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

Milestones in the History of NAMRC and Multicultural Rehabilitation

Board Members



namrc president 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)


NAMRC Keisha Rogers

Keisha Rogers, PhD, CRC, LCAS, LPC

  • Secretary (1/1/2017-12/31/2019)
  • 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


NAMRC Student Rep Alexis Duggan 2018

Alexis Duggan

  • Student Representative (1/1/2018-12/31/2019)


DeAnna Henderson

Deanna Henderson, PhD, LPC, NCC, CRC

  • Representative to the NRA Board (1/1/2017-12-31-2018)
  • Program Chair, Social Sciences
  • The College of Humanities and Sciences
  • deannahenderson97@yahoo.com


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


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


NAMRC board member L'Tanya Fish

L’Tanya Fish

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


namrc rachita sharma

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 Andre Washington

Andre Washington, PhD, CRC

  • Board member at Large
  • Langston University


NAMRC Hattie McCarter

Hattie McCarter, MRC

  • Board Member at Large
  • Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation


NAMRC Katavia Sloan

Katavia Sloan, CRC, LPC

  • Board Member at Large
  • Georgia Rehabilitation Agency


NAMRC Christiaan K

Christiaan Kier, PhD Candidate, CRC

  • Board Member at Large
  • California State University, Los Angeles