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Our Counselors

Kennedy Corichi, M.R.C., C.R.C.
VR Consultant

Mr. Kennedy Corichi (MRC, C.R.C) is a recent Certified Rehabilitation Counselor who specializes in enabling Veterans and individuals with disabilities improving their lives to the next level through assessments, counseling, coaching, motivation, and rehabilitative interventions. As part of the RVA team, Mr. Corichi specializes in strong collaboration, team building, networking, partnerships, empathy, and compassion, as well as bringing the best out of his clients to match employer’s needs. His philosophy is summed up with two words: Ability and can-do.

Mr. Corichi started his career in the United States Army June 2006 serving twice to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom VIII and X and leaving service as a Noncommissioned Officer leading soldiers in medical fields for successful treatment of soldier and civilian patient care. His specialty included advising senior leadership on risk management mitigations for health and safety hazards while soldiers were deployed to both foreign and United states operations. Mr. Corichi’ s Subject-Matter-expertise included understanding Public & Community Health, OSHA, Health Physics, water quality analysis, Industrial Hygiene, Disease outbreak surveillance and investigations, Occupational health, and food service sanitation. Mr. Corichi trained over 500+ services members in reducing and/or preventing work-related hazards improving the working force of the United States military and federal government.

Mr. Corichi was medically retired in September 2015 with an honorable discharge to service. He also had the privilege to intern for a role in Public Health at the United States Air Force Academy and had turned down a job offer to work with Air Force cadets in favor of pursuing higher education.

From 2015 to 2020 post military career, Mr. Corichi pursued higher education in research using principles of psychology and biology as a research assistant tracking health change through clinical intervention of therapeutic and multi-functional interventions under the Substance Abuse Mental Health Administration grant (Valued at $400K) provided to the Latino, Alcohol, Health, and Disparities Research Center. This led Mr. Corichi towards pursuing a role where both environmental, clinical, and rehabilitation services intersect via Vocational Rehabilitation. Mr. Corichi Also worked with minority students tracking their academic progress through advanced statistical analysis contributing to winning a grant worth $1.2 million in funding. Mr. Corichi Graduated with his bachelor’s in psychology May of 2020 from the University of Texas at El Paso.

During the Pandemic of 2020, Mr. Corichi was elected to assist a COVID-19 project as a remote Contract Tracing Case Investigator Lead supervising, mentoring, and coaching over countless contract tracers and other investigators successfully contributing to reducing the spread of COVID-19 within the state of Texas under the Texas Department of state Health Services sub-contract to colleges and universities serving over 150K plus Texans within the designated region. Mr. Corichi also created the first ever shadow-training program for call center operations to react to stressful behavioral and clinical crises improving patient relations with remote health center operations. Mr. Corichi was shortly selected to enroll into the University of Texas at El Paso’s Master’s of Rehabilitation Counseling program of May 2020 and graduating in May of 2023 with credential as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor from the University of Texas at El Paso’s Masters of Rehabilitation program.

Mr. Corichi’s Most recent work experience included working for Grant Associates as a Career Navigator through the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act program assisting many Transitioning service members, their families, to include Veterans and individuals with disabilities seeking employment through transferrable skills training, Vocational Assessments, supported services, job readiness, On the Job Training, Work Based Learning, resume development, referral to community services, advocacy for disability rights, career counseling, and job placement assistance. More importantly, Mr. Corichi holds special consideration for youth with disabilities and Veterans who are disabled due to military service- connection. He has helped many transitioning soldiers from as short as 6 months into service and those who served over 20+ years obtain their credentials into in-demand career fields earning salaries as highas $110K+ post training. Mr. Corichi has also assisted transitioning youth-neurodivergent clients with disabilities obtaining competitive, entry-level employment with permanent job retention and maintaining high satisfaction between both employer and candidate. Mr. Corichi’ s inclusive specialtie include negotiation, conflict-resolution, Motivational Interviewing, and person-centered intervention.

Other notable and affiliations: Mr. Corichi is immortalized on White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico as the Soldier of year for the installation of 2012 for excellence in providing preventive care and services for civilian and federal agencies working at the testing center. Mr. Corichi also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity-El Paso participating in the Veterans Build project 2017 with over 400+ community hours building an ADA compliant home for both the Veteran and their family with disabilities. Mr. Corichi is affiliated with the Military Veteran Peer Network-El Paso Chapter, Veterans at Breakfast, Wounded Warrior Project, Psi Chi & Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, CRCC study group, & is a UTEP Alumni.

Mr. Kennedy Corichi is excited to partner with RVA and contribute to assisting many individuals seeking to return to work through practical, professional, and educational work guidance. He takes pride in his clients’ achievements such as their success in returning to work and/or achieving their

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