Wendy Quarles

Program Manager

403B Dolgen Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (585) 322-2082
Email: wq45@cornell.edu

Wendy Quarles

Wendy Quarles is an Extension Support Specialist at the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability at Cornell University. She is the director of the NYS CASE project, coordinates the YTI partnership with Best Buddies International, and provides program management for the Vocational Rehabilitation Youth Technical Assistance Center (VR Y-TAC) housed at The Institute for Educational Leadership in Washington, D.C.

Wendy has spent over 30 years working with providers, state systems, families, and job seekers to advance the principles and practices of Employment First and person-centered vocational services. Wendy’s commitment to staff development and training has been demonstrated in her past and current leadership roles at Regional Rehabilitation Continuing Education Center (RRCEP II) at the University of Buffalo, the Center for Human Services Education at Heritage Christian Services, the Association for Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE), and the Association for Persons Supporting Employment First (APSE).


BS 1986 - Frostburg State University, Recreation Leadership