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Services We Offer :
Vocational Consulting
Employability Assessments.
Field Nurse Case Management
Ergonomic Evaluations.
Preparation of Job Analyses.
Expert Testimony.
Vocational Counseling.
Disability Management.
Compensation costs analyses.
Wage damages calculations.
Motivational Speaking.
Life Coaching.
Mentoring.
ADA Compliance Consulting.
Aptitude, Interest and IQ Testing
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Western Washington:
1215 - 120th Ave NE, Suite 205

Bellevue, WA 98005

Tel: (425) 823-7115
Fax: (425) 823-7125

Eastern Washington:
1030 N. Center Parkway, Suite 113
Kennewick, WA 99336

Tel: (509) 943-7800
Fax: (509) 943-7854
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Craig Bock, M.A., CRC, CEAS

Owner

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist

 

Craig is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist who has earned a Master of Arts Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling and an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Washington.  Craig began his professional career as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in 1997 and formed Bock Consulting in September 2003.

 

Craig is a multiple times President of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals ("IARP" - Washington State Chapter), and is a registered vocational rehabilitation counselor with the State of Washington.

 

Craig is an Adjunct Faculty Member for the Washington Self-Insured Association Industrial University program. 

 

Given his breadth of assessments conducted Statewide, Craig is knowledgeable of the return to work opportunities and labor market specifics throughout Washington State. 

 

Craig oversees the operation of Bock Consulting's two offices      (Bellevue and Tri-Cities) which includes eight vocational rehabilitation counselors and four medical case managers.

 

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Brice York, B.A., CDMS

Operations Lead / Certified Disability Management Specialist
Brice is a Certified Disability Management Specialist who obtained a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (with a concentration in Finance). Brice is a registered provider with the State of Washington and is a member of the Washington Chapter of IARP. Prior to his work as a VRC, Brice was a financial analyst with an international forensic accounting firm that developed and created financial, economic, and operational analyses for public and commercial clients that were involved in large litigation or other commercial disputes.
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Lori Bellinger, M.A., VRC

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Lori is a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor who obtained a Master's degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Couples and Family Therapy.   Prior to her experience as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Lori worked at Fairfax Psychiatric Hospital as a Program Specialist, working primarily with the adolescent population. She also worked with Adoption Search and Counseling Consultants addressing post-adoption issues, and was a Therapist at Compass Health in Everett. In addition to her experience as a Counselor, Lori has worked as an Account Executive for a major financial institution, managing accounts in Washington and California.

 

 

Kelly Schuelke, B.S., CDMS

Certified Disability Management Specialist
Kelly is a Certified Disability Management Specialist who obtained a Bachelor's degree in Vocational Rehabilitation from the University of Wisconsin - Stout. In addition to her significant experience in working directly with injured workers, Kelly's other rehabilitation-related experience has included working with developmentally disabled individuals, assisting with sheltered workshops and sheltered workshop employment, and placement of displaced workers. Kelly has also worked as a Victims Advocate for battered women and has experience as an Underwriter for a major national insurance company.

 

 

Annette McGary, B.A., VRC

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

 

Annette is a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor who obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Washington.  Annette is a registered provider with the State of Washington, and has provided a broad range of rehabilitation services to injured workers.  Prior to becoming a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Annette worked with pre-academic aged children in developmental and skill building programs, and supervised after-school instructional programs for school-aged children.

 

 

Donna George, M.S.W., CRC

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

 

Donna is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Washington. Donna has over 30 years experience working with industrial injury claims in Washington State. In addition to her wide range of experience working effectively with injured workers, Donna has extensive experience assisting employers with managing their industrial insurance claims by setting up light duty return to work programs and providing job modification and accommodations.  She also has experience in performing ergonomic assessments.  Before coming to Bock Consulting Inc., Donna worked at a chronic pain management program and has extensive experience working with that population.  In addition to her experience in industrial rehabilitation, Donna has volunteered running group therapy sessions for individuals with Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder.

 

 

Jon Manthos, RN, Dir. MCM, WWCP

Director of Medical Case Management Services

Nurse Case Manager

Washington Workers' Compensation Professional

 

Jon has over 30 years of direct care and case management nursing experience. Jon has a strong background as a Nurse Manager, Regional Manager and Director in the field of Hemodialysis, Peritoneal dialysis, acute dialysis and home training. He has also worked closely with Nephrologists, Surgeons, and Internal Medicine Physicians in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii. He has worked as a Nurse Manager in Wound Care and Anticoagulation Management in an outpatient hospital setting. His experience as Manager of Quality Assurance and Physician Credentialing helps him to work closely with physicians. Jon also has extensive knowledge performing Claims Integrity Audits for insurance providers.  Jon is able to perform medical case management services in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii. 

