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NVLPC Board Members for 2019-2020

 

 

 POSITION  VOLUNTEER  Contact info.
 EXECUTIVE BOARD
 President  Sarah Keely president@nvlpc.org
 Vice President  Faith James vicepresident@nvlpc.org
 Secretary  Rebecca Hogg secretary@nvlpc.org
 Treasurer  VACANT treasurer@nvlpc.org
 Past President  Renae Smith pastpresident@nvlpc.org
 DIRECTORS
 Communications  Wendy Rood communications@nvlpc.org
 Education  Yashika Neaves
eddirector@nvlpc.org
 Events Director/Committee
 Melat Johnson events@nvlpc.org
         Events-East  Yi Shang eventsEast@nvlpc.org
         Events-West  Enid Machayo eventsWest@nvlpc.org
 Membership Tina "Marie" Harris membership@nvlpc.org
 ADMIN/SUPPORT

 Administrative Asst.

 Amy Hull

admin@nvlpc.org

 COMMITTEE CHAIRS

 Multicultural

 Farrah Alnajjar multicultural@nvlpc.org
 NBCC Liaison  Elizabeth Brokamp NBCCLiaison@nvlpc.org
 Newsletter Advertising
 VACANT advertising@nvlpc.org
 Newsletter  Audrey Lipps newsletter@nvlpc.org
 Networking Group East  Anne Chow networkEast@nvlpc.org
 Networking Group West  Anne Chow networkWest@nvlpc.org
 Nominating Committee  VACANT nominating@nvlpc.org
 Resident-in-Counseling Support East  VACANT residentsupportE@nvlpc.org
 Resident-in-Counseling Support West  Rebecca Hogg residentsupportW@nvlpc.org
 Student Development  Kiana Cummings studentdevelopment@nvlpc.org
 Supervision  Sharon Watson supervision@nvlpc.org
 Website  VACANT websitechair@nvlpc.org
 Workshop  Candice Arnold workshop@nvlpc.org
 Yahoo Group Admin.  Eleanor Huff yahoogroups@nvlpc.org
 Advocacy Chair
 Michael Greelis
 advocacy@nvlpc.org
 

Revised as of 9/4/2019

   
     

 

 

Executive Board

 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 a president this year and looks forward to seeing it continue to thrive! You can email Sarah at president@nvlpc.org.

 

Vice President

 Faith James, LPC

 You can email Faith at VicePresident@NVLPC.org

 

Secretary

 Rebecca Hogg, LPC

     Rebecca Hogg, LPC, NCC joined NVLPC in 2013 and found that the support she received as a Masters level counseling student was unmatched. She sought out the support of NVLPC because of her experience living two years in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and having the support of her fellow military spouses as together they adapted to a foreign country. These experiences engendered a passion to support others in the counseling profession. She has experience working in community mental health with adults with severe mental illness and co-occuring disorders. You can email Rebecca at secretary@nvlpc.org

 

Treasurer

 VACANT

  You can email the Treasurer at treasurer@nvlpc.org.

 

Past President

  Renae Smith, LPC, NCC

    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 pastpresident@nvlpc.org.

 

 

 

Directors

 Communications

  Wendy Freeman Rood

  You can email Wendy at communications@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

  Melat Johnson

  Melat Johnson is a clinical therapist based in the DC metropolitan area. Melat obtained her Bachelors in Psychology from Hampton University and her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University. Melat Johnson is a nationally board certified counselor (NCC) and is currently a resident-in-counseling working towards licensure(LPC). Melat has extensive experience working with children and adolescents in residential treatment centers as well as in an acute inpatient/outpatient hospital setting. Melat has also worked with adolescents and adults with dual diagnosis both at an outpatient addiction clinic as well as at a psychiatric hospital. She is currently working towards becoming a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor(CSAC). Melat considers each individual completely unique in their experiences, and therefore uses a combination of evidence-based therapeutic techniques to best interpret, advise, explore, and support. Melat has a passion for working with those struggling with mental health issues and their families. Melat is dedicated to bringing awareness and ending the stigma towards mental health. She has participated in several fundraisers and walks for various mental health organizations. She has spoken to audiences about the importance of tolerance and awareness of mental health issues. You can email Melat at events@nvlpc.org.

 

 Membership

  Tina "Marie" Harris

   You can email Membership at membership@nvlpc.org

 


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