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    Board Members

    Serving NCRE as a Board or Executive Board member is a great honor and a chance to positively contribute to shaping the future of rehabilitation education and the rehabilitation counseling profession. Our profession is facing a number of crossroads with regard to such areas as licensure, accreditation, evidence-based practice, federal funding, professional identity, and organizational collaboration.

    Your work as an Executive Board Member, Regional Representative, International or Student Representative will give you a chance to influence decisions made in these areas. We strongly encourage you to apply.

Executive Board Members (November 4, 2014 - October 20, 2015)


J. Chad Duncan, Ph.D., CRC, CPO
College of Health Sciences Rehabilitation Studies

Alabama State University

1st Vice - President

Noel Estrada-Hernández, Ph.D., CRC

Assistant Professor

Rehabilitation & Counselor Education

The University of Iowa

2nd Vice - President

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

Past President

Maureen McGuire-Kuletz, Ed.D, CRC

Associate Professor/Co-Director, CRCRE

The George Washington University

Regional Representatives

Charles Bernacchio

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

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

Region II: 2012-2015 (New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands)

John Keegan, Ph.D., CRC
Assistant Professor

Hunter College, CUNY

Region III: 2013-2016 (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: 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: 2012-2015 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio & Wisconsin)

Eun-Jeong Lee, Ph.D., CRC
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology 

Illinois Institute of Technology

Region VI: 2013-2016 (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, & Texas)

Denise Catalano, Ph.D., CRC
Assistant Professor/Grad Coordinator, Social Work & Addictions

University of North Texas
Department of Rehabilitation

Region VII: 2014-2017 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, & Nebraska)

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

Region VIII: 2012-2015
(Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah & Wyoming)

Jill Bezyak, Ph.D., CRC

Assistant Professor

University of Northern Colorado

Region IX: 2013-2016 (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Guam, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands & American Samoa)

Aisha Shamburger Rousseau, Ph.D., CRC

Assistant Professor, Disability & Psychoeducational Studies 

The University of Arizona

Elizabeth Boland

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

Elizabeth Boland, Ph.D., CRC
Associate Professor & Chair, Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Counseling
Western Washington University

International Representative

Alan Bruce

Canada & Australia (November 2014 – October 2016)

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

Student Representative

    Student Representative: (April 201​5​ - April 201​7​)

    Annemarie Connor MS, OTR/L
    Doctoral Student,
    Research/Teaching Assistant
    Rehabilitation Counselor Education
    Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education
    Michigan State University

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