Brenda Rutkowski, MA, LPC, CRC, Vocational Services Coordinator, Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health Authority
Brenda Rutkowski began her career in the rehabilitation field in 1993. She worked at Thumb Industries Inc. in Bad Axe MI as a Transition Coordinator. Brenda started a Supported Employment Program for students that were receiving Special Education Services and also began working with Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS). In 1997, Brenda graduated from Michigan State University with a MA in Rehabilitation Counseling and worked for MRS until 2008. She was hired by Bay Arenac Behavioral Health as a Vocational Services Coordinator. She is responsible for developing and implementing training and competitive employment programs for persons with barriers to employment. She has been a Lead Fidelity Reviewer for the Individual Placement and Support model since 2008.