I have been a Rehabilitation Case manager and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor since obtaining a graduate degree in Vocational Rehabilitation in 1976. My active caseload includes catastrophic case referrals for head injury and chronic pain patients. I began my work in forensics as an Expert Witness in 1981 and have since testified in multiple jurisdictions inclusive of Industrial Accident Boards in PA, NJ & DE, Superior Courts in NJ & DE, Binding Arbitrations, the Circuit Ct. of Baltimore & of MD, Court of Common Pleas (PA), Family Ct. (DE), AOLJ cases, Uninsured Motorist Arbitration (PA), the US District Cts. of MD and DE, and the US Department of Justice September 11 Victims’ Compensation Fund. For several years, I served as an adjunct professor at Wilmington (DE) University, teaching graduate courses in Intro. to Rehab. Counseling, Career Development, Med. & Psycho-social Aspects of Rehab, Job Placement, etc.
I am Licensed in NJ as a Rehabilitation Counselor (LRC), and have CRC and CDMS Certifications. I also am a member of AREA where I am President-Elect and hold a Forensic Vocational Expert (FVE) certification. In the ACA, I belong to the ARCA as well as NCDA divisions. In 1994-97, I served as President of Rehab. Counselors United, an organization that was successful in bringing Professional and Rehabilitation Counseling licenses to NJ. I have been a member of IARP since 1993 and served on the Forensic Board as well as President of the PA Chapter of NARPPS (now IARP) in 1997-00. I have also served in various capacities on the Forensic Board and Forensic Conference Committees, and regularly contribute to the Forensic Listserv. It was a tremendous honor & pleasure for me to organize IARP's first Day of Service in New Orleans prior to the Forensic Conference in November 2010, and to continue a related venture in matching seasoned IARP professionals with students for introductory mentoring of students in Puerto Rico at the 2012 and 2014 Annual Conferences. I have also made presentations at IARP and AREA conferences. From 2014 to 2017, I was a founding member and one of the IARP representatives to the (Vocationbal) Rehabilitation Counselor Coalition whose initiative and mission has been to "speak in one voice" and in a united front as we ponder and attempt to shape the future of our profession.