Leadership Directory

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Executive Board

Jennifer Diaz
Jennifer Diaz
University of Georgia School Counselor Lanier Middle School (770)271-5123
President (Term Ends June 2024)
Robin S Zorn
Robin S Zorn
Georgia State University School Counselor Mason Elementary School (770)232-3370
President Elect (Term Ends June 2024)
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
University of Georgia School Counselor Five Forks Middle School (770)736-4527
Immediate Past President (Term Ends June 2024)
Demaris Cullen
Demaris Cullen
Mississippi State University Professional School Counselor Mary Lee Clark Elementary School (912)322-6227
Secretary (Term Ends June 2025)
Maegan Mellick
Maegan Mellick
Georgia State University School Counselor Atlanta Public School District (404)247-3396
Treasurer (Term Ends June 2024)
Katrina Wilson
Katrina Wilson
Richmont Graduate University School Counselor Pine Street Elementary School 6785233372
Parliamentarian (Term Ends June 2024)
April West
April West
Professional School Counselor Gwinnett County Public Schools (678)592-3604
Elementary Director (Term Ends June 2025)
Erin Bundrige
Erin Bundrige
Fort Valley State University Coordinator of School Counseling Henry County School District (000)000-0000
Middle Director (Term Ends June 2024)
Cedric Cooks
Cedric Cooks
Jackson State University Professional School Counselor Norcross High School (770)447-2637
Seconary Director (Term Ends June 2025)
Erin Mason
Erin Mason
Associate Professor Georgia State University (404)384-6567
Counselor Educator Director (Term Ends June 2024)
Brent Shropshire
Brent Shropshire
Director of Counselors & College Readiness Bartow County School District (770)606-5800x2188
Northern Director (Term Ends June 2024)
Laura Spencer
Laura Spencer
Clemson University School Counselor Ivy Creek Elementary School (678)714-3668
Metro Director (Term Ends June 2025)
Tiffany Gibson
Tiffany Gibson
Auburn University Social and Emotional Learning Coordinator Troup County School District (334)524-7897
Central Director (Term Ends June 2025)
Gabrielle Brundidge
Gabrielle Brundidge
Troy University School counselor Savannah-Chatham County School District (678)984-5641
Southern Director (Term Ends June 2024)

Finance Committee

Maegan Mellick
Maegan Mellick
Georgia State University School Counselor Atlanta Public School District (404)247-3396
Treasurer (Chair)
Jennifer Diaz
Jennifer Diaz
University of Georgia School Counselor Lanier Middle School (770)271-5123
President
Robin S Zorn
Robin S Zorn
Georgia State University School Counselor Mason Elementary School (770)232-3370
President-Elect
Maria Grovner
Maria Grovner
School Counselor Coordinator Atlanta Public School District (404)802-2642
PPAC Finance Committee
Lakisha Bonner
Lakisha Bonner
Winthrop University Coordinator of Counseling and Career Development Fayette County Board of Education (770)229-3710x10394
Member Finance Committee

Nominations and Elections Committee

Laura Ross
Laura Ross
University of Georgia School Counselor Five Forks Middle School (770)736-4527
Nominations and Elections Committee - Chair
Chiquita Jones
Chiquita Jones
Valdosta State University Professional School Counselor Lowndes Middle School (229)245-2280
Nominations and Elections Committee
Ricardo Lyons-Alvarez
Ricardo Lyons-Alvarez
Elementary School Counselor Jacob G. Smith Elementary School (912)659-3127
Nominations and Elections Committee
Wendy Teo
Wendy Teo
School Counselor Gainesville City Scool District 7705364441
Nominations and Elections Committee

