Meet The Board
Toni has worked with the disability community for 20 years. She joined MRA as a graduate student in 2013 and the board in 2016. In addition to her master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from MSU she holds credentials as a CRC and LPC. Toni currently is a rehabilitation counselor with MRS.
Toni joined MRA to connect with other professionals in the rehabilitation field. She believes that is it through these connections that relationships and alliances can be formed and strengthen to further the mission and vision of a more inclusive equitable society for individuals with disabilities.
Calvin Kennebrew, Jr.
Calvin has worked as a vocation rehabilitation consultant for the deaf, in both the community and private sector. Calvin has extensive knowledge of Deaf culture and types of hearing loss as it impacts employment and independence.
Calvin joined MRA because he recognizes that there is a shortage of minorities working as professionals in the field of rehabilitation. He has a deep passion for vocational rehabilitation professional development. He believes the state association can assist with addressing the lack of minorities in the VR profession.
Kelly Dormer is a Disability Specialist at Wayne State University Student Disability Services where she works with students with a wide range of disabilities. She has her Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Michigan State University and holds a CRC and LPC credential. Prior to Wayne State, Kelly worked for several years at a Center for Independent Living and the State of Georgia’s Vocational Rehabilitation Program. Kelly is the immediate Past President of MRA.
Kelly first joined MRA as a student for the networking opportunities and to be better connected with the work of others across the field of disability services. She loves being able to collaborate across agencies and build relationships that help to enhance services for the people we serve. Kelly is proud to be part of an organization like MRA that stays up to date on important legislative issues, offers resources and professional development, and has fun while doing it!
David has been on the board for over 20 years first while a student at MSU's Rehab Counseling Graduate Program. Currently, David is the Manager within the Workers' Compensation Agency for the State of Michigan, overseeing the Contested Case Section and the VR Division, Among other duties.
David joined MRA for the networking opportunities, to grow professionally, stay in touch with governmental affairs issues, and to give back to his profession.
Brittany is an alum of the Michigan State University Rehabilitation Counseling program. She has always had the passion and drive to serve and advocate for individuals with disabilities.
Brittany joined MRA because she wanted to continue to make an impact in the lives of those with disabilities. MRA was a connection and interaction she enjoyed as a student and being a part of the board she continues to work toward connecting current rehab counseling students with professionals within the rehab field.
Lindsay joined the MRA Board of Directors in 2016. After graduating from the Rehab Counseling Master’s program at MSU, she joined team RCPD at MSU where she serves individuals with ASD and brain injuries. Prior to pursuing her Master’s degree at MSU, she was a high school special education teacher for ten years.
Lindsay joined MRA because she would like to find ways to reach professionals in our field and build a stronger sense of community. Through concerted efforts, she believes that we can offer timely information and valuable events to promote professional development and networking within the community of rehabilitation students and professionals.
Kelsey Foote works at the Michigan State University Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD). At RCPD, she works with students and employees with learning disabilities, ADHD, and co-occurring conditions.
Kelsey joined MRA to further expand her professional network and knowledge to best serve individuals with disabilities. As a part of MRA, she enjoys working with rehabilitation professionals from a variety of backgrounds. She loves that we can pool our knowledge to help provide education for our field and support legislation that advances rights for persons with disabilities and the rehabilitation counseling profession. Serving on the MRA board allows her to have fun while she fulfills her passion and tries her best to make a difference.
Vicki is a Mom of 2 boys, a Wife, and more relevant to the field of VR; a Site Manager within the Macomb District office of MRS. She enjoys connecting our community with resources, services, and employment solutions; both on the individual and business side of VR.
Vicki joined MRA because she enjoys the networking opportunities MRA offers and her MRA membership allows her to stay informed, and able to contribute to her field of interest.
Omar is an alumnus of Wayne State University with a Master’s in Vocational Rehabilitation and Community Inclusion. He currently sits on the board of directors of the (MRA) Michigan Rehabilitation Association and co-chair of The Public Policy Committee.
Omar joined MRA to have a statewide impact on the lives of people with disabilities through public policy, education, outreach, and working to enhance their lives through vocational rehabilitation.
Roy Del Valle
Dr. Del Valle is the District Manager of the MLEO, MRS, Marquette, District Office. Dr. Del Valle’s professional experience includes over 20 years of direct service provision to individuals with disabilities in the State VR program & non-profit organizations.
Roy joined MRA to promote the profession of Rehabilitation Counseling and provide opportunities for rehabilitation counseling professionals to enhance their skills in order to provide quality VR services. The MRA is the leading advocate for the rehabilitation counseling profession in Michigan and to people with disabilities on the state and nation level.