AAA TakeCharge was founded in 2000 by M.J. Willard, a behavioral psychologist with more than 25 years experience in working with people with disabilities who are seeking employment.
We recognize that you oversee your own work attempts. But our staff can support and guide you in job search efforts, interviewing skills, and dealing with Social Security rules both during your work attempt and long term. Your participation with AAATakeCharge means you are not subject to medical reviews during your efforts to work provided that you meet Timely Progress Guidelines. And we can provide emergency financial help for setbacks such as car repairs, lost cell phone, unexpected medical bills, child or elder care – as long as you’ve hit certain earning milestones. We are your return-to-work partner ready to help you go the distance.
Meet the Team
Call Center Director / Benefits Counselor
Jackie Esparza joined TakeCharge in 2011. Her experience in customer service and processing Individualized Work Plans prepared her for her current role as Call Center Director and Benefits Counselor. She is a certified Benefits Counselor through Virginia Commonwealth University. Helping family members navigate the Social Security system has given Jackie the hands-on experience needed to truly understand how to help our clients understand the impact work may have on their benefits.
Director TakeCharge Operations