Melanie Whetzel, MA, CBIS
Lead Consultant, Cognitive/Neurological Team
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Melanie Whetzel is the lead consultant of the Cognitive/Neurological Team with the Job Accommodation Network (JAN). She joined the JAN staff as a consultant in February 2008. She has a 14-year history of teaching and advocating for students with disabilities in the public school system. Melanie holds a Master of Arts degree in special education, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and has earned 60 credit hours above master’s level. Her post-graduate work has been primarily focused on special education. She most recently completed a graduate certification in Career Planning and Placement for Youth in Transition, and became a certified brain injury specialist in December 2014. As the lead consultant on the Cognitive/Neurological Team, Melanie specializes in learning disabilities, mental impairments, developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and brain injuries. She presents nationally on these topics, and has authored several publications.