Board Member and Past President of the Missouri State Chapter of the Association for Persons in Supported Employment (APSE-MO) 1994 to 2005. Re-elected August 2007 to present
Owner/CEO/Lead ConsultantCurrentCompany Name
www.thecsi-network.com Own and manage consulting business providing training and technical assistance on employment services provision both with provider agency personnel and the business community. Providing guidance in career counseling, business development, organizational change and strategic planning. Supporting adults and youth with barriers to employment and providing a career planning process that leads to employment outcomes. Providing consultation in disability inclusion in the workplace and creating collaborative partnerships between businesses and employment provider agencies. Several current contracts and business ventures in 2014 include but not limited to;
Youth Consultant under contract with UMKC Institute for Human Development and Department of Labor grant supporting school districts to embed career discovery curriculum within their existing structure, and assisting with establishing summer work experience programs by partnering with employment agencies and businesses in the Greater Kansas City area. Work collaboratively with Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation, service providers and school districts.
Consultant - Grant with Nebraska Developmental Disabilities Council providing organizational change consultation with the larger DD service provider in state of Nebraska to create long range strategic implementation plan for business development and engagement, organizational change and employment services. Assist agency personnel in developing business to business (peer) networking and engagement events to enhance disability inclusion in the workplace and creating employment data tracking systems.
Master Trainer - contracted with University of Missouri TACE Center to developed and provide statewide employment services training. Included business development, marketing strategies, career path development and workplace supports.
Trainer/Instructor - developed and implement online training center and in person training on employment services for community provider agencies. Courses include Discovery & Exploration, Innovated Job Searching including business partnerships, Contemporary Workplace Supports, Disclosure and Soft Skills and Benefits 101.
Director of Employment & TrainingCompany NameCity, State
1706 E. Elm Jefferson City, MO 65102 573-751-8676 Director of Employment & Training September 1, 2008 to March 31, 2010
Established and directed the initial statewide employment initiative for adults and youth, coordinated and implemented employment training statewide that focused on employment provider and business partnerships.
Developed curriculum, policies and practices that enhance the employment of people with developmental disabilities in the state of Missouri.
Provided leadership to 12 Employment Coordinators statewide to develop implementation plans to implement employment strategies on the local level, collect employment data and analyze results.
Participated on steering committees in partnership with other state agencies and service provider agencies as it related to employment and systems change and how to engage business community.
Project Director-RSA Special Demonstration Project11/1996 to 01/2005Company NameCity, State
November 1996 to August 31, 2008
Plan, develop curriculum materials, and deliver employment services training in Region 7 (Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska).
Provide technical assistance and consultation in Business Development and Organizational Change, which includes agency wide change initiatives, development of marketing to business community, best practice employment services-career planning/development for persons with disabilities.
Monitor the development and delivery of the direct service employment distance learning courses. Oversee, coordinate and deliver project activities in collaboration with UMKC staff. Provide career planning assistance to youth and adults with disabilities and their support teams. Provide technical assistance to community partners such as businesses, rehabilitation agencies, colleges.
Director of Vocational Services02/1990 to 11/1996Company Name
Agency is out of business)
Supervised and coordinated 40 plus employees and services in Community Integration and Employment Services for persons with developmental disabilities.
Included business development and building of partnerships for employment of individuals with disabilities and diversifying workforce.
Interview/Hire day service personnel.
Provided leadership and supervision to employment staff. Coordinated services between consumers, parents/guardians, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Mental Health, County Boards and Community Employers to ensure employment outcomes were met.
Converted two large facility Day Habilitation Training Programs into Community Based Services.
Chicago Theological SeminaryChicago Theological Seminary - February 3, 2014 to present
Copeland CenterCertified Mental Health Recovery Educator - Copeland Center June 2006
Master: Public AdministrationUniversity of MO-Kansas CityMaster in Public Administration emphasis non-profit (including fundraising certificate) University of MO-Kansas City -December 2002.
Certificate: Region 71994University of MissouriCity, State, USRehabilitation Facility Administration Certificate, Region 7, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1994
Bachelor of Science: Psychology-PersonnelMissouri Western State College, St. Joseph, MO. Maple Woods Community CollegeCity, State, USBachelor of Science in Psychology-Personnel emphasis, 1985, Missouri Western State College, St. Joseph, MO. Maple Woods Community College, Kansas City, MO. September, 1981 to May 1982 Other:
Parent Information & Training CenterCertified Volunteer Transition Mentor with MPACT (Parent Information & Training Center) for youth and parents 2009 to present
Certification: Community Rehabilitation Agencies1999Department of Mental Health State of MissouriCertified Medicaid Waiver Certification Survey Team member with the Department of Mental Health State of Missouri. Conduct survey with Community Rehabilitation Agencies that provide services using Medicaid funds, 1999.
CRP Certified Mental Health Recovery Educator - Copeland Center ACRE Certified Core Employment Services Personnel Rehabilitation Facility Administration Certificate, Region 7, University of Missouri-Columbia Certified Volunteer Transition Mentor with MPACT (Parent Information & Training Center) for youth and parents 2009 to present Certified Medicaid Waiver Certification Survey Team member with the Department of Mental Health State of Missouri.
Consultant - Grant with Nebraska Developmental Disabilities Council providing organizational change consultation with the larger DD service provider in state of Nebraska to create long range strategic implementation plan for business development and engagement, organizational change and employment services. Assist agency personnel in developing business to business (peer) networking and engagement events to enhance disability inclusion in the workplace and creating employment data tracking systems
Training, Business Development, Technical Assistance, Marketing, Organizational Change, Mental Health, Integration, Integrator, Training Programs, Mentor, B2b, Benefits, Business To Business, Contracts, Csi, Disability, Exploration, Instructor, Leads, Networking, Online Learning, Online Training, Strategic Planning, Rsa, Steering, Secretary, Fundraising, Medicaid
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