Boston University Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Boston University Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Joe Marrone, M.S.

Project Director 617.353.3549

Prior to joining the Center as a Project Director in 2019, Joe Marrone was a Senior Program Manager for Public Policy at the Institute for Community Inclusion/ UMASS BOSTON) for 25 years. He was also Coordinator of Training/ TA at the NIDILRR funded Vocational Rehabilitation and VR Management RRTCs based at ICI and the RSA funded 5-year research grant on helping Social Security recipients achieve economic self-sufficiency. He was formerly the Associate Director of the largest community mental health center in Washington State as well as having a 17-year career in public VR. He has consulted, trained, & lectured in all 50 states, Canada, Puerto Rico, Asia, and Europe. In total, he has over 40 years direct service/administrative experience in delivering rehabilitation services and in community mental health. Joe has a strong interest in promoting employment outcomes for individuals with psychiatric conditions. He has lectured and published extensively on policy and program issues in employment services for both youth and adults including workplace supports, workforce development, welfare to work issues, and consumer empowerment. Joe has been on the staff of the New England Psychiatric Rehabilitation Training Program and the University of Massachusetts at Boston, the Michigan State University Long -Term Training Grant in Psychiatric Rehabilitation as well as of the University of Pittsburgh/Western Psychiatric Institute’s National Psychiatric Rehabilitation Training Grant. He has also been an Adjunct Faculty Member of the New England School of Professional Psychology and the Boston University School of Medicine. He is also on the Editorial Boards of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Psychiatric Services, Journal of Mental Health, among other journals.


Marrone, J., Farkas, M., & Abramson, (2018) Making Mental Health Systems of Care “High Performers” in Employment Outcomes. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation.21[3-4]. P.61-79.

Marrone, J., Burns, R. & Taylor, S. (2014). Vocational rehabilitation and mental health employment services: True love or marriage of convenience? Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation 40(2): 149-154.

Marrone, J & Taylor, S. (2013) Serving Youth with Psychiatric Disabilities in the Vocational Rehabilitation System. Focal Point, 27 (1), p.37-39

Marrone, J. (2005). Creating Hope Through Employment for People Who Are Homeless or in Transitional Housing. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Foley, S., Marrone, J., & Simon, M. (2002) Cruise ships and kayaks: Welfare and rehabilitation approaches for women with disabilities in poverty. Behavioral Sciences and the Law Journal, 20 (6), 659-680.

Marrone, J. & Golowka, E. (2000) If You Think Work Is Bad for People with Mental Illness, Then Try Poverty, Unemployment, and Social Isolation. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 23 (2), 187-193.

Marrone, J., Hoff, D., & Gold, M. (1999) Organizational Change For Community Employment. Journal of Rehabilitation, 65(2), 10 -19.

Marrone, J., Gandolfo, C., Gold, M., & Hoff, D. (1998). JUST DOING IT: Helping People with Mental Illness Get Good Jobs. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 29(1), 37-48.

Marrone, J., Hoff, D., & Helm, D. (1997). Person-Centered Planning for the Millennium: We’re Old Enough to Remember When PCP Was Still a Drug. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 8(1), 285-297.

Marrone, J., Balzell, A. & Gold, M. (1995) “Employment Supports for People with Mental Illness.” Psychiatric Services 46(7): 707-711.

Marrone, J. (1994). If Everybody’s Already Doing It, How Come It Never Gets Done?: Consumer-Driven Service Delivery. Psychosocial Rehabilitation Journal 18(2): 73-76.

Marrone, J. & Gold, M. (1994). Supported Employment for People with Mental Illness: Myths and Facts. Journal of Rehabilitation, 60(4): 38-47.

Marrone, J., Helm, D., Van Gelder, M., Miranda, S., Splitz, D., Gilmore, M., & Holian, B. (1994). Families As Resources: The Art of Listening, Not Telling. In Institute Brief Series. Boston, MA: Institute for Community Inclusion.

Marrone, J. (1993). Creating Positive Vocational Outcomes for People with Mental Illness. Psychosocial Rehabilitation Journal, 17(2): 43-62.

Marrone, J., Horgan, J., Scripture, D, and Grossman, M. (1984). Serving the Severely Psychiatrically Disabled Client within the State VR System. Psychosocial Rehabilitation Journal, 7, 5-23.