Monday, May 18, 2009

Community Bridges names Gibson new career development specialist

Community Bridges, a non-profit organization providing services to people in Central NH who experience disabilities associated with developmental delays, acquired brain injury, chronic health conditions, and aging, recently hired Jack Gibson as the new Career Development Specialist. He will be responsible for networking with area businesses and assisting in placing people into meaningful careers of their choice.

Mr. Gibson has more than 35 years of vocational rehabilitation experience. Prior to joining Community Bridges, he was the Director of Vocational Services for Columbia Work Link where he oversaw the supervision of all staff who delivered supported employment services. Prior to that, he served as the Rehabilitation Counselor for Dutchess Advocacy Respect Community Clinic and was the Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant for the Disability Consulting Service in New York City. Gibson has provided vocational rehabilitation services for many different non-profit organizations throughout New York State. Over the past several years, he has concentrated on job training, mentoring and employment supervision.

“Everyone needs employment, even people who experience a developmental disability,” said Roy Gerstenberger, Executive Director of Community Bridges. “As the Career Development Specialist for Vocational Services, Jack brings a wealth of knowledge on how to assess someone’s ability and how to properly place them in the right working environment for both the person and the company. He has had great success throughout his career and we are excited to have him join Community Bridges and help place people with meaningful work.”

In his free time, Gibson enjoys outdoor activities - hiking, canoeing, playing golf and gardening, reading and spending time with his grandchildren. He resides in North Sutton, NH.

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