Rehabilitation Counseling Advisory Committee

Committee Charge

The Rehabilitation Counseling (RC) Advisory Committee will serve in an advisory capacity for the students, staff, and faculty of the Western Washington University Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Counseling by (1) providing feedback regarding local, state, regional, and national trends, needs, and policy changes; (2) acting as an advocate for the RC program; and (3) providing feedback on the current curriculum and proposed curriculum changes. The RC Advisory Committee will also serve as an external reviewer for certain areas of the program evaluation plan, including (1) the RC program’s mission and objectives; (2) the curriculum; (3) graduate achievement and employment; (4) recruitment and retention of students; and (5) program recognition, support, and resources.


Andres Aguirre Director, Washington State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
Sheila Burkett-Luckey  VRC, Department of Services for the Blind - Seattle Office
Cathy Cottingham People Systems
Jana Finkbonner North Intertribal Vocational Rehabilitation
Laurie Ford Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation
Dona Fuerst Training Manager, Washington State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
Nanna Hanchett Chief of Field Services, Idaho Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
Karolyn Hannem Assistant VR & E Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs
Sheila Hoover Internship Coordinator, Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Kurt Johnson Professor, Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Washington
Eva Larrauri Alumni & Training and Information Specialist, Northwest ADA Center
Kathe Matrone Director, Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation
Trula Nicholas Associate Professor, Human Services, WWU
Kathy Powers Vice President of Services, Orion Industries



Minutes Academic Term Academic Year
6/6/14 Spring 2013-2014
12/12/13 Fall 2013-2014
06/14/13 Spring 2012-2013
11/30/2012 Fall 2012-2013
11/4/11 Fall 2011-2012
12/10/10 Fall 2010-2011
7/2/10 Summer 2009-2010
11/6/09 Fall 2009-2010
6/18/09 Summer 2008-2009
5/15/09 Spring 2008-2009