National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns

When the “Council” was formed in 1969 as a voice within NRA, the National Association of Non-White Rehabilitation Workers (NANWRW) was formed as a separate non for profit association independent of NRA. NANWRW, was an advocate for issues and programs that were of concern to non white members and non white persons with disabilities. The “Council” and NANWRW advocated both inside and outside of NRA and were effective in increasing the representation of non white persons in the rehabilitation community.

The impact of the “Council” and its leaders may be seen in increased participation of non-whites in the RSA & NIDRR peer review process, advocacy for establishment of Section 21 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the establishment of an R & T Center at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Prior to the establishment of the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns (NAMRC), the “Council” also hosted luncheons, receptions and separate training at the annual NRA conference for its members. NANWRW representation on CORE was subsequently given to NAMRC through a special partnership.

Today, NAMRC has representation on the Commission on Rehabilitation Counseling Certification, CORE Commission on Standards and Accreditation for Undergraduates, and CORE Commission on Standards and Accreditation for Graduates. NAMRC also took a leadership role in the formation of the NCRE Council on Diversity and Equity, and has been an active partner in inter-organizational planning groups such as the CORE Summit and Rehabilitation Mega Conference and other organizations essential to the profession of  rehabilitation.

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 The Board of Directors

Michell L. Temple, EdD, CRC, NCC, LPC (GA), LPC/MHSP (TN, Temp)

§  President
(January 2019 to December 2020)

§  ADA Coordinator and Mental Health Counselor

§  Tusculum University, 60 Shiloh Rd, Greeneville, TN 37745

§  423-636-7300 ext. 5402 (office)

§  [email protected]



Robin Dock, PhD, LPC, LPCS, ACS, CRC

§  President-Elect
(January 2019 to December 2020)

§  Associate Professor

§  Department of Rehabilitation Counseling

§  School of Health Sciences, Winston-Salem, NC 27104

§  (336) 750-2941

§  [email protected]




 

Felicia Hunter

§  Treasurer

§  Executive Vice President – Employment & Training Division Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit 3111 Grand River Avenue

§  Detroit, MI 48208

§  Direct: (313) 557-8757

§  [email protected]

Valyncia Wilson, MS, CRC, LPC

§  Immediate Past President (January 2019 to December 2020)

§  Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

§  Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services

§  444 S. Houston Street, Suite 200

§  Tulsa, OK  74127

§  Phone:  918-581-2225 (office)

[email protected]

 

Keisha Rogers, PhD, CRC, LCAS, LPC

§  Secretary
(January 2019 to December 2020)

§  Assistant Professor

§  Department of Rehabilitation Counseling

§  Winston-Salem State University

§  [email protected]



Andre Washington, PhD, CRC

§  Board member at Large

§  Langston University

§  Research Assistant Professor and Technical Assistant Coordinator

§  6700 N, Martin Luther King Ave, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111

§  405-530-7525 (office)

§  [email protected]

§  www.langston.edu/rehab





 

Hattie McCarter, MRC

§  Board Member at Large

§  Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

 





 

Nancy Riddick

§  Board Member at Large

 





 

L’Tanya Fish

§  Representative to the NRA Board (January 2019 to December 2020)

§  Adjunct Professor

§  Department of Rehabilitation Counseling

§  Winston-Salem State University

§  [email protected]

 





 

Alexis Duggan

§  Student Representative

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C Kier, PhD Candidate, CRC

§  Board Member at Large 

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Katavia Sloan, CRC, LPC

§  Board Member at Large

§  Georgia Rehabilitation Agency






L. Robert “Bob” McConnell

§  Board Member at Large





Susan Rapant

§  Board Member at Large