California Rehabilitation Association, South
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Mailing Address:
  CRA-S PO Box 3953
  Fontana, CA 92334
President's Message

Thank you for being a member of NRA. Our association is the premier membership organization for professionals and organizations serving people with disabilities. In California, we have two chapters, CRA-North and CRA-South.

I have certainly enjoyed serving as your CRA-South president this year. Laurie Yeager, CRA-South President-elect, will be assuming the president role in July of this year, as I will be returning to school to pursue an RhD.

Thanks to the leadership of CRA-South's Past-President James Michael Yates, our board is working hard to update our Constitution and Bylaws and bring them into line with NRA's restructuring plan. As a CRA-South member, you will vote on these changes at our annual fall conference. Please contact us if you can recommend any speakers or advertisers for this event.

Laurie Yager represents us at the California Counselor Licensure Coalition. Please contact her at if you are interested in California licensure for rehabilitation counselors.

Joe Turpin is spearheading a legislative tea for our local and state representatives. If you would like to participate, please contact him at
Longtime board member and past president Bob Bayne just completed the monumental task of making our nonprofit status official. Treasurer Don Renfro will now get to deal with the IRS on an annual basis.

Katrina Ungos, Membership chair, and Dee Ferguson, Secretary, are also dedicated to improving the membership and CRA-South Board activities in Southern California. Since returning from a three month medical leave, our newsletter editor Margie Cooper, has done a wonderful job in getting this to you.

Without the hard work of board members such as these and our other dedicated members, rehabilitation concerns would not be nearly so well represented in Southern California. Please join us at a board meeting or get involved in planning the Fall conference.

We have an active Student Chapter at Cal State San Bernardino and would really like to get chapters started at Cal State Los Angeles and San Diego State. If you are a student and would like us to visit your University, please let me know.
You can visit our web site at for updated information on conferences, board meetings, licensure and other rehabilitation related information in California.
Heather Brostrand, MA, CRC

Board of Directors

Member at Large Mario Linares
Member at Large Kathy Barnes
Member at Large Bob Bayne
Member at Large Linda Magee Jones
Member at Large Dr. Joe Turpin
Treasurer Don Renfrew
Legislative Carol Atkinson
Editor (News Letter) Margie Cooper
Membership Katrina Ungos
Secretary Dee Ferguson
President Laurie Yeager

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