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Martha Claire Sabin

Martha Claire Sabin was American rehabilitation services professional. Certified rehabilitation counselor, general vocational counselor.


Sabin, Martha Claire was born on January 22, 1936 in Buenos Aires. Came to the United States, 1937. Daughter of Dewey James and Clarie Marie (Gilday) Sabin.


Bachelor, Oklahoma University, 1957. Master of Arts, Colgate University, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation, Southern Illinois University, 1987.


Employment counselor New York State Department Labor, Utica, 1964-1972. Rehabilitation counselor, coordinator Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Marcy and Rome, New York, 1972-1977. Rehabilitation counselor Smyrna (Tennessee) Rehabilitation Center, 1977-1983.

Program and fiscal evaluator Evaluation and Development Center, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1984-1987. Director special projects, member administrative council Beaumont (Texas) State Center, 1987—2001. Retired, 2001

Part-time rehabilitation and alcoholism counselor Oneida County Mental Agency, Rome, 1973-1977.

Part-time research/evaluation Jackson County Community Mental Health Agency, Carbondale, 1984-1987. Presenter in field.


Past president New York State Rehabilitation Counselor Association. Past president, conference coordinator New York State Employment Counselor Association. Past board directors Illinois Rehabilitation Counselors, New York State Rehabilitation Counselors.

Member American Association Mental Retardation, American Evaluation Association, American Rehabilitation Association (counselor), Golden Triangle Rehabilitation Association (past president), Texas Rehabilitation Administration Association (ppres.-elect, subchpt. president).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, music, walking, computers.


Married Thomas L. Poppelbaum, 1955 (divorced 1976). 1 child, Claire Anne.