Where We Work
Program Manager: Bobby Harris
Phone: (214) 607-7264
Bobby Harris has a Bachelor's degree in Sociology. He is a native of Dallas Texas for more than 30 years and started out with WorkReady Texas in the Northeast Dallas area. Bobby started at WorkReady in 2013 and has been with WorkReady for 7 years. He is the Program Manager for Southeast, Northwest and some parts of Southern Dallas. Bobby has worked with people with disabilities for over 20 years, starting out at the United Way in San Joaquin County, California. Bobby also has experience with Counseling, Case Management and HIV/AIDS Outreach.
Program Manager: Daniele Rossner
Phone: (817) 739-0050
Daniele Zartman Rossner is a Program Manager & VAT Coordinator with over 15 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities. Daniele graduated from Texas Woman’s University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Developmental and Child Psychology. Daniele holds certifications in Special Education and English as a Second Language as well as Advanced Employment Services from UNT. She holds credentials in Supported Employment Services (Endorsements - AUTISM) Workplace Inclusion and Sustainable Employment, Job Skills Trainer/Job Coach. She has experience teaching Special Education in both the public and private school sector. Daniele specializes in Vocational Adjustment Training and is responsible for educating high school students on job readiness. Daniele is a powerful force in the workplace and uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed.
McKinney, Plano, & Denison
Program Manager: Tracy Shearer
Phone: (972) 832-5900
Tracy started with WorkReady in 2008 and worked as an Employment Specialist until moving into a Program Manager position in 2011. She has a bachelor’s degree in behavioral studies and holds credentials in autism supports, supported employment, job placement and job skills training. Tracy covers the Collin County area and has extensive experience working with students making the transition from high school to employment. Tracy and her team of Employment specialists have a great deal of experience and knowledge working with young adults on the autism spectrum, as well as various other disabilities. Tracy and her team have continued success with finding long term, competitive jobs for the individuals they serve and are committed to delivering this same level of success to every individual they work with in the future.
North Dallas & Garland
Program Manager: Kimberly Rodriguez
Phone: (469) 478-7499
Kimberly Rodriguez is a Program Manager and Supported Employment Specialist experienced in assisting customers in Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and Denton Counties. Kimberly is multiculturally sensitive, trained in multiple modalities, bilingual and advocates in all aspects of employment and employer relations. Kimberly has been working within the social service industry for 20+ years and has both a BS and MA degree. Trust in the process. Communication + Hard Work = infinite possibilities
Arlington & Wichita Falls
Program Manager: Jung Lee
Phone: (214) 293-6567
Jung Lee serves as a program manager over the Arlington, Grand Prairie, Duncanville, South Fort Worth and Wichita Falls area. Jung has a Bachelor's degree in Human biology and Business from UT Austin and a Master's degree in Counseling. She has been working with people with disabilities for over 10 years and also has volunteer experience serving underprivileged people in the community. Her experience includes: mental health, addiction services, family and marriage counseling, neurodevelopmental spectrum, intellectual disabilities, vocational counseling, physical disabilities, and has worked in various settings with individuals, groups, and families of all ages. In addition to SE services, she is certified to conduct EWA and is VAT certified to work with high school students. Jung finds her role to be fulfilling as she works with individuals, families and the community to assist people in achieving their vocational goals.
Denton, Lewisville & Carrolton
Program Manager: Megan Benton
Phone: (940) 736-5179
Megan has been working with WorkReady since 2015. She began as an Employment Specialist working in both Denton and Collin Counties. In 2016, she became Program Manager for the Denton, Lewisville, and Carrollton Offices. She is also a Vocational Adjustment Training (VAT) Coordinator and oversees this program with the schools. Megan has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of North Texas. She also holds a graduate certificate in human resources management. Megan has over 10 years of experience working in management and working with individuals with disabilities. Megan holds UNTWISE credentials in job skills training, job placement, supported employment, vocational adjustment training, and an endorsement credential in Autism. Megan lives in Denton County as well and loves helping those in her community.
Program Manager: Drew Helms
Phone: (417) 770-0509
Drew Helms is a Program Manager for the South Austin and San Marcos TWC offices with over 10 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities. He has a Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Psychology and Sociology from Southwest Baptist University where he participated in NCAA Division II Cross Country and Track. Drew holds credentials in Supported Employment Services (Endorsements - AUTISM), Job Placement, and Job Skills Trainer/Job Coach. Among his other work experience includes case management for the mentally ill population, recruiting for healthcare staffing, and HR management. When not working, he can be found on a sand volleyball court somewhere!
Program Manager: Josh Davis
Phone: (954) 802-7843
Josh Davis was born and raised in Abilene, TX, lived in South Florida for a long stent, and has now been back in Texas for the last nine years (Austin specifically). Close to seven of those years he’s worked professionally with Work Ready Texas. He started out as a Certified Job Coach and Employment Specialist working his way up to Program Manager for the Central/North Austin, and Round Rock/Georgetown coverage areas. Josh holds a certification in Advanced Employment Services from UNT. He also holds credentials in Supported Employment Services (Endorsements – Autism), Workplace Inclusion and Sustainable Employment, Job Skills Trainer/Job Coach, and Vocational Adjustment Training. “I absolutely love working for Work Ready Texas and being involved with such an astounding group of people working for an amazing cause. Each one of us has a disability to one degree or another, but my nucleus has always been to focus energy on one’s abilities. I utterly enjoy working with each one of the customers that have been referred to Work Ready Texas for employment services. I am enthusiastic about working with customers in the future to assist them with finding their right career path.”
Tyler & Greenville
Program Manager: Lara Spalding
Phone: (903) 269-0846
Lara is originally from West Texas and relocated to East Texas in 2011. Lara started her career with WorkReady Texas as an Employment Specialist in 2017 in Greenville with 10 years of experience working with individuals with mental health, autism, TBI, physical disabilities, and hearing loss. Lara also has 28 years of management experience. Lara has assisted WorkReady in expanded its services to the Paris/Sulphur Springs and Tyler areas as an Employment Specialist/Assistant Program Manager. Lara has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Member of the Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International, and holds a graduate certificate in Contemporary Theory in Mental Health Services. Additionally, Lara is credentialed through UNT including: Job Skills Training, Job Placement, Supported Employment, Work Readiness, and Autism Endorsement. Lara has had great success in helping individuals finding employment, which meet his or her individual skills and assets that are a great fit for customers and employers. With her passion and ability to meet customer's needs in employment by allowing each customer to have a voice and choice in employment, Lara finds that customers whom she is presently working with and previously worked with have found satisfying employment.
Waco, Killeen, & Temple
Program Manager: Amber Weyer
Phone: (785) 639-5740
Amber Weyer is a program manager with over 30 years experience working with individuals with disabilities. Amber graduated from Fort Hays State University in Hays, KS, with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Counseling. She holds credentials in Supported Employment Services (endorsements - Autism), Job Placement and Job Skills Trainer/Job Coach. She moved to Texas from Kansas in 2013 and started out with WorkReady Texas in the Dallas area before transferring to the Temple/Waco/Killeen area. Amber's youngest sister has Down Syndrome and was placed at Kroger in a bagger position by WorkReady Texas, several years ago.
Phone: (828) 702-8673
In the Spring of 2020, I celebrated my 13th year with WorkReady Texas. I started out as a Supported Employment Specialist and eventually took over the supervision of all of WorkReady’s Program Managers until 2014 when I began focusing more on administrative and quality assurance duties. In my 40 years of service, I have encountered only a few agencies whose work so effectively addresses the quality of life of individuals with disabilities, and I am proud to say that WorkReady Texas is among them!