Vocational Concepts – Team of Evaluators

Ms. Cindy Fisher is the Director and Owner of Vocational Concepts. She has passionately provided vocational rehabilitation services for two decades, helping countless individuals develop rewarding careers. Ms. Fisher is a vocational expert holding the highest certification with the American Board of Vocational Experts as a Diplomate. She has qualified in most Florida counties, and federal courts as an expert. She provides services and testimony in Marital Dissolution, Personal Injury, Product Liability, and Social Security cases. She has specialized training in testimony and litigation support. Ms. Fisher is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Professional Vocational Evaluator, and Psychometrician. She is an active member of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, with membership in Forensics and Social Security. She provides testimony on a monthly basis for the Social Security Administration and forensic cases. Ms. Fisher has also received training in collaborative divorce and functional capacity evaluations. She is a graduate of University of South Florida’s Master of the Arts program in Rehabilitation Counseling and Mental Health Counseling, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
Cindy L. Fisher
MA, CRC, PVE, IPEC, ABVE/D
Chris P. Hallissey
MA, CRC, ICVE, LMHC, IPEC, NCC

Christopher Hallissey holds a master’s degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from USF. He is a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Internationally Certified Psychometric Evaluator, Nationally Certified Counselor, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. Chris serves as an At Large Board Member the Florida Rehabilitation Association, the Membership Services Coordinator for the Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professionals, and the Southwest District President of the Florida Chapter of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals. He is active in additional professional associations, including the Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association and the American Board of Vocational Experts. Mr. Hallissey is passionate about empowering individuals to access their potential to develop meaningful and rewarding careers. He has received extensive training in employability and earning capacity assessment and is a vocational evaluator for the Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Additional areas of interest include collaborative family law, marital dissolution, personal injury, and product liability.

Amy Ice graduated with her Master’s degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling in 2010. She has been conducting Vocational Evaluations for the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Division of Worker’s Compensation, and assists with Marital Dissolution cases. Amy has held her Certified Rehabilitation Counselor designation since 2011 and has been a Certified Disability Management Specialist since 2014. Amy also holds the International Psychometric Evaluation Certification with the AVBE. She previously held the position of Secretary from 2014-2016 on the Florida State Board of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals and has been active in the West Coast Regional Case Management Association and the Sarasota Bradenton Claims Association. Although she enjoys working in all arenas, Amy’s passion lies in working with students transitioning from high school into training or employment.

Amy Ice
MA, CRC, CDMS, IPEC
Craig Pagano
MA, CRC

Craig Pagano is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and member of the National Rehabilitation Association. He has been working in the rehabilitation field since graduating from the University of South Florida with a Master of Arts degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. Craig has a passion for assisting his clients in advancing towards their goals of obtaining an education, a new career, and/or their highest level of functioning within their community. In addition to being a vocational evaluator, he currently serves as the onsite vocational rehabilitation specialist for the inpatient Polytrauma Transitional Rehabilitation Program (PTRP) at Tampa’s James A. Haley VA medical center, where he serves veterans and active duty service members with polytraumatic injuries. Within this role, Craig assists his clients with their reintegration back into their community or active duty career. His areas of specialization include brain injury, mental health, and career transition after injury.