Evaluation Request

EDMOND PROVDER

Edmond Provder, CRC, CLCP, D-ABVE
Edmond Provder is the founder and president of Occupational Assessment Services, Inc., a published author of multiple articles and is regarded as an expert in Vocational Evaluator Services, and in Employability and Social Security.

SPECIALTIES
Vocational, Occupational Assessment, Evaluating Earning Capacity Rehabilitation Counseling Life Care Planning of the Catastrophically Injured.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Science, Rehabilitation Counseling 1971
Pennsylvania State University, Master of Education, Rehabilitation Counseling 1973

POST GRADUATE TRAINING
New York State University, Doctoral Candidate, Rehabilitation Counseling 1977 – 1987
University of Florida Intelicus Life Care Planning for Catastrophic Case Management – 128 Post Graduate Hours, 2003

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals
– Forensic & Life Care Planning Divisions
American Rehabilitation Economic Association

ACCREDITATIONS
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
- International Commission on Health Care Certification (ICHCC) License #: 18792

Certified Life Care Planner
- International Academy of Life Care Planners License #: 1454

Diplomate Certification
– The American Board of Vocational Experts License #: 00448

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Occupational Assessment Services
Vocational Specialist and Life Care Planner 1981 – Present

Physician Life Care Planning
Vocational Assessment Specialist December 2011 – Present

Social Security Administration
Impartial Vocational Expert Witness in Social Security Disability cases 1977 – 1985; 1997 – 2000

Independent Vocational Consultant
Projects Included: vocational rehabilitation programs for South Beach Psychiatric Center, Staten Island Association for the Visually Handicapped and the Contemporary Guidance Service
1975 – 1979

Supervisor Vocational Facilities, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine – Mount Sinai Hospital 1974 – 1978; 1979 – 1981

Rehabilitation Counselor
Federation of the Handicapped – Higher Horizons for the Homebound 1973 – 1974

Certified Life Care Planner

Edmond Provder is a certified rehabilitation counselor, Diplomate of the American Board of Vocational Experts and certified life care planner who has provided services for the severely disabled since 1973. Mr. Provder is credentialed by the American Board of Vocational Experts, the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, and the International Academy of Life Care Planners. In his extensive career, Mr. Provder has provided rehabilitation services to and evaluated the vocational and employability potential of, over six thousand individuals.

As an expert, Mr. Provder served as a Vocational Expert for the Social Security Administration for nearly a decade by providing impartial vocational testimonies in over 2,500 Social Security Disability Hearings, and he has provided expert witness testimonies in hundreds of cases in federal and state courts throughout the country.

As someone intimately familiar with the needs of disabled individuals, Mr. Provder has developed and administered vocational and rehabilitation programs, including vocational evaluation testing centers and sheltered workshops, for numerous organizations including Mount Sinai Hospital, the South Beach Psychiatric Center, the Staten Island Association for the Visually Handicapped and the Contemporary Guidance Service in New York.

As a recognized authority in his industry, Mr. Provder has been an approved rehabilitation/vocational consultant for the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and the New York Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped. He consulted with the State of New York in developing the program for Vocational Expert testimony in Workers’ Compensation cases.

Mr. Provder has been involved in the development of the Phoenix Rehabilitation Center in the Vidigal Favela, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, which is a program to provide rehabilitation services to poor, physically disabled children. Mr. Provder has a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and a Master of Education in Rehabilitation Counseling from Pennsylvania State University. In addition, Mr. Provder has earned 42 credits towards a Doctoral Candidate in Rehabilitation Counseling from New York University, and 128 hours of post-graduate credit in Life Care Planning and Catastrophic Case Management from the University of Florida.

Professional Associations


International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals - Forensic & Life Care Planning Divisions

American Rehabilitation Economic Association

National Association of Forensic Economics

International Commission on Health Care Certification

Recent Verdicts Include

$102 million

verdict in NYC for a brain-injured person (2019)

$25 million

verdict in New Jersey in a medical malpractice case, where a woman sustained bilateral above the knee amputations as well of all the fingers of the hand (2019)

$39 million

verdict in New Jersey for a motorcyclist whose right arm and leg were amputated (2016)

“Know the Value of Your Case!™”

TOP