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NVLPC Board Members for 2017-2018



 President  Renae Smith
 Vice President  Sarah Keely
 Secretary  Tara Edwards
 Treasurer  Maria McCabe
 Past President  Sandra Molle
 Communications  Shulamit Widawsky
 Education  Yashika Neaves
 Events Director/Committee
 Durriya Augelli
         Events-East  VACANT
         Events-West  Enid Machayo
 Membership  Tamika Archer
 Administrative Asst.  Kate Yuetter
 Website Admin.  Danijela Nardelli
 Multicultural  Farrah Alnajjar
 NBCC Liaison  Rebecca Hogg
 Newsletter Advertising
 Amy Fortney Parks
 Newsletter  Audrey Lipps
 Networking Group East  Eleanor Huff
 Networking Group West  Eleanor Huff
 Nominating Committee  Tara Soligan
 Resident-in-Counseling Support East  Amy Fortney Parks
 Resident-in-Counseling Support West  Rebecca Hogg
 Student Development  Gina Hafez
 Supervision  Sharon Watson
 VACC Representative  VACANT
 Website  Shulamit Widawsky
 Workshop  Faith James
 Yahoo Group Admin.  Eleanor Huff

Revised as of 8/4/2017




Executive Board


 Renae Smith, LPC

  Renae Smith received her BA from the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay in music education and her MA in Human Services Counseling from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA.  Renae is an LPC and has been in private practice for the past 15 years.  She is owner and operator of Adrian Counseling Center, LLC in Fairfax, VA, where she practices counseling with children, adolescents, adults and families. Renae also enjoys teaching workshops and seminars on various topics, including education, counseling, and spiritual issues. She has been a member of NVLPC since 2008 and looks forward to helping NVLPC continue to provide excellent educational programming and networking opportunities for its members.  You can email Renae at


Vice President

 Sarah Keely, LPC

    Sarah Keely, LPC received her degree from Lesley College in MA in 1994 and was first licensed as a counselor in 1997; she transferred her license to VA after moving here in 2009. Sarah sees couples, adults, and families with adult children in her private practice in Herndon. She is an Emotionally Focused Couples therapist and incorporates mindfulness practice into her work. She is also a certified teacher of the Enneagram, a spiritually oriented personality typing system. An NVLPC member since 2010, Sarah is honored to serve the community as VP this year and looks forward to seeing it continue to thrive!  You can email Sarah at



 Tara Edwards, MA

     You can email Tara at



 Maria McCabe, MA

    Maria earned her MA in Community Counseling from Argosy University in 2011. Since 2012, she  has been working as a counselor in the area of substance abuse.  She also works in a psychiatric emergency center, focusing on mental health assessments.  Of joining NVLPC, Maria says, ‘I joined NVLPC as soon as I learned about it, in 2012. I found it helpful for the training opportunities (continuing education for National Certified Counselors) and the networking opportunities. I am happy to be part of the Board because it is important to have a group in the community to represent our field and I am glad to be part of that as treasurer for NVLPC.  You can email Maria at


Past President

 Sandra Molle, LPC, BCN, NCC

    Sandra Molle, LPC, BCN, NCC, has been a licensed clinician for over fifteen years.  In addition to her extensive experience in the provision of DBT-informed therapy, she incorporates a lot of the neuroscience research in her brain-based interventions with clients including biofeedback and neurofeedback.  She is a certified Neurofeedback provider.  Sandy has been in private practice in Woodbridge, Virginia, for the last six years.  She enjoys providing supervision to residents and values the opportunity to assist new clinicians in setting and maintaining high standards in the field of counseling. You can email Sandra at at You can email Sandra at






  Shulamit Widawsky

  Shulamit is in private practice as a consultant for the gifted. She works mostly with highly and profoundly gifted adults, as well as parents of gifted children. Her website is "Guiding the Gifted" at She has been an active member of NVLPC since 2011, and was our volunteer editor for our organization's website the first half of 2013. Now Shulamit is our Website Chair and Webmaster, as well as Communications Director  You can email Shulamit at



  Yashika Neaves

  Yashika Neaves holds a M.Ed. in Counseling from Northwestern State University; she works for the Department of Defense (DoD) on interagency policy and congressional issues related to military pre-separation counseling, psychosocial interventions, transition and reintegration. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Valley Forge and a PhD student in Counselor Education & Supervision at Regent University. Her portfolio includes licensed school counseling, crisis intervention, career counseling, certified mental health first aid and reintegration counseling. Yashika’s research interest include military therapeutic drop-out rates, relational restoration and complex trauma. Yashika is an Armed Forces veteran, military spouse, and daughter of a retired Army officer.  You can email Yashika at



  Durriya Augelli

  Durriya Augelli earned her MS in Counseling and Psychology from what is now Troy University, Global Campus while serving on active duty in the reserves as an officer and instructor at the US Navy’s Nuclear Power School. Her prior degrees are BS/BA in Mathematics/Sociology from Villanova University.  She has experience with military families, residential treatment and group homes, domestic violence, adjustment issues, stress and anger management, academic support, and social skills development. A few graduate classes short of VA Board of Counseling requirements for pursuing LPC, Durriya currently enjoys working with special needs children as a substitute teacher in Fairfax County, volunteering on the Helpline at a local domestic violence shelter, the duties of navy wife, raising teenagers with and without her husband, and assisting on the NVLPC Committee.  You can email Durriya at



  Tamika Archer, MA

   You can email Tamika at


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