Meet Our Staff

Return-to-Work Staff

Paige Clements

Intake Coordinator

Paige is an Intake Coordinator with the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute with over 30 years of experience in healthcare. She has spent the last 20 years in Occupational Medicine working directly with physicians, employers and patients to ensure a successful return to work outcome. Paige is excited to share her passion for helping people with the RETAIN team and is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workforce.

Bethaney A. Curry, MPA, MSOT, OTR/L

Senior Return to Work Coordinator

Return to Work Coordinator and Employment & Assistive Technology Specialist at the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute – As an occupational therapist, Bethaney has experience with upper extremity rehabilitation, higher education and community outreach. Her passion lies in assisting people to live their best life. Bethaney has extensive knowledge in Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs) and work conditioning/work hardening programs. Prior to joining the RETAIN Team, Bethaney was an Employment Specialist with Supported Employment Alliance where she was successful at helping people enter or return to the workforce.

Amy Drake, MRC, CRC

Senior Return-to-Work Coordinator

Amy Drake has a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with many years of experience providing services to individuals with disabilities, including through Vocational Rehabilitation, Worker’s Compensation, and most recently, supported employment.

Eden Fischer, MS, CTRS

Return-to-Work Coordinator 

Eden is a Return-to-Work Coordinator with the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute with five years of experience in managing two non-profit organizations that served individuals with intellectual disabilities and at-risk youth. 

Anthony Glenn, MS

Return-to-Work Coordinator 

Anthony is a Return-to-Work Coordinator with the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute with many years of experience working in Secondary Education, Case Management, and Substance Abuse Counseling/Clinical Mental Health.

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Michelle Graham-Smith, CRC, LSW, LCADC

Senior Return-to-Work Coordinator

Michelle is a Return-to-Work Coordinator with the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute with 14 years of experience working in case management in the human services field and seven years of experience working with adolescents and adults with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders.  

Arsene M. Kabeya, MRC

Return-to-Work Coordinator

Arsene M. Kabeya, MRC, is an Assistant Return-to-Work Coordinator with the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute. He recently graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. During his academic studies, he completed two clinical rehabilitation experiences at the Ridge Behavioral Health Service and Beyond Birth Comprehensive Recovery Center, University of Kentucky working with individuals with substance use disorders and mental health disorders. Both Programs incorporated educational groups, individual counseling, group counseling.

Paula Kinzer, MRC, CRC

Intake Coordinator

Paula Kinzer has a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Kentucky and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Centre College. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with over 20 years of experience in vocational rehabilitation counseling and case management.

Michele Laur MS, CSP

Return-to-Work Coordinator 

Michele is a Return-to-Work Coordinator with the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute.  Michele has experience working in occupational case management, injury/illness prevention, and return to work solutions.  Michele has a BS in Consumer Science and a MS in Safety Management from West Virginia University.  Michele is a Certified Safety Professional.

Christopher Rudolf, MSW, LCSW

Return-to-Work Coordinator

Christopher is a Return-to-Work Coordinator with the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute.  After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Christopher earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Social Work.  Before moving to Kentucky in September 2020, he did case management for 25+ years at a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Maryland and also facilitated Low Vision Support Group Meetings and Hearing Loss Support Group Meetings.

Amy Rumrill, MRC, CRC

Return-to-Work (RTW) Supervisor

Amy trains and supervises the RTW Coordinators who provide direct services to participants. This includes case management, collaborating with employers and health care providers, identifying and coordinating workplace accommodations, and making referrals to social service agencies to address participants’ RTW barriers.

John A. Victor, BSW 

Return-to-Work Coordinator 

John is a Return-to-Work Coordinator with the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute with 16 years of experience working in case management in the human services field and seven years of experience working with Housing Authority of Louisville and a Family Resource Youth Service Center.

Derek Vincent, MRC, CRC

Return-to-Work Coordinator 

Derek is a Return-to-Work Coordinator with the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute with 16 years of experience with case management, collaborating and coordinating with others to arrange individualized services, providing guidance and counseling to address and educate others based on their unique needs, and making referrals to meet additional needs.

Lakyn Wiley, MEd

Assistant Return-to-Work Coordinator

Lakyn is an Assistant Return-to-Work Coordinator with the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute. She recently graduated from Kent State University in Ohio with a degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. During her academic studies, she completed two clinical rehabilitation experiences at Meadowbrook Services and MetroHealth hospital working with individuals with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries. She also completed an internship with RETAIN Kentucky working with individuals with various disabilities. 

RETAIN Kentucky Outreach, Engagement,
and Organizational Partnerships

Melissa Claar, MPH

Outreach Liaison

Melissa is a Return-to-Work Coordinator with the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute. She has over 14 years of experience in occupational health and safety, ergonomics, and healthcare settings. Melissa has an MPH in Public Health from Eastern Kentucky University and is a Certified Athletic Trainer. Her passion lies with injury prevention and optimizing workplace settings for worker safety and productivity.

Shirley Kron, BSN, COHN-S

Director of Outreach and Engagement

Shirley is responsible for designing and implementing the overall recruitment strategy for RETAIN Kentucky supporting program- wide growth and alignment with goals of the demonstration project.  She is a certified Occupational Health Nurse Consultant (COHN-S) with 40 years of experience in nursing, including rehabilitation and care management. Shirley also serves on the Leadership Team of RETAIN KY.   

Kimberly Wickert, MRC, CRC

Director of Organizational Partnerships

Kimberly is an assistant recruiter with the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute with 25 years of experience teaching in rehabilitation counseling and working in case management and vocational services helping individuals with disabilities stay at and return to work.

For programmatic questions, contact Beth.Potter@uky.edu