CESP Certified: Congratulations!

Congratulations, Newly Certified Professionals!

June 2023

The following 32 candidates passed the examination and earned their CESP credentials.

Nice going!!!
California – Amy Kennedy

Florida –
Anna Kathryn Bonner

Georgia –
Erica Allen and Lisa Mendez

Illinois –
Anne Jump, Patricia Luzadder, and Lisa Snyder

Iowa –
Michael Petkewec and Kathy Patrick

Maryland –
Kristine Alvey, Janet Edwards, Emma Jallah, Ashley McKinnon,
Kirk McNemar, Carol Middlebrough, Kristen Miller, and Sawantha Uzzell

New Jersey – Hailey Aversa

New Mexico –
Dennise Mirabal

New York –
Danielle Palleschi

Ohio –
Christina Langhorst, Tiffany Jones, Brandon MacSuibhne, and Daniel Woodburn

Oregon –
Melissa Edwards

Pennsylvania –
Danielle Yeshnik

Virginia –
Rose Walley

Washington –Amanda Cross, Theodora Sale, and Rose Medley

14 States gaining professionalized employment support staff!

June 2023 Recertified CESPs

Congratulations on Continuing Your Commitment!

You are an inspiration!

Julia Barol – Christopher Bellias – Dominique Berg – Tomi Bond – Brenda Cook – Stephanie Crookston

Eric DeFore – Barbara Eylar – Patrick Gartside – Jenifer Jones – Chad Kennard – Lauren Lintzenich

Heather Parker – Lisa Martinis- Tammy Messerich – Lara Radke – Samantha Reagan

Shonna Stringfellow – Cassondra Vellucci – David Ward – Maya Wheatley – Elizabeth Womer


The Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP™) credential recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a sufficient level of knowledge and skill to provide integrated employment services to a variety of populations with disabilities.

The CESP™ is accredited through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Accreditation for professional or personnel certification programs provides impartial, third-party validation that the program has met recognized national and international credentialing industry standards for the development, implementation, and maintenance of certification programs.

The CESP’s content validity is demonstrated through a comprehensive job analysis conducted and analyzed by experts, with data gathered from stakeholders in the occupation or industry.


On June 12, 2023, at the APSE 2023 Conference in Columbus, Ohio, we had seven candidates sit for the CESP exam and all of them passed. The candidates expressed to proctors the more relaxing environment and the community feeling knowing that they were all going to be taking the same exam. Connections were made!

We welcome these new CESPs! Amy, Christina, Daniel, Danielle, Erica, Rose, and Tiffany!

We also want to thank our proctors for the event- Thank you Lisa Svidron, CESP, and Beth Barr, CESP!

Hosting an in-person exam at events or for larger groups has never been easier. We encourage agencies with larger staff needing to earn their CESPs to consider hosting an exam on-site.

Please contact Terri at to arrange for information.


Tuesday, July 11, 2023, Milwaukee, WI – Project Search Conference, 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203 Application closed


Monday, June 12th, 2023 – Columbus, OH- National APSE Conference

Questions about the CESP? Attend a live question & answer session.

Learn More about the CESP Credential

Apply Anytime Once You’re Eligible!

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