Vocational, Life Care Planning & Educational services since 1991
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Meet the Team

Elizabeth D. Bauer, M.Ed. LRC, CRC, CLCP

Elizabeth “Betsy” Bauer has been a Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and a Certified Educational Diagnostician for over 25 years. She obtained both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from Louisiana State University, where she also completed extensive post-graduate work in psychology, assessment and counseling. Betsy is a member of the first class of Certified Life Care Planners.  She has completed over 300 hours of a post-graduate curriculum in Life Care Planning through the University of Florida, the Rehabilitation Training Institute, International Association of Rehabilitation Professional and Foundation for Life Care Planning Research.  Betsy is licensed in Louisiana as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, is Board Certified nationally as both a Rehabilitation Counselor and Life Care Planner, and is certified by the Louisiana State Department of Education as an Educational Diagnostician. She has been qualified as an expert in both State and Federal Court as a Life Care Planner, Vocational Counselor, Rehabilitation Counselor, and Educational Diagnostician. She is a member of International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals and International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals – Louisiana.

Elizabeth B. Martina, MHS, CRC, LRC, CLCP

Elizabeth Martina entered the field of vocational rehabilitation in 2006. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University in New Orleans and her Masters of Health Sciences from Louisiana State University Health and Sciences Center. Elizabeth’s focus of study was specifically in Rehabilitation Counseling. Since graduating from LSU-HSC Elizabeth has been employed with Bauer & Associates. She is a Certified Life Care Planner, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and a Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor in the State of Louisiana.  Elizabeth is also a member of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals and serves as Board Member at Large for the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals – Louisiana since 2010.  Elizabeth has served on the faculty at LSU-HSC in the Rehabilitation Counseling Department.  She has been qualified as an expert in both State and Federal Courts.

Jordan Frankel, JD, MHS, CRC, LRC, CLCP

Jordan Frankel joined Bauer & Associates, Inc., in 2012. Originally from Oregon, he made his way east to the University of Notre Dame where obtained his Bachelor of Science. Jordan then attended Chicago-Kent College of Law and became a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois. After practicing law in the frozen winters of Chicago, he moved to New Orleans in search of warmer weather and happier work. Wanting to stay in the legal field, Jordan became interested in Life Care Planning and Vocational Rehabilitation in the context of catastrophic injuries. He ultimately decided to attend Louisiana State University Health Science Center (LSU-HSC) and obtain a Masters in Clinical Rehabilitation and Counseling. He graduated with a 4.0 in all classes taken while at LSU-HSC. Jordan is a member of  the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals and Chi Sigma Iota, the international honor society for professional counselors. 

Rebecca Congemi
Rebecca Congemi Small

Rebecca Congemi has been with us since May 2015. She brings over 18 years of extensive customer service, administrative experience, and management coordination to our team. Prior to joining Bauer & Associates, Inc., Rebecca served as the Office Manager for a local construction company, and before that she was a Field Support Representative and Site Manager for Ikon Solutions in New Orleans. Rebecca is a native of Metairie and when she is not at work, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and three children.


Penny has been with Bauer & Associates, Inc. since 2005.