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Joseph Belmonte

CRC, CEAS 1
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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Kari Stafseth-Zamora

CRC, CEAS 1
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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Laura Belmonte

CRC, CEAS 1
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.

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Jessica Galvan

LPC, CRC
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Ms. Galvan completed undergraduate studies and Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (Counseling Practice) at Roosevelt University. She joined the Vocamotive Job Development Department in 2020 as Job Development Specialist supporting adults returning to work after a career-ending injury and building effective relationships with injured workers. She is the newest member of our rehabilitation counseling team and took the CRC exam in July of 2022. Jessica is also bilingual Spanish-English and contributes this valuable talent to the Vocamotive team.

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Emily Pastore

CEAS 1
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.

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Christine Lucas

MOS
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. 

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Rich Henquinet

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.

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