About the President
Ellen H. Bunch, R.N.
President, Industrial Safety & Rehabilitation Institute, Inc.
As President of ISR Institute, Inc. since 1994, Mrs. Bunch coordinates and supervises ISR Institute’s administrative functions. She has 39 years of nursing experience which includes orthopedics, neuro, and acute care. She is well known for her broad depth of knowledge in health issues, especially as they pertain to orthopedic and neurological disorders, for her highly organized skills, excellent management style, extreme dedication to detail, and most sincere dedication to providing ISR Institute’s clients with the most excellent support and service available.
Ms. Bunch also served as President of WorkSaver Employee Testing Systems, LLC (aka, WorkSaver) until January 2014. During her 19 years of tenure in this position with WorkSaver, Mrs. Bunch developed one of the most effective quality assurance review systems available today in the field of employee functional (fitness-for-duty) testing. She also coordinated WorkSaver services with industries and directed her staff of quality assurance (QA) nurses to conduct detailed reviews of all WorkSaversm Fit-For-Duty and ADA-Compliant Post-offer, Pre-placement (New Hire) Evaluations w a nationwide network of physical therapy clinics.
On January 1, 2014, Mrs. Bunch resigned from her position as President of WorkSaver Employee Testing Systems, handing the reins over to Trevor Bardarson, PT, OCS, CBES. She continues to serve as a consultant to WorkSaver particularly in the areas related to Quality Assurance and Policies and Procedures.
Mrs. Bunch is a member of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses and National Orthopaedic Nurse Association. She sits on the Board of Certified Behavioral-Based Ergonomic Specialists (BCBES). In addition to her professional career she is very active in several volunteer groups including Animal Rescue Organizations such as H.O.P.E. for Animals and My Hearts Desire Rescue.