Our Mission is to Recognize the Fear and Show the Path Before One is Frozen in Time.
Veronica Lieb Crawford, M.A., Owner and Founder
Veronica is the Owner and Founder of People Achieving Results Together (PART).?She holds a BA in Psychology, MA in Human Resources Development and is a Board Certified Senior Disability Analyst and Diplomate. For her thesis in graduate school, Veronica completed a research study surrounding Diversity in the Workplace; Including Individuals with Disabilities as a Minority Population.
Her career experiences and expertise include conducting numerous disability-related trainings and presentations to professionals, businesses, and public agencies. She has a dedicated focus and skill in working one-on-one, small groups and classes with teens and adults who have:
- High Functioning Autism
- Aspergers Syndrome
- Substance Abuse
- Mood Disorders
- Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
- Family dynamic issues that impact all members of the family involved involved in raising a child with hidden disabilities.
An accomplished professional, Veronica has worked in the private sector for a Fortune 100 company as a Human Resources Training Manager and Recruiter, ensuring ADA compliance, training on employment law, team and leadership roles, diversity in the workplace, and employee relations.
Veronica believes in building advocacy capacity, disability equity and inclusion in the community where she lives, having served many leadership roles professionally. Some of these leadership roles after moving to Arizona (following many leadership roles after leaving Missouri) in 1998 these include: Jobing.com, National Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA), Untapped AZ, Society of Human Resource Management of Greater Phoenix (SHRMGP) Workforce Readiness Chapter, Education and Training Committee of Jobing.com, Mayors Council on People with Disabilities Arizona, Arizona Learning Disabilities Association (AZLDA), and on the Arizona SHRM Workforce Readiness Chapter.
As a community organizer, Veronica saw a need and opportunity to bring more public attention towards the under-employment of people with disabilities. In 2011, she conceived the idea of an EmployAbility Rally at the Arizona State Capital, where many groups of people with and without disabilities joined together to demonstrate diversity inclusion for employers in recognition and celebration of of hiring individuals with disabilities.
Veronica is a published author, and her book Embracing the Monster: Overcoming the Challenges of Hidden Disabilities, was released in 2002 by Brookes Publishing, with a second edition in 2004. She has been featured in numerous publications including LDA News briefs, NCLD/Our World magazine, LDonline, First Person and Smart Kids with LD.
Veronica is a respected spokesperson on behalf of and for adults with LD, ADHD, and mental health issues across the nation, speaking at local and national and even international conferences. She is a passionate and tireless spokeswoman working to enhance the recognition of adults with hidden disabilities as the most unrecognized and misunderstood minority in our society. Veronica works with her team, the community and employers in the community where others can see the talents and contributions of individuals hidden disabilities that have unique contributions that they can offer both in employment, the community and the world.
Veronica is the mother of two adult children with hidden disabilities both of whom are successful. She is also an individual with multiple disabilities. She has truly walked in the shoes since being able to walk like so many with these hidden disabilities. But she also speaks out with the full understanding of the unique experiences realizing through her years of work and education the neurology of each person presents with it, the unique experience of each individual, not too mention a persons personality and other factors of personal life experiences. Veronica is known for her honesty, empathy as well as full critical evaluation and knowledge the needs of both weaving, education, community, and business while growing together in humanity. Her main goal is to link people to opportunities and to create methods in creative ways to communicate without judgement and finding those answers while solving complicated problems, while at the same time learning how to seek first to understand.
Veronica’s speciality is in working with Twice Exceptional Individuals, but has also worked with all levels and persons with multiple disabilities, both hidden and physical for over 30 years. Veronica has worked in corporate HR as well as owning two businesses.
Justin Coller, B.S., Operations Advisor
Justin brings over 15 years of experience in working with adolescents and young adults with learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders and other related conditions. Bridging 10-years of combined experience in consumer banking, business accounting and financial principles, Justin has developed personal financial management programs for both People Achieving Results Together and his former employer Life Development Institute. Additionally, Justin uses his expertise in working with clients on a one-on-one basis by applying real world? learning to their own personal finances using easy-to-use personal finance tools and resources for budgeting, reporting, categorizing and tracking of financial data.
In addition to working with clients, Justin brings over of 10-years of experience to his primary role as the Operations Advisor including: managing vendor contracts, corporate insurance policies, CRM client database administration, and basic network administration. In addition, this experience includes managing all business accounting functions including: budgeting, bookkeeping, asset management, financial statements and cash flow projections. Additionally, Justin also brings 5-years of Human Resources experience and is also primarily responsible for all of the operational functions related to HR including: HRIM database administration, employee on-boarding, payroll & benefits administration, employee data management, workman’s comp, policy, procedure and employee handbook development.
Justin’s passion is to provide tools, training and learning opportunities to clients and employees that demonstrates how to be accountable for decision-making and responsible for their own personal successes. In addition, Justin also spends a significant amount of his free time skiing and exploring the mountains of his new home State of Colorado with friends and his pet companion Otto.
Joshua Chase, B.S.
Josh holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Northern Arizona University. His prior experience includes working as a peer mentor at NAU, working with students who were transitioning from Community College to Universities, and working to educate people with disabilities to empower them to reach their full potential. He has focused his career in the mental health and education fields, often applying his ability to empathize with individuals. In his role at PART he can be seen tutoring individuals who are attending college in the areas of math, science, and social studies. Josh is also seen helping people establishing rapport with others and helping individuals navigate through life’s many challenges while empowering individuals to achieve their goals.