Jeffrey Tamburo

Jeffrey Tamburo
people / faculty

Jeffrey Tamburo

Extension Associate
Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability

Overview

Jeffrey J. Tamburo, LMSW, works as a Training and Content Development Associate for Cornell University’s Industrial and Labor Relations School, in the K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability (YTI). Previously, he worked for the Center for Human Services Education, a division of Heritage Christian Services, as a Training and Organizational Development Specialist. Jeffrey works on a number of projects for YTI, including the NYS Consortium for the Advancement of Supported Employment (NYS CASE), a Cornell initiative and an ACCES-VR funded project that offers training for employment service providers across New York State. His employment at Cornell also includes work for the Northeast ADA Center, where he provides training on the Americans with Disabilities Act to individuals and organizations in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. His work also includes the federally-funded NIDILRR project Diversity Partners, where he has been instrumental in developing online learning modules to assist employment service professionals in building better relationships with businesses.

Previously, Jeffrey worked for many years as Director of Employment Services for Enable, an affiliate of the Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State. He also served as Project Administrator for the NYS Institute for Health Transition Training, where he played a key role in the creation, design, and dissemination of Healthy Transitions, a web-based tool for youth with developmental disabilities, families, service coordinators and health care providers. Jeffrey served two terms as Co-President of New York State Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst (APSE) and retains an active APSE membership while continuing to serve as an ex-officio member of the board of directors. Jeffrey has also served as Chair of the National APSE Employment Support Professional Certification Council, and was among the first individuals in the nation to hold the Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP) designation.

Jeffrey holds a Master of Social Work from Syracuse University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Villanova University.

Teaching Statement

Jeffrey maintains an interest in demand-side employer practices, and has a passion for helping employment service professionals understand how to build stronger, mutually-beneficial employer relationships. Jeffrey also has a strong interest in knowledge translation, and strives to take research and best practices in employment and communicate information in an engaging, thought-provoking manner. He has demonstrated particular expertise in Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and has provided training on this and other ADA topics across federal region 2--NY, NJ, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Outreach Statement

Jeffrey has developed a national reputation in the field of disability and employment through his ongoing work and conference presentations on numerous topics related to disability and employment best practices. He excels at communicating research and best practices in employment to employers, service providers, workforce development, human resource professionals, individuals and families, and organizational leaders.

Professional Activities

  • The ADA and Aging Americans. Presented to American Society on Aging. Chicago, IL. 2017.
  • Job Seekers with Disabilities: Bridging the Gap. Presented to Texas Workforce Commission. Houston, TX. 2016.
  • Pipelines of Talent: Preparing your organization to employ people with disabilities. Presented to Tompkins County SHRM. Ithaca, NY. 2016.
  • Autism in the Workplace. Presented to JSEC. Oneonta, NY. 2016.
  • The ADA and Aging Americans. Presented to Northeast ADA Center. Ithaca, NY. 2016.
  • An Overview of the ADA: Legal, Practical and Human Implications. Presented to Stonybrook University. Stony Brook, NY. 2016.
  • An Overview of the ADA: Legal, Practical and Human Implications. Presented to Arise Child and Family Service. Syracuse, NY. 2016.
  • The Diversity Partners Project. Presented to APSE. Cincinatti, OH. 2016.
  • An Overview of Section 503 of the Rehab Act. Presented to Oswego Industries. Phoenix, NY. 2016.
  • What ESPs Need to Know about the ADA. Presented to Oswego Industries. Phoenix, NY. 2016.
  • The Diversity Partners Project. Presented to ACCES-VR. Lake Placid. 2016.
  • Maximizing Business Partnerships: Section 503 of the Rehab Act. Presented to ACCES-VR. Lake Placid. 2016.
  • What Disability Service Professionals Need to Know about the ADA. Presented to Northeast ADA Center. Ithaca, NY. 2016.
  • Mental Illness in the Workplace: Legal, Practical, and Human Issues. Presented to Job Service Employer Committee. Binghamton, NY. 2015.
  • Best Practice Tips: Employing People with Disabilities (Recruiting, hiring, performance management & accommodation). Presented to Northeast ADA Center. San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2015.
  • Forming Effective Partnerships: Disability Service Providers and Businesses. Presented to Northeast ADA Center. San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2015.
  • Reasonable Accommodation Section 503: New Rules. Presented to Northeast ADA Center. San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2015.
  • Accessible Healthcare. Presented to Northeast ADA Center. San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2015.
  • New Regulations and Emerging Issues. Presented to Northeast ADA Center. San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2015.
  • The ABC's of the ADA. Presented to Northeast ADA Center. San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2015.
  • Getting the Employer's Attention. Presented to APSE. Philadelphia. 2015.
  • Developing Business Partnerships. Presented to Oswego Industries. Phoenix, NY. 2015.
  • Disclosure & Self-Identification in the Workplace. Presented to Oswego Industries. Phoenix, NY. 2015.
  • Mental Illness in the Workplace: Legal, Practical, and Human Issues. Presented to The Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County . Ithaca, NY. 2015.
  • Developing Business Partnerships. Presented to NYS APSE. Lake Placid, NY. 2015.
  • Non-obvious disabilities at work. Presented to UUP. Saratoga Springs. 2015.
Jeffrey Tamburo

Contact

Dolgen Hall, Room 203A