Mirfak Associates, Inc.
Vocational and Health Consultants
577 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-3801
Telephone: (925) 296-0300
Fax: (925) 296-0301
Providing: Vocational Consulting, Vocational Evaluations, LeBoeuf Evaluations, Ogilvie III Evaluations, Diminished Future Earning Capacity (DFEC) Evaluations, Life Care Planning, Labor Market Surveys and Research, Job Analyses, Vocational Rehabilitation, Progressive Goal Attainment Program, Ergonomic
Evaluations, Medical Case Management, ADA Consultation, and Expert Testimony.
Serving: Northern California, Central California, and selected cases in Southern California, Nevada, Arizona and other states; San Francisco Bay Area, SFBA, East Bay, Oakland, Stockton, Sacramento, Redding, Eureka, San Francisco, Peninsula. Counties: Contra Costa, Alameda, San Joaquin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey, Sacramento, Stanislaus, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake, Yolo, Humboldt, El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, Alpine, Tuolumne, Mariposa, Merced, Madera, Fresno, San Luis Obispo, Kern, among others.
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)
Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP)
Certified Vocational Expert (ABVE/D)
Certified International Psychometric
Susan K. Van de Bittner, Ph.D., RN
Certified Case Manager (CCM)
Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP)
Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse(CRRN)
Certified Disability Mgmt. Specialist (CDMS)
Eugene E. Van de Bittner, Ph.D. has a B.S. degree in business administration, an M.Ed. degree in vocational rehabilitation, and a Ph.D. degree in rehabilitation. He is a certified rehabilitation counselor, a certified life care planner, a certified vocational expert, and a certified international psychometric evaluator. He served as president of the California Association of Rehabilitation and Reemployment Professionals (CARRP) in 1983. He was president of the American Board of Vocational Experts in 1997. He has also served on the Ethics Committee of CARRP and ABVE and currently serves on the Credentials Committee for ABVE.
Dr. Van de Bittner was the managing editor of a special issue of the Journal of Forensic Vocational Analysis in 2003 in which several vocational experts researched and reported on the use of vocational expert opinion and testimony in their respective state workers’ compensation systems. He is the author of several peer-reviewed, published journal articles related to the evaluation of employability and earning capacity. Dr. Van de Bittner was the co-editor of a special issue of The Rehabilitation Professional in 2012 regarding diminished future earning capacity. He is the author of Chapter 18, Consultation in Workers’ Compensation Law in Foundations of Forensic Vocational Rehabilitation (2014), a textbook that is used in graduate rehabilitation counselor training programs. He is the author of a recent article on vocational apportionment in workers’ compensation and civil cases. He has testified at the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board throughout northern California, as well as at Superior Court in California, and at U.S. District Court. He is a frequent invited presenter on topics related to employability and earning capacity.
Jill A. Moeller, M.S. has a B.S. degree in social science and a Master of Rehabilitation Counseling degree. She is a certified rehabilitation counselor. She is a recipient of the Horizon Award and the 26 Club Award for the Wyoming Department of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Ms. Moeller brings a wealth of knowledge and skills in vocational rehabilitation to her work as a vocational expert for Mirfak Associates, Inc. In addition to her training, skills, and experience as a certified rehabilitation counselor, Ms. Moeller has also worked as a paralegal, juvenile probation agent, marina manager, safety manager, construction estimator, trim carpenter, tile setter, and equipment operator.
Susan Van de Bittner, Ph.D., RN, has an M.N. in Family and Community Nursing and a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology, with special focus in Medicine and Epidemiology. She is a CLCP, CRRN, CCM and CDMS. She was past President Elect and a Member of the Legislative Committee for the California Chapter of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, IARP.
At Mirfak Associates, Inc., Dr. Van de Bittner wears many hats including large- and small-scale project management of daily business operations to providing research on vocational and life care planning cases, ergonomic evaluations, and job analyses.
Dr. Van de Bittner is the author or co-author of 12 publications, including peer-reviewed journal articles, the Quick Desk Reference, and the CDMS Study Guide, 5th edition. She has been an invited speaker at professional conferences regarding rehabilitation issues. She is intensely dedicated to the future of rehabilitation and rehabilitation professionals.