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Founder and President
Mr. Belmonte is the founder and President of Vocamotive. With over 35 years of experience in vocational rehabilitation, medical case management, job analysis, and job placement, and thousands of hours of testimony experience in workers' compensation, personal injury, ADA, and employment law, Joe brings the highest level of analysis, rehabilitation planning, and placement expertise to assist injured workers and the insurance professionals and litigators who serve them. Joe is also a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist.
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Director of Case Management
Ms. Stafseth-Zamora completed undergraduate studies and Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Kari is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Vocamotive Director of Case Management Services. She is highly experienced in complex Worker’s Compensation, Personal Injury, and Matrimonial Law matters with thousands of hours of expert witness experience. Kari is also a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist.
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Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Ms. Belmonte completed undergraduate study in Special Education at Iowa State University, and Master's in Rehabilitation Counseling at Northern Illinois University. She began her career working with children with cognitive, behavioral, and developmental disabilities, eventually transitioning to serve adult populations. Laura joined Vocamotive in 2013 as Job Development Specialist supporting adults returning to the workplace after a career-ending injury. Laura is a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist.
Job Search Lab Director
Ms. Pastore completed her BA at Northern Illinois University in Family and Social Services. Upon completing her internship with Vocamotive she joined the team as a Career Placement Specialist. Emily is Director of Career Services, managing the Vocamotive job placement and employer outreach team. Emily is a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist.
Computer Lab Director
Ms. Lucas is the Lead Computer Lab Instructor and primary liaison with the State of Illinois Board of Higher Education. She coordinates the Vocational School licensing and is instrumental in the development of the computer training curriculum. Christine is Certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
Employer Relations Manager
Mr. Henquinet completed his BS at Western Illinois University in Law Enforcement Administration. After a lengthy career in Human Resources management, he transitioned to social services promoting the placement of people with disabilities into meaningful employment while providing support services for 15 Employment Specialists. Rich is our primary external liaison with employers and actively works in the field with employers promoting rehabilitation interviews and placement.