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About the Employment Assistance and Resource Network

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) is a resource for employers seeking to recruit, hire, retain and advance qualified employees with disabilities. It is a service of the Employer TA Center, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy under a cooperative agreement with The Viscardi Center.

EARN Staff

Kim Brussell

Kim Brussell Photo Kim Brussell coordinates all activities related to the Employer TA Center/EARN's "voice", including its newsletter, social media presence, website and publications. She also plays a significant role in its webinars and outreach events, working with a variety of organizations to ensure employers can access the resources they need to make their workplaces more inclusive of people with disabilities.

Mike Caprara

Mike Caprara Photo Mike Caprara is the Employer TA Center/EARN's "techie", managing its online presence and events, including the website, electronic communications and calendar of events. He also handles the technical side of all of its webinars and other distance learning events, which help employers across the nation stay abreast of timely trends and topics in disability employment.

Christina Eisenberg

Christina Eisenberg Photo Christina Eisenberg is the first touchpoint for all employer technical assistance requests and helps connect employers to the disability employment resources they need. She responds to each phone and email inquiry, matches private sector employers with qualified job candidates through the Workforce Recruitment Program ( and coordinates all technical assistance requests, including customized trainings, public webinars and conferences.

Sheryl Buchel

Sheryl Buchel Photo Sheryl Buchel handles accounting, budgeting and financial reporting for the Employer TA Center/EARN to its funding entity, the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy. As part of this, she works closely with the National Project Director and each of the Employer TA Center's partners to ensure outcomes align with allotted resources.

Lisa Stern

Lisa Stern Photo A seasoned trainer and educator, Lisa Stern is the Employer TA Center/EARN's direct link with employers requesting customized technical assistance and training for their organizations. In this capacity, she prepares customized trainings for organizations across the country, delivering them both in-person and remotely.

Dinah Cohen

Dinah Cohen Photo Dinah Cohen lends expertise to the Employer TA Center/EARN's work in the federal arena, attending events, developing materials and delivering customized trainings to assist agencies in ensuring the federal workforce reflects the diverse citizenry its serves, which of course includes people with disabilities. She has particular expertise in accessibility and accommodations for employees with disabilities, veterans and wounded warriors.