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Tim Riesen, PhD.

Research Associate Professor

Office Phone: 435-797-4248.  Email: tim.riesen@usu.edu

Tim is a research associate professor with a joint appointment in the Center for Persons with Disabilities and the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation.  Tim's research focuses on promoting positive employment outcomes for individuals with significant disabilities. He has published articles on customized employment, transition to employment, inclusive education, systematic instruction, and alternatives to guardianship. His the co-author of a book on transition, has written book chapters on improving employment and independent living, job coaching, embedded instruction, and research design.  

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Tricia Jones-Parkin

Program Manager

Email: Tricia.jones@usu.edu
Tricia has over 20-years of experience working with people with disabilities.  In 2011, Tricia collaborated to craft the Employment First Language for Utah and has focused on capacity building and systems change efforts to increase the number of people employed and included in their local communities. Tricia is also the project director for Utah's School to Work Inter-agency Transition Initiative funded by the Administration for the Employment Systems Change grant.  She is the co-state lead for Utah's partnership with the Office of Disability Policy's Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program.  Tricia was the recipient of the National Association of Persons Supporting Employment First (APSE) Dave Hammis Award.   

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Corban Remund, M.Ed

Program Coordinator - Employment/ACRE Training

Email: corban.remund@usu.edu

Corban is the project coordinator and lead trainer for the Basic ACRE certification.  He has a Masters in Educational Psychology.  He has been conducting a variety of trainings for local community rehabilitation providers for over five years. 



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Aubrey Snyder

HCBS Community Integration Specialist

Email: Aubrey.Snyder@usu.edu.      Office Phone: 435-797-0528

Aubrey graduated from Utah State University with an undergraduate degree in political science.  Aubrey is a Sibling and has been working in various roles with people with disabilities for over five years. She is excited to continue her work as an integrations specialist.

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Hillary Hase

Workplace Supports Coordinator

Email: Hillary.Hase@usu.edu     Office Phone: 435-797-0716

Hillary graduated from the University of Utah with an undergraduate degree in Behavioral Science, Family Studies, and Education and a minor in Disability Studies. Hillary has over seven years of experience working in Social Services providing assistance to a wide range of vulnerable populations including at-risk youth, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals transitioning out of homelessness. She most recently worked at the downtown shelter for the Road Home, as their first Employment Specialist in a new pilot program. During her time there she also helped contribute to the "Dignity of Work" program and is a member of the Coalition to End Homelessness. Hillary has a strong background in vocational-related services and is excited to be the new Workplace Supports Coordinator.