Gail Falk is a Faculty Member with Virginia Commonwealth University’s SSA-funded National Training and Data Center. Prior to joining VCU, she worked for 10 years providing benefits counseling services at the North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services. She was originally hired under the State Partnership Initiative (SPI), continuing through the transition to Benefits Planning Assistance and Outreach (BPAO) and Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA). She has extensive experience developing community partnerships with agencies serving SSA beneficiaries and delivering training workshops to promote employment options for people with disabilities. She has worked for over 30 years in the human service field in many capacities including residential, independent living, supported employment, and subsidized housing.