Business Services Team - BST

Would you like to save money on recruitment and hiring costs?

Across the State of Washington, our Business Services Team, composed of Business Specialists, works with a virtually untapped market of highly valuable and qualified job seekers. We can assist you in meeting your human resource needs by helping you access an abundant pool of job ready applicants.

Having trouble understanding the resources available for working with persons with disabilities?

Our Business Specialists are your direct link to a variety of local, state, and national Vocational Rehabilitation partners addressing disability related challenges in the workforce. Our expertise assists you in finding resources that will enhance your workforce diversity programs.

Need help navigating the often confusing issue of disability in the workplace?

 As dedicated, professional, public service agents, our Business Specialists bring over 70 years of experience in the rehabilitation, training, and employment of persons with disabilities to help demystify the sometimes puzzling myths of disability. Through training, technical assistance, and resources, we will help you understand the:

  • vocational implications of disability       
  •  support systems available
  • assistive technology                                   
  • work accommodations.

We will aid you in developing strategies for hiring and retaining effective and qualified employees to help you create a barrier free workplace that can ultimately improve your customer service.

And we do it all at No Cost to you!

 Will that benefit you?

Contact us through our local offices and regions.

Business Specialists

DSHS DVR - WA State
Karen Miceli - Business Relations Manager
Direct Cell 360-338-5214
4565 7th Ave SE Lacey, WA 98503
Mailing Address: PO Box 45340 Olympia, WA 98504

Business Specialist

Geographical Area

Phone

Email

BURKHALTER, Douglas

Snohomish/King County

(425) 583-8724

Douglas.Burkhalter@dshs.wa.gov

CONZATTI, Allison

Centralia, Kelso & Aberdeen (360) 807-7185 conzaa@dshs.wa.gov

ELKINS, Sara

Richland, Pasco, Kennewick,

and Walla Walla

(509) 374-2156

elkinsk@dshs.wa.gov

FEUER, Patrick

Whatcom County

(360) 714-4166

Patrick.Feuer@dshs.wa.gov

GORDAY, Mike

Everett, Monroe, Arlington

(425) 339-4872

James.Gorday@dshs.wa.gov

HAMPER, Maria

Puyallup/Tacoma (253) 289-8812 hampem@dshs.wa.gov

CHASTAIN, Valerie

Mt. Vernon/Oak Harbor

(360) 429-3077

chastvn@dshs.wa.gov

JOHNSON, Jessica

Omak/Wenatchee

(509) 766-4602

johnsj@dshs.wa.gov

 

Spokane County

(509) 363-4721

 

MORENO, Jessica

Sunnyside & Moses Lake (509) 836-1144 morenjm@dshs.wa.gov

ANDERSON, Sam

Thurston County, Mason

(360) 664-3077

Anders1@dshs.wa.gov

LOCKHART, Brandy

Yakima & Klickitat County

(509) 314-5782

Brandy.Lockhart@dshs.wa.gov

MASTERS, Brent

King County

(206) 549-8344

Brent.Masters@dshs.wa.gov

MITEVA, Slaveya

Seattle & Bellevue (206) 273-7122 Slaveya.Miteva@dshs.wa.gov

STAUFFER, Doug

Kent & SeaTac

(206) 444-3809

Doug.Stauffer@dshs.wa.gov

TERRY, Darlene

Clark & Skamania County

(360) 397-9976

Darlene.Terry2@dshs.wa.gov

WARWICK,  Diane

North Olympic

(360) 698-4369

Diane.Warwick@dshs.wa.gov