Debra Lord, PT
Debra Lord is a graduate of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill where she received her degree in Physical Therapy in 1976. She began her career in orthopedic rehab in the Raleigh area in 1977. In 1998, she developed the industrial rehab department at Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic. Also, at this time, she became a Certified Evaluator of the WorkSTEPS™ Functional Testing product. In response to the expanding needs of the industrial community, she opened Job Ready Services, LLC in April 2006, specializing in industrial services to employers, injured workers and the worker's compensation community utilizing the WorkSTEPS™ model as the primary practice product. She annually retains certification in the WorkSTEPS™ program and has been awarded the ACE Award for 6 years. The award is presented by WorkSTEPS™ to recognize outstanding achievement in the area of Functional Capacity Evaluations. Her vast clinical experience in all aspects of orthopedic and industrial services has led her to speak at numerous seminars and conferences across the state. She has been included as a speaker for the following organizations:
• NC Industrial Commission
• NC Association of Occupational Health Nurses
• Mid-State Safety Council
• NC Occupational Health Professionals
She also has several CEU-approved presentations which can be provided to you and your staff.
Phone: 919-256-1400 x224
Lauri earned her Master's Degree in Physical Therapy and a Bachelor of Health Sciences in 1994 from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. She has enjoyed a career that has provided experience in Outpatient Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Industrial Rehab, Acute Care, Skilled Nursing and Geriatics. She joined the Job Ready Team in March 2014 as the Clinical Director and is WorkSteps Certified for employment testing and Functional Capacity Evaluations. Lauri also has a diverse background in small business ownership, Business and Operations Management and Health, Wellness and Life Coaching.
When not at work, Lauri can usually be found keeping up with her two active children. She, along with her kids, are pursuing a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and are active members of the sparring team. Being a health and fitness enthusiast, she and her kids are usually enjoying the many outdoor trails and parks that the Raleigh area has to offer.
Kate Partridge earned her Bachelor of Science degree in rehabilitation science from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and then continued on to receive a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2008. To further her clinical knowledge, Kate became a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist with the ABPTS in 2012. Prior to relocating to NC in 2014, Kate practiced in a variety of outpatient settings in NH and MA with a focus on orthopedics and injury prevention. Kate joined the Job Ready Services team in 2015 and is WorkSTEPS™ Certified for conducting employment testing.
In her spare time, Kate enjoys exploring NC, traveling, cooking and Crossfit.
Kathryn Willamor, PHR
Phone: 919-256-1400 x225
Kathryn Willamor graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. In 2009, she first worked with Job Ready Services when their office manager was suddenly out of work for a few months, and she helped to organize the annual seminar in 2010. In 2011, she joined the team full time as a technician. Kathryn is a certified WorkSTEPS™ employment tester with experience in accounting, banking, and medical records. She manages Job Ready Services' clerical performance and online presence. Kathryn lives in Raleigh with her husband and two daughters, and she spends her free time playing board games like Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride, reading books, and catching up on her favorite TV series.
Work Conditioning Coordinator
Vincent Nieh graduated with a Master of Science in Physiology from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Exercise and Sport Science. He has a diverse range of experience in hospitals, orthopedic clinics, and exercise testing labs. Vincent coordinates the work conditioning program at Job Ready Services. He is also WorkSTEPS™ certified and conducts employment testing. In his free time, he enjoys napping with his dog and playing sports and videogames.
Caitlyn Turner, ATC
Phone: 919-256-1400 x229
Caitlyn Turner graduated from Lynchburg College with a Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training. She is Board Certified Athletic Trainer with the NATA. She has experience working with NCAA football teams as well as rotations in Orthopedic Physical Therapy clinics. Caitlyn is WorkSTEPS™ certified and assists with employment testing and administrative duties.
Julie graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Services. She joined the Job Ready Services’ team in 2016 as a Technician. She is WorkSTEPS™ certified and assists with employment testing and administrative duties. In her free time, Julie enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new places around the Triangle.
Mary Lord, MS, NCC
Mary Lord is a Nationally Certified Counselor that graduated from East Carolina University with her Master of Science in Counselor Education and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Psychology. Mary has been involved in multiple projects for Job Ready Services since 2008 and joined the team full-time in August 2016 as a certified WorkSTEPS™ technician. Mary has since utilized her talents to focus on new client onboarding processes, existing client relations, staff training, and various other projects. In her free time, Mary enjoys practicing her culinary skills, viewing musical theater, dancing when no one is watching, and playing a wide assortment of video games.