Presenter Bios

Connecting Families – Let’s Talk Employment with Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission


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Kathleen Kelly, Students Benefits Counselor, Mass Rehabilitation Commission

Kathy Kelly has over 35 years of experience working for human service organizations developing programs that become models for success. She is currently working with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission as a Student Benefits Counselor for transition age youth and their families. She has assisted schools with the development of their transition programs and advised service providers on best practices when working with transition age students. Her passion is to ensure that everyone has equal access to a successful outcome.


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Rachel Reyes, West District Director, Vocational Rehabilitation Division, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

Rachel Reyes is the West District Director for MRC. She has been with MRC for seven years and worked in the in the nonprofit community supporting families and youth with disabilities for over 30 years.  Rachel serves as Pre-ETS lead for MRC, and as the Department of Development Services Liaison, ensuring collaboration between the agencies.