Director of Strategic Initiatives
Hope leads the Staffing Division, with a focus on disability and inclusion training, including supervising the service managers and coordinators and office support staff. The Staffing Department recruits, matches, and retains employees by implementing staffing services for our clients. She works with both clients and staff on successful strategies for individuals with disabilities in the workplace, and coordinates strategic partnerships in the disability community. Hope completed her undergraduate work in Sociology and received her Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at Southern Illinois University. She is fluent in American Sign Language and has worked as a certified interpreter. During her tenure at Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, she was awarded the Einstein Award for innovative programming and Employee of the Year in 2013. She is a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with over a decade of experience regarding employment of individuals with disabilities in multiple states.