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Employment Specialists

DRS employment specialists help employers with recruitment, placement and retention services. They are experts at helping you find the right person for the job. DRS serves consumers with a wide range of knowledge and experience, including assisting in finding opportunities that match an individual’s unique skills. This service benefits both employers and job seekers.

Once you have the right person in place, we know how important it is to retain valued employees. Employment specialists also focus on retention services, to help employers keep experienced employees who may be at risk of losing their job due to disability or health-related issues.

Contact one of our employment specialists for information about how we can help your business with disability-related employment solutions.

For statewide assistance, contact:

Alyce Almond, MSW, LSW

Employment Services Manager

Cell: 304-382-2074

Phone: 304-256-6900

For local assistance, employment specialists are listed below by the counties they serve. Contact the employment specialist who serves your county.  

Serving the counties of Boone, Clay, Kanawha and Mason
Mike Lamb
Phone: 304-356-2371

Serving the counties of Barbour, Braxton, Gilmer, Lewis, Randolph, Tucker and Upshur
Peggy Tingler
Phone: 304-269-0547

Serving the counties of Doddridge, Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston and Taylor
Jamie Paulhamus
Phone: 304-256-6900

Serving the counties of Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio, Tyler and Wetzel
David Valentine
Phone: 304-238-1092

Serving the counties of Roane, Jackson, Calhoun, Wood, Wirt, Pleasants and Ritchie
Angela Reed
Phone: 304-420-4580

Serving the counties of Fayette, Greenbrier, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers and Webster
Kristina Wandzel
Phone: 304-926-4915

Serving the counties of Cabell, Lincoln, Putnam and Wayne
Timothy Bowens
Phone: 304-528-5585, ext. 2213

Serving the counties of Cabell, Lincoln and Wayne
Christina Bowen
Phone: 304-528-5585

Serving the counties of Logan, Mingo, McDowell, Mercer and Wyoming
Randall Coleman
Phone: 304-436-3175

Serving the counties of Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan and Pendleton
Laurie Saunders
Phone: 304-267-0005