinical services for children and adults with hearing loss. His primary areas of interest are pediatric amplification, cochlear implantation, hybrid cochlear implants, personal remote microphone technology and signal processing for children. 

Wes Hilliard from Sulphur was elected Commission vice chair. He is community bank president at Simmons Bank in Davis. He served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 2004 to 2012.

Theresa Flannery, senior director for social services at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, completed her term as Commission chair.  Commissioner Flannery, from Mustang, will continue to serve as a member of the governing board.

For more information about the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, visit or phone 800-845-8476.


The Commission for Rehabilitation Services recently elected officers (from left): Chair Jace Wolfe, Ph.D., CCC-A; Vice Chair Wes Hilliard; and member Theresa Flannery. The Commission governs the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services.

For more information

Jody Harlan, DRS Communications Director

Cell: 405-203-1318 

Last Modified on Nov 10, 2022