OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Jennifer Bechtel, M.Ed., CRC
Director of Community Services
Jennifer Bechtel, a 19 year vocational rehabilitation veteran, dual majored at Ohio University for a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation and Community Mental Health. Following graduation, she formally joined Functional Training Services (FTS) in positions with increasing responsibility and supervisory oversight. Jennifer is actively involved in the vocational rehabilitation community and is credited with establishment of multiple employer-based training programs designed to develop skills and provide a pool of qualified job candidates for employers.
Jennifer is especially dedicated to youth and young adults. She coordinates Project Search as well as the Summer Youth Program, two job readiness and career development programs for teens.
Laura Rex, M.Ed., CRC
Director of Business Management &
Career Development Services
Laura Rex is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor who completed her Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation and Community Mental Health Counseling at Ohio University. Laura began her career with Functional Training Services (FTS) doing Career Exploration and Vocational Evaluations during her clinical internship. She has continued to focus on the pre-employment services at FTS, providing supervisory oversight for career development and contract services.
Laura consistently invests in the people and organizations in both Franklin and Fairfield Counties, coordinating services in both communities for youth and adults. She was promoted to her current position, Director of Business Management & Career Development Services, in 2018.
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