Vocational Specialists

Michael Kanai, MA, CRC, CEAS

MichaelkanaiMichael has 13 years experience providing vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with physical, mental and emotional disabilities. He has nine years experience providing vocational case management services working in the private sector, seven of which were with Southern Rehabilitation. He has experience in job seeking skills training, vocational assessment and evaluation and job search/development.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Education

  • Masters of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C.
  • Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, W.V.

Service Area

  • Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill

Tim Edwards, MS, CRC, CEAS

TRETim has been with Southern Rehab since March 2014.

A vocational specialists, he has experience in job development / placement / assessment, as well as STD/LTD and labor market surveys.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist

Education

  • Masters in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa

Service Area

  • Charlotte and the surrounding area

Morgan Jordan, MS, CRC, CEAS

MNJMorgan has been with Southern Rehab since June 2016.

She has experience in counseling, vocational expert, job seeking, placement and coaching.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Education

  • Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from Winston Salem State University

Service Area

  • Charlotte

Vickie Hyman, MS, CRC, LPC, CEAS

VDHVickie has been with Southern Rehab since 2002.

She has experience as a vocational expert, as well as vocational counseling / assessment, and job analyses / placement / coaching. She has worked LTD files, and is a licensed counselor.  She has some experience with mental health and mild TBI, along with 9 years of previous employment in the rehabilitation field.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Licensed Professional Counselor

Education

  • Masters of Science in Rehabilitation and Counseling and Vocational Evaluation from East Carolina University

Service Area

  • Eastern North Carolina

Richard Kustera, MRC, CRC, CEAS

RichardKusteraRichard has been with Southern Rehab since 2003.

He has experience in counseling, vocational expert, job seeking and placement, job coaching, and LTD cases.  He also has experience with video job analyses/editing.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Education

  • Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine  

Service Area

  • Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina