Executive Board (October 2017 – October 2018)

University of North Texas portrait of Denise Catalano, Photographed on April 07, 2017 in Denton, Texas. (Madison Gostkowski/UNT Photo)President

Denise Catalano, Ph.D., CRC
Associate Professor/Grad Coordinator, Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services
University of North Texas

Matt Bruinekool, Region 7 Rep1st Vice President

Matt Bruinekool, Ed.D., CRC
Assistant Professor, Director National Rehabilitation Institute
Drake University

David Rosenthal, 2nd Vice President2nd Vice President

David A. Rosenthal, PhD, CRC

Professor and Chair – Rehabilitation Psychology Area
University of Wisconsin Madison

Michael Accordino, 2nd VP

Past President

Michael Accordino, D.Ed, CRC, LMHC
Full Professor & Graduate Coordinator Rehab & Disability Studies
Springfield College

 

Regional Representatives

James L Soldner, Region 1 RepRegion I: 2017-2020 (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island & Vermont)

James L. Soldner, Ph.D., CRC, BCBA-D, LABA
Assistant Professor
School for Global Inclusion and Social Development
University of Massachusetts Boston

Region 2: Chia-Chiang WangRegion II: 2015-2018 (New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands)

Chia-Chiang Wang, Ph.D., CRC
Assistant Professor
University at Buffalo, SUNY

Carolyn Hawley, Region 3Region III: 2016-2019 (Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia & District of Columbia)

Carolyn E. Hawley, Ph.D., CRC
Assistant Professor, 
Dept. of Rehabilitation Counseling
Virginia Commonwealth University

Region IV: 2017-2020 (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina & Tennessee)

Suneetha B. Manyam, PhD, LPC, NCC

Associate Professor of Counseling
Mercer University

Region V Representative, Gloria LeeRegion V: 2015-2018 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio & Wisconsin)

Gloria K. Lee, Ph.D., CRC
Associate Professor, Director of Master of Arts Rehabilitation Counseling Program
Michigan State University

Penny Willmering Region VIRegion VI: 2016-2019 (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, & Texas)

Penny P. Willmering, Ph.D., CRC, LPC Director & Professor of Rehabilitation Science Arkansas Tech University

john-s-wadsworthRegion VII: 2017-2020 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, & Nebraska)

John Wadsworth, Ph.D., CRC
Associate Professor
The University of Iowa

Region VIII Representative Kathleen OertleRegion VIII: 2015-2018
 (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah & Wyoming)

Kathleen Oertle, Ph.D., CRC
Assistant Professor
Utah State University

Kathryn K YamamotoRegion IX: 2016-2019 (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Guam, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands & American Samoa)

Kathryn K. Yamamoto, Ph.D., CRC
Assistant Professor/Program Director
University of Hawaii at Mānoa
Rehabilitation Counseling Program

McKnight-LizotteMichelle, Region 10 RepRegion X: 2017-2020 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington)

Michelle McKnight-Lizotte, Ph.D, LPC, CRC
Assistant Professor
University of Idaho, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
Department of Leadership and Counseling
Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Services Program

 

 

 

International Representative

Alan Bruce, International Rep(October 2016 – October 2018)

Alan Bruce, Ph.D., M.A.
CEO & Director: Universal Learning Systems
Vice-President: EDEN

 

Student Representative

Student Representative(April 2017 – April 2019)

Toni Saia, MA, CRC 
Doctoral Student, The University of Arizona