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

Robin Washington

President – Robin Washington, PhD, PT, CRC

  • President (1/1/2015 – 12/31/2016)*
  • Governors State University
  • Department of Physical Therapy
  • University Park, Illinois
  • Associate Professor
  • Rwashington1@govst.edu and Rwashi4203@aol.com
  • 708-534-3147 (office)

 

Cindy Mundis

Immediate Past President – Cindy Mundis, MA, CRC, LPC

  • Immediate Past President (1/1/2015 – 12/31/2016)*
  • Division Manager
  • Bureau of Central Operations
  • PA Department of Labor & Industry
  • Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • cmundis54@comcast.net
  • 717-787-5578 (office)

 

Valyncia Wilson

President-Elect – Valyncia Wilson, MS, CRC, LPC (candidate)

  • President-Elect (1/1/2015 -12/31/2016)*
  • VR Specialist, III     VR #67
  • 444 S. Houston Street, Suite 200
  • Tulsa, OK  74127
  • 918-581-2225
  • valynciathompson@gmail.com

 

Felicia Hunter

Treasurer – Felicia R. 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
  • (313) 557-8757
  • Fhunter@goodwilldetroit.org

 

Dennis Bunton

Secretary – Dennis Bunton, PhD, NCC, LPC

  • Secretary (1/1/2015 – 12/31/2016)*
  • Gender Diversity Training Specialist
  • dennis76@siu.edu
  • 618-790-4481

 

DeAnna Henderson

Representative to the NRA Board – DeAnna Henderson, PhD, LPC, CRC

  • Representative to the NRA Board (1/1/2015-12/1/2018)
  • Campus College Chair of the College of Social Sciences
  • University of Phoenix-Central Valley Campus
  • DeAnnahenderson97@yahoo.com

 

Darla Ray

Student Representative – Darla Ray

  • Student Representative (1/1/16-12/31/17)
  • University of North Texas at Denton
  • Graduate Assistant
  • Pathways for Allied Health Success
  • Department of Disability and Addiction Rehabilitation
  • 1155 Union Circle #311456
  • Denton, TX  76201-5017
  • 817-966-1196
  • Darla.ray@unt.edu

 

Keith Wilson

Board Member – Keith B. Wilson, PhD, CRC, NCC, LPC, ABDA

  • Board Member (1/1/16-12/31/17)
  • Professor
  • SIU Carbondale, The Rehabilitation Institute
  • Rehn Hall Room 339A, Mail Code 4609
  • 1025 Lincoln Drive
  • Carbondale, IL  62901
  • 618-453-8237
  • kbwilson@siu.edu

 

Abdoulaye Diallo

Board Member – Abdoulaye Diallo, PhD, CRC

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

 

Judy Smith

Board Member – Judy Smith

 

Adriza Caesar

Board Member – Adriza Caesar, MA, LPC, CRC

  • Board Member (1/1/2016 – 12/31/17)
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Michigan Dept. of Health & Human Services- Rehabilitation Services
  • 25900 Greenfield Rd. Ste. 430
  • Oak Park, MI 48237
  • 248-968-0473
  • caesura@michigan.gov

 

Robin Dock

Board Member – Robin Dock, PhD, LPC, LPCS, ACS, CRC

  • Board Member (1/1/2015 – 12/31/2016)*
  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Rehabilitation Counseling
  • School of Health Sciences
  • Winston-Salem, NC 27104
  • 336-750-2941
  • dockre@wssu.edu

 

Quintin Boston

Board Member – Quintin Boston, PhD, LPC, CRC

  • Board Member (1/1/2015 – 12/31/2016)*
  • Associate Professor
  • M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling Program Coordinator
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • 336-285-4396
  • qboston@gmail.com

 

Michell Temple

Board Member – Michell Temple, EdD, CRC, LPC, NCC, CPCS

  • Board Member (1/1/2015 – 12/31/2016)*
  • Georgia State University
  • Director of Office of Disability Services
  • 404-277-1125
  • michelltemple@yahoo.com

 

Board Member – Carolyn Turner

  • Board Member (1/1/2016 – 12/31/2017)
  • Retired, ARS Rehabilitation Services
  • 501-920-7363

 

NAMRC is officially represented on the following organizations

Brenda Cartwright

NCRE Council on Diversity and Equity – Dr. Brenda Cartwright, CRC

  • Winston Salem University

 

Chandra Donnell Carey

CORE Graduate Commission Member of Standards and Accreditation – Dr. Chandra Donnell Carey, CRC

  • University of North Texas

 

Brandi Levingston

CORE Undergraduate Commission Member of Standards and Accreditation – Dr. Brandi Levingston, CRC

  • University of North Texas
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