Liz is a Certified Work Incentives Coordinator (CWIC) for Able SC’s Work Incentive Planning & Assistance (WIPA) Able to Work Program.  She has a passion for promoting employment for people with disabilities and working to provide accurate information about the intersection of work and benefits. She pioneered using simple language to make complex information as accessible as possible with a previous employer.  She has an extensive background in Social Security Disability benefits, Medicare, Medicaid, and other state and federal benefit programs.

She brings a unique approach to this work with a Bachelor’s degree in Cross Cultural Studies from North Central University (Minneapolis, MN), a Masters of Divinity from Bethel Seminary, and chaplaincy training.   She previously worked for five years at the Metropolitan Center for Independent Living in St. Paul, MN in their Information and Referral Department.  She helped create a new role within that department that specialized in Work and Benefits planning, in which she worked very closely with the Minnesota State Department of Human Services.  In that role, she provided services under the SGA Project, which was a study conducted by the Institute for Community Inclusion. This study looked at the significance of including benefits planning services early on in the Vocational Rehabilitation process.  She has also worked to provide benefits planning services under several other state Vocational Rehabilitation contracts, including Florida, Maryland, and Washington D.C.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and friends, reading, playing games, and being in nature.

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