PALATKA, Fla. -- Lois "Darlene" Laibl-Crowe, 56, of Palatka, who previously worked at the Helen Keller National Center in 2001, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to the Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Laibl-Crowe's appointment, which took effect April 7, runs through July 31, 2016. She was the program coordinator for the Florida Deaf Blind Association from 2011 to 2014. The Putnam County resident graduated from Palatka South HS in 1976.
In addition to Laibl-Crowe, the governor appointed two others to the same board:
• Debbe Hagner, 57, of Port Richey, who is retired, succeeds Richard Williams and is appointed for a term that began April 7, and ends on July 31, 2018.
• Roseanne Finigan, 44, of Key West, an occupational therapist for Select Medical, fills a vacant seat and also began her appointment April 7. Her term runs through July 31, 2016.