Congrats: Georgia Rehabilitation Association Presenters

2019 GRA Training Conference in Savannah, GA. Focus of image is on GRCEA Ethics Cultural Competencies, Presented by Shrika Montgomery, Katavia Sload, and Johnesha Harris

NAMRC would like to congratulate NAMRC / GAMRC members for presenting about cultural competency at the Georgia Rehabilitation Association 2019 Conference! 

Good luck and we are so proud of you! 

2019 Conference Session: August 6 – 9, 2019

GRCEA Ethic – Cultural Competencies
Shrika Montgomery, Katavia Sloan & Johnesha Harris – GVRA

In our ever-changing society, cultural competency is an ongoing process. Rehabilitation Professionals are required per section D.2. Cultural Competency / Diversity of the 2017 CRCC Code of Ethics to develop and maintain knowledge and skills in this area. This presentation will explore elements of cultural competency to include ethics, biases and interventions.

Shrika Montgomery 
Is a Field Services Team Lead who works with Vocational Rehabilitation assisting students with disabilities to transition from school to employment services. Shrika currently is the President of the Georgia Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns (GAMRC). She serves in this division to increase awareness of diversity issues of those with disabilities and their advocates, which also includes rehabilitation counselors as they promote inclusivity in all communities. Shrika is a certified rehabilitation counselor and pursing her certification in public management. She holds a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from Fort Valley State University and a Bachelors in English from Valdosta State University. 

Katavia Sloan
Is learning and development professional specializing in training program design, workshop facilitation and project management and centers diversity and inclusion professionally and personally. Katavia Sloan obtained a Masters of Rehabilitation Counseling from Georgia State University in 2013. Since that time, she has worked in public rehabilitation services with Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and currently serves as a Training and Development Specialist. Katavia is a member of the National Rehabilitation Association and currently serves as the Immediate Past President of the Georgia Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns (GAMRC) and a Board Member of the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns (NAMRC). Katavia has a 15-year disability services career spanning the education, criminal rehabilitation, youth delinquency and mental health services fields. Katavia holds active Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) designations. 

Johnesha Harris
Is a Field Services Team Lead who supervises a team of counselors and assistants that work with students and youth with disabilities with the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency. Prior to this position, Johnesha worked as a Transition Counselor with GVRA. Additionally, Johnesa has worked at Georgia State University with the Office of Disability Services completing accommodation reviews with students with disabilities. Johnesha is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Jonesha is also the Secretary of the Georgia Rehabilitation Association and the Treasurer of the Georgia Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns. Johnesha holds a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, both from Georgia State University.

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