Rebecca “Beckie” Hill is a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and Case Manager and has been practicing in this role since 2001. Beckie earned her Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Western Washington University in 2017, and Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Western Washington University in 1998. Beckie is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor; a Certified Disability Management Specialist; a certified Progressive Goal Attainment Program Trained Activity Coach; a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist; and a Certified Case Manager. Ms. Hill is also an associate member of the American Board of Vocational Experts.
Beckie has provided vocational services to clients in Washington State and beyond and has worked with individuals with catastrophic, life altering injuries for many years. Her love of working with people with disabilities began at a very young age working with a child who suffered a traumatic brain injury, and another child with cerebral palsy. In addition, she volunteered at a summer camp for children with disabilities. Beckie has hands on skills in providing direct assistance with life care planning, legal cases, earning capacities, and self-insured work. Beckie is also an approved Vocational Expert for the Social Security Administration. In addition, Beckie provides rehabilitation counseling to clients in all phases of Department of Labor & Industries vocational services. Beckie is able to utilize her breadth of knowledge and skill-set to provide expert opinions in a diverse range of cases.
Beckie is a member of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association. She is a member of International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) and served as the Washington State Chapter’s Member at Large for 2014-2015. Beckie was selected as a panel member for the WA IARP 2013 conference discussing On-The-Job training. Beckie is also a member of Washington Self-Insurers Association (WSIA). Beckie is past Treasurer of the organization Professionals in Workers Compensation. She is also a member of the Puget Sound Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and is past Co-Chair for the Events Committee.
Outside of work, Beckie enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, the Seahawks, playing with her dogs, doing water aerobics, and enjoying yoga.
Trish began working at Strategic Consulting Services in March of 2004 and has provided vocational services for the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries and private attorneys since that time. Her career as a vocational consultant began in October of 1989. Over the course of this tenure, she has worked also with self-insured employers and Veteran’s Administration. She has an undergraduate degree in Social Work and a Masters in Public Administration. Ms. Vazanko has been a Certified Disability Management Specialist since September of 2007. She provides vocational services to claimant throughout Eastern Washington.
Todd Gendreau has been with Strategic Consulting Services since November 2002. Todd is also a co-owner of SCS. Prior to working at SCS, Todd worked as a Vocational Consultant for Whittall Management Group and as a Juvenile Rehabilitation Counselor at Echo Glen Children’s Center with DSHS.
Todd has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Western Washington University and a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from San Diego State University. Outside of work, Todd enjoys hiking, camping, skiing, and spending time with family.
Tamar Fisla has been employed with SCS since February 2003. Previously she worked with Corvel and OSC in Seattle area. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Sociology.
Stephanie Boeshaar has been with Strategic Consulting Services since March 2004. Prior to working at SCS, Stephanie worked with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) as an Employment Specialist working with individuals with disabilities and placing them on job sites. This required Stephanie to work closely with employers and present the benefits of hiring individuals with disabilities including the financial benefit to the state and to the individual. This included coordination with local support agencies such as housing, medical, SSDI, L&I and various groups. Job readiness services were provided to each participant including resumes, job search, interview skills, etc.
Stephanie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Minor in Sociology from Washington State University and a Master of Science in Vocational Rehabilitation from San Diego State University. Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys supporting Young Life, photography, volunteering at the church, personal business ventures, serving on Youth For Christ auction board, and raising five-kids while driving them all over town.
Stacy Lough has been with Strategic Consulting Services since April 2009. She has her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Washington and is a certified disability management specialist.
Prior to SCS, Stacy was in management in the financial industry and mortgage lending. Outside of work, Stacy enjoys gardening, sports, travel and reading.
Sonia Stratton has been with Strategic Consulting Services since October 2003. She has 20 years of experience providing vocational assessment, rehabilitation planning, job placement activities and ability to work assessments.
Ms. Stratton provides vocational rehabilitation services to workers covered by Washington State Department of Labor and Industries in both state funded as well as self-insured cases. Her practice also includes providing vocational expert testimony in litigated cases.
Ms. Stratton earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation from UW-Stout with a concentration in Rehabilitation Counseling. She holds national certifications in Disability Management.
In her non-working hours, Ms. Stratton enjoys gardening, hiking, camping and knitting.
Robert Moore has been with Strategic Consulting Services since August 2012. Prior to working at SCS, Robert worked for Great Northern Consulting Company and prior to that he taught school in a juvenile detention center.
Robert has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Western Washington University and a Master of Arts in Counseling with an Emphasis in Rehabilitation, from University of Arkansas Little Rock. Outside of work, Robert enjoys exercising, traveling and bicycling.
Rachel Steilberg has been with Strategic Consulting Services since May 2009. Prior to working at SCS, Rachel worked for a few other VRC firms in training and management roles. Rachel has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Central Washington University and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology.
Outside of work, Rachel enjoys mountain biking, soccer, skiing, hiking, photography, playing piano and being a mom.
Merrill Cohen has been with Strategic Consulting Services since February 2007. She has 20 years of experience providing vocational assessment, rehabilitation planning, earning capacity evaluations and life care planning. She has been admitted as an expert witness in state courts in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska as well as in Federal Court.
Ms. Cohen provides vocational rehabilitation services to workers covered by Washington State Department of Labor and Industries as well as federal worker’s compensation systems such as the Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act, the Defense Base Act, Jones Act, and the Federal Employee’s Liability Act (FELA).
Her practice also includes providing vocational expert testimony in litigated cases and for the Social Security Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. She provides vocational counseling and rehabilitation planning for disabled veterans and to service members making the transition from military service to civilian employment. Ms. Cohen is qualified to administer and interpret a range of vocational tests and assessments.
Ms. Cohen earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Seattle University and a post-graduate certificate in Life Care Planning from the University of Florida. She holds national certifications in Rehabilitation Counseling, Disability Management, Case Management, and Life Care Planning.
In her non-working hours, Ms.Cohen enjoys ice skating, serving on the board of the Cascade Valley Figure Skating Club, and playing with her four dogs.