Meet Our Team

Our Staff


Maybe we are a bit biased, but we think our staff is the greatest in Central Ohio.

Our team members have extensive knowledge about recruiting and hiring. They also possess years of experience training and educating both job candidates and employers. But more importantly, our employees are amazing listeners.

From our front desk Administrative Assistant to our Founder and CEO, Jennifer Kuntz, everyone who works at Greenleaf Job Training Services genuinely cares about you and your success (we consider it a job requirement). Working with us, you will be paired with a staff member who spends time getting to know you, finding creative ways to help you achieve your goals, and making sure you feel at ease with the entire process.

With such a warm and friendly atmosphere, it's no wonder that more than one job candidate has asked if he or she could come work for us rather than finding employment elsewhere. And we wish we could hire everyone. But if we did, we'd be depriving Central Ohio employers of the most dedicated and hard-working talent we know. If you are interested in working for Greenleaf, please contact Employment@greenleafjts.com.

These are the caring and devoted people who will be helping you with your vocational rehabilitation:


Kate Lingnofski

Kate Lingnofski

Director of Programs

Kate began her career at Greenleaf in September of 2010 as a Job Developer. During her tenure at Greenleaf, she has also worked in Customized Employment, achieving A.C.R.E. Certification. She is currently our Director of Programs, overseeing all of the VR programs and personnel, including the Job Developers and Job Coaches. Her Personal Manifesto: "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." -Helen Keller

Jen Dales

Jen Dales

Intake Specialist

Jen joined Greenleaf in 2013 as a Job Developer. She is currently our Intake Specialist, in addition to providing initial Job Development activities. Prior to working at Greenleaf, Jen spent over four years working with developmentally disabled individuals and an additional six years pursuing her education at OSU. She chose to study art history alongside sociology and psychology due to her interest in the therapeutic and cathartic aspects of art expression. After witnessing her father’s stroke and journey through recovery, Jen found herself inspired and re-energized to reach out and help others help themselves. In 2012 she graduated with honors earning a BA in Art History as well as a minor in Studio Art. Jen believes in the power of positivity! A simple quote by Thich Nhat Hanh sums up her approach to life, “Because you are alive, everything is possible.”

Scot Howard M.A. ABS, CESP

Scot Howard M.A. ABS, CESP

Business Relations

Scot Howard M.A. ABS, CESP, began working with Greenleaf JTS in September of 2003. Scot received his M.A. in Applied Behavioral Sciences from Wright State University while teaching Sociology. Scot taught several years within the public school system working with Autistic and Severe Behavioral Health students. As a Work Study Coordinator for an alternative school in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Scot assisted students with securing employment while teaching various subjects. Scot has previously worked as a Job Developer and Customized Employment Specialist. During his work in Customized Employment, Scot also achieved A.C.R.E. Certification. His current role supports those continued efforts through community outreach and employer relations. Scot shares the belief that with the right accommodations and positive thinking, there is a job fit for everyone.

Melissa Huggins, BA, LSW

Melissa Huggins, BA, LSW

Employment Specialist

Prior to starting at Greenleaf, Melissa spent time raising her family. Once her children were off to college, she went back as well. After earning a BA in Social Work from Ohio Dominican University, began working for people with differing disabilities as a job coach to assist her consumers in gaining and keeping employment. In April of 2015, Melissa obtained her Social Work license in the State of Ohio. Melissa believes that everyone should be able to do anything they want in life regardless of their differences.

Kimberly Montgomery-Carver

Kimberly Montgomery-Carver

Employment Specialist, Licking County

Kim, Employment Specialist, joined Greenleaf in 2017. Throughout her life, Kim has always had a desire to help others achieve their goals in life. After working for several years in retail, Kim decided to go after her dream of helping and empowering others by searching for an employer who focuses on that goal. When Kim learned that Greenleaf Job Training Services needed an Employment Specialist in Licking County, she knew that Greenleaf would be a perfect fit for her own personal goal of helping people succeed. To quote from A.A. Milne: “You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

Jessica Schollenberger

Jessica Schollenberger

Work HABits Trainer

Jessica Schollenberger joined the Greenleaf team in May of 2012. She has provided services as a Job Coach and Job Developer prior to becoming the Community Work HABits Trainer. She attended Capital University where she received her bachelor's degree in Education: Intervention Specialist. Jessica worked in schools for approximately three years before coming to Greenleaf. Jessica also grew up with a learning disability. She had a lot of great people in her life that recognized her potential and encouraged her to go after her dreams. She can only hope to do the same for other people in her life.

Leah Watkins

Leah Watkins

Employment Specialist

Leah Watkins, an employment specialist, joined Greenleaf in November 2016. Her prior background consists of being an Activity Director at a local Nursing Facility and prior to that a Recreation Therapist at a Mental Health Hospital. Leah received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation Therapy from Indiana State University. Leah and her husband moved to Columbus the beginning of 2015 and enjoy becoming familiar with the Columbus area. Leah enjoys helping people find something that gives them purpose in their life.

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