Program Policy and Support Staff

 Branch Staff

  • Portrait of Jennifer Withrow.

    Jennifer Withrow - Branch Manager (Frankfort Location)

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

  • Portrait of Brooke McDaniel.

    Brooke McDaniel - Administrative Specialist (Frankfort Location)

    Provides overall support to the branch. Contact for the OVR website, OVR directory, social media pages, and branch-wide survey monkey needs. Contact for request for consumer background checks.

  • Portrait of Kathryn Spears.

    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.​​

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    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.

  • Portrait of Chris Sheetinger.

    Chris Sheetinger - Vocational Rehabilitation Administrator (Frankfort Location)

    Provides oversight to the Counselor Mentor Program, contact for language translation services, wage requests, creation and updates to agency forms, records retention, and safety compliance.

  • Portrait of Kellie Scott.

    Kellie Scott - Vocational Rehabilitation Administrator (Louisville Location)

    Serves as the Lead to the statewide Case Review program and Case Review team, completes ad hoc queries, program evaluation, and data/statistics analysis. Facilitates the Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment and Consumer Satisfaction Surveys. Supports the Consumer Services and Program Evaluation committee for the Statewide Council for Vocational Rehabilitation.

  • Portrait of Risha Warren.

    Risha Warren - Vocational Rehabilitation Administrator (Louisville Location)

    Conducts quality assurance case reviews, assess and discusses case work performance, provides trainings as needed.

  • Portrait of Megan Morris.

    Megan Morris - Vocational Rehabilitation Administrator (Frankfort Location)

    Conducts quality assurance case reviews, assess and discusses case work performance, provides trainings as needed.


 Support Section

  • Portrait of Jessica Slaughter.

    Jessica Slaughter - Support Section Supervisor (Frankfort Location)

    ​​Provides supervision and oversight to the Support Section.

  • Portrait of Lindsey Ballard.

    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.

  • Portrait of Page Butler.

    Page Butler - Resource Management 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.

  • Portrait of Deborah Mazurek.

    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.

  • Portrait of Kari Skaggs.

    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.​

  • Portrait of Kathy Long.

    Kathy Long - Resource Management 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.

  • Portrait of Austin Howard.

    Austin Howard - Resource Management Analyst (Frankfort Location)

    Assists with the EBI system. Responsible for reporting requirements using the reporting tools, responsible for federal, state, or agency reports, assists RRO with CMS records retention, monitoring compliance of archiving, retraining and destruction of case records, assists with data needs in CMS, including data clean up, and change requests.

 Grants Management Section

  • Portrait of Edward Monheimer.

    Edward Monheimer - Grants Management Section Supervisor (Frankfort Location)

    Provides supervision and oversight to the Grants Management Section.

  • Portrait of Jacob Estep.

    Jacob Estep - Grants Administrator (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.

  • Portrait of Masayo Hill.

    Masayo Hill - Grants Administrator (Frankfort Location)

    Oversees contracts development and financial management oversight, consumer payments, vendor debarment, financial reimbursements, and procurement.

  • Portrait of Whitney Marcum.

    Whitney Marcum - Administrative Specialist, Grants Management Section (Frankfort Location)

    Provides support to the Grants Management Section, assistance with authorization, and assists with Case Reviews program.

  • Portrait of Haley Gossett.

    Haley Gossett - Grants Administrator (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.

  • Portrait of David Jansen.

    David Jansen - Budget Specialist (Frankfort Location)

    Oversees prior approval, the procurement process of consumer and employee needs through Costing Back Authorizations in CMS, oversees inventory, and processes authorizations and reimbursements.


Program Staff
Support Section​

Grants Management Section

Brooke McDaniel
Jessica Slaughter - Section Supervisor
​Ed Monheimer - Section Supervisor
Katie Spears
Lindsey Ballard
​Jacob Estep
Sarah Richardson
Page Butler
Masayo Hill​
Kellie Scott
Deborah Mazurek
​Whitney Marcum
Chris Sheetinger
​Kari Skaggs
Dave Jansen​
​Risha Warren
​Kathy Long
Haley Gossett
Megan Morris
Austin Howard