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Experience

2006 – 2018         Assistive Technology Manager/Lead

                               Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute

                               University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinated technology services for the department

  • Managed AT professional staff

  • Managed computer access lab

  • Performed oversight duties on difficult cases

  • Developed new markets and cases for SVRI

  • Monitored AT finances in collaboration with SVRI directors

  • Maintained direct service caseload

 

1996 – 2006        Technology Services Coordinator

                              Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute

                              University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin

 Responsibilities:

  • Coordinated technology services for the department

  • Reviewed staff workloads and assignments

  • Managed computer access lab and staff

  • Performed oversight duties on difficult cases

  • Developed services protocol for CARF accreditation

 

1991 – 2018        Rehabilitation Engineer/Assistive Technologist

                             Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute

                             University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin

Responsibilities:

  • Performed computer and assistive technology evaluations for a variety of work settings

  • Trained industrial and office ergonomics for large and small groups

  • Recommended specific ergonomic equipment and programs for companies

  • Investigated technology needs of people with injuries or disabilities

  • Conducted computer interface assessments for people with disabilities

  • Recommended job accommodations to ensure adherence to the ADA

  • Developed custom products for job accommodations

 

1994-2001         Ergonomics Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Conducted ergonomic audits for office and industrial settings

  • Developed job task protocols for reducing injury potential

  • Recommended specific ergonomic equipment and policies for companies

  • Conducted ergonomic training for staff ergonomic teams

 

1989-1990        Human Factors Engineer

                           PrentkeRomich, Wooster, OH and Semantic Compaction,                                         Pittsburgh, PA

 

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluated computer interface system for efficiency

  • Developed a system for categorizing input errors