Staff

President & CEO

Steve SmithJob Point’s Board of Directors selected as President & Chief Executive Officer, Steven A. Smith, effective April 28, 2015, Smith brings to Job Point 40 years of experience and leadership in the finance industry. In addition to his work in the private sector, Smith has served numerous organizations, including the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Columbia Public Schools and Heart of Missouri United Way. Job Point Board Chair Matt Garrett said, “Steve is well known in our community, with a strong background in business and non-profit organizations. I’m pleased he is bringing his expertise to Job Point.”  Smith welcomes this opportunity to serve and looks forward to continuing Job Point’s great mission.

Vice President

Brenda OverkampBrenda Overkamp has been employed with Job Point for 28 years, serving in various capacities. She is currently responsible for marketing, development, strategic planning and community outreach. Brenda also oversees the Rehabilitation Services unit providing career planning and employment services for people with disabilities. Brenda has a Bachelor’s degree in English Education from the University of Missouri. She says, “The employment opportunity at Job Point came immediately after college. I worked with some amazing individuals who had experienced a life-changing medical condition. I had found my calling. And, for twenty-eight years, I’ve been lucky enough to put my individual talents to work at Job Point supporting others to find theirs.”

Director of Rehabilitation Services

John Scalise has always loved to help other people. With this in mind, he pursued his Bachelors of Science in Recreation Therapy, graduating in 1995 from the University of Central Missouri. After graduation, he worked in various fields for 27 years before finding his way to Job Point, including behavioral health services, crisis response and crisis intervention training.

In 2015, John returned to Columbia and began working at Job Point, quickly being named employee of the year only one year after his employment began. In his current role as Director of Rehabilitation Services, he’s proud to supervise such a talented team that works to improve others’ lives. Asked about why he likes his job, John said, “It’s an amazing feeling to help people achieve their employment goals…no one does this better than Job Point.”

Director of YouthBuild

Jerrell Morton has a Bachelor’s degree, is a certified Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Instructor and has 12 years of experience in working with youth.  He has been employed with Job Point for seven years. As a U.S. Army veteran, he remains an Automated Logistics Specialist with the Missouri National Guard.

Staff

Job Point staff are highly trained and qualified. Advisors hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation or similar field and related experience. Business Consultants have a Bachelor’s degree in  business, human resources, marketing, rehabilitation or a related field and  two years of professional experience. Instructors are required to hold a Bachelor’s in Education or related field or at least 3 years professional experience.  Employment Consultants are required to have a high school diploma or equivalent, with 3 years work experience. Related work experience may be substituted for educational qualifications.

A valid Class E Missouri driver’s license, excellent driving record, Positive Behavior Supports training, First Aid and CPR is required of all professional services staff. Background checks conducted on all new staff include verification of Social Security Number, criminal check, sex offender registry, driving records upon employment (twice per year thereafter), and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Worker Registration.  These are periodically re-checked.

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