Program Policy and Support Staff

Branch Staff


​Jennifer Withrow - Branch Manager (Frankfort Location)

 Provides supervision and oversight to the Program, Policy, and Support Branch. Provides  direct supervision to the following statff:

Lametta Isaacs - Vocational Rehabilitation Administrator (Frankfort Location)

Oversees the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) requirements for Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, including the Statewide Council on Vocational Rehabilitation and state plan.​​

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Brooke McDaniel - Administrative Specialist (Frankfort Location)
Provides overall support to the branch. Contact for the OVR website, social media pages, survey monkey for branch agency if help is needed, and the agency newsletter.​

Kathryn Spears, Procedures Development Specialist (Frankfort Location)
​​​Provides expert assistance in the analysis of federal and state laws and regulations to determine the impact on agency programs, develops and implements operational policies and procedures for defining program effectiveness, responds to complex inquiries requiring in-depth research of program policy, and writes and recommends operational procedures manuals.​​

​​Sarah Richardson - Vocational Rehabilitation Administrator  (Frankfort Location)

Provides oversight to the Kentucky Assistance Technology Loan Corporation (KATLC), staff liaison to the Kentucky Assistance Technology Loan Corporation Board of Directors, and serves as the Stable Account ambassador, oversees Financial Empowerment/Assest Development, KATLC applicants, and independent living consumers.

Chris Sheetinger - Vocational Rehabilitation Administrator (Frankfort Location)
Provides oversight to the Counselor Mentor Program, contact for requests for background checks, language translation services, newsletter content, wage requests and creation and updates of agency forms.

Kellie Scott - Vocational Rehabilitation Administrator (Louisville Location)

Coordinates Team Review to Advance Counselor Knowledge (TRACKS), the statewide case review system, ad hoc queries, program evaluation and data/statistics. Oversees the benefits counseling program and facilitates the comprehensive statewide needs assessment and consumer satisfaction surveys. 

Systems Support Section

Jessica Slaughter - Support Section Supervisor (Frankfort Location)

​​Provides supervision and oversight to the Support Section.

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Lindsey Ballard - Resource Management Analyst (Frankfort Location)
Serves as liaison for technical reviews, upgrades, change requests & other improvements to agency Case Management System (CMS). Provides federal reports to Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA). Coordinates with a partner agency to obtain UI Wage records needed for tracking and​ reporting.  Imports Medical Service Code descriptions and allowable amounts into CMS. Completes data reports.RSA-ETA 9169 report. CMS/EBI testing. 

Page Butler - Resource M​anagement Analyst (Danville Location)
Oversees Semi-Autonomous Rehab Assistant (SARA), onboarding and off-boarding of staff, staff technology needs, agency technology needs, Commonwealth Office of Technology billing, archiving, scanning, and copier needs. 

Deborah Mazurek - Resource Management Analyst (Danville Location)
Responsible for Case Management System (CMS) - Maximus Module, (Social Security), CMS changes, CMS-SSR Module, RSA-911 changes and reports, Wage Records, Wage Universe, monthly reports. 

Kari Skaggs - Resource Management Analyst (Frankfort Location)
Provides CMS support to all staff, coordinates efforts on an agency, departmental, and cabinet level to design, maintain, and enhance data collection, and reporting for the CMS system across all programs. Coordinates data collection needs and internal reporting and analysis reporting.  Creates, review and distributes from CMS, and WEBI. Serves as a backup for importing medical service codes, descriptions, and allowable amounts into CMS. Serves as a resource with COT and OTS for OVR IT and system requirement program needs.​

Kathy Long - Resource M​anagement Analyst (Danville Location)
Provides oversight and assistance to Pre-ETS, EBI/Crystal Reports and data requests/needs, IL/OIB reports, contact for requests for training related to CMS an​d EBI/Crystal, oversees updates to the CMS training manual, oversees CWTP​ changes, and assists with CMS testing changes as needed.

Austin Howard - Resource Management Analyst (Frankfort Location)
Provides oversight to Service Fee Memorandum development, update, implementation, and distribution, establishes fees for services, establish and update the cost of attendance rates, vendor setup, approval, and maintenance, review and approve training programs, establish fee rates for medical services as needed. Validation listing when needed. 

Grants Management Section

Edward Monheimer - Grants Section Supervisor​ (Frankfort Location)

Provides supervision and oversight to the Grants Section.

Jacob Estep - Grants Specialist (Frankfort Location)
Oversees financial reimbursements, authorizations, back up for inventory (Consumer items), and contract monitoring.


Masayo Hill - Grants Administrator (Frankfort Location)
Oversees contracts development and financial management oversight, consumer payments, vendor debarment, financial reimbursements, and procurement. 

Whitney Marcum - Administrative Specialist, Grants Section (Frankfort Location)
Provides support to the Grants Section, assistance with authorization, and assists with Case Reviews and TRACKS.

Venkata Chitturi Grants Specialist (Frankfort Location)
Oversees contract monitoring, site monitoring, and financial reimbursement related to Pre-employment Transition Services, Community Work-Based Transition Services, and Sub-minimum Wage (511) requirements monitoring.  ​Authorizations.

David Jansen - Grants Specialist​ (Frankfort Location)

Oversees consumer authorizations and inventory. Serves as the backup for contract devleopment and monitoring, transitions programming, subminimum wage programming, and vendor processing.  


Program Staff
System Support Section​

Grants Management Section

Lametta Isaacs
Jessica Slaughter - Section Supervisor
​Ed Monheimer - Section Supervisor
Brooke McDaniel
Lindsey Ballard
​Jacob Estep
Katie Spears
Page Butler
Masayo Hill​
Sarah Richardson
Deborah Mazurek
​Whitney Marcum
Kellie Scott
Kari Skaggs
Dave Jansen​
​Chris Sheetinger
​Kathy Long
Venkata Chitturi

Austin Howard