Midwest Region

The Midwest Region of the American Counseling Association (ACA) is one of the four ACA regions. The other three regions are the North Atlantic Region, the Southern Region, and the Western Region. The Midwest Region serves those ACA members who live and work within the Midwest region of the United States.

There are thirteen states (branches) within the ACA Midwest Region: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. ACA members who reside in any of these states automatically belong to the ACA Midwest Region.

2017-2018 Leadership

Midwest Region Chair
Melanie Popiolek

Midwest Region Chair-Elect
Joyce Marter

Midwest Region Acting Past Chair
Chris Roseman 

Midwest Region Governing Council Representative
Michele Kerulis

North Atlantic Region Chair
Berlina Wallace

North Atlantic Region Chair-Elect
Randy Clark

North Atlantic Region Past Chair
Brenson Long

North Atlantic Region Governing Council Representative
Summer Reiner

Southern Region Chair
Hillary Press

Southern Region Chair-Elect
Naomi Brahim

Southern Region Past Chair
Carolyn Anderson

Southern Region Governing Council Representative
Melanie J. Drake Wallace

Western Region Chair
Becky Rudd

Western Region Chair-Elect
Jamie Davila

Western Region Past Chair
Elizabeth Forsyth

Western Region Governing Council Representative
Diana Pals

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