Janine S. Holloman has been a vocational rehabilitation counselor for over 40 years in both the public and private sector. Her experience includes vocational counseling and job placement services for workers’ compensation, auto no-fault, and long-term disability recipients. Most recently, she has been working at the Fort Carson Army installation, assisting both able-bodied and disabled soldiers in transitioning to civilian life and securing civilian employment pre-discharge if possible. Her unit has won back-to-back annual awards for the most placements pre-discharge of any installation in the country.
Janine has also developed return-to-work programs for three major west Michigan companies and has consulted with several others on ergonomics and injury exposure concerns. She is a Disability Representative for the Social Security Administration and has extensive expert witness experience.
Janine holds a Master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from Michigan State University. She is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. She has also successfully completed the examination process and maintains the necessary continuing education credits to remain an Eligible for Direct Pay Non-Attorney Representative for the Social Security Administration.
Janine is a Past President of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals and is still serving on the State Chapter Board, having been awarded their Individual Professional Member Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. She is also a member of the Brain Injury Association of America and the National Association of Disability Representatives, receiving NADR’s Al Gonzales Distinguished Service Award. She also served on the advisory board for the Texas Tech University Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling Master’s degree program. Janine also served for two years on the Occupational Information Development Advisory Panel, advising the Social Security Administration on changes to the disability determination process as it relates to the Dictionary of Occupational Titles.