Program Policy and Support Staff

​Frankfort Location

 



J​ennifer Withrow - Branch Manager

Provide supervision and oversight to the Program, Policy, and Support Branch.









Melissa Peel - Administrative Assistant
Provides overall support to the branch and the Executive Leadership Team as needed. Contact for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation website, social media pages, and the Agency newsletter.





Sarah Richardson - Program Coordinator
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. Coordinates Kentucky Assistance Technology Loan Corporation applicants and independent living consumers.





Chris Sheetinger - Vocational Rehabilitation Administrator
Provides oversight to the Counselor Mentor Program. Contact for requests for background checks, language translation services, newsletter content, and wage requests. Creation and updating of agency forms.








Kari Skaggs - Resource Management Analyst
Provides oversight and assistance to Pre-Employment Transition Services, Enterprise Business Intelligence (EBI) / Crystal Reports and data requests / needs, and Independent Living (IL) / Older Individuals who are Blind (OIB) reports. Contact for requests for training related to Case Management System (CMS) and Enterprise Business Intelligence / Crystal. Oversees updates to the Case Management System training manual. Oversees Community Work Transition Program (CWTP) changes, assists with Project CASE needs, and assists with Case Management System testing changes as needed.





Kari Shipp - Resource Management Analyst
Provides oversight to Service Fee Memorandum development, updates, implementation and distribution. Establishes fees for services. Establishes and updates cost of attendance rates for post-secondary institutions. Provides vendor approval, importation, and maintenance. Reviews and approves training programs. Establishes fee rates for medical services as needed.








Emmaleigh Barnes - Grants Specialist
Oversees contracts development and financial management oversight, consumer payments, vendor debarment. Inventory (Consumer items), financial reimbursements, and assists with the state plan, grants, and agency newsletter as needed.







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

Danville Location



Kathy Long - Resource Management Analyst

Contact for any Agency data requests. Responsible for Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)-2 Report data for Fiscal, Rehabilitation Services Administration - Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Statewide and Local Performance (ETA 9169) Report, Rehabilitation Services Administration 425 data to Fiscal, Expenditure Codes, Prior Approval, Validation Listing, and Case Management System / Enterprise Business Intelligence testing. Assists with Project CASE and case reviews as needed.







Deborah Mazurek - Resource Management Analyst
Responsible for Case Management System (CMS) - Maximus Module, (Social Security), Case Management System changes, Case Management System – Social Security Reimbursement (SSR) Module, Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) - 911 changes and reports, Wage Records, Wage Universe, and monthly reports. Assists with Project CASE and case reviews as needed.











Page Butler - Resource Management Analyst
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.




Louisville Location






Kellie Scott - Vocational Rehabilitation Administrator

Coordinates Team Review to Advance Counselor Knowledge and Skill (TRACKS), the statewide case review system, ad hoc queries, program evaluation and data / statistics. Contact for Disability Benefits (DB) 101, Community Work Incentive Counselors (CWIC), Consumer Satisfaction Survey, and Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment.






Elizabeth Thompson – Administrative Assistant
Provides assistance to the Program Policy and Support Branch, focused on the Louisville programs (Project Coordinating & Assisting the Reuse of Assistive Technology [CARAT], Kentucky Assistive Technology Services [KATS]). Provides support to Case Reviews and Team Review to Advance Counselor Knowledge and Skill (TRACTS), and Manages the Kentucky Assistive Technology Services and Coordinating & Assisting the Reuse of Assistive Technology Facebook pages.









Jimmy Brown – Program Coordinator
Provides oversight to the Kentucky Assistive Technology Services (KATS) Network.









Michael Karman – Program Coordinator
Provides oversight to Project Coordinating & Assisting the Reuse of Assistive Technology (CARAT) and My Kentucky Smart Home / Christopher Reeve Foundation Grant.



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