Leadership Team

Ashley Wallace
Ashley Wallace
School Counselor Clayton County School District (404)886-7177
Professional Development - Webinars
Chauntice Corbin
Chauntice Corbin
Professional School Counselor Gwinnett County School District (803)447-7259
Professional Development - Webinars
John Nwosu
John Nwosu
Georgia Southern University Professional School Counselor Garrett Middle School (678)570-7999
DE&I/ Anti-Bias & Anti-Racist - Co-Chair
Jennifer Susko
Jennifer Susko
School Counselor City Schools of Decatur 7703551788
DE&I/ Anti-Bias & Anti-Racist - Co-Chair
Tierney Langdon
Tierney Langdon
8th grade Counselor Bay Creek Middle School (678)294-0275
Beacon Editor
Nicohl Webb
Nicohl Webb
University of West Alabama Counseling and Career Readiness Program Specialist Georgia Department of Education (404)610-6200
Social Media Editor / DOE Liaison
Christina Cotsakis Cordon
Christina Cotsakis Cordon
School Counselor Clarke County School District 7065465375
Blog Editor
Robert Zorn
Robert Zorn
Georgia State University Retired Counselor Hull Middle School (770)905-9504
Photographer
Lisa-Marie Johnson
school counselor Savannah-Chatham County School District (207)590-1829
Elementary Liaison
Barbara Truluck
Barbara Truluck
University of West Alabama School Counseling Consultant Cobb County School District (407)924-4092
Middle Liaison
Erin Kilpatrick
Erin Kilpatrick
High School Counselor Gwinnett County School District (734)635-6401
Secondary Liaison
Dr. Sophia Johnson
Dr. Sophia Johnson
LPC, NCC, NCSC, ACS Professional School Counselor Dougherty County School District (229)431-1562x4180
Graduate Student Liaison - Educator
Christina Brantley
Christina Brantley
Student Clark Atlanta University (678)315-3213
Graduate Student Liaison - Student
Brandee Appling
Assistant Professor The University of Georgia (678)907-2826
Counselor Educator Co-Liaison
George McMahon
Clinical Associate Professor The University of Georgia (404)725-3244
Counselor Educator Co-Liaison
Amy Short
Amy Short
University of Florida Forsyth County Schools Lead Counselor South Forsyth High School (678)458-9730
Administration Liaison
Leslie Hamilton
Leslie Hamilton
Retired School Counselor Silver City Elementary School (678)965-5020
PPAC Liaison & Retired Counselors Liaison
Demetra Curtis
School Counselor Dalton City School District (706)876-4862
Region 1 Liaison
Betsy Escamilla
Betsy Escamilla
Lead School Counselor Gainesville High School (678)617-8406
Region 2 Liaison
Elizabeth Butler
Professional School Counselor Crews Middle School (770)736-4156
Region 3 Liaison
Joycelyn White
Joycelyn White
School Counselor Twiggs Middle School (478)335-4706
Region 4 Liaison
Shannon Flournoy
Professional School Counselor Burke County High School (706)554-6691
Region 5 Liaison
Lee Grimes
Lee Grimes
University of Georgia School Counselor Valdosta State University (229)431-1563
Region 6 Liaison
LaKisha Oliver Mack
LaKisha Oliver Mack
School Counselor Southwest Middle School (912)395-5076
Region 7 Liaison
Rebecca Burkhart
Rebecca Burkhart
Georgia Southern University School Counselor Savannah-Chatham County School District (912)398-9928
New Counselor/Mentoring Chair
Merrill Baxley
Merrill Baxley
School Counselor Gwinnett County School District (770)315-2635
New Counselor/Mentoring Chair
Sheila Crossley
Sheila Crossley
Director of Guidance and College Counseling Benedictine Military School (912)644-7000
New Counselor/Mentoring Committee - HS
Shayla Thompson
Shayla Thompson
Middle School Counselor Rockdale County High School 6784488246
New Counselor/Mentoring Committee - MS
Bobby Gueh
Bobby Gueh
Ph.D Professor Counselor Educator Georgia State University (678)296-4724
Affinity Groups - Male Counselors
Nancy Jones
Nancy Jones
Dean of Counseling and Student Services, Director of Counseling Wesleyan School (404)723-1354
Affinity Groups - Charter & Independent School
Patty DaSilva
Columbus State University School Counseling Consultant Cobb County School District (678)898-8509
ASCA/RAMP Chair
Sloane Molloy
Sloane Molloy
School Counselor Glynn Middle (912)222-5383
CKES Chair
Virginia Wages
professional school counselor Arcado Elementary School (678)245-3926
Service Project Chair
Jessica DeBarry
Jessica DeBarry
MS, LAPC, NCC School Counselor Todd Grant Elementary School (912)437-6691
Rural Counselor Liaison
Jessica Ward
Jessica Ward
School counselor Rabun County School District (706)782-5470
Rural Counselor Liaison
Teshia Dula
Teshia Dula
Hampton University Professional School Counselor and College Professor Gwinnett County School District (770)633-6153
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Chair
Kimberly Geer
Coordinator, Office of Advisement & Counseling Gwinnett County School District (678)301-7372
Professional Recognition Co-Chair
Tarcheka Peterkin
Tarcheka Peterkin
School Counselor Walden University (678)338-9738
Professional Recognition Co-Chair
Heather Alvira
Heather Alvira
District Coordinator Gwinnett County School District (678)232-0969
Professional Recognition Co-Chair
Yolanda Duncan
Yolanda Duncan
Middle School Counselor Dooly County School District 2299774533
Career/Post Secondary Chair
Lisa Latimore
Lisa Latimore
Albany State University Professional School Counselor Richmond County School District (706)832-4451
Emerging Leader Program Chair
Brent Henderson
Brent Henderson
Ph.D., LPC, NCC, NCSC School Counselor & Counselor Educator (404)271-9313
Conference Chair
Gail Smith
Gail Smith
Georgia State University Retired (404)406-6414
Content Vice-Chair
Megan Ray
Megan Ray
School Counselor Columbia County School District (706)627-3583
Host City Vice-Chair
Katrina Wilson
Katrina Wilson
Richmont Graduate University School Counselor Pine Street Elementary School 6785233372
Conference Team
Jennifer Jones
Jennifer Jones
Georgia Southern University Professional School Counselor East Coweta High School (770)254-2850
Conference Team

GSCA Staff

Lisa Kraus Gardner
Lisa Kraus Gardner
Managing Director Georgia School Counselor Association (770)971-6002
Managing Director
Lisa Kraus Gardner
Lisa Kraus Gardner
Managing Director Georgia School Counselor Association (770)971-6002
Community Manager
Renee Dau
Renee Dau
Conference Planner Georgia School Counselor Association (770)971-6002
Conference Planner
Stacie Franks
Stacie Franks
Senior Association Coordinator Georgia School Counselor Association (770)971-6002
Association Assistant

Advocacy Committee

Kayla McClure
Kayla McClure
School Counselor Gwinnett County Public School (404)421-0794
Advocacy Co-Chair (Term Ends June 2024)
Kelly Owen
School Counselor Ford Elementary School (770)656-8320
Advocacy Co-Chair (Term Ends June 2024)
Natalie K Grubbs
Natalie K Grubbs
Clinical Assistant Professor Georgia State University (404)917-3847
Advocacy Roll-Off (Term Ends June 2024)