About CANAR’s Leadership

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Lanore Curole

Lanore Curole



United Houma Nation

Vocational Rehabilitation Program

About Our President
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.

Ashly M. Osborne

Vice President


Moapa Band of Paiutes

Vocational Rehabilitation Project INPUT

About Our Vice President
Dr. Peggy Venable

Dr. Peggy Venable



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

About Our Treasurer
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.

Ramona Medicinehorse


About Our Secretary
Contact Lanor

991 Grand Caillou Road, Bldg #2

P.O. Box 4217

Houma, LA 70363

T: (985) 223-3093

Email:  lanor.curole@unitedhoumanation.org

Contact Ashly Marie


#12 Lincoln Street; Suite D

P.O. Box 670

Moapa, NV 89025

T: 1 (702) 865-2081


3909 S. Maryland Parkway; Suite 208

Las Vegas, NV 89119

T: (702)834-7376

Email:  aosborne.projectinput@gmail.com

Contact Peggy

107 Tall Pine Drive Whigham, GA 39897

T: (229) 762-3169

Email:  cpvenable.mvr4@gmail.com

Contact Ramona