Kristin Panella

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Kristin Panella, MA, ADMS, CLCP
Greater Orlando, FL Metro Area

6640 Wilkinson Boulevard, Ste 100
Belmont, NC  28012
704-825-2914
407-914-2429 Direct Dial
866-298-7607 Fax
info@vargasvoc.com

Kristin has worked in the field of vocational rehabilitation since 2009 providing skill training, placement, job analysis, and job coaching to students and adults with disabilities. Kristin’s experience includes working as the Statewide Employment Program Consultant for the Florida Department of Education, Division of Blind Services where she oversaw hundreds of successful job placements. Kristin is vigilant about staying current on labor market research, and is knowledgeable about direct job placement, transferrable skills analysis, and vocational case management.

Kristin has been a long-standing member of the Governor’s Commission on Jobs for Floridians with Disabilities, has served on the National Employment Team supported by the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR), and has served as a member of the CSAVR Employment Committee. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interpersonal/Organizational Communication from the University of Central Florida. She holds a Master of Education degree in Exceptional Student Education and an ESOL endorsement from the University of Central Florida. She holds an Associate in Disability Management Services certification from the Board of Certification of Disability Management Specialists (CDMS). Kristin has also completed a post-graduate certificate in Life Care Planning at FIG Education and she is a Certified Life Care Planner.

Kristin works as a Vocational Consultant and provides expert witness testimony in legal cases at both the state and federal levels including divorce, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and employment matters. She also testifies as a Vocational Expert in Social Security Administration hearings.