Gov. Bentley’s health policy adviser visits ADRS

David White, health policy adviser to Gov. Robert Bentley, speaks with ADRS Commissioner Cary Boswell and Assistant Commissioner Melinda Davis during a visit to the Montgomery CRS clinic.

David White, health policy adviser to Gov. Robert Bentley, speaks with ADRS Commissioner Cary Boswell and Assistant Commissioner Melinda Davis during a visit to the Montgomery CRS clinic

ADRS Commissioner Cary Boswell and ADRS Board Chair Roger McCullough welcomed David White, health policy adviser to Gov. Robert Bentley, to the ADRS state offices on the morning of June 6.

White’s visit to ADRS was a friendly one as Gov. Bentley had asked that his adviser attend  quarterly meetings of the Alabama Board of Rehabilitation Services as a way to become more intimately familiar with the department.

With an opportunity for White to learn from observation, Boswell quickly extended an invitation to the Seizure Clinic occurring the same morning.

Dr. Paul Maertens, pediatric neurologist, looks over his notes in the CRS seizure clinic

Dr. Paul Maertens, pediatric neurologist, looks over his notes in the CRS seizure clinic

“It’s one thing for us to tell Mr. White what we do,” said Boswell, “It’s something else entirely when you can witness our excellent work in action.”

David White greets a CRS family as they visit with a CRS social worker during the seizure clinic

David White greets a CRS family as they visit with a CRS social worker during the Seizure Clinic

In the clinic space, White met and spoke with Melinda Davis, assistant commissioner for CRS, and Boswell before meeting CRS social workers, nurses, and Dr. Paul Maertens, the pediatric neurologist leading the Seizure Clinic.

As White learned more about ADRS and the continuum of services in the board meeting, he said, “It’s one thing to look at a budget, but to really see where the funds are going and to visit with families that benefit from these programs is something I appreciate. I really learned a lot today.”

ADRS board members welcome David White to the board meeting

ADRS board members welcome David White to the board meeting

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