Lisa Yassein has worked in the field of Vocational Rehabilitation and Disability Management for 30 years, all of which have been with Agilec. This has included working directly with a range of referral sources and programs, as well as coordinating referrals and supporting Agilec’ s Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants.
Lisa holds the following credentials: Registered Rehabilitation Professional (RRP); Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional (CVRP); Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator (CCVE); International Certified Vocational Evaluator (ICVE); and Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE). Additionally, Lisa has completed Motivational Interviewing Levels I & II (Coaching and Coding) Certificates; Certified Life Skills Coach; True Colors®/Personality Dimensions Facilitator Certifications; COPSystem™ Certification; QuickNOC Pro – Transferable Skills Analysis Training; Valpar Pro3000 Training; and AODA Integrated Standards – Train-the-Trainer, as well as other related professional development.
Areas of focus have included Vocational Assessments, Transferable Skills Analysis, stay-at-work/return-to-work coordination, as well as coordination of small and large projects focused on hiring, accommodating, and retaining persons with disabilities. Lisa also wears the hat of Accessibility Champion for Agilec and ensures that accessibility is a priority.
Volunteer work is important to Lisa, as is involvement in her community with organizations that support persons with disabilities. She was a founding member and Board member for the Durham Region Employment Network (DREN) for over 20 years, until the organization closed in 2018. She has also sat on a number of other advisory committees and regularly speaks at events on related issues. She has been a long-term member of VRA Canada and is excited about the opportunity to represent members as part of the Board of Directors.