About Us

National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns

Our History

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.

 

NAMRC Bylaws 2015

 

Board Members

Valyncia Wilson

Valyncia Wilson, MS, CRC, LPC

  • President (1/1/2017 – 12/31/2018)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • 444 S. Houston Street, Suite 200
  • Tulsa, OK  74127
  • Phone:  918-581-2225 (office)
  • valynciathompson@gmail.com

 

Michell Temple

Michell Temple, EdD

  • President Elect (1/1/2017 – 12/31/2018)
  • Georgia State University
  • Director of Disability Services
  • michelltemple@yahoo.com

 

Robin Washington

Robin Washington, PhD, PT, CRC

  • Immediate Past President (1/1/2017 – 12/31/2018)
  • Governors State University
  • Department of Physical Therapy
  • 1 University Parkway- G179
  • University Park, Illinois
  • Associate Professor
  • Rwashington1@govst.edu and Rwashi4203@aol.com
  • 708-534-3147 (office)

 

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Keisha Rogers, PhD, CRC, LCAS, LPC

  • Secretary (1/1/2017-12/31/2018)
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Winston-Salem State University
  • rogerslg@wssu.edu

 

Felicia Hunter

Felicia Hunter

  • Treasurer (1/1/2016 – 12/31/2017)
  • Executive Vice President – Employment & Training Division Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit 3111 Grand River Avenue
  • Detroit, MI 48208
  • Direct: (313) 557-8757
  • Fhunter@goodwilldetroit.org

 

Darla Ray

Darla Ray


DeAnna Henderson

Deanna Henderson, PhD, MA

 

Dennis Bunton

Dennis Bunton, PhD, NCC, LPC

  • Board Member (1/1/2017 – 12/31/2018)
  • Clinical Director
  • Daviess Treatment Services
  • 3032 HWY 144
  • Owensboro, KY. 42303
  • dbuntonphd@gmail.com
  • (270) 685- 5029

 

Keith Wilson

Keith Wilson, PhD, CRC, NCC, LPC, ABDA

  • Board Member (1/1/16-12/31/17)
  • Professor
  • SIU Carbondale, The Rehabilitation Institute
  • Rehn Hall Room 339A, Mailt Code 4609
  • 1025 Lincoln Drive
  • Carbondale, IL  62901
  • kbwilson@siu.edu

 

Abdoulaye Diallo

Abdoulaye Diallo, PhD, CRC

  • Board Member (1/1/2016 – 12/31/2017)
  • University of Texas-Pan American
  • Department of Rehabilitation
  • abdoulaye.diallo@utrgv.edu
  • 956-665-3151

 

Adriza Caesar

Adriza Caesar 

  • Board Member(1/1/2016 – 12/31/17)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Oak Park Site Manager
  • Michigan Rehabilitation Services
  • caesara@michigan.gov

 

Robin Dock

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

  • Board Member (1/1/2017 – 12/31/2018)
  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Rehabilitation Counseling
  • School of Health Sciences
  • Winston-Salem, NC 27104
  • (336) 750-2941
  • dockre@wssu.edu

 

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La’Tanya Fish

  • Board Member (1/1/2017-12/31/2018)
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Department of Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Winston-Salem State University
  • fishte@wssu.edu

 

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Rachita Sharma, PhD, CRC, LPC-S

  • Board Member (1/1/2017-12/31/2018)
  • Instructor & Clinical Coordinator
  • Department of Disability & Addiction Rehabilitation
  • University of North Texas, Denton
  • Rachita.sharma@unt.edu

 

NAMRC is officially represented on the following organizations:

Brenda Cartwright

Dr. Brenda Cartwright, CRC

  • NCRE Council on Diversity and Equity
  • Winston Salem University

 

Chandra Donnell Carey

Dr. Chandra Donnell Carey, CRC

  • CORE Graduate Commission Member of Standards and Accreditation
  • University of North Texas

 

Brandi Levingston

Dr. Brandi Levingston, CRC

  • CORE Undergraduate Commission Member of Standards and Accreditation
  • University of North Texas

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