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Founded in 2005 by Dianne Simmons Grab, Simmons Grab & Associates LLC is a group of forensic consultants with courtroom experience specializing in Future Medical Costs / Services through life expectancy in light of injuries / impairments (Life Care Planning) and Vocational Evaluations to determine a persons capacity for employment, and if deemed employable, identify jobs they can perform, how many jobs exist in the area, and the salary ranges.

Our corporate headquarters is located in Ridgewood, New Jersey; with secondary locations in Columbus, Ohio & Waterville Valley, NH

Dianne Simmons-Grab, MA, CCM, CDMS, CLCP
Founder, President

Dianne holds a Master of Arts in Psychology from Montclair State College.   Dianne is a Certified Case Manager, Certified Disability Manager and a Certified Life Care Planner with training in Life Care Planning through the University of Florida and MediPro Seminars, LLC.

Dianne has been providing rehabilitation services for individuals with various disabilities and their representatives for over 30 years with a focus on individuals with brain injuries and their secondary injuries including orthopedic, amputations, burns, and mental health issues. With this experience Dianne founded her own company in 2005 and has developed a network of experts to provide health care services consulting, life care planning and vocational evaluations to work with attorneys, insurance companies, employers, facilities, third party administrators and private individuals.

Dianne has taken an active role in the rehabilitation industry on a national level by serving on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) for six years (1997-2004); and on the state level by serving on the Board of Directors for the Rhode Island Brain Injury Association (2000-2004). She also served on several committees and taskforces including the IARP Annual Conference as chair (2000-2006), TBI Medicaid Waiver Taskforce, New Jersey Brain Injury Association Conference Planning Committee for over 11 years and serving as co-chair (2001-2005), the NARPPS ethics committee, the NJ CMSA ethics committee, as well as serving on the Board of Directors for Padula Institute of Vision and Sage Rehab, Inc.

Dianne has also been published and provides presentations locally and nationally on "Ethics in Healthcare/Rehabilitation," as well as double-vision, brain injury, life care planning and various other topics.

 

Janine Holloman
Associate, Vocational Expert

Janine Holloman has been a vocational rehabilitation counselor for over thirty years in both the public and private sector. She is the current owner of Rehab Resources-HCS, LLC, offering diversified rehabilitation services in Western Michigan.

Ms. Holloman’s experience includes vocational counseling and job placement services for workers’ compensation, auto no fault, and long term disability recipients. She has also developed return to work programs for three major West Michigan companies and have consulted with several others on ergonomics and injury exposure concerns. She is also a Disability Representative for the Social Security Administration

Ms. Holloman also has extensive expert witness experience in both civil, and at times criminal proceedings. Her expertise includes evaluating wage loss potential and wage earning capacity.

Ms. Holloman holds a Maters Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from Michigan State University.  She is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Certified Brain Injury Specialist.

Ms. Holloman is a Past President of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals and is still serving on the State chapter board. She is also a member of the Brain Injury Association of America and the National Association of Disability Representatives.  In 2000, she served on the Governor’s Task Force on Vocational Rehabilitation in Worker’s Compensation, and currently serves on the State’s Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board.  She also serves on the advisory board for the Texas Tech University Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling Master’s Degree program and on the Special Advisory Panel on Social Security.

 

Carol H. Lockhart, MSN, CCM
Associate, Case Manager

Carol is a graduate of the Holy Name of Jesus School of Nursing in Gadsden , Alabama , then received her BSN and MSN degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham . She is the Past President of the State of Alabama Association of Rehabilitation Professionals and has served as the Case Management Section Chair on the International Board for the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals. Carol is an active participant with the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations, serving on an ad hoc committee for utilization management.  She is also involved with the Alabama Chapter of CMSA. 

Carol specializes in servicing the workers' compensation injured population, with emphasis on catastrophic injuries, chronic pain management, psychological and psychiatric disorders. Other areas of expertise are working with clients with blindness, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, and burns.  She has a wide variety of clinical experiences, beginning with staff positions in CCU and ER, then education, clinical nurse specialist, case management and management positions prior to private practice.

 

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