Meet our Course Instructors

Jim Mecham, MSIE, OTR/L, CPE

Jim Mecham, MSIE, OTR/L, CPE

Owner/Partner, Senior Vice President of Sales

Jim Mecham has dedicated his career to developing rehab programs which focus on returning injured workers back to work as soon as possible. His Bachelors of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy and Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering makes him a perfect fit to teach professionals the latest in industrial rehab and ergonomics. Jim is a Board Certified Professional Ergonomist who has developed multiple functional capacity evaluations with his crown jewel being the FCE within the OccuPro Software.

Email Jim at jmecham@occupro.net.


Courses

Functional Capacity Evaluation Certification Course
Advanced Functional Capacity Evaluation Course
FCE + RTW + WH/WC Certification Course
Work Hardening/Conditioning Training Course
Post Offer/Pre Employment Testing Certification Course
Industrial Ergonomic Evaluator Certification Course
Office Ergonomic Evaluator Certification Course

Eric Ahonen, ATC, LAT, CFCE

Eric Ahonen, ATC, LAT, CFCE

Director of Business and Network Development

With his Bachelor's Degree and license to practice as an Athletic Trainer, Eric Ahonen has dedicated his career to restoring human performance. His background in the workers' comp field has given him extensive knowledge in performing and creating FCEs, Functional Progress Notes, Functional Discharge Summaries, and work hardening/work conditioning programs. Eric is a Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator whose experience makes him an asset for anyone looking to build a successful FCE program.

Email Eric at eahonen@occupro.net.


Courses

Functional Capacity Evaluation Certification Course
FCE + RTW + WH/WC Certification Course

Paige Shafer, MS, OTR/L, CFCE, CEAS

Paige Shafer, MS, OTR/L, CFCE, CEAS

Clinical Account Executive

Paige Shafer received her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from Rush University in Chicago, IL. She has 17 years of clinical experience in hand therapy, industrial rehab, and ergonomics. She has performed hundreds of functional capacity evaluations, including job specific and baseline for disability claims, and has worked in the clinic developing and implementing work hardening/conditioning programs. She is a Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator and a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist. She has performed ergonomic evaluations in the office and industrial environments, and has worked with employers developing job demands analysis and on-site injury prevention programs.

Email Paige at pshafer@occupro.net.


Courses

Functional Capacity Evaluation Certification Course
FCE + RTW + WH/WC Certification Course
Work Hardening/Conditioning Training Course

Thomas Rothery, MS, OTR/L, CFCE

Thomas Rothery MS, OTR/L, CFCE

Thomas Rothery received his Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from Rush University and has focused his practice on industrial rehab, work hardening, and FCEs. He has performed hundreds of functional capacity evaluations including job specific and baseline for disability claims and is a Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator. Mr. Rothery has worked closely with employers providing POETs, fit-for-duties, return-to-work examinations, on-site injury preventions, wellness programs, and job demands analysis.


Courses

FCE + RTW + WH/WC Certification Course
Post Offer/Pre Employment Testing Certification Course

What People Say About Us

I normally struggle doing continuing education via On Demand formats. However, the information and presentation method with OccuPro was engaging and very helpful. Nice job, Jim!

Jeffrey Johnson, MA, ATC
BTE Technologies

Jim Mecham was very enjoyable and modified the course to fit our knowledge base!

Brenda Castellano, PTA
Ministry Health Care St. Joseph's

The course material was wonderful. It was the perfect amount of instruction, practical learning, and real-world circumstances from the instructor's professional career.

Matt Copeland, CEOE
Solutions Northwest, Inc.

Great course! Jim presented well, was informed on topic, and provided very detailed personal experiences that aided in the course.

Kyle Kleppinger, ATC, LAT
Industry Health Solutions

The course couldn't have been better! Eric was very knowledgeable from his own experience and presented all info very well. He was very thorough, a great communicator, open to all questions, and did an excellent job overall.

Jill Bailey, PT, DPT
Makovicka PT

Jim came on-site and delivered the 1-day Office Ergonomics Evaluator Certification Course for us. We found the course educational, well presented, and very useful!

Jennifer Balderson
Worley Parsons

Jim was very professional and business like. He was able to reach out to the class and create class participation. Jim being down to earth really relaxed the class! 

Woodrew F. Hepler
Arkansas Dept. of Corrections

The course discussions as well as the info provided via written manual, powerpoint, and jim's brain. were very helpful :) This course has made me more comfortable performing functional capacity evaluations!

Michelle Gifford, Certified Athletic Trainer
Magnolia Regional Health

Jim Mecham and Vic Zucccarello were very prepared, knowledgeable, and complemented each other well. 

Trevor Harbin, OTR/L
Ortho Georgia

Eric was an excellent teacher. He went at a good pace, always stopped for questions to make sure everyone understood, and was very knowledgeable. I was not expecting as much breakdown/guidance on billing and how to self-generate new referrals.

Michael Brown, PT, DPT
Team Rehabilitation

Eric was very organized! In my opinion, this format is the only way to learn the software.

Anthony Friese, PT
Aspirus

The course was great! I learned so much! It went by fast! Eric was full of energy. Thank you for the delicious lunch each day! :)

N/A
Contact Us

Error!

Forgot Password?

close

Please enter your email to receive a link to create a new password.

Error!

Back to Login

Close