Patricia (Patty) Nunez MA, CRC, CDMS CCM is currently a director within the Claim Vendor Management office of CNA Insurance based in Orange County, California. Nunez is also the President of the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). She has been a board member on CORE since 2006, and served as that body’s vice chair for three years prior to beginning her term as president in 2013. She is a former president for both the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA) and the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (NRCA). She is a Switzer Scholar, and a recipient of NRCA’s Rank of Fellow. She has chaired the CRCC Commission, as well as the CRCC Ethics Committee and the CRCC Examination & Research Committee. She also served on the Commission on Disability Management Specialists. She served on the American Counseling Association’s Governing Council as ARCA’s representative to the council from 2009 - 2012, including being a member of ACA’s Executive Committee for two years. Nunez holds an MA in rehabilitation counseling from Seton Hall University. She received her BA in psychology from Rutgers University. She is a Certified Case Manager, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and a Certified Disability Management Specialist.