The Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Management (VRTAC-QM) is funded by a Cooperative Agreement from the Rehabilitation Services Administration (Grant number H264J00002) and is housed at the Interwork Institute at the San Diego State University Research Foundation.  The purpose of the VRTAC-QM is to provide training and technical assistance that will enable State VR agency personnel to manage available resources, improve effective service delivery, and increase the number and quality of employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. The VRTAC-QM provides TA and training in VR program and performance quality management, fiscal and resource quality management of the VR program and general quality management of organizations.

Lead Organization:

Interwork Institute Center for Distance Learning

The Interwork Institute at San Diego State University’s Research Foundation

Key Personnel (click on the staff name for a short bio):

 

Dr. Chaz Compton
Project Director

 

Chip Kenney
Co-Project Director

Rachel Anderson
Program Director

Sarah Clardy
Program Director

Dr. Meera Adya
Program Evaluator

Sean O’Brien
TA and Training Program Coordinator

Dr. Fred McFarlane
Professor Emeritus

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Partners:

George Washington University

George Washington University’s Center for Rehabilitation Counseling Research and Education (CRCRE)

Key Personnel:

Maureen McGuire-Kuletz,
Ed.D, CRC

Co-Director-CRCRE and Principal Investigator-VRTAC-QM

Carol N. Pankow,
M.S.

Project Director-GWU Team VRTAC-QM

Melissa Diehl,
M.A. Ed., CRC

Senior Center Technical Assistance & Research Analyst

Crystal Anderson
M.S.

Senior Center Technical Assistance & Research Analyst

Julya Doyle
Grants Management Specialist

John C. Walsh
M.Ed., CRC
Senior Center Technical Assistance & Research Analyst

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K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, Cornell University, Industrial Labor Relations School

K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, Cornell University, Industrial Labor Relations School

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Key Personnel:

Andrew J. Karhan, M.P.A, M.A
Director of Workforce Development

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Institute for Community Inclusion

Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston

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Key Personnel:

Julisa Cully,
M.Ed.

Knowledge Translation Program Director

Russ Thelin,
M.S., LVRC, CRC

Project Director-GWU Team VRTAC-QM

Cecilia Gandolfo,
M.S.Ed. CESP

Program Director
 

Linda Mock,
M.S.

Senior Policy and Program Specialist

Vito J. DeSantis,
M.P.A.

Senior Policy and Program Specialist

Neil McNeil,
M.A.

Senior Policy and Program Specialist

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National Disability Institute

National Disability Institute

Building a Better Financial Future for People with Disabilities and Their Families

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Key Personnel:

Louis Adams
Training and Technical Assistance Manager

Michael Morris, JD
Senior Strategic Advisor
 

Nikki Powis
Training and Technical Assistance Manager

Shannon Edam, MA, Med
Project Coordinator
 

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Management Concepts

Management Concepts

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The Career Index

The Career Index

SARA - Semi-Autonomous Research Assistant

SARA - Semi-Autonomous Research Assistant

Key Personnel:

KD Nygaard
CEO

Jeff Hughes
Special Projects

Cody Dixon
Operations

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Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSVAR)

Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR)


Key Personnel:

John Connelly
Director, Research and Grants
 

Ron Vessell
CSAVR Contractor
to the VRTAC-QM

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