Vicki Brooke, M. Ed.
Director of Professional Development
Current projects include the Alabama Online Training Course on Personal Assistance Services in the Workplace funded by AL Medicaid Infrastructure Grant and Pennsylvania Employment First Project funded by the AHEDD and the PA Medicaid Infrastructure Grant.
Ms. Brooke has served on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation since 2000 and is interested in all issues and concerns which impacts the employment rate and advancement of people with disabilities and other disenfranchised populations. She is a frequent speaker, consultant, and author of numerous book chapters, journal articles, newsletters, and briefing papers. Some recent publication include the following:
Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation (Editorial Board)
Lead trainer for Veterans Outreach Center, Rochester, NY, improving employment outcomes for homeless and veterans with disabilities, June, 2009.
Self Employment BOOT (2-day training) for homeless and veterans with disabilities interested in developing self employment, Chicago, IL, May, 2009.
Presentation at the 2008 national conference for the national coalition for homeless veterans’ research and best practices “Special Challenges of a New Era”June 23-25, 2008
Lead Facilitator for National Rural Employment Summit hosted by West VA Department of Rehabilitation Services and supported by CSAVR, Pennsylvania OVR and Maryland DORS, May, 2008.
Presentation to Venango County MH/MR Services Broad, families and employers on employment best practices for employment of people with disabilities. March, 2008.
Presentation to Alabama Employment Service providers and VR counselors at their 3 day certificate training on supported employment, February, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008