CANAR Executive Board

 

 

CANAR PRESIDENT

Lanor Curole  

United Houma Nation Vocational Rehabilitation Program

Lanor's Biography

Lanor Curole, MA, has been the Program Director of the United Houma Nation Vocational Rehabilitation Program since 2000.  The program provides employment services for American Indians with disabilities.  She earned her Masters of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling in December 2005 from Western Washington University.  Active in her state’s disability movement, she is both the former Chair of the Louisiana Rehabilitation Council and Statewide Independent Living Council.  On a state level, she continues to serve as a member of the Southern University Rehabilitation and Disability Studies Department’s Advisory Council and the Louisiana Rehabilitation Council.  Nationally Ms. Curole has been an active member of the Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation (CANAR) since 2005 and the current board President.

Ms. Curole is a citizen of the United Houma Nation in southeast Louisiana.  She is a life-long resident of Lafourche Parish where she continues to live within the tribal community and is pleased to have the opportunity to work for the betterment of her people.  With the passing of her mother 16 years ago, Lanor considers her greatest accomplishment her educational achievements and credits her mother with that success.  Lanor’s mother attended an all Indian school in Golden Meadow where she was only afforded a 7th-grade education.  “My mother always stressed how important education was to our future.  In particular, she wanted to ensure that her daughter was self-sufficient.”  I think she succeeded.

Contact

991 Grand Caillou Road, Bldg #2

P.O. Box 4217

Houma, LA 70363

T: (985) 223-3093

Email:  lanor.curole@unitedhoumanation.org

VICE PRESIDENT

Ashly M. Osborne

Moapa Band of Paiutes

Vocational Rehabilitation Project INPUT

Ashly's Biography

Ashly Marie Osborne is a member of the Moapa Band of Paiutes Tribe in Southern Nevada. She has worked in the field of Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation for a total of 10 years. She got her start in Tribal VR as an Administrative Assistant in 2009, was promoted internally to VR Tech in 2015, and was offered the Project Director’s position by her tribe in October 2017. She currently serves on (2) boards since gaining her position as project manager with: The State Vocational Rehabilitation Board as a Committee Member and CANAR Executive Board as Vice President. She has attended 10+ CANAR Conferences throughout the years, completed DataOps training for the TVR Module in 2009, and received an Outstanding Staff Member Award in 2010 & 2016 given by CANAR Executive Board. She has hosted a CANAR Annual Conference in 2017 in Las Vegas, along with providing presentation as a Keynote Speaker. She has also received her certification of completion with the Kiva Institute, LLC on Indian Self-Determination Act: Law and Administration to help better serve her tribe.

In her personal life, Ashly has became involved with activism and donating her time to several organizations such as: The Animal Foundation, Sierra Club, The Center (LGBTQ), the Rape Crisis Center at UNLV, S4, NoDAPL, and has attended many rallies and events in support. She is a strong ally to many other marginalized groups, and a lover of animals and the environment where her values reflect her status in the community. In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, attending concerts and music festivals, checking out art galleries and museums, attending film festivals and theatre plays, collecting records, taking care of her cats Lilith & Ripley, and playing music with her partner, as she is classically trained on the violin, viola, and cello and currently experimenting with learning to play the Theremin.

Contact

Rural:

#12 Lincoln Street; Suite D

P.O. Box 670

Moapa, NV 89025

T: 1 (702) 865-2081

Urban:

3909 S. Maryland Parkway; Suite 208

Las Vegas, NV 89119

T: (702)834-7376

Email:  aosborne.projectinput@gmail.com

TREASURER

Dr. Peggy Venable

Lower Muskogee VR Program Job Training Programs/VR Service Project Tama Tribal Town 

Peggy's Biography

Dr. Christina Peggy Venable has over 40 years of experience with vocational rehabilitation services, case management, job placement, and vocational evaluation, among other areas of expertise.  She is certified in work adjustment, vocational evaluation, job placement, and worker’s compensation.

Dr. Venable is the Project Director of The Muskogee Vocational Rehabilitation Program and has served as a family, individual, and Mental Health counselor with various other agencies.  She is a member of the Georgia and National Rehabilitation Association, Georgia State Rehab Council, and the Georgia Statewide Coalition on Blindness.  Dr. Venable also serves on the Executive Board of the Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation (CANAR).  Dr. Venable holds a Master’s in Psychology, a Doctorate in Theology, a Ph.D. in Philosophy and received her Doctorate of Divinity, Summa Cum Laude.

Dr. Christina (Peggy) Venable is a member of The Lower Muskogee Creek Tribe and the Project Director for the Muskogee Vocational Rehabilitation Program.  She is a singer, songwriter, author and serves as the Tribal Historian of The Lower Muskogee Creek Tribe in Whigham, Georgia.

Contact

107 Tall Pine Drive Whigham, GA 39897

T: (229) 762-3169

Email:  cpvenable.mvr4@gmail.com

SECRETARY 

Ramona MedicineHorse

 Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Vocational Rehabilitation

Ramona's Biography

Ramona is an enrolled tribal member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. She has worked for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Vocational Rehabilitation for 11 years and her career with the tribes started in October 2004 as the Early Intervention Manager for 4 years. Her work experience expands into working several years with Children’s Mental Health, Adult Mental Health, School Counselor, and Homeless Shelter Manager. 

She attended Walla Walla College/University to get her Masters Degree in Social Work with the assistance of the Tribal educational program and obtained her LMSW in 2011.  She’s received her Bachelor Degree of Arts majoring in Social work from Idaho State University and become a Licensed Social Worker in 1992.

Ramona and her mother live in a single home.  She loves to play pool (billiards), traveling, and staying home.  She loves working with the Vocational Rehabilitation Program and has ups and downs, but overall enjoys the positivity that comes with the job.

Contact

P.O Box 306

Fort Hall, ID 83203

Tel: +1 (208) 478-4051

Fax: (208) 478-3899

rrmedicinehorse@sbtribes.com

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