Palatka woman among 3 Florida citizens appointed by Gov. Scott to council for deaf & hard of hearing

Gov Rick Scott / Headline SurferPhotos for Headline Surfer® / Gov. Rick Scott, shown here, has appointed Palatka resident Lois 'Darlene' Laibl-Crowe of Paltka, shown above, to a state board on issues affecting the deaf and hard of hearing, based in part on her prior experience with the Helen Keller National Center.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

PALATKA, Fla. – Gov. Rick Scott announced the appointment of Lois “Darlene” Laibl-Crowe of Palatka and two other Florida citizens on Wednesday to the Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 

Laibl-Crowe, 56, previously worked at the Helen Keller National Center in 2011.

PALATKA, Fla. – Gov. Rick Scott announced the appointment of Lois “Darlene” Laibl-Crowe of Palatka and two other Florida citizens on Wednesday to the Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Laibl-Crowe, 56, previously worked at the Helen Keller National Center in 2011.

The others appointed by the governor:

• Debbe Hagner, 57, of Port Richey, who is retired. She succeeds Richard Williams.

• Roseanne Finigan, 44, of Key West, who is an occupational therapist for Select Medical. She fills a vacant seat.

Laible-Crowe and Finigan are appointed for terms that end July 31, 2016. Hagner's term ends two years later on th same date.

Henry Frederick Picture

Short Bio

Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet in Daytona Beach, Florida, via HeadlineSurfer.com. Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL where he's pursuing an MA in New Media/Journalism (degree in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka Daily News, 2007-'08; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-'04; and cops & courts for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-'96.