Project CAREER: JBS International
5515 Security Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852
Eileen Elias, M.Ed.
Director, Disability Services Center
Senior Policy Advisor for Disability and Mental Health
JBS International, Inc.
5515 Security Lane, Suite 800
North Bethesda, Maryland 20852
Ms. Anne Leopold, MSc
Assessment and Technology Coordinator
JBS Disability Services Center Role in Project CareerJBS Disability Services Center developed and manages the project's evaluation plan to ensure continuous quality improvement of usefulness, appropriateness, and accessibility of all project activities. Evaluations consist of formative evaluations to assess whether activities were implemented as planned and meet the needs of student participants with TBI and summative evaluations to determine whether activities have an impact on students with TBI. To obtain the relevant data, JBS has identified validated assessment instruments and has created surveys and structured interviews to collect the information and databases to securely store the data. In addition, JBS is responsible for analyzing the data, generating evaluation reports, and disseminating them to all project partners, project stakeholders, and members of the project's national Advisory Board.
A women-owned business with nearly 30 years of experience and offices in North Bethesda, MD, and Burlingame, CA, JBS has a diverse client portfolio that includes private industries, nonprofits, and federal and state governments. For more than a quarter century, our work has brought us around the world and to every state, territory, and tribe in the United States. We offer our clients not only an understanding of public health issues, but also broad expertise in the political, financial, structural, and cultural dynamics in which public health programs are implemented. Our work includes technology services, research and evaluation, clearinghouses and call centers, technical assistance and training/capacity building, program development and management, policy analysis, and communications services. JBS ensures that all products are fully accessible to target audiences and meet 508 compliance standards. JBS welcomes new challenges and looks forward to working with current and new partners.
DISABILITY SERVICES CENTER
The Disability Services Center (DSC) continuously identifies and investigates disparities and services gaps for individuals with brain injury and cognitive impairment. DSC is committed to turning ideas into action and enhancing system change to improve the long-term, rehabilitation outcomes and community integration of individuals with brain injury and cognitive impairment. The Center identifies effective approaches to meeting individuals' unmet needs and tests and implements evidence-based and best practice solutions. Addressing the health issues of returning service members, including their behavioral health and rehabilitation needs, has been an important part of our portfolio. The JBS DSC is led by Senior Policy Advisor Eileen Elias, MEd.