Goldman & Associates has been providing vocational services
in the Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon regions since
1984. In our over two decades of services to our communities
we have developed partnerships with many government and private
businesses, filling thousands of positions.
We work with a broad range of businesses and government agencies
including: Clark County, Washington State, City of Vancouver,
Starbucks, Safeway, Fred Meyers, Red Lion Hotels, Heathman Hotels,
Timberlanes, Hewlett Packard.
Goldman and Associates, Inc. have been closely involved in
spreading the message to employers by participating in Disability
Awareness Month. As a result of our participation:
• In 2004 The Heathman hotel was awarded the Employer
of the Year by the Clark County DD Board and the Vancouver Chamber
of Commerce. G&A, Inc. developed and trained both the staff
• In 2005 The Red Lion at the Quay was awarded the Employer
of the Year by the Clark County DD Board.
• In 2005 Shelli Fanning was awarded the Employee of the
Year by the Clark County DD Board.
• In 2005 Goldman and Associates was awarded the Clark
County Chamber of Commerce’s Best-in-County Award for
• In 2005 Goldman and Associates was awarded the prestigious
CARF International Accreditation. (View
the CARF certification survey summary).
The Goldman & Associates Inc. Team
President & CEO
Goldman entered the field through management experience
in the residential field in an experimental satellite
apartment program with 24 adults with Mental Illness,
as well as a group home for 16 developmentally disabled
In 1984 Norman was recruited by the Oregon Restaurant
and Hospitality and The Chefs du Cuisine Society of Oregon
to provide training and job placement to individuals with
disabilities to work in the food service field.
In 1984, Norman started Goldman and Associates to provide
assessment, training and placement services for Oregon
department of Vocational Rehabilitation. There he built
a reputation as being an excellent job developer.
In 1987 Norman was recruited by Washington DVR and Clark
County Community Services to provide services in Washington.
Other accomplishments include managing a successful Supported
Employment Program in Klickitat County, a GAU Program
and a mental health program through United Behavioral
worked for eight years at the Bakersfield ARC, in the
Supported Employment department. She began by training
and supervising a work crew dedicated to the job of collecting
recyclable papers from various state, county, and private
businesses. After 6 months she was promoted to working
with clients in individual placements, making sure they
understood and were able to perform their duties, and
then maintained contact with the individual and their
employer in order to assure job satisfaction.
Nancy was then promoted to the director assistant position
where she was responsible for maintaining client files,
helping create appropriate goals relating to their ongoing
employment. She made all schedules for the various enclaves
and work crews and continued to maintain contacts with
all employers. She was also responsible for all new hire
orientation and on-going training.
During her last two years at the Bakersfield ARC she
was again promoted to the department director position.