The Competitive Employment Team

Matt Jannings
Chief Program Officer, Competitive Employment

Matt joined BCI in 2020 with a diverse background in employment services, recruitment, and nonprofit leadership. With a demonstrated track record of building programs and relationships that create opportunities for people with disabilities, he is passionate about empowering people to realize their potential and articulate their value. Matt has a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication and a master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership.

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Sandy Weitkamp, BCI

Sandy Weitkamp
Benefits Case Manager

Sandy Weitkamp joined BCI in 2018 after working as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in St. Charles and St. Louis counties for over 25 years. She has worked directly with Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, and Ticket to Work programs and is one of the leading disability benefits experts in our region. In 2022, she earned her certification as a Work Incentives Practitioner (WIP-C). Knowing that work incentives pave the way to work and financial independence for those receiving public benefits, Sandy is available to anyone living with a disability who would like to start or return to work. Appointments are free and can be booked at

Darcell Fleeman
Vocational Instructor & Summer Program Coordinator

Darcell joined BCI in 2020 as a Vocational Instructor and in 2021, assumed responsibility for coordinating our summer employment program for young adults. With a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Lindenwood University, she has a long history of diligently preparing people with disabilities for competitive employment. Previously, she worked for the Center for Specialized Services and the St. Charles School District. Darcell feels privileged to teach and cherishes the expressions of pride and accomplishment from her students and their families.

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Daniel Luaders
Competitive Employment Advisor

Daniel first joined BCI in 2020 as an Employment Support Specialist under the Organizational Employment Program. Today at the Skills Center, he helps people with disabilities earn competitive jobs in the community. He works closely with each client to assess strengths, build skills, explore options, and achieve (and sustain) the right kind of work. With a heart for leading others toward a more independent life, he has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

Megan Pierce
Competitive Employment Advisor

Megan joined the Skills Center in December 2021. As a Competitive Employment Advisor, she helps people with disabilities find jobs in the community that match their preferences and needs. She is excited about working with people one-on-one and having an opportunity to make a difference in their lives. A 2021 graduate of Mizzou, Megan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and is now a graduate student at the University of Missouri-St. Louis where she is studying clinical mental health counseling.

Lisa Vergiza
Competitive Employment Advisor

Lisa joined the Skills Center full time in July 2022 after moonlighting with us summers and weekends for one year as a seasonal Job Coach. Previously, she worked for the Center for Head Injury Services and Special School District. Five years into what she calls her “second career,” Lisa couldn’t imagine a more fulfilling line of work and takes great satisfaction in the growth and success of her clients. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Missouri.

Robert Lister, BCI

Robert Lister
Competitive Employment Advisor

Having formerly managed IT operations at Paraquad and contributed to Monsanto’s Data Center, Robert brings a diverse professional background. Drawn to BCI’s empowering mission for individuals with disabilities, he transitioned from BCI Packaging, finding satisfaction in directly facilitating workforce entry. Leveraging his network, Robert connects qualified candidates with inclusive employers. Navigating disability challenges himself, he brings empathy to support others in employment pursuits. Beyond work, Robert is a lifelong St. Louis Blues Hockey fan, enjoys golf, and cherishes family time.

Selah Parris
Competitive Employment Advisor

With a background in customer service, insurance, and mental health, Selah joined BCI to help others find meaningful, gainful employment within the community. In her role, she receives referrals through Vocational Rehabilitation and works with adults with disabilities to help them achieve the best possible outcome. She joined BCI because our mission to inspire personal growth and support those who desire fulfillment through work really resonated with her heart.