Cory Turner M.Ed., CRC

Cory Turner M.Ed., CRC

Founder/Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Cory is the founder of Vocational Connections, Inc. and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor having served injured workers and employers since 1996 in the vocational rehabilitation field in WA State, both in State Fund and Self Insurance. She has been active in the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, WSIA, the Vocational Technical Stakeholders Group, and has volunteered to participate in several groups over the years in order to improve the quality of vocational rehabilitation in the State of Washington. She and her team strive to help identify win/win solutions to difficult situations with honesty, efficiency, and integrity.

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Cherie Smith M.Ed., CRC

Cherie Smith M.Ed., CRC

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor/Supervisor

Cherie is a long time employee of Vocational Connections, Inc., having started her career here in 2003. She graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Art (BA) in Psychology, to then go on and complete her Masters in Education in Mental Health (M.Ed.,) through Heritage University in 2007. Cherie earned her Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) Certification in 2008. Cherie enjoys spending time with her family and three children, taking advantage of all that the Wenatchee Valley offers.

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Monica Steward B.A. VRC

Monica Steward B.A. VRC

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

Monica began working for Vocational Connections in March 2016, after having relocated to the beautiful Wenatchee Valley. She is a Cum Laude graduate of Texas A&M University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. Vocational Connections, Inc. is lucky to have her join our team and grow in the profession of Vocational Rehabilitation.

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Amanda Milner

Amanda Milner

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

Amanda joined the team at Vocational Connections in September 2016. She has been a longtime resident of this beautiful valley, having moved here with her family when she was a young child. In the spring of 2016 Amanda became a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Central Washington University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies-Social Sciences with a focus on criminology and psychology.

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Judy Virrueta

Judy Virrueta

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Intern

Judy began working for Vocational Connections in April 2017. She graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology accompanied by a minor in Sociology. She has experience working with people in the Social Services field as well as the medical field. Her patience, empathy, and ambition along with her ability to speak Spanish fluently offer comprehensive support from a variety of settings.

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