Committees

Committee Leadership Handbook - July 2013
Committee Handbook

ACA Committee Chairs and Staff Liaisons – 2013-2014

AUDIT COMMITTEE

ACA Staff Liaison
Deb Barnes
dbarnes@counseling.org

AWARDS COMMITTEE

Caroline Wilde
cwilde4@gmail.com

ACA Staff Liaison
Holly Clubb
hclubb@counseling.org

BRANCH DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Therese Farmer
theresefarmer@aol.com

ACA Staff Liaison
Holly Clubb
hclubb@counseling.org

BYLAWS AND POLICIES COMMITTEE

Walt Frazier
walter@walterfrazier.com

ACA Staff Liaison
Amy Crank
acrank@counseling.org

COMPENSATION COMMITTEE

Pat Schwallie-Giddis

drpat@gwu.edu

ACA Staff Liaison
Deb Barnes
dbarnes@counseling.org

ETHICS COMMITTEE

Gerra Perkins
perkinsg@nsula.edu

Kirk Bowden
kbowden@gcu.edu

ACA Staff Liaison
Erin Martz
emartz@counseling.org

FINANCIAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Thelma Daley
ttd_1@msn.com

ACA Staff Liaison
Deb Barnes
dbarnes@counseling.org

GRADUATE STUDENT COMMITTEE

Chantrelle Deron Varnado-Johnson

cdvarnad@yahoo.com

ACA Staff Liaison
Danielle Irving
dirving@counseling.org

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE

Yegan Pilay
pillay@ohio.edu


ACA Staff Liaison
Vikki Cooper
vcooper@counseling.org

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE

Sachin Jain
sacedu@yahoo.com

Daya Singh Sandhu
dayasandhu29@yahoo.com

ACA Staff Liaison
Robin Hayes
rhayes@counseling.org

NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

Bradley T. Erford
berford@loyola.edu

ACA Staff Liaison
Deb Barnes
dbarnes@counseling.org

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE

Jill Duba Sauerheber
jillduba.sauerheber@wku.edu

Richard Ponton
rponton@oceanhsd.org

ACA Staff Liaison
Erin Martz
emartz@counseling.org

PUBLIC POLICY AND LEGISLATION COMMITTEE

Linda Robertson
aa2271@wayne.edu

ACA Staff Liaison
Scott Barstow
Sbarstow@counseling.org

PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE

Brande Flamez-McDevitt

ndbrande@yahoo.com

ACA Staff Liaison
Carolyn Baker
Cbaker@counseling.org

RESEARCH AND KNOWLEDGE COMMITTEE

ACA Staff Liaison
David Kaplan
dkaplan@counseling.org

2012-2013 TASK FORCES

Ethics Revision

Perry Francis

pfrancis@emich.edu

ACA Staff Liaison
David Kaplan
dkaplan@counseling.org

ACA Staff Liaison
Erin Martz
emartz@counseling.org

Leadership Development

Jane Goodman

goodman@oakland.edu

ACA Staff Liaison
Holly Clubb
hclubb@counseling.org

National Institute for Counseling Research

Jack Culbreth

jrculbreth@uncc.edu

ACA Staff Liaison
Will Stroble
wstroble@counseling.org

School Counseling

Lynn Linde

llinde@loyola.edu

ACA Staff Liaison
Jessica Eagle
Jeagle@counseling.org

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR COUNSELING RESEARCH (NICR) TASK FORCE

Jack Culbreth
jrculbreth@uncc.edu

ACA Staff Liaison
David Kaplan
dkaplan@counseling.org

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New Partnership Promotes Nationwide Conversations on Mental Health

by Amber McLaughlin | Jul 29, 2013
Earlier this year, President Obama called on Americans to start a “national conversation to increase understanding about mental health," and directed the secretaries of the Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Education to launch the National Dialogue on Mental Health. ACA is answering the President's call by partnering with Creating Community Solutions, an integral part of the National Dialogue initiative.



Creating Community Solutions aims to foster discussions on mental health issues by organizing community conversations in cities and towns across the nation, as well as through social media outreach. More than 53,000 counseling professionals are part of ACA, and it is our hope that members will lend their professional expertise by participating in these local conversations and engaging people through social media channels.

Through this partnership, you can find information on pre-scheduled local conversations hosted by Creating Community Solutions, as well as resources that will help you plan and host your own community conversation. ACA's partnership with Creating Community Solutions also provides detailed instructions for using social media to connect with other interested parties who may want to participate and/or share your thoughts during and after an event. By leveraging Facebook and Twitter, you will have a greater chance of engaging more members of your community.

These National Dialogue conversations provide a great opportunity for counseling professionals to contribute expert advice, learn more about the mental health needs of their surrounding communities, and help create lasting and meaningful solutions to our nation's mental health challenges.

Though Creating Community Solutions has already hosted events in Albuquerque and Sacramento, the program is still in its infancy. If counseling professionals get involved, we can ensure that these community conversations become constructive steps toward reducing stigma and making mental health a priority for everyone.