Michele Albers has been involved in the field of rehabilitation since 1995. She received a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Psychology from UW-Madison in 1997. Michele then worked as a vocational consultant in Phoenix, Arizona for six years. She moved back to the Madison area in August of 2003 and continues to work as a vocational consultant and life care planner. Her current caseload is varied and includes litigated work in personal injury, worker’s compensation and family law. She provides case management to individuals participating in the vocational rehabilitation process. Michele also provides expert testimony for the Social Security Administration Office of Disability, Adjudication & Review. She maintains an active role in the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals and recently served as President of the WI-IARP Chapter. She recently served on a committee through IARP that was developed to create a forensic mentoring program and to increase membership retention. She guest lectures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Rehabilitation Psychology & Special Education program. She has also been involved in mentoring practicum students pursuing their Master’s degree at UW-Madison.