It is the mission of VRCEA to advance the profession of rehabilitation counseling and rehabilitation education by promoting ethical practice, enhancing public understanding, and developing innovative programs and services for all persons with disabilities.

Virginia Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Association


About Us

The Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Association (RCEA) is the largest division within the National Rehabilitation Association (NRA).  We bring together counselor educators and practicing counselors, providing research resources to those who with to stay current on issues relevant to contemporary practice.  RCEA provides a place for counselors and educators to come together, collaborate, and network.  We welcome Rehabilitation Counselors from all practice settings and seek to provide our members with training, continuing education opportunities, and more!


Awards

The Virginia Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Association (VRCEA) recognizes an outstanding Rehabilitation Counselor or Educator in the field of Rehabilitation each year with the VRCEA Spirit Award.  This award is established to recognize a Rehabilitation Counselor or Educator who embodies the following characteristics: Works to advance the profession of rehabilitation counseling and rehabilitation education,  Promotes ethical practice, Enhance public understanding of the role of rehabilitation counseling in and contributing members of society, Works to develop innovative programs and services for all persons with disabilities, and Has been a professional rehabilitation counselor or rehabilitation educator for a period of one or more years.

The Nominator must be a VRCEA member, however, the Nominee does not need to be a member of any professional membership organization.

  • 2020 - Sonica Babu

  • 2019 - Terry Peed

  • 2018 - Leslie Diaz-Ortiz

  • 2017 - 

  • 2016 - 

  • 2015 - 

  • 2014 - 

Meet the VRCEA Officers and Board Members


PRESIDENT

Rhonda Beavers-Chandler

Pre-Employment Transition Counselor, Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

PRESIDENT ELECT

Vacant

Vacant

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Vacant

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TREASURER

Dawn Mosley

District Pre Employment Counselor, Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

SECRETARY

Brittney Sydnor

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

BOARD MEMBER

Tyler Schreffler

Unit Supervisor, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

BOARD MEMBER

Tuajana Smoot-Hairston

Rehabilitation Counselor, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

BOARD MEMBER

Asha Moses

Manager, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services