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May 9, 2022

Aaron Thompson, Assistant Division Director for the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation, joins Carol Pankow on this 14th episode of Manager Minute to talk about how Utah is making rapid engagement work. Carol has discussed this on two previous podcasts; however, each VR agency has tackled this differently. It is...


Apr 8, 2022

In the Manager Minute Studio today is David Leon, Director of Workforce Programs at the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) along with host of the Manager Minute podcast, Carol Pankow.

Find out how the projects David has led are shaping the approach that Virginia is taking in relation to...


Mar 14, 2022

On this episode of Manager Minute, we are delighted to discuss Colorado’s Employment First initiative. On the panel, we have:

  • Patricia Henke, Colorado Office of Employment First (COEF) Director
  • Meghan Greene, CIE Manager, CO VR
  • Katie Taliercio, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF);...


Feb 23, 2022

Welcome to the Manager Minute. Joining Carol Pankow in the studio today is Susan Pugh, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation with the Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities. Susan has worked within the agency in a variety of capacities including, VR Counselor, Assistant Area Manager,...


Feb 11, 2022

Joining Carol Pankow in the VRTAC-QM Studio is Mark Erlichman, Deputy Director, Vocational Rehabilitation Employment Division, California Department of Rehabilitation. In this episode of Manager Minute, Mark covers the idea of Rapid Engagement. The idea behind it is to get customers in and move as quickly as possible...