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  • 6/11/2020 WEBINAR


    The COVID-19 pandemic has created an economic crisis, putting millions of people out of work. As economies start to reopen, the jobs people held in February may no longer exist. Microsoft and LinkedIn are hosting a global webcast this Thursday, June 11 that starts at 8 a.m. featuring the two companies’ CEOs and other leaders as they discuss how to help workers develop digital technology skills, wherever they are starting from, to ensure an inclusive economic recovery. Webcast info: https://aka.ms/Skills



  • IARP WA Spring Webinar

    The WA-IARP Board is pleased to announce a special Spring Webinar in lieu of the annual spring conference! We want to rally together to continue our educational pursuits as an industry, give back to our community during the COVID-19 crisis, and would be honored if you would join us:

    WHEN: May 28, 2020 from 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
    WHERE: From the comforts of your computer - via ZOOM-link to be sent later
    WHAT: 4 fabulous, innovative speakers discussing Vocational Recovery, Working with an AP, and Ethics earning you 3 CEUs (for CRC, CDMS, ABVE)!
    COST: $25.00/members; $50.00/non-members

    We will be donating all proceeds to the WA Food Fund through Philanthropy Northwest, who are working to donate food and supplies to those in need during the COVID-19 crisis. You can learn more about this charity here: https://philanthropynw.org/wa-food-fund

    You can register for this event on the WA-IARP website: https://rehabpro.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1374919

    Stay healthy and see you soon!

    Featured Webinar Speakers:

    Ryan Guppy & Vickie Kennedy (Chief of Return to Work Partnerships & Assistant Director, Insurance Services @Washington State Department of Labor and Industries)

    Ryan Guppy is Chief of L&I’s Return to Work Partnerships Program where he works to ensure the design, purchase, and effective use of work disability prevention interventions. He is a member of the Disability Management and Return-to-Work Committee of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions and past president of the Washington IARP chapter.

    Vickie Kennedy became L&I’s Assistant Director for Insurance Services in 2013, having been with L&I in the workers’ compensation field for over 45 years. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the IAIABC, chairing their Disability Management and Return to Work Committee and has been recognized as for her public service leadership as a 2016 recipient of the Governor’s Leadership in Management Award and the 2017 L&I’s Agent of Change Award. Vickie recently joined the Advisory Council for the national Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study.

    Laura Rachel Kaufman, MD, PhD (COHE Medical Director, Kaiser Permanente Washington Group @WPMG Washington Permanente Medical Group)

    I trained at University of Cincinatti College of medicine (MD, PhD Epidemiology) and University of Utah (Family Medicine and Occupational Medicine residencies). I came to Group Health after several months as Acting Medical Director for Hill AFB dispensory. I have been at GH/KP since Fall, 2005, and was part of the first wave of COHE providers when Valley Medical expanded the COHE. Though I do see new claims, about half of my work is from transfer of care from other providers (and patients) both within and from outside KP.

    Jeff Cockrum, JD, MA, CRC, CDMS (Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor @Achieve Consulting Team)
    Mr. Cockrum has over 17 years of experience as a vocational rehabilitation counselor after having entered the industry in 2002. His work includes provide vocational support to industrially injured workers, members of the military, and community members. Mr. Cockrum has also appeared in front of the BIIA, Superior Court, and the Social Security Administration. Mr. Cockrum has also completed several one-off contracts, including job analysis development for local employers and the Port of Tacoma, where he developed job analyses for each position at the Port. Mr. Cockrum attended law school at the Seattle University School of Law while continuing to practice as a vocational counselor. He served on the SU Law Review as an R&T Editor and completed a Rule-9 internship. Mr. Cockrum also has a Master of Arts degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from George Washington University. He is certified as a Disability Management Specialist (CDMS) and Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).

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IARP WA Board of Directors

Katrina Taylor, President
Angela Westling, Past President
Laurel Burditt Creek, President Elect
Matt Nystul, Secretary-Treasurer

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Leslie Weaver
Allison Baldwin
Kelly Cowger
Jeannette Anderson
Annabel Cobane

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