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NVLPC Board Members for 2017-2018

 

 

 POSITION  VOLUNTEER  Contact info.
 EXECUTIVE BOARD
 President  Renae Smith president@nvlpc.org
 Vice President  Sarah Keely vicepresident@nvlpc.org
 Secretary  Tara Edwards secretary@nvlpc.org
 Treasurer  Maria McCabe treasurer@nvlpc.org
 Past President  Sandra Molle pastpresident@nvlpc.org
 DIRECTORS
 Communications  Shulamit Widawsky websitechair@nvlpc.org
 Education  Yashika Neaves
eddirector@nvlpc.org
 Events Director/Committee
 Durriya Augelli events@nvlpc.org
         Events-East  VACANT eventsEast@nvlpc.org
         Events-West  Enid Machayo eventsWest@nvlpc.org
 Membership  Tamika Archer membership@nvlpc.org
 ADMIN/SUPPORT
 Administrative Asst.  Kate Yuetter admin@nvlpc.org
 Website Admin.  Danijela Nardelli webadmin@nvlpc.org
 COMMITTEE CHAIRS
 Multicultural  Farrah Alnajjar multicultural@nvlpc.org
 NBCC Liaison  Rebecca Hogg NBCCLiaison@nvlpc.org
 Newsletter Advertising
 Amy Fortney Parks advertising@nvlpc.org
 Newsletter  Audrey Lipps newsletter@nvlpc.org
 Networking Group East  Eleanor Huff networkEast@nvlpc.org
 Networking Group West  Eleanor Huff networkWest@nvlpc.org
 Nominating Committee  Tara Soligan nominating@nvlpc.org
 Resident-in-Counseling Support East  Amy Fortney Parks residentsupportE@nvlpc.org
 Resident-in-Counseling Support West  Rebecca Hogg residentsupportW@nvlpc.org
 Student Development  Gina Hafez studentdevelopment@nvlpc.org
 Supervision  Sharon Watson supervision@nvlpc.org
 VACC Representative  VACANT vaccrepresentative@nvlpc.org
 Website  Shulamit Widawsky websitechair@nvlpc.org
 Workshop  Faith James workshop@nvlpc.org
 Yahoo Group Admin.  Eleanor Huff yahoogroups@nvlpc.org
     
 

Revised as of 8/4/2017

   
     

 

 

Executive Board

 President

 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 president@nvlpc.org.

 

Vice President

 Sarah Keely, LPC

     You can email Sarah at vicepresident@nvlpc.org

 

Secretary

 Tara Edwards, MA

     You can email Tara at secretary@nvlpc.org

 

Treasurer

 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 treasurer@nvlpc.org.

 

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 pastpresident@nvlpc.org.

 

 

 

Directors

 Communications

  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 www.shulamit.net. 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 websitechair@nvlpc.org.

 

 Education

  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 eddirector@nvlpc.org.

 

 Events

  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 events@nvlpc.org.

 

 Membership

  Tamika Archer, MA

   You can email Tamika at membership@nvlpc.org

 

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Calendar

10/10/2017
Resident-in-Counseling Support Group Meeting- West

10/13/2017
Board Meeting- West

10/13/2017
Practical Techniques to Create Change in Adolescents

11/9/2017
Resident-in-Counseling Support Group Meeting- West

11/17/2017
NVLPC Mini-Expo

11/17/2017
Fall Workshop: Gottman Method Couples Therapy: An Introduction for the Helping Professional

12/1/2017
Your Brain on Ink: Journaling and Neuroscience

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