Wayne Dagel

MS - Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling (MSCRMHC)

    Wayne Dagel, Blackfeet Tribal member, has over 20 years of experience in the VR world. Wayne kicked off his VR career as a client in 1996 after he was involved in a motor vehicle accident that resulted in a spinal cord injury. He worked for the State of Montana for 8 years providing services to the Northern Cheyenne and Crow Reservations. While working for the State, Wayne had the opportunity to develop and provide training to the entire staff of State VR counselors on culturally appropriate services for American Indian clients. Wayne had the opportunity to work as the interim program director for Northern Cheyenne TVR program, Chief Dull Knife College TVR. He has experience developing Community Rehabilitation Provider program from the infrastructure to the implementation of services as an employment specialist assisting individuals with disabilities in obtaining community employment. Wayne has experience managing a community employment program funded under WIA. He has been a technical assistant consultant and trainer for TVR CIRCLE since its beginning. Wayne has returned to Chief Dull Knife College TVR as the Director.