Principal Owners/VRCs and Counties Served
Alice Jacobs, MS, CRC State Fund | Self-Insured
Alice has over 30 years of vocational, job accommodation, management and mentorship experience along with being a certified rehabilitation counselor since 1988. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and Vocational Evaluation from West Virginia University. She currently is one of the principal partners at SCA Pacific Case Management with offices in 11 counties throughout WA state, providing services to private employers, state fund/self-insured workers compensation, ADA, and legal cases. She also works directly with employers providing expertise to their Human Resources departments with job modification and ensures compliance with State and Federal laws concerning individuals with disabilities. In addition, she is active with the new Vocational Recovery Pilot Workstream with WA State Department of Labor Industries, assisting with the testing/implementing best practices for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors. Alice is based out of the Olympia area and works throughout Western Washington. She has a cat named Cuddles and a dog named Ellie.
Jodi Easley, BA, CDMS, CEAS, PGAP Provider State Fund | Self-Insured
Jodi is a Principal Owner and Vocational Case Manger with over 28 years' experience providing a variety of vocational rehabilitation services and mentoring fellow Vocational Case Managers. Jodi holds a Bachelors Degree in Human Services and a Vocational Rehabilitation Masters Certificate, both earned at Western Washington University. She also is a Certified Disability Management Specialist, a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist I, and Certified Progressive Goal Attainment Program Provider. She provides vocational services throughout Western Washington.
Sybil Evans, MA, CRC, ABVE/D, CEAS, PGAP Provider State Fund | Self-Insured
Sybil has been in the vocational field since 1994 when she started with SCA, eventually becoming a Principal Owner. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Washington and a Master of Family Therapy degree from Pacific Lutheran University. While in High School, Sybil traveled to Washington D.C. and fell in love with George Washington University. She later said that would be her dream school to attend. When the opportunity to go to George Washington University presented itself years later, Sybil was ecstatic to make that dream a reality and now has earned a Post Graduate Certificate in Forensic Vocational Rehabilitation, from George Washington University. She is certified as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Board certified as a Diplomate from the American Board of Vocational Experts (ABVE/D), has earned a certification in Ergonomics Assessment(CEAS I) and is a registered Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) provider. Sybil also provides Ergonomic Assessments, assistance with Light Duty program creations, job modifications and assistance with ensuring compliance with State and Federal laws concerning people with disabilities. She is active within the vocational community and sits on the board of the Vocational Technical Stakeholders Group (VTSG) and has participated in numerous committees, including with the Washington State Self Insurers Association.
Vocational Counselors and Counties Served
DaNika Nogle, BA, CDMS, PGAP Provider Skagit | Snohomish | Whatcom
DaNika has provided Vocational Rehabilitation Services since 2017. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Human Services in 2017 from Western Washington University. DaNika became a Progress Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) coach in 2021. She is focused on empowering clients through client centered vocational and case management services and creating personalized return to work plans. In her personal time, DaNika enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest with her labradoodle and enjoys spending time with her family.
Deidre Lee, BA, CDMS, PGAP Provider King | Pierce | Snohomish | Self-Insured
Diane DeDonato, BA, CDMS, CEAS Benton | Spokane | Yakima
Diane has been a Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant since 1999, providing vocational rehabilitation, assessments, retraining assistance, and employer consulting for Washington State Department of Labor and Industries claims. She also worked as an internal Vocational Counselor with a Pain Management Program and her primary role was to educate injured workers with chronic pain regarding the vocational process. Diane graduated from Western Washington University with a BA in Psychology and obtained her Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist certification in 2015. She conducts onsite evaluations for various referral sources in the Spokane area and North Idaho and is currently an active member of Puget Sound Human Factors and Ergonomics. Outside of work, Diane enjoys life with her children, friends and family.
Jacklyn Kosub, BA, BS, CDMS Skagit | Snohomish | Whatcom Jacklyn has provided vocational rehabilitation services since 2019, and became a Certified Disability Management Specialist (CDMS) in 2021. Prior to that, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in both Sociology and Psychology from Western Washington University in 2018. Outside of work, Jacklyn enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her partner and their two cats.
Jeff Rodgers, BA, CDMS, PGAP Provider King | Kitsap | Pierce | Self-Insured Jeff has been performed various aspects within the Industrial Insurance field since 1995 and has served as a vocational rehabilitation counselor since 2017. Prior to becoming a VRC, he worked as an Self Insured Program Manager, IME Quality Assurance Manager, paralegal, and claims manager. Jeff is credentialed as a Certified Disability Management Specialist (CDMS).
Jennifer Thorne, MA, CDMS, CRC, PGAP Provider King | Pierce | Thurston | Self-Insured
Mari Ritalahti, MA, CRC, CDMS, LMHCA Skagit | Snohomish | Whatcom
Ryan Guppy, BA, CDMS Benton | Spokane | Yakima
Vocational Case Manager Assistants and Location
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