Kerry A. Skillin
Vocational Consultant/Expert Witness
Kerry A. Skillin began her employment with CRC Services, LLC in 1994.
Ms. Skillin offers over 25 years of experience as a vocational rehabilitation case manager, vocational consultant and vocational expert witness at CRC Services. In addition to being a nationally board certified vocational expert, Ms. Skillin is an International Psychometric Evaluation Certification (IPEC) member, demonstrating significant professional experience and competency in psychometric testing. She is also nationally certified as a rehabilitation counselor. Ms. Skillin is also licensed as a professional counselor in Connecticut, a licensed rehabilitation counselor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and a Qualified Rehabilitation Counselor in the State of Rhode Island.
Ms. Skillin is requested as a vocational expert by members of the plaintiff and defense bar to conduct vocational assessments and testify before fact finders on matters concerning employability, wage earning capacity, work search diligence, and vocational rehabilitation mitigation in personal injury, product liability, employment law, medical malpractice, workers' compensation and divorce matters.
Through the course of her tenure with CRC Services, LLC Ms. Skillin has evaluated and worked with clients with a variety of physical, mental health, and cognitive disorders related to: traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury, birth trauma, orthopedic, neurological, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, urinary dysfunction, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder conditions; for example.
Ms. Skillin has been qualified as a vocational expert in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont and New York states. She has testified and been qualified as a vocational expert in both state and federal court.
Ms. Skillin performs vocational assessments nationally and can readily perform records reviews, serve as a consulting expert, and conduct in-person vocational assessments. Ms. Skillin is highly responsive and ensures timely reporting to the referral source.
In addition to forensic work, Ms. Skillin performs and oversees vocational assessments for veterans requesting or appealing their Total Disability under Individual Unemployability (TDIU) claim. Additional work includes performing vocational assessments on LTD and ERISA claims on behalf of policyholders and insurance carriers. She also provides career counseling services to the general public.
Ms. Skillin was an adjunct faculty member in the Rehabilitation Services Department at Springfield College and taught Masters level students theory and practical vocational evaluation techniques relative to individuals with disabilities.
Ms. Skillin was also employed as the Return to Work Manager for UMass Memorial Healthcare; responsible for developing a system-wide return to work program for injured workers. She performed on-site job analyses, developed ADA job descriptions, educated personnel and implemented the program with the support of department managers, union representatives and human resources.
Ms. Skillin graduated from Springfield College with a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling with a concentration in Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment (1997).
Ms. Skillin is an active member of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals and previously served as the President of the New England Chapter.