Rita Martin

Rita Martin

At-Large Director

Rita Martin is the Deputy Director of the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR). Rita has more than 48 years of experience in the field of rehabilitation, having begun her career as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, CRC in 1972. 

She is the former State Director of the Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program, having served in this capacity from 1995-2002. Upon leaving Indiana to join the national organization staff, Rita was presented with a Sagamore of the Wabash; the highest civilian service award bestowed by the Governor for her work with the Indiana agency.

She is a Past President of the CSAVR and a Mary E. Switzer Scholar. From 1998-2000, Rita served on the National Workforce Excellence Board established by the Department of Labor. On October 19, 2020, Rita was elected to the Commission of Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) Board of Directors. Her term will commence on January 1, 2021 and will conclude on December 31, 2023.

Rita’s primary responsibility with the CSAVR is the Council’s legislative agenda and she was the key CSAVR staff member who worked on the reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.