Executive Board (October 2016 – October 2017)

Michael Accordino, 2nd VP

President

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

Denise Catalano, Region 6 Rep1st Vice President

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

Matt Bruinekool, Region 7 Rep2nd Vice President

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

NCRE President, Noel Estrada-Hernandez

Past President

Noel Estrada-Hernández, Ph.D., CRC
Assistant Professor

 & Graduate Coordinator
The University of Iowa

 

Regional Representatives

Charles Bernacchio, Region 1Region I: 2014-2017 (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island & Vermont)

Charles Bernacchio, Ed.D., CRC
Associate Professor
University of Southern Maine

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

Brenda Cartwright, Region 4Region IV: 2014-2017 (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina & Tennessee)

Brenda Cartwright, Ed.D, CRC, NCC, MHC

Professor, Rehabilitation Counseling Program
Winston Salem State 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: 2014-2017 (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

Elizabeth Boland, Region 10Region X: 2014-2017 
(Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington)

Elizabeth Boland, Ph.D., CRC
Professor & Academic Program Director, MA in Rehabilitation Counseling Program
Western Washington University

 

 

 

International Representative

Alan Bruce, International RepCanada & Australia
(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