 

Jerry Myron, BA, CDMS

Certified Disability Management Specialist

 

Jerry Myron has over 30 years experience in vocational counseling including approximately 8 1/2 years with the Department Of Labor and Industries. Jerry joined Bock Consulting in August of 2011. For the previous three years, Jerry had been the Vocational Services Specialist in the Self Insurance section at Labor and Industries. Jerry offers a unique combination of experience that includes extensive experience serving as the internal vocational expert in Self Insurance. In this capacity Jerry performed all vocational adjudication for Self Insured claims (including vocational determinations and plan reviews, forensic reviews, suspensions, etc.), consulted with department claims and legal staff regarding vocational issues, provided expert assistance and consultation to the private sector including vocational counselors, attorneys, and injured workers. In short, should a vocational question or issue arise it was Jerry's responsibility  to respond.

             

In addition  Jerry has also worked in every vocational capacity at the Department, including return to work programs in the regions, State Fund VSS, and the Vocational Dispute Resolution Office, as a Dispute Reviewer. This broad based experience has given Jerry a profound knowledge of the claims/ vocational process from the Department perspective.   

 

Private sector experience includes all phases of vocational counseling for a total of approximately 16 1/2 years. He has extensive expert witness experience testifying on a variety of cases in a number of settings including worker compensation and personal injury (including death cases). Jerry's focus is on case movement and complex problem resolution.            

 

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Alma Alfaro, MCM
Bilingual Medical Case Manager

 

Alma is a Case Manager who obtain her Associate of Arts and Science Degree from Columbia Basin College in Pasco. She has seven years of experience as a Medical Financial Counselor. Her experience as a Medical Financial Counselor helps her to work efficiently with injured workers, physicians and self-insurance companies towards sound claim resolution. Alma is fluent in Spanish.

 

 

Maricela Vela, RN, MCM, WWCP

Bilingual Nurse Case Manager

Maricela is a Nurse Case Manager who obtained her Associate Degree Nurse (ADN) from Walla Walla Community College in Walla Walla. She has several years of nursing experience. Prior to getting her nursing degree she worked as a Med-Aid at an Alzheimer’s and Dementia boarding home. She uses the nursing process to provide and or supervise client care while maintaining responsibility in complex and varied situations. Maricela is fluent in Spanish.  

 

 

 

Rachel Myron, B.A., CDMS

Certified Disability Management Specialist

Certified CASAS Administrator

Rachel Myron is a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor who joined Bock Consulting in February 2014.  Rachel has a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Evergreen State College and has a varied background, which includes service in the U.S. Army as a combat medic, property management, and owning and operating a small business as a Licensed Massage Practitioner.  She has also taught classes in medical terminology and small business operations, as well as serving as clinic supervisor at a private vocational school for massage therapists.

 

 

 

Lisa Thomas, RN, MCM

Nurse Case Manager

Lisa hails from the great city of Richland, Washington, home of The Richland Bombers. She graduated with her Registered Nursing degree as President in her Columbia Basin College School of Nursing. She has 25 years of nursing experience, mostly at her Regional Trauma-Certified Medical Center. She has a very strong background in Acute Pre- and Post-Operative Surgical Floor Nursing, and acute neurology/neurosurgical nursing. She also has experience with acute alcohol and drug detoxification and treatment. She has  worked closely with local Physicians in Tri-Cities (Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick) Washington and brings a wealth of medical and surgical knowledge to into her position as nurse case manager.

 

 

 

 

Christy Appell, M.Ed., CRC

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Certified CASAS Administrator

 

Christy is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.  She comes from Idaho where she earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Human Services.  She has over seven years of experience in vocational counseling. Her experience includes industrial insurance vocational rehabilitation in both Idaho and in Washington, state vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with mental illness, and career guidance counseling at the University level.  Prior to working at Bock Consulting, she was a Vocational Services Specialist at Washington Labor and Industries.

 

 

 

Heidi Sharp

Executive Assistant / Office Manager / Logistics Engineer

Heidi is Craig's assistant, office manager and logistics engineer for Bock Consulting's multiple offices.  Heidi ensures that Bock Consulting offers the highest level of client satisfaction possible.  Utilizing her expansive customer service background, Heidi manages client work flow logistics for employers, TPAs, workers, attorneys and the medical community that Bock Consulting provides services for. 

 

 

 

Amanda Schumacher, B.S., VRC

Vocational Intern / Insurance Claim Document Specialist

Certified CASAS Administrator

Amanda Schumacher is the newest addition to Bock Consulting joining us in May 2017 as a Vocational Intern. Amanda has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Healthcare Management from Metropolitan University in Denver. Prior to joining the team, Amanda managed multiple specialty practices in the Healthcare field. Outside of work she enjoys exploring the Pacific northwest with her family.