I have been an active member and leader in AMHCA as well as two state chapters. At the state level, I served as the President-Elect of AMHCA’s Kansas chapter prior to moving to Greensboro, North Carolina where I served as the AMHCA chapter’s Professional Development Chair and Vice-President. These roles gave me the opportunity to chair conference planning and bylaws committees. At the national level, I served on the AMHCA State Chapter Relations Committee, the revision team for the “Biological Bases of Behavior” in the AMHCA Standards for the Practice of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and as the founding Co-Associate Editor of the “Neurocounseling” section of the Journal of Mental Health Counseling. In these roles, I have had the privilege to attend the annual AMHCA Leadership Training Conference each year since joining AMHCA.
My development as a leader has been thoughtful and intentional. With each position, I learned valuable lessons about the importance of collaborative relationships, thoughtful communication, strategic visioning, and fiduciary responsibility. I believe my development as a leader has prepared me to be an ideal candidate for further leadership with AMHCA.