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Dianne Simmons Grab MA, CCM, CDMS, CLCP Simmons Grab & Associates, LLC
Ridgewood, New Jersey
246 Highwood Avenue, 07450


Contact:  Dianne Simmons
www.theSGAssociates.com
201-670-9156 Or Toll Free
diannecsg@theSGassociates.com
Simmons Grab & Associates, LLC
246 Highwood Avenue
Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450

Contact:  Dianne Simmons
www.theSGAssociates.com
201-670-9156
diannecsg@theSGassociates.com
Dianne holds a Master of Arts in Psychology from the Montclair State College. Dianne is a Certified Case Manager, Certified Disability Management Specialist and a Certified Life Care Planner through MediPro Seminars, LLC and the University of Florida. Dianne has been providing rehabilitation services for over 28 years with a focus on individuals with brain injuries for the past 16 years. Dianne’s brain injury experience is invaluable since people with brain injuries come with many other diagnosis; some of the more frequent diagnosis are orthopedic, paralysis, burns, behavior and amputations. With this experience Dianne founded Simmons Grab & Associates in 2005. 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. Administrative office: 875 Lincoln Ave, Glen Rock NJ 07452
Information:  
Brain Damage Injury,  Economic Damages,  Head Injury,  Life Care Planning,  Medical Malpractice,  Vocational Rehabilitation, 


Dianne holds a Master of Arts in Psychology from the Montclair State College. Dianne is a Certified Case Manager, Certified Disability Management Specialist and a Certified Life Care Planner through MediPro Seminars, LLC and the University of Florida. Dianne has been providing rehabilitation services for over 28 years with a focus on individuals with brain injuries for the past 16 years. Dianne’s brain injury experience is invaluable since people with brain injuries come with many other diagnosis; some of the more frequent diagnosis are orthopedic, paralysis, burns, behavior and amputations. With this experience Dianne founded Simmons Grab & Associates in 2005. 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. Administrative office: 875 Lincoln Ave, Glen Rock NJ 07452

Gretchen A Bakkenson, CRC, CLCP
Phoenix, Arizona
3241 E. Shea Blvd., #453, 85028


Contact:  Gretchen A Bakkenson
www.bakkenson.net
602-404-6455 Or Toll Free
Gretchen@Bakkenson.net
3241 E. Shea Blvd., #453
Phoenix, Arizona 85028

Contact:  Gretchen A Bakkenson
www.bakkenson.net
602-404-6455
Gretchen@Bakkenson.net
Gretchen Bakkenson, MA, CRC, CLCP currently serves as a vocational expert and vocational rehabilitation counselor in the western United States. Ms. Bakkenson’s career as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor began in 1991 with the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation in Boise, ID. Gretchen’s love and dedication for the field blossomed from there. Ms. Bakkenson pursued a doctorate degree through the University Idaho in Adult Education and Rehabilitation Counseling until her family relocated to Arizona. Returning to Arizona resulted in a transition of her vocational rehabilitation career to the private sector. Ms. Bakkenson’s practice involves vocational rehabilitation counseling, planning and placement; evaluation of medical, therapeutic, goods, and services needed by an individual, as a result of an injury or medical condition; life care plan for use in development of structured settlements, Special Needs Trusts, and liability litigation such as medical malpractice or personal injury; consultation services related to the evaluation of individuals to determine employability as well as future, present and past vocational earning capacity and economic damages; and expert testimony regarding life care planning, vocational earning capacity and employability. Ms. Bakkenson is a recognized expert at the Industrial Commission of Arizona, the Office of Hearings and Appeals of the Social Security Administration, Superior Courts of Arizona and other administrative courts throughout the west.
Information:  
Disability,  Labor Market Analysis,  Life Care Planning,  Lost Wage Claims,  Vocational Rehabilitation, 


