John M. Meltzer, MS, CRC, CDMS, LPC
John earned a B.S. in Special Education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling from UW-Milwaukee. John is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC #2401), Certified Disability Management Specialist (CDMS #2401), and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC #1151-125). He is also certified as a Private Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor through the State of Wisconsin, Department of Workforce Development, Workers Compensation Division.
John first worked as a special education teacher after college. While working as a teacher, he returned to school to study rehabilitation counseling. John has been providing vocational rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities for over 30 years. He also provides vocational evaluations to consumers of the state vocational rehabilitation system and vocational evaluations and expert testimony services to persons involved in workers compensation, personal injury, employment law, family law and other types of litigated cases. He served as a vocational expert for the Social Security Administration from 1982-2005. He opened up his own practice in 1999 in Madison, WI. He provides services throughout the state of Wisconsin.
John was appointed to the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) as a Commissioner on the Graduate Commission on Standards and Accreditation. CORE accredits graduate programs, which provide academic preparation for a variety of professional rehabilitation counseling positions. It is the responsibility of the Commission to evaluate programs for their compliance with standards and to recommend to the CORE Board of Directors the granting of recognition. He has conducted reviews of graduate programs undergoing re-accreditation. He served as a commissioner from 2011-2017
John has taken an active role in state and international professional associations. He has served on the board of directors of the Wisconsin chapter of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) from 2000-2002 and from 2011-2015. He served on the (IARP) forensic section board from 2000-2006, and on the IARP Board of Directors from 2004-2009, and from 2017 – present. He has presented at local, state and national conferences on topics relating to forensic work and ethics, among others. He has mentored master’s level graduate students and has spoken to students in rehabilitation counseling programs about work in private sector rehabilitation.
Emily Veith, MS, CRC, LPC, CLCP
Emily completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in rehabilitation psychology. She is a certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC), licensed professional counselor (LPC) with the state of Wisconsin, and certified life care planner (CLCP). Since 2005, she has worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor, joining Expert Vocational Consulting in 2012. She provides vocational rehabilitation services including job placement, retraining plan development and implementation, vocational testing, job analyses, ergonomic evaluations, transferrable skills analyses, labor market surveys, and return to work case management for worker’s compensation and long term disability cases throughout Wisconsin. She serves as a vocational expert in worker’s compensation, personal injury, and family law matters, and for the Social Security Administration Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. She provides vocational evaluations for consumers of the state vocational rehabilitation system and has served as a dedicated vocational specialist for local employers. In 2016, she completed training in life care planning and offers life care planning and cost research services. Since 2010, Emily has been active with the Wisconsin Chapter of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) and has presented at state and national IARP conferences.
Catherine Stott, MS, CVE, PVE
Catherine completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation and her Master’s Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Wisconsin – Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin. She is a Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE) and holds the certification of Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE).
Catherine first worked as an Employment Readiness Assistant with UW – Stout Projects with Industry, in which she provided employment readiness training, taught job seeking skills, and counseled individuals on the local labor market. After earning a graduate degree, Catherine was employed as a Consumer Education Instructor, in which she delivered instruction on independent living skills to developmentally disabled adults. In 1991, Catherine became a Certified Vocational Evaluator and has been employed in this field for the past 27 years. She has experience in providing vocational rehabilitation services to individuals in Worker’s Compensation, Welfare-to-Work, Refugee, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Family and Children Services/Programs. Catherine possesses expertise in providing vocational and work sample evaluations; situational assessments; career and employment counseling; transferable skills analyses; labor market research; test and ergonomic device modifications; employment readiness training; analysis and compilation of counselor and consumer evaluation feedback; and providing training to rehabilitation counselors and vocational evaluators.
She has presented at local and state conferences on subjects involving labor market surveys and job placement.