Treva Roanhorse

Treva Roanhorse

Policy & Advocacy Committee

Contact
P.O Box 1420

Window Rock, AZ 86515

Tel: +1 (928) 871-6338

Fax: (928) 871-7865

Email: rmtreva@msn.com

Treva's Biography
Treva Roanhorse is a member of the Navajo Nation from New Mexico. She is the former Executive Director of the Navajo Nation Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS) and served as President of the Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation (CANAR) for 20 years. She has an education and experience in vocational rehabilitation, special education and social work from the University of Arizona. She has served on various local, state and nationwide organizations and committees. She currently serves on the CANAR board as Chair of Policy/Advocacy, Northwest Indian College Advisory and Northern Arizona University IHD/CAC. She is fluent in the Navajo language and strong in her Navajo way of life and teaching.
Rebecca Holland

Rebecca Holland

By-Laws Committee

Contact

P.O Box 687

Jemez Pueblo, NM 87024

Tel: +1 (575) 834-0012

Fax: +1 (575) 834-0812

Email: rebecca.holland@jemezpueblo.us

Rebecca's Biography
Rebecca Holland is the Program Manager with the Pueblo of Jemez VR Program in New Mexico and has been with the program for a total of 11 years. She began her career in VR in 1998 working with the Veteran’s Administration in Albuquerque as a Psychometrist. She then applied for the position of Program Manager of the Jemez VR Program in the fall of 1998 and was the Manager for 8 years. Rebecca served as the CANAR bylaws Chair from 2000-2006. In 2006, Rebecca positions to administer a Healthy Marriage Demonstration Grant from 2006-2015. She returned to Jemez VR Program three years ago and loves being back as the Program Manager. Her passion is team building and reaching difficult consumers.

Rebecca was born and raised in Wyoming. She holds a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Studies from the University of New Mexico. She also has a certificate from San Diego State University in Post-Employment Training in American Indian Rehabilitation. She has been married to her husband, Michael, for 26 years and they have 2 children and 5 grandchildren. They reside in Rio Rancho, NM, where they have lived for over 20 years.

Rachel Allen

Rachel Allen

Leadership Committee

Contact
7249 S. Western Ave., Ste. 204

Oklahoma City, OK 73139

Tel: +1 (405) 632-3749

Toll Free: +1 (877) 297-3139

Fax: (405) 632-9753

Email: rallen@delewarenation.com

Rachel's Biography
Rachel Allen is the current director of the Delaware Nation Vocational Rehabilitation Program, which covers 8 counties in Oklahoma. Prior to becoming a director, Rachel served as a VR Counselor for 4 1/2 years in Tribal VR. Her other experience includes working as a Disability Determination Specialist with the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, which consisted of processing Social Security Disability Insurance applications, working with an NIH-funded study to reduce the risk of heart disease for American Indians in SW Oklahoma through the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (Balance), and doing contract work for the Native American Parent Technical Assistance Program(Visions).

Rachel received her Bachelor of Science degrees at Oklahoma State University in psychology and zoology, and her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from San Diego State University. Rachel is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)

Melanie Murray

Melanie Murray

Conference/Special Events

Contact
1000 E. Osborn Rd.

Scottsdale, AZ 85256

Tel: +1 (480) 362-5435

Email: melanie.murray@srpmic-nsn.gov

Melanie's Biography
Melanie Murray is the Program Manager with Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community VR, near Scottsdale, Arizona. She began her career in Salt River as a special education teacher and State Champion Basketball Coach at Salt River High School. She then became a part of the original founding team of the VR Program in Salt River. She has served as VR Manager for nearly six years. One of her passions is transition services, which has been an emphasis of the Salt River VR Program. Prior to working Salt River, Melanie was employed employed with Albuquerque Public Schools in New Mexico for over 12 years, working as a Special Education Teacher, IEP Specialist, Transition Specialist and Basketball Coach.

Melanie was born and raised in New Mexico. She holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Arts degree from the University of New Mexico and a Bachelor of Arts from Eureka College in Illinois. She and her wife, Meg and their four sons, Dillion, Ethan, Nicholas and Devon reside in Mesa, AZ.