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NENA Committees

NENA committees and projects provide an excellent opportunity for NENA members to continue fine-tuning the Ticket to Work Program. If you haven’t joined yet, click here to complete the Membership application and select your preferred committee as part of the membership application.

If you are already a NENA member and didn’t select a committee to serve on when you joined, simply log in to the Members Only area, go to Dashboard>Committee News, and submit the Committee Application form. NENA will contact you about working together with other NENA members on projects that may also put you in touch with Social Security Administration or State vocational rehabilitation (SVR) agencies, or Ticket Program contractors such as Maximus.

Finance

Finance

Provide oversight and review of annual budget, expenses and revenue; make recommendations to the Board.

Chair: Judy Sanderson
Non-standard meeting dates
Contact: Judy Sanderson at jsanderson@gsil.org


Marketing & Outreach to Customers

Marketing & Outreach to Customers

Collaborate with key Ticket Program stakeholders (SSA, TPM/Maximus, SVR, etc.) to leverage existing marketing material and develop new materials. Monitor, evaluate, and advise on target marketing strategies such as Beneficiary Direct Marketing program, and “robocalls” promoting the Ticket Call Center to SSA disability beneficiaries.

Co-chairs: Judy Sanderson, Margo Scoble and Christa Nivens
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 3:00 pm Eastern
Contact: Judy Sanderson at jsanderson@gsil.org and Margo Scoble at mscoble@mcscareergroup.com and Christa Nivens at cnivens@employreward.com

Membership

Membership

Lead recruitment activities of new members. Organize annual membership drive. Recruit assistance from other NENA members.

Co-chairs: Sarah Lyngdal, Lauren Parker and Angie Howell
Non-standard meeting dates
Contact: Sarah Lyngdal at lyngdal@eri-wi.org, Lauren Parker at lauren.parker@myskillsource.org and Angie Howell at ahowell@ne.easterseals.com


Operations

Operations

Continually improve and streamline EN payment process, engage in these activities: collaborate with SSA and Maximus to monitor and evaluate EN Payment procedures, ongoing dialog with SSA and Maximus regarding timely payments, monitor EN payment status report to ensure information is complete and useful, and comment/collaborate with SSA whenever the Ticket Program implements new requirements or procedures affecting EN operations. Participate in and evaluate Proof of Concepts.

Co-chairs: Pam Walker and Olivia Clawson
Meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 3:00 pm Eastern
Contact: Pam Walker at pam@allpro-group.com and Olivia Clawson at oclawson@employ-abilityllc.com

Policy & Legislative

Policy & Legislative
To work with SSA and other relevant organizations to identify Ticket to Work issues, collect information, and develop recommendations to present to the Board on actions to be taken. Follow-up on Board decisions as appropriate (to include distributing information, preparing newsletter articles, and developing proposals/position papers). To be available, as requested, to meet with and provide information to congressional staff on pertinent issues.

Co-chairs: Judy Sanderson and Peter Travisano
Meets the 2nd Thursday, bi-monthly at 2:00 pm Eastern (odd-numbered months)
Contact: Judy Sanderson at jsanderson@gsil.organd Peter Travisano at peter.travisano@umassmed.edu

Training & Development Opportunities


Training & Development Opportunities
To provide ongoing training and development opportunities for ENs, SVRs, AJCs and their staff to grow, sustain and streamline business practices and services.


Includes: 

  • Annual National Training Conference 
Evaluate effectiveness of prior year’s Annual National Training Conference, and lead development and delivery of current year’s conference.

Co-chairs: Lisa Brown Jordan and Pam Walker
Non-standard meeting dates
Contact: Lisa Brown Jordan at lisa@human-solutions.net and Pam Walker at pam@allpro-group.com

  • Ticket Talk with Q&A

Provides a platform for brief trainings relevant to EN business practices, updates from SSA national EN calls and forum for open Q&A with discussion.

Co-chairs: Amy Wallish, Jessica Conant and Lisa Brown Jordan
Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm Eastern
*In the event of a conflict with the SSA's All EN call, this meeting will move to 3:00 pm Eastern (currently scheduled for August and November). 

Contact: Amy Wallish at amy.wallish@fullcircledc.com  Jessica Conant at conant@goldensierra.com and Lisa Brown Jordan at lisa@human-solutions.net


  • Quarterly Training Teleconference

To provide quarterly trainings to members about different Ticket to Work topics.

Chair: Amy Wallish and Jessica Conant
Meets quarterly as announced
Contact: Amy Wallish at amy.wallish@fullcircledc.com and Jessica Conant at conant@goldensierra.com

VR/EN Partnership Plus


SSA/TPM/VR Partnership Plus
Monitor, evaluate and share information with NENA members on SVR/EN/AJC Partnerships. Promote best practices in this area. Collaborate with Partnership Plus activities led by SSA, State SVRs and national SVR organization (including CSASVR) on the experience of NENA members.

Co-chairs: David Leon, Donna Osburn and Rachel Hoffman
Meetings are the 4th Tuesday, bi-monthly at 2:00 pm Eastern (odd-numbered months)
Contact: David Leon at david.leon@dars.virginia.gov, Donna Osburn at donnab.osburn@ky.gov and Rachel Hoffman at rachel.hoffman@thechoicegroup.com

The National Employment Network Association (NENA) serves Employment Networks (ENs), American Job Centers (AJCs), State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies (SVRAs) and other Stakeholders involved in the Social Security Administration's Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program.

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