ReEmployAbility Founder and CEO, Debra Livingston, and VP of Sales & Client Relations, Mary Bennett have been named winners of BLOOM Magazine’s 2022 Excellence Awards.  

Debra Livingston is a recipient of the “Making a Difference Award,” an award that acknowledges the efforts of individuals and teams who have made a significant impact in the lives of injured workers, celebrating the people and teams who have gone above and beyond to make a real difference in the lives of the workers they serve. 

Mary Bennett is honored as a recipient of the “Women Leading the Way in Workers’ Compensation Award.” This award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of women who are empowering and paving the way for other women in their industry.” 

Livingston has over 25 years of workers’ compensation experience prior to founding ReEmployAbility in 2003 based on a passion for helping injured workers return to work and a vision to transform the way the industry approaches return-to-work programs. Bennett joined ReEmployAbility in 2005 and has since been instrumental in expanding the company’s reach and impact by growing relationships with clients and partners across the nation.  

“I am honored to be recognized by industry colleagues with this award,” said Mary Bennett. “It is a tremendous privilege to be surrounded by strong women who want to uplift and help us make an impact in the industry. I’m inspired by those around me and humbled to be a role model for others in their leadership journey. Our success as leaders is truly impactful when we can contribute to the success of others.” Debra Livingston added, “I am thankful that Mary Bennett is receiving this well-deserved recognition. Mary has led the way throughout her career, touching the lives of so many in the workers’ compensation community.”  

Over the past twenty years, ReEmployAbility has grown to be the largest national provider of early return-to-work services and transitional employment, serving employers, insurance carriers, and third-party claims administrators nationwide. The Transition2Work® program offers employers a cost-effective solution to modified light-duty assignments, reducing claim costs while giving the injured employee time to heal. The program places injured workers in not-for-profit agencies for transitional duty to help transition them back to work. By bringing together business and community, ReEmployAbility positively impacts the lives of injured workers, providing meaningful and safe transitional duty and exposure to new experiences while they heal from an injury or disability. 

The BLOOM (formerly InTouch) Excellence Awards, now in its tenth year, has been an annual award and gala to celebrate people who make an impact in the workers’ compensation industry with outstanding achievement. Winners are selected by the advisory board based on weighted total industry votes. 

Bloom Magazine is a niche publication for Workers’ Compensation, Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare professionals. Its mission is, “to inform and empower readers to live their best lives professionally and personally.”