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Our Company Mission

At Vocational Expert Services, Inc., our mission is to offer vocational rehabilitation services crucial to the vocational rehabilitation process and provide an objective analysis of vocational factors for the public, legal, and risk management community.

Our Philosophy

We believe all people deserve the knowledge, support, and equal access to rehabilitation services.

Our Promise

Vocational Expert Services, Inc. strives to provide the highest quality of services and products to our clients.

Our Locations

Our office is in Central Florida. We provide services throughout the continental United States and Puerto Rico. We can offer many of our services in a virtual and/or online format.

Meet Our Maitland Office Team

Devin Lessne

MA, MS, CRC, CDMS, ABVE/D, IPEC, CVE, ICVE
President

Devin Lessne started in the rehabilitation field early in life working for Rehabilitation Services, Inc a company founded by Mr. Lessne’s parents in 1974. Devin Lessne’s first experience in the rehabilitation field was assisting his father in running Rehabilitation Services sheltered workshop in Miami. As time went on, he assisted his father in outreach focusing on the Americans with Disability Act.

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Tracey Wilkerson

BS, CDMS
Marketing Director/Vocational Consultant

Tracey Wilkerson has earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Skidmore College, located in Saratoga Springs, New York. Furthering her passion for helping people, she obtained her certification as a Certified Disability Management Specialist (CDMS) via the prestigious Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC).

Teri Hillery

MS, CRC, CDMS
Outreach/Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant

Teri Hillery received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Troy University. Teri earned her certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) via the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) and a certification as a Certified Disability Management Specialist (CDMS) via the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC). Mrs. Hillery has a passion to serve and has over 15 years of serving in mental health and case management. She has been accepted as a Vocational Expert by the Social Security Administration and approved as an assistant vocational evaluator for the Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. She is a member of the Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professionals Association (VECAP).

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Kristin Panella

MA, AVBE/F, CLCP, LCP-C
Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant
Life Care Planner

Kristin Panella began working in the field of vocational rehabilitation in 2009. She has a Master of Arts degree in Exceptional Student Education from the University of Central Florida. She completed post-graduate courses at FIG Services in 2018 and is recognized by ICHCC as a certified Life Care Planner. She is also a certified Fellow by the American Board of Vocational Experts, requiring specific knowledge in vocational assessment, job analysis, and job placement, as well as formal approval of her forensic work product.

Beth Leitman

MS, CRC, CVE, CDMS, IPEC
Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant

Beth Leitman received her master’s degree in Professional and Rehabilitation Counseling with a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialization from New Mexico Highlands University. She earned certifications as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE) via the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC). Additionally, she received her International Psychometric Evaluation (IPEC) certification via the American Board of Vocational Experts (ABVE). She has been accepted as a Vocational Expert by the Social Security Administration and approved as an assistant vocational evaluator for the Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Ms. Leitman has a passion for helping others with experience working in the mental health and rehabilitation fields for more than 10 years. She is a member of American Board of Vocational Experts (ABVE) and Vocational Evaluation; Career Assessment Professionals (VECAP).

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Vocational Expert Services, Inc. has additional vocational experts located throughout the continental United States and Puerto Rico. We can offer many of our services in a virtual and/or online format.