Noel Ysasi

Noel Ysasi

At-Large Director

An Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Kentucky, Noel is also a Life Care Planner Associate and Rehabilitative Counselor with Irmo Marini, PhD and Associates in McAllen, Texas.  A veteran of the United States Navy, Noel received a Life Time Achievement Award from United States Veterans Affairs in 2012 in recognition of his exceptional work with veterans with disabilities. Noel earned his doctorate in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Texas-Pan American in 2015 and received both the NCRE and ARCA doctoral of the year award. His professional affiliations include membership with the American Counseling Association (ACA), the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA), the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP), and the National Council for Rehabilitation Education (NCRE).