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.