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Nicole Phillips-Smith
Marcia Cox
Deb Glas
Michele Korponai
Jane Kula

Nicole Phillips-Smith

M.A., C.R.C., L.P.C., C.C.M., A.B.D.A., A.B.V.E.
President, Case Manager, Vocational Specialist

Certifications and Licenses

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

04888

Certified Case Manager

00057214

Licensed Professional Counselor

6401001024

American Board Disability Analysts

2341

American Board of Vocational Experts

01205

EXPERIENCE

2/88-Present

MIDWEST CASE MANAGEMENT, INC.
WEST MICHIGAN REHABILITATION
Grand Rapids, MI
Rehabilitation Specialist, Supervisor, & President

Created West Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Inc./Midwest Case Management, Inc. in 1988. As President, is responsible for all phases of operation within the company including case management, supervision, operations, fiscal and personnel. Actively provides case management and vocational rehabilitation services for worker’s compensation, motor vehicle accidents, long-term disability, general liability, expert witness testimony, and private pay.

Services Include:

  • File review
  • Full Vocational Assessment for coordination of a return-to-work at former or alternate employer
  • Vocational Counseling
  • Comprehensive Vocational testing/reporting
  • Job Analyses and Modifications
  • IME Coordination
  • ADA Consultation
  • Job Seeking Skills Training
  • Disability Management Consultation
  • Establish return-to-work programs
  • Self-directed job search
  • On-the-job Evaluation and Training
  • Formal Training proposals
  • Residual Wage Earning Capacity Evaluations
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Labor Market Surveys
  • Job Development
  • Self Employment Plans
  • Life-Care Planning Consultations
  • Social Security Expert Witness

Sub-Specialty Areas:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Developmentally Disabled
  • Psychiatric
  • Chronic Pain

7/85-2/88

CRAWFORD & COMPANY
HEALTH & REHABILITATION SERVICES, INC.
Grand Rapids, MI
Rehabilitation Specialist

Full service case management and vocational rehabilitation services.

7/81-7/85

INTERNATIONAL REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION (INTRACORP)
Grand Rapids, MI
Rehabilitation Specialist/Supervisor

Provided case management and vocational rehabilitation services; supervised and trained vocational rehabilitation counselors.

1/79-6/81
1/75-9/77

MICHIGAN REHABILITATION SERVICES
(STATE OF MICHIGAN)
Ottawa & Kent County, MI
Rehabilitation Counselor

Total coordination of rehabilitation services for clients with wide range of disabilities with emphasis on Worker’s Compensation.

Other work experiences include Psychiatric Social Worker, High School Guidance Counselor, Work Skills Evaluator, and Medical Research Assistant.

EDUCATION

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI – June 1979
Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling; Magna Cum Laude

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI – December 1972
Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Business, with honors

ADDITIONAL TRAINING AS WELL AS PRESENTER IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

  • Worker’s Compensation/Rehabilitation Issues
  • Medical Disabilities (various)
  • Employer Relations
  • Management
  • Psychological Testing
  • Developed Job Seeking Skills Groups

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Michigan Rehabilitation Association (and NRA)
  • Michigan Rehabilitation Counseling Association (and NRCA)
  • QUOTA – Professional Services Organization
  • Michigan Brain Injury Providers Council (MBIPC)
  • The Economic Club of Grand Rapids
    (Inforum/Women’s Economic Club)
  • American Board of Disability Analysts (ABDA)
  • International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP)
  • American Board of Vocational Experts (ABVE)
  • Michigan Self-Insurers Associations ( MSIA)
  • The Employers’ Association (TEA)
  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
2905 Lucerne Dr. S.E., Suite 102
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Phone: (800)968-7796
Phone: (616)957-7796
Fax: (616)957-4484
 
Serving Michigan, Northern Indiana and Ohio