Empowering Services

Empowering Services is a company that was established in 2006.

We have established ourselves as a reliable, ethical and creditable service organization driven to support the community in all aspects of vocational rehab services.

Our company is fueled by passionate professionals with compassionate care.

Get your clients connected with the best job development services in the Valley!

Our staff will listen and support your client employment needs Individual driven quality employment goals.

Customized resume and cover letter to get the interview, personalized interview skills to meet the employee and employer needs.

Our Team

Trusted And Experienced Partners Focused On Your Success

Jennifer Maxey - Owner


BBA - Business Management Eastern Michigan University

MS - Human Resources Eastern Michigan University

Jennifer has more than 15 years experience in Job Development services. Jennifer has assisted individuals in Vocational Rehabilitation in several states as a trusted partner in the VR program. Her experience sets a tone that resonates with the entire Empowering Services Team.

Jennifer is a dedicated leader with outstanding work ethic and true leadership qualities. She knows what employers are looking for in the interview process and ensures her clients are educated on the entire Job development/interview process.

“ I love what I do and I put my all into to each and every client my team and I work with.” 

Debbie Cherry 

Job Developer East Valley

Debbie has more than 30 years’ experience assisting individuals reach their highest potential in career and personal life. Debbie has a unique style to assist individuals find their place in the working community.

With her 30 years’ experience working with individuals with disabilities in job development while continuing her own business in holistic heath care, she is dedicated to finding the right match for the employer and the individual seeking employment. Her passion is to assist individuals to find their dream job.

“When you do what you love its not work, it might keep you young and positive about life.”

Sylvia Hokey

Job​ Developer West Valley 

MS - Psychology

University of Phoenix

BS - Human Services Management

University of Phoenix

AAS - Paralegal Technology

Northeast Mississippi Community College

Sylvia has several years’ experience in career planning and education. Sylvia has a unique way of identifying employability skills and using those skills to assist individuals with their career goals. Sylvia specializes in using labor analysis research to assist individuals in their long-term and short-term career goals.

Sylvia specializes in working with mentally and physically disabled adults and children. Sylvia uses her unique research and communication skills to assist those with disabilities to reach their daily and future career goals. Her experience sources from understanding the client’s background and using this information to help them reach their goals.

Sylvia has experience in case management, customer service, and extreme crisis situations. Her knowledgeable background allows for an effective and efficient work ethic.

“I enjoy seeing people reach their career and educational goals. Seeing the client with joy and knowing the client has gainful employment to help build their future is the best part of the job.”

Lawrence Washington Jr.

Job​ Developer West Valley 

Graduate - Personal/Professional Development

Landmark Education - Scottsdale, AZ

BS- Human Resource Development

Oakland University - Rochester, MI


 

Lawrence has more than 10 years’ experience assisting individuals reach their highest potential in career and personal life. Lawrence is extremely passionate about helping others win through individual growth and development.

His purpose is to serve others through motivation, teaching, training, and inspiration. “I believe everyone is born a winner. Everyone is born with a purpose to make an impact on Earth through personal development/growth!”

Lawrence specializes in working with individuals of all ages get back on their feet and finding their career path the discovery of his own personal belief occurred through the diverse opportunities/positions he had been given to serve people of all ages.

We use a unique approach to sourcing clients for jobs as there are specific techniques used to advocate for our clients. Lawrence serves others through motivation, teaching, training, and inspiration.

“My life mission is to help people win in life by discovering and fulfilling their purpose (as they continue to be intentional in developing themselves). This belief is the foundation to my approach in leadership development.


Ralp​h Harris

Job​ Developer West Valley 


Ralph has more than 10 years’ experience assisting individuals with disabilities reach their highest potential in career and personal life. Ralph is very proficient with assisting individuals find their place in the working community. Ralph specializes in working with individuals of all ages to help find their career path as well as get back on their feet. Ralph has built very strong relationships in Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert and many parts of West Phoenix. His placement experience comes with getting to know his clients and assessing what their true goals are in life.

We use a unique approach to sourcing clients for jobs as there are specific techniques used to advocate for our clients.


“I absolutely love doing what I do because it excites me to see the joy on my clients faces when they achieve their goals. There is nothing more satisfying than helping individuals attain competitive employment as well as boosting their self esteem”.

Jessica Hall

Job​ Developer East Valley 

BBA - Human Resources, University Of Texas

Jessica has an extensive background working with individuals and employment. Jessica has 5 years experience and has made some great partners in the community with job coaching and job seeking for our team. Jessica came from Seattle where she enjoyed her role as a Social Worker.

Jessica has worked with young woman in the community while supporting young mother programs.  

"Working with young mothers is a passion of mine. I enjoy being an active resource to the community while lifting others and their families, there is nothing else I would rather be doing at this point in my life."    

Terrell Maxey

Job​ Developer Lead West Valley 

AS -  Computer Technology - Washtenaw College 

BBA - Business Management - University Of Michigan 

Terrell has more than 10 years’ experience assisting individuals reach their highest potential in career and personal life. Terrell has a unique style to assist individuals find their place in the working community.

Terrell specializes in working with males of all ages get back on their feet and finding their career path. Terrell has built some strong strategic partnerships in the Phoenix area and takes on some of the toughest placements that our agency has. His placement experience comes with getting to know his clients and digging deep into what their true goals are in life.

We use a unique approach to sourcing clients for jobs as there are specific techniques used to advocate for our clients. 

Diamon Woods

Job​ Developer West Valley 

Bachelors Degree - Family Studies- University of Arizona 

Masters of Science - Mental Health -  Grand Canyon University 

Diamon received her Bachelors Degree from the University of Arizona in Family Studies and Human Development with a minor in Adolescences, community and education. She also received her Masters Degree from Grand Canyon University in Mental Health and Wellness with an emphasis in Administration. Throughout her professional career she has dedicated more than 8 years working in the West Valley community building relationships while supporting clients in receiving fundamental needs by establishing and creating individualized goals to help clients enhance their total well being. 


Her skills include being able to develop, establish, and execute individualized treatment/life care plans for all of her clients. She specialize in working with all clients ranging from the Infants to elders. She has also had extensive work and done research working with clients with mental health and wellness needs and also clients with physical disabilities as well. She specialize in focusing on the psycho social aspects of clients and being able to collaborate with families, the healthcare team and the community to build strong relationships among everyone. 

Merra Norris

Job​ Developer East Valley 

Bachelor of Arts- Portland State University

Masters- Public Health in Global Family and Child Health- University of Arizona 

 

Meera Norris has over ten years’ experience working with vulnerable populations and case management. She holds a masters in family and child public health from university of Arizona.

Meera has spent the past two years working with veterans in case management and job placement. Meera takes a holistic approach to her client’s needs understanding there are many obstacles for those struggling with barriers to employment.

Meera uses her passion to help others achieve their dreams to motivate her clients to become self-sufficient with a sustainable and effective career track.

Annalisse Velazquez

Job​ Developer  West Valley 

BA - Business of Arts

Annalisse maintains a clear vision of and a passionate commitment to the organization mission of empowering individuals with disabilities to secure employment . She brings 10 years of clinical case management and social services experience to the position. Prior to joining this company Annalisse worked at various not for profits; serving domestic violence victims, persons with serious mental illness and individuals and families experiencing chronic homelessness. Annalisse worked hard in Job Development in Arkansas and has brought those talents to the Arizona desert. 

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