Our Mission: Back to Work, Back to Life.

Rob R. Brazell, President & Co-Chair

Rob R. Brazell
President & Co-Chairman
Rob Brazell testing SGT Logan Jubeck at Camp Williams under SGT "Bulldog" Dellinger's caring tutelage.

Rob Brazell testing SGT Logan Jubeck at Camp Williams under SGT “Bulldog” Dellinger’s caring tutelage.

Rob founded Project: Return To Work Inc. (R2W) in 1998 after battling a terminal illness. In 1994 Rob was given a year to live, but he persevered and the experience motivated him to dedicate his life to helping disabled Americans overcome their own disabilities and return to work. Rob is a tireless advocate for vocational rehabilitation programs. Often Rob travels to civilian and military events where he gives motivational speeches and introduces R2W’s services to wounded civilians, soldiers, and their spouses.

At R2W, Rob performs the duties of Chief Executive Officer and has grown R2W from a grassroots startup in Boulder, Colorado to several notable government contracts and prestigious nationwide grants. Rob is continually reaching forward in the rehabilitation process to provide more effective early-intervention services for Americans with disabilities.

Rob’s service to R2W and its clients is part of his own rehabilitation. It took him a long time to return to work full time, but as is the case for many disabled Americans, the outcome was worth it.

After regaining his health, Rob was in a car accident and diagnosed with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  He was disabled again but refused to give up.  Since the accident, he has been undergoing exciting new rehabilitation therapies while board members and other caring mentors have helped him continue in his role as CEO.  Work tasks are part of his therapies that are giving him hope and meaning in life.

Rob earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineer from the University of Colorado. Prior to R2W, he worked in Corporate America as a successful aerospace engineer.

In his spare time Rob enjoys bicycling, hiking, fishing, canoeing, and ranching.

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Chuck Wright, Volunteer

Chuck Wright, Volunteer

Chuck served a 20-year career as a communications officer in the Air Force.  Along the way, he picked up a love for helping people and a Master’s degree in Computer Science.  He is combining these two in his pursuit of helping R2W help disabled people and veterans, among others, get back to fulfilling careers.

Jason Scholte, R2W Volunteer

Jason Scholte

Volunteer

Jason Scholte is a business operations and international marketing professional. He was the Guest Speaker covering US Veterans at the 2014 International Education Councils annual conference held in London, UK. Jason has a great deal of experience in working with US Veterans and has travelled the country and the world consulting both domestic and even foreign Universities in places like Australia, United Kingdom, Prague, China, Thailand, and even South America on how to work with US Veterans intending overseas study.

 Jason has worked in higher education for more than 10 years and is also a Service-Connected Disabled Veteran having served in the United States Army from 1992 to 2005 on both Active Duty and in the National Guard, he also served in Afghanistan supporting the 1/19th Special Forces from 2003 to 2004. Jason holds an MBA and is currently working as an Rturn2Work Employment Specialist.

Carol Sarganis, Lead Employment Specialist

Carol Sarganis, Career Counselor

Carol Sarganis, Career Counselor

August 2015.  Update.  Carol recently retired.  We are deeply grateful for her long service.  Stay tuned for an article about Carol!

Carol joined R2W in 2006 as an Employment Specialist/Job Coach. Carol works with the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) Ticket-to-Work applicants, veterans, and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) clients.

Overcoming a lifetime of physical challenges herself, Carol was impressed with R2W’s noble mission of providing assistance to individuals seeking employment. Although the true author is unknown, the quote “Aspire to inspire before you expire” encompasses Carol’s approach to life and work.

Carol attended Salve Regina College earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Elementary Education. Carol received a Master of Arts degree at the University of Rhode Island in Education and Reading. She taught Remedial Reading as a Title 1/Chapter 1 Reading Specialist on the elementary level for 28 years.

Throughout the years she has volunteered for numerous charitable organizations, schools, and an Adult Literacy Program to teach English as a second language.

Family, friends, children, and reading are Carol’s favorite personal pursuits.

Carol transitioned from fulltime employment to a volunteer consultant in May 2014.

See this article about Carol:  http://www.return2work.org/2013/r2w-delivers-the-right-level-of-support-to-disabled-job-seekers



Malcolm Crawford, Attorney At Law

Malcolm D. Crawford, Attorney At Law
 In Loving Memory
Coffee With Malcolm 2009

Coffee With Malcolm 2009

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