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David Staten, Ph.D, LPC, NCC, CRC, BCC, BCPC

Associate Professor, Rehabilitation
Counseling Program, South Carolina State University

Work: 803-516-4917
Cell: 803-928-0523
Fax: 803-536-8812



Quiteya D. Walker, PhD

Assistant Professor, Counseling and Educational Leadership
Albany State University
College of Education
504 College Drive, ACAD 244G
Albany, GA  31705
Office: 229-430-4783
Fax: 229-430-4993


Paul Toriello

Paul Toriello, RhD, CRC, CCS, LCAS

Associate Professor, Chair, and Director of Doctoral and Graduate Programs
Department of Addictions & Rehabilitation Studies
East Carolina University, Mailcode #677
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
ph  252-744-6297
fax 252-744-6302


Ruth Mercado-Cruz

Ruth Mercado-Cruz

P.O. Box 360850
San Juan, P.R. 00936-0850
Cell Phone (787) 568-3801








ACA Governing Council Representative

Caroline K. Wilde, Ph.D., LMHC, CRC
Asst. Professor
USF Counselor Education
4202 East Fowler Avenue, EDU 105
Tampa, Florida 33620
Phone: 813-974-0985




Chair, Council on Organization, Administration and Management

Jennipher Wiebold

Chair, Council on Development and Collaboration

Henry McCarthy, Ph.D., CRC, LPC
Rehabilitation Counseling Department
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
1900 Gravier Street
New Orleans, LA 70112-2662
Tel: 504-568-4320
Fax: 504-568-4324

Chair, Council on Professional Preparation and Standards


Chair, Council on Public Policy and Legislation

Noel A. Ysasi, PhD Candidate

Department of Rehabilitation Counseling
The University of Texas Pan-American
College of Health Sciences and Human Services
1201 W. University Dr. Edinburg TX. 78539
Office: (956) 665-7036
Fax: (956) 665-8701


Chair, Council on Public Relations and Awareness

Jamie L. Schutte, PhD, CRC

University of Pittsburgh
Department of Rehabiltiation Science & Technology
Suite 5044 Forbes Tower
Atwood and Sennott Streets
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-383-6602


Chair, Council on Research and Knowledge

Keith B. Wilson, Dean

Southern Illinois University – College of Education and Human Services
Mail Code 4624
625 Wham Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
Office Phone: 618-453-7313
Fax: 618-453-1646
Email address:


ARCA Student Task Force Representative

Katie Wachtel

Doctoral Student
Department of Counseling and Educational Development
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
228 Curry Building
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402


ARCA Representatives to CORE Commission on Standards and Accreditation

Michelle P. Pointer, Ed.D, CRC, NCC, LCPC (2011-2015)

Professor, Applied Psychology and Rehabilitation Counseling
Coppin State University
2500 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21216
Office: (410) 951-3516
Fax: (410) 951-3511

Yolanda V. Edwards, Ph.D., CRC (2011-2015)

Professor & Program Coordinator Rehabilitation Counseling Program
Department Of Educational Leadership, Counseling and Professional Studies
School of Education & Human Performance
C024 – G Anderson Center
601 S. Martin Luther King Drive
Winston Salem, NC 27110
Phone: (336) 750-2586
Fax: (336) 750-2914

Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin (RCB) Editor:

Douglas Strohmer, Ph.D., CRC (2011 – 2016)

Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Research
100 Ball Hall
College of Education
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: (901) 678-2841
Fax: (901) 678-5114

RCB Contact for CRCC Contact Hours for Journal articles:

Douglas Strohmer, Ph.D., CRC (see contact information above)

ARCA Newsletter Editor

Vickie Leeming

Owner, Creative Custom Solutions
Administrative Support and Event Planning Services
Toledo, Ohio
Phone: (419) 841-8889
Fax: (419) 843-2243 Fax






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