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Rosemarie Scotti Hughes, Ph.D.
Vice President

Rosie is the mom of an adult son with ID and his three brothers, step-mom to three other adults, a mother-in-law and also grandma to 9. She is Dean Emerita, School of Psychology and Counseling, Regent University, reflecting that 23 year career. She currently sees clients at Eden Counseling Center in Virginia Beach and teaches graduate students online for Liberty University.

Her published books include Parenting the Child with Special Needs and Counseling Families of Children with Disabilities. She is also co-author of 126 classroom guidance lessons for children in grades K-5, called S.A.I.L. Her published chapters and journal articles include disability issues. She has presented at conferences and invited seminars throughout the United States as well as Malaysia and Oxford, England. She was a US delegate to a disabilities conference at the Vatican.

She has been a member of several professional boards, including the State Board of Counseling in Virginia, the state human rights commission, The ARC, and the religion division of AAIDD. She is currently on the editorial board of two professional journals, Counseling and Values, and The Journal of Religion, Disability, and Health. She is on the Stephen Ministry Leadership team for her church, and Board Chair for the Faith Inclusion Network.