Gretchen Bakkenson, MA, CRC, CLCP currently serves as a vocational expert and vocational rehabilitation counselor in the western United States. Ms. Bakkenson’s career as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor began in 1991 with the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation in Boise, ID. Gretchen’s love and dedication for the field blossomed from there. Ms. Bakkenson pursued a doctorate degree through the University Idaho in Adult Education and Rehabilitation Counseling until her family relocated to Arizona. Returning to Arizona resulted in a transition of her vocational rehabilitation career to the private sector. Ms. Bakkenson’s practice involves vocational rehabilitation counseling, planning and placement; evaluation of medical, therapeutic, goods, and services needed by an individual, as a result of an injury or medical condition; life care plan for use in development of structured settlements, Special Needs Trusts, and liability litigation such as medical malpractice or personal injury; consultation services related to the evaluation of individuals to determine employability as well as future, present and past vocational earning capacity and economic damages; and expert testimony regarding life care planning, vocational earning capacity and employability. Ms. Bakkenson is a recognized expert at the Industrial Commission of Arizona, the Office of Hearings and Appeals of the Social Security Administration, Superior Courts of Arizona and other administrative courts throughout the west.

Gary A. Young
Trenton, New Jersey
4 Trenton Avenue, 08628


Contact:  Gary A. Young
www.garyyoungvocationalexpert.com
609-883-9033 Or Toll Free
gyoungcrc@gmail.com
4 Trenton Avenue
Trenton, New Jersey 08628

Contact:  Gary A. Young
www.garyyoungvocationalexpert.com
609-883-9033
gyoungcrc@gmail.com
Gary Young has worked in the field of rehabilitation counseling since 1977. He has completed evaluations detailing employability and lost earning capacity in State and Federal Courts. Specialized in case management of catastrophically injured patients in Northeastern United States and worked with claims staff in developing rehabilitation plans and reserves. This experience was helpful in understanding life care planning and economic loss. Reports include comprehensive analysis of vocational, medical and economic impact of injuries and other factors in a methodical and supported format. Transferable skills and abilities are identified through employment analysis and testing. Vocational evaluation, life care planning and economic analysis are combined in one report and one witness so that all of the facts and opinions would be available throughout testimony.
Information:  
ADA,  Economic Evaluations,  Employment,  Life Care Planning,  Lost Profit,  Vocational Rehabilitation, 


Gary Young has worked in the field of rehabilitation counseling since 1977. He has completed evaluations detailing employability and lost earning capacity in State and Federal Courts. Specialized in case management of catastrophically injured patients in Northeastern United States and worked with claims staff in developing rehabilitation plans and reserves. This experience was helpful in understanding life care planning and economic loss. Reports include comprehensive analysis of vocational, medical and economic impact of injuries and other factors in a methodical and supported format. Transferable skills and abilities are identified through employment analysis and testing. Vocational evaluation, life care planning and economic analysis are combined in one report and one witness so that all of the facts and opinions would be available throughout testimony.

Medical Vocational Planning, LLC
West Linn, Oregon
19363 Willamette Drive #134, 97068


Contact:  Michele Nielsen, RN, MA, CCM, CRC, CLCP, ABVE
www.medvocplan.com
503-650-9327 Or Toll Free
michele@medvocplan.com
19363 Willamette Drive #134
West Linn, Oregon 97068

Contact:  Michele Nielsen, RN, MA, CCM, CRC, CLCP, ABVE
www.medvocplan.com
503-650-9327
michele@medvocplan.com
Michele Nielsen, RN, MA, CCM, CRC, CLCP, ABVE, has been an Registered Nurse, Medical Case Manager and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for over 30 years; and a Life Care Planner for over 15 years. She ensures a high level of dedication, competency, and care with each of her cases. She is licensed to practice nursing in Oregon and Washington. She has testified in Circuit Court throughout Oregon, Federal Court, and Southwestern Washington State. She has received national awards as Outstanding Rehabilitation Professional and Outstanding Rehabilitation Nurse.
Information:  
Life Care Planning,  Personal Injury,  Vocational Rehabilitation,  Workers' Compensation,  Wrongful Death, 


Michele Nielsen, RN, MA, CCM, CRC, CLCP, ABVE, has been an Registered Nurse, Medical Case Manager and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for over 30 years; and a Life Care Planner for over 15 years. She ensures a high level of dedication, competency, and care with each of her cases. She is licensed to practice nursing in Oregon and Washington. She has testified in Circuit Court throughout Oregon, Federal Court, and Southwestern Washington State. She has received national awards as Outstanding Rehabilitation Professional and Outstanding Rehabilitation Nurse.