Rebecca Fisco, CDMS

Ohio State University

CCMC Commissioner; Associate Director, Integrated Absence Management


Rebecca is a disability management leader with diverse knowledge in leave and disability programs, associated laws, policies, and processes, with a focus on strategic organizational development.

Rebecca currently provides leadership and oversight for The Ohio State University’s integrated disability and absence management programs. These programs offer consultation, support, and administration of occupational and non-occupational disability benefits, return-to-work and remain-at-work services, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation processes and leaves of absence to Ohio State faculty and staff.

Rebecca brings to her role experience from Ohio State, Motorists Insurance Group and Amazon where she has served as a leader in the development, delivery, and oversight, of multiple disability management programs. She has been involved in all facets of leave and disability management including ADA accommodations, short-term disability (STD), long-term disability (LTD), Family and Medical Leave (FML), state and local statutory leaves, Workers Compensation, and return to work/remain at work services. Rebecca’s goal for disability management programs is to reduce company risk and mitigate the financial exposures associated with disabilities in the workplace, while providing empathetic service to the employees served.

Rebecca is passionate about continuing education and professional development in the field of disability management and has been involved as a subject matter expert in multiple professional organizations. She has served as programing chair and President of the DMEC Ohio Chapter, sat on the Employer Advisory committee for the National DMEC organization, and she currently serves in an editorial advisory capacity. Rebecca has also been active in the CCMC/CDMS organization for many years, primarily as part of the test development and role and function study committees. Rebecca truly enjoys collaborating with other experts in the field to help shape the landscape of disability management programs now and in the future.