Carol Roane completed her Bachelor of Science in English and Communications through Dallas Baptist University before entering Air Force Officer Training School in San Antonio, Texas. She was commissioned as an Air Force Officer and served several assignments as a Squadron Section Commander, Executive Officer, and Information Management Officer while on active duty from 1985 - 1992.
After serving in the Air Force, she was appointed as the Cooke County Veterans Service Officer in Gainesville, Texas. While in this capacity, she utilized the Chapter 30, Montgomery GI Bill benefits to complete her Master of Science degree in Vocational Rehabilitation studies through the University of North Texas and graduated in December 2000.
In August 2001, she accepted a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor position in the VA Portland Regional Office. She then transferred to the Waco Regional Office in 2003. She was selected as the Assistant Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Officer for the Louisville Regional Office in July 2005 and promoted to the Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Officer in the same office in December 2006. She is a 2008 Leadership VA graduate. In September 2008, she was appointed as the Assistant Director of Program/Project Management in VACO, VR&E Service. She completed the Assistant Director Development Program in 2009. In March 2011, she was appointed to her current position as an Assistant Director for the Philadelphia VARO.
Ms. Kuehnle is the Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Officer for the Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E) Divisions in both the Philadelphia, PA Regional Office as well as the Wilmington, DE Regional Office. She has served in this capacity since 2007. Prior to this appointment, she was the Assistant Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Officer, as well as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, having been with the VR&E Program since July 2000. In her position, she is responsible for oversight and administration of VR&E benefits to Veterans living in the Eastern 40 counties of the state of Pennsylvania, as well as the state of Delaware. She currently serves as the Chair of the VR&E Service Field Advisory Committee and assists VR&E Service as an Evaluator and Trainer for their Managerial Enhancement Program and New Manager Training Program. In addition, Ms. Kuehnle is a mentor for new VR&E Officers, as well as participants in the VBA LEAD program.
Prior to coming to the VA, Ms. Kuehnle worked as an Employment Specialist for an agency in Syracuse, NY that held a Projects with Industry Grant through Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA). During that time she was also a contractor for the Buffalo Regional Office VR&E Program, providing both employment and case management services to Veterans in the Central New York area. She served as Co-Chair of the Central New York Placement Consortium and was active in coordinating the annual NDEAM (National Disability Employment Awareness Month) events in that community. Ms. Kuehnle has also worked as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor at both the Inpatient and Outpatient levels.
Ms. Kuehnle holds a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the State University of New York at Buffalo, as well as a Bachelors degree in Psychology and American Studies from the State University of New York at Oswego. She has been a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor since 1990. Ms. Kuehnle has two daughters and is active in her community with the local school district on various committees. She has served as a parent volunteer for the New Jersey State Department of Developmental Disabilities, Girl Scouts, 4-H, and with the Epilepsy Foundation and Family Support Council in Central New York.