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The VR Development Group is a team of vocational rehabilitation experts available for hire as consultants and trainers.

Meet The Consultants

The members of this group are known and highly respected for their experience, education, and ability to teach dynamic courses. We are a lean organization that is ready today to serve your needs.

Our team is ready to serve, whether it’s Technical Assistance, In-Person Training, Evaluation, Assessment, or Online Training. Learn more about topics we cover.

Sigrid J. Adams

M.A., L.P.C., C.R.C., CPLP

Rehabilitation Consultant Manager at Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) where she managers the Staff Development and Training Unit.

Lou Adams

B.S. in Religion and Anthropology, M.A. in Counseling

Lou Adams, has 30 years of experience in vocational rehabilitation. His titles have included: National Training Director for the Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation (CANAR), Deputy and Executive Director for the State of Michigan’s Rehabilitation Services, Organizational Consultant and Counselor.

Melissa Diehl

M.A. Ed., CRC

Melissa Diehl has over 20 years of experience and expertise working in the State VR Program, the Rehabilitation Services Administration, and the Technical Assistance and Continuing Education Center.

Mike Greco

Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, LPC

Mike Greco has over 30 years experience in vocational rehabilitation.

Linda Hedenbland

MSE, CRC, MINT member

Linda has spent her adult life working directly and indirectly in service of people with disabilities. Her job titles have included: Therapist, Outreach Specialist, Case Manager, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Teacher, Program Manager and Consultant.

Jeffrey Hughes

MA in Education

Jeffrey Hughes has provided services in various disability fields over the last 15 years. Starting as a caregiver for a private Medicaid Waiver provider, he held positions as QIDP and Behaviorist before starting his career in Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

Christine Johnson

M.A. Ed. CRC

“I’m fascinated by organizational culture, with the many strengths and assets that often exist. When an agency or organization wants to make a change, I seek to ensure it’s a shared experience for everyone that makes change a positive action.”

Dr. Pam Leconte


Dr. Pam is a Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE) and began her career in vocational rehabilitation (VR) shortly after graduating from college. Her areas of expertise are career assessment and vocational evaluation, transition services and assessment, disability public policy and legal issues.

Dr. Trevor J. Manthey

MSW, Ph.D., MINT member

Dr. Trevor J. Manthey, MSW, Ph.D., MINT member is interested in researching and training interventions that help facilitate self- determination in mental health and rehabilitation. This

Dr. Matt Markve

Dr. Markve has been with the University of Northern Colorado for 11 years in varying capacities with experience in college teaching, training development and training delivery. Matt had the opportunity to work closely with state VR agencies, and their partners in a six-state federal region to address ongoing and emerging training and technical assistance needs for almost a decade. 

Jeannie Miller

BA in Special Education, MA in VR Counseling

Jeanne Miller, Director of UA CURRENTS, has worked in continuing education and consulting with the University of Arkansas since 1991.

Dr. Frances Smith

Fran has worked for over 30 years in the fields of vocational evaluation, assistive technology and universal design for learning. Her experiences have included direct service with high school students, adults with disabilities, and those seeking career assistance.

Alicia Wein

Master’s Degree in Mental Health

Alicia Wein has a Master’s Degree in Mental Health, is pursuing membership in the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, has a private psychotherapy practice and has worked in the field of Human Services for fifteen years.

Jacy Whitehead

BA in Special Education

After graduating with honors from Indiana University with a BA in Special Education, Jacy began her career as an educator with teenagers on The Navajo Reservation. For the past 17 years, she has worked with diverse populations in a variety of learning environments including elementary, middle, and high school in Indiana, Arizona, Wisconsin, and Matto Grosso, Brazil.

Dr. Tona Williams


Tona Williams specializes in video production, art and design. With an academic background in Sociology (Ph.D. 2006, University of Wisconsin-Madison) focusing on ethnographic field research and K-12 education, she has since built a freelance business with a broad network of collaborators based in Madison, Wisconsin.