Our Mission: Back to Work, Back to Life.

Fran Nixon, Florida Missions Operations Manager (MOM)

Fran Nixon, Florida Missions Operations Manager (MOM)

Fran Nixon, Florida Area Coordinator

Fran Nixon

 

Fran Nixon has been involved with R2W from the beginning.  She leads R2W’s long term contract with Florida’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) providing vocational rehabilitation services to severely disabled people. See also coordinates volunteers and coaches student interns in Florida.   See “A Mothers Love” on our News page.

Stefanie Fleisig O’Connor, Outreach & Marketing

Stefanie Fleisig O’Connor, Outreach & Marketing

Stefanie O’Connor, Outreach & Marketing

Stefanie O’Connor, Outreach & Marketing

Stefanie Fleisig O’Connor is a copywriter and marketing consultant who has worked at large corporations and small creative agencies. She has been self-employed as a freelance writer since the birth of her son in 1997. Her key focus has been to convey the features and benefits of emerging software and other technology products to non-technical audiences. Stefanie’s other major interest as a marketing professional has been to help promote non-profit entities in the fields of education and the arts. A long-time volunteer, she spent Saturdays and summers assisting at a Long Island, NY-based recreation program for special needs students throughout her teen years. She also initiated and managed an enrichment program at her children’s elementary school in Connecticut. A graduate of New York University, Stefanie currently lives with her husband, son and daughter near Kalamazoo, MI.

Nick Lawton, STEM Intern

Nick Lawton, STEM Intern

University of Colorado, Computer Science

 

J.T. Birchell, STEM Intern

J.T. Birchell, STEM Intern

J.T. Birchell, STEM Intern

J.T. Birchell, STEM Intern

Born and raised in Colorado, J.T. has grown up by surrounding himself with valuable educational experiences. His past achievements have included going to Europe twice to play music and producing short film segments for Douglas County’s television network. He is currently a student at the University of Colorado Boulder working on a bachelor of fine arts in film production and a technology art minor. His contributions to R2W have included filming special events and producing segments for R2W to distribute.  J.T. completed a Student Internship 2010-2013 and works in the film industry now.

Danielle Ball, STEM Intern

Danielle Ball, STEM Intern

Danielle Ball, Student Intern, and Fran Nixon, Florida Area Coordinator

Danielle is a senior at Charlotte High (2 high schools in Charlotte County).  She has a Florida Bright Scholars Scholarship and has come to R2W under this program.  Danielle expects to got to Florida —University in Pensacola, Florida next fall.  Danielle’s mother, Pam Adelson is the owner of the Smoke House Restaurant in Punta Gorda.  Danielle is volunteering as a Technical Support Specialist/Employment Specialist/Job Developer.

Jordan Cole, STEM Intern

Jordan Cole, STEM Intern

Jordan Cole, Student Intern, Job Developer, Employment Specialist, Military and Veterans Employment Expos (MVEE)

 

Jordan completed a Student Internship at R2W in 2012.  Jordan is a student at the University of Colorado – Boulder and is double majoring in the College of arts and science with psychology and political science. He was inspired by Project: Return To Work to volunteers as a Job Developer and as an Employment Specialist for Military and Veteran Employment EXPOs (MVEE).

 

Rhett Sandal, STEM Intern

Rhett Sandal, STEM Intern

Rhett Sandal, Student Intern Technical Support

Rhett Sandal is a sophomore at Silver Creek High School in Longmont, Colorado.  He volunteers as an Assistant Job Developer and Assistant Tech Support Specialist for Return2Work.   He is also taking a STEM internship for Mathematical Modeling and Software Engineering at Return2Work (R2W).  He is active in the Robotics and Music field, and likes to help people with their technology problems.

 

 

Cameron Taleaghni, STEM Intern

Cameron Taleaghni, STEM Intern

Cameron Taleaghni, Student Intern, Job Developer, Tech Support

2013 STEM Intern Of The Year

Cameron is a high school student in Colorado.  He is  taking college level classes and navigates R2W’s technologies with ease.  He also teaching new volunteers  how to utilize R2W’s complex software systems to achieve unprecedented positive outcomes.

 

 

Paige O’Connor, STEM Intern

Paige O’Connor, STEM Intern

Paige O’Connor, STEM Intern, Social Media & Website Content

Paige is a high school junior who attends the Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She is participating in the Social Media STEM Internship for Return2Work.  At school she is taking AP Computer Science, and is a member of the symphonic band, as well as the varsity cross country and track teams.

 

Edward Fenwick, STEM Intern

Edward Fenwick, STEM Intern

Ed Fenwick, STEM Intern

Ed Fenwick, STEM Intern

Ed Fenwick is a Senior at the Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center, he moved from the United Kingdom in 2009 and has lived in Kalamazoo since then. Ed is participating in the Assistant Job Development Internship as well as the Assistant Technical Support Internship. He is a member of the Gull Lake Area Robotics team and does research at Western Michigan University.

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