Meet Our Team
Bruce Bloom, M.Ed, CRC, IPEC, CAS
Chief Executive Officer/Vocational Expert
Bruce Bloom is a Vocational Expert, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Certified Autism Specialist, and the President of Bloom Consulting located in Austin, Texas. Bruce earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from The State University of New York at Stony Brook, and his Master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from The University of Texas at Austin. Bruce has worked as a human resource generalist, and an operations manager for several Fortune 500 companies. In 2014, Bruce completed a post-graduate program in Forensic Rehabilitation through George Washington University and currently consults with attorneys as a Vocational Expert regarding pre- and post-injury earning capacity in legal disputes, as well as other forensic vocational rehabilitation settings.
Natalie Hulsey, M.Ed
Vice President/Vocational Consultant
Madeline Bloom is the Vice-President of Bloom Consulting. Madeline has several years of experience providing job coaching, work experience training, consultation, and marketing and administrative support to the entire team. In addition to her primary position, Madeline serves as our community liaison by helping us develop partnerships with area non-profits and businesses. She also provides Spanish language interpretation for consumers as needed throughout our service area.
Wendy Thompson, M.Ed
Dr. Susan Upshaw
Dr. James Williams, CRC, CAS
Chief Operating Officer/Vocational Expert
Dr. James Williams is the Chief Operating Officer and Vocational Expert at Bloom Consulting in Austin. TX. He is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Advanced Certified Autism Specialist, and an Adjunct Professor at St. Edward’s University. He obtained his Bachelor’s in Special Education from Sam Houston State University, his Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling from Texas Tech University Health Science Center, and his Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Lamar University. He is also a certified Special Education Teacher with experience in public and private education and social services. Dr. Williams has provided services to individuals with disabilities, particularly Autism Spectrum Disorders, across the lifespan for the past twelve years.
LaDon Matthys, MA, LPC-I