Michele Erbacher

Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant,
Erbacher Rehabilitation & Consulting

Contact Details

Erbacher Rehabilitation & Consulting
Lockport, NY 14094

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Michele Erbacher is a Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), a Fellow of the American Board of Vocational Experts (ABVE/F), and an experienced vocational expert in the Workers Compensation, No Fault and Social Security Disability systems. In this role, she has served as a Case Manager, developed vocational plans and assisted in job placement, performed job analysis, completed Vocational Assessments, Loss of Wage Earning Capacity Evaluations, Total Industrial Disability defense, Labor Market Surveys, NYS DOL wage data research, and provided expert testimony at Hearings. She has served as a vocational consultant, working with adjusters to determine the best file direction for individual files, based upon her expertise and knowledge of the 2007 and 2012 Guidelines, and recent WCB Decisions. Ms. Erbacher has also completed assessments in the personal injury litigation venue and has assisted with medical case management.


  • ABVE Vocational Expert - Fellow
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Forensic Vocational Expert
  • Social Security Administration Vocational Expert


St. Bonaventure University
Masters degree in Counseling

Job History

Social Security Administration, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
Vocational Expert
March 2015 - present

Erbacher Rehabilitation & Consulting
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor / Case Manager / Vocational Expert
March 2015 - present

Managed Care Network, Inc.
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Niagara Falls
December 2006 - March 2015

Office of Workers Compensation Programs (OWCP)
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
December 2006 - March 2015

Northpointe Council
Rehabilitation / Mental Health Counselor
Niagara Falls
May 2006 - December 2006