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Experience matters and Amy has spent the last decade committed to excellence in service delivery and support across multiple populations and referral sources. Amy has provided direct care and support, case management, program administration, development and management. As a mom to a child with a disability she understands the importance of transitional-age support and developing a framework for success. Amy is experienced in assessment and discovery services and can help anyone explore the world of work and develop a plan that suits them. Whether you are looking for work for the first time, finding a new career post injury, or working to manage your health while finding a career that lets you be healthy and happy - Amy and her team are here for you.
Amy has a Masters of Science in Human Development with an emphasis in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from South Dakota State University.
Amy serves on the Board of Directors for the following organizations
- Ohio Rehabilitation Association
(Past President, 2021)
- Great Lakes Regional Chapter of the National Rehabilitation Association (President Elect 2020, President 2021; Past president 2022)
- Employment Collaborative of Cuyahoga County
(Former Board Member , Former Co-Chair Service Delivery Committee)
Amy has offered training at over a dozen different conferences, information fairs and forums to support training and education in areas such as innovative services, ethics, community integration and more. Amy creates customized training specific to business needs, community inclusion efforts and more.
Email Amy at Amy.Taylor@youbelongohio.org or by submitting information on the Contact Us page!
Paul has spent the last several years working in various roles in the Vocational Rehabilitation field. He has worked as a job developer, Vocational Rehabilitation Coordinator, Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisor and Rehabilitation Manager. Paul has demonstrated the ability to work well with individuals of all abilities and age groups. He brings extensive knowledge of OOD services along with understanding the needs of individuals and a commitment to excellence in service delivery. Paul holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Kent State University. Paul is also a member of the Employment Collaborative of Cuyahoga County and has taken an active role in supporting individuals and businesses.
You can connect with Paul at Paul.Hollander@YouBelongOhio.org
Eric has spent the last ten years serving individuals with disabilities. His various roles as an Intervention Specialist, Job Developer and Job Placement Supervisor, have cultivated him into the service professional he is. Eric has experience in direct support, case management, job development, job coaching and is currently CESP Certified. His innate ability to maintain many successful business contacts has allowed for him to consistently place people successfully throughout the years. Eric has a multitude of experience in teaching other service professionals in the field on the topics of job development, job retention and job coaching. Eric holds Bachelor’s in Education from Bowling Green State University and serves on the Employment Collaborative of Cuyahoga County (President, 2018 – present) He is also a Certified Employment Sup-port Professional (2017 – present) and was the proud recipient of the Ben Bonanno Award Recipient via Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities in 2016.
You can reach Eric at Eric@youbelongohio.org.
Laura has spent the last 20 years serving those working toward finding employment. She has provided services as a Job Coach, Employment Specialist, Vocational Case Manager, Vocational Evaluator, Vocational Coordinator for a variety of private and public organizations and serves as a Vocational Expert for the Social Security Administration. Laura is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and maintains her certification through continuing education; keeping her up to date on the best practices available. Laura’s specialty is assessing what an individual needs and collaborating with employers, service providers and referral sources. Laura is the member of the Ohio Chapter of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals and was past president of the Michigan Chapter of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals. Laura has a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Bowling Green State University.
You can reach Laura at Laura.Frailey@youbelongohio.org
Shelby has several years of experience working with adolescents, young adults, and seniors managing mental health, behavioral health, substance abuse and financial concerns. Shelby has experience in service planning, group counseling, psychiatric care, case management, independent living and providing community linkages. Shelby is passionate about creating communities full of collaborative resources to help each individual thrive. Shelby has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling at Kent State University.
You can reach Shelby at Shelby.Wyant@youbelongohio.org
Jim brings a diverse set of skills to You Belong, gained from his experiences working in the public, private, and higher education sectors. He has been serving individuals with disabilities for several years, in both an academic support and community employment capacity. Jim’s passion for his work comes from both his personal experiences with disability, and the barriers to work that can present, and as a parent of a child with disabilities. He has a natural ability to connect with the individuals he serves, and their support network, to help them find a path to employment that is both fulfilling and a good fit. He is a Certified Employment Support Professional (2020 – Present).
You can reach Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mitch comes to you belong with a background in working with individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. His history is related to training individuals with barriers to employment in obtaining and maintaining work readiness skills in community based settings. He, like other You Belong team members, excels in building relationships and natural supports with businesses and individuals to help both thrive! He is also a Certified Employment Support Professional.
You can reach Mitch at Mitchel.Boehmke@youbelongohio.org
Chris has experience in Job Development, Career Exploration, Job Coaching, Pre-Employment Transition Services, Vocational Evaluations, and Community-Based Assessments. Chris will be primarily serving Cuyahoga County. Chris obtained his Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Master's Degree from Kent State University and is currently enrolled at Kent State University in the Counselor Education and Supervision Doctoral program. Chris will be pursuing either his CRC or CESP in the near future.
Chris can be reached at Chris@YouBelongOhio.org
Jordan supports You Belong's communities in South Eastern Ohio. With a background in school counseling and his Master's degree; Jordan's focused on providing excellent services. As a quick learner of Vocational Rehabilitation we can't wait to see what amazing accomplishments he has in the very near future! He working towards obtaining his Certified Employment Support Professional certificate.
You can reach Jordan at Jordan.Fisher@Youbelongohio.org
Cheye comes to You Belong in this role after having worked with us as a Summer Community Support Specialist. Loving working with transition aged youth she was a perfect fit to step into a role working as an embedded staff member at Lorain County schools offering services to help middle and high school students learn about different types of work, their likes and dislikes and how to get experience. Cheye's excellent work has allowed this program to grow from one full time embedded staff member to four in the next school year. Cheye will be pursing a Master's in Education with emphasis in Adaptive Behavior Analysis.
Cheye can be reached at Cheyenne@YouBelongOhio.org
Becky's experience in healthcare helps her coordinate the multiple opportunities at once for individual seeking services in the Lorain and Cuyahoga County Areas for work assessments or experience. Becky helps develop individuals basic work skills through developing interpersonal skills, stamina, work behaviors and learning jobs tasks. Becky also is a key contributor to organizing our Summer Youth Work Experience programs.
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