Leadership Directory

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Executive Board

Chon Hester
Chon Hester
Ed. D., Clark Atlanta University Director of Advisement and Counseling Services Henry County School District (404)210-7379
President
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
University of Georgia School Counselor Five Forks Middle School (770)736-4527
President Elect (Term Ends June 2022)
Jennifer Jones
Jennifer Jones
Georgia Southern University Professional School Counselor East Coweta High School (770)254-2850
Immediate Past President (Term Ends June 2022)
Myesha Davis
Myesha Davis
Mississippi State University School Counselor Hillgrove High School 6783311368
Secretary (Term Ends June 2023)
Kathryn Sadowski
Kathryn Sadowski
Masters - UAB, Specialist - University of Alabama School Counselor Brunswick High School (912)267-4200x6201
Treasurer (Term Ends June 2022)
Brent Henderson
Brent Henderson
Ph.D., NCC, NCSC School Counselor Gwinnett County School District (404)288-1188
Parliamentarian (Term Ends June 2022)
Katrina Wilson
Katrina Wilson
Richmont Graduate University School Counselor Pine Street Elementary School (678)523-3372
Elementary Director (Term Ends June 2023)
Erin Bundrige
Erin Bundrige
Fort Valley State University School Counselor Woodland Middle School (Henry) (478)731-1582
Middle Director (Term Ends June 2022)
Cedric Cooks
Cedric Cooks
Jackson State University Professional School Counselor Norcross High School (770)447-2637
Seconary Director (Term Ends June 2023)
Christy Land
Assistant Professor University of West Georgia (404)428-3083
Counselor Educator Director (Term Ends June 2022)
Antionette Dickerson
Antionette Dickerson
University of West Georgia Lead Professional Learning Specialist 4049979405
Administration LIason (Term Ends June 2022)
Julie Spurling
Julie Spurling
School Counselor Hammond Creek Middle School (706)483-4207
Northern Director (Term Ends June 2022)
Laura Spencer
Laura Spencer
Clemson University School Counselor Ivy Creek Elementary School (678)714-3668
Metro Director (Term Ends June 2023)
Beverly Stewart
Beverly Stewart
Director, Student Support Services Bibb County School District (478)297-2105
Central Director
Demaris Cullen
Demaris Cullen
Professional School Counselor Mary Lee Clark Elementary School (912)322-6227
Southern Director (Term Ends June 2022)
Jennifer Diaz
Jennifer Diaz
University of Georgia School Counselor Lanier Middle School (770)271-5123
Advocacy Chair (Term Ends June 2023)
Melisa Marsh
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Supervisor Cobb County School District (404)434-1821
Advocacy Chair (Term Ends June 2023)
Gail Smith
Gail Smith
Georgia State University Retired Cobb County School District (404)406-6414
Advocacy (Term Ends June 2023)

Advocacy Committee

Jennifer Diaz
Jennifer Diaz
University of Georgia School Counselor Lanier Middle School (770)271-5123
Advocacy Chair (Term Ends June 2023)
Melisa Marsh
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Supervisor Cobb County School District (404)434-1821
Advocacy Vice-Chair (Term Ends June 2023)
Gail Smith
Gail Smith
Georgia State University Retired Cobb County School District (404)406-6414
Advocacy Past-Chair (Term Ends June 2023)

Finance Committee

Kathryn Sadowski
Kathryn Sadowski
Masters - UAB, Specialist - University of Alabama School Counselor Brunswick High School (912)267-4200x6201
Treasurer (Chair)
Chon Hester
Chon Hester
Ed. D., Clark Atlanta University Director of Advisement and Counseling Services Henry County School District (404)210-7379
President
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
University of Georgia School Counselor Five Forks Middle School (770)736-4527
President-Elect
Torri Jackson
Torri Jackson
Georgia Southern University Assistant Principal Liberty County School District (912)506-3138
PPAC Finance Committee
Lacey Ricks
Lacey Ricks
Georgia Southern University Assistant Professor Liberty University (912)531-9628
Member Finance Committee

Nominations and Elections Committee

Jennifer Jones
Jennifer Jones
Georgia Southern University Professional School Counselor East Coweta High School (770)254-2850
Nominations and Elections Committee
Lee Grimes
Lee Grimes
University of Georgia Associate Professor Valdosta State University (404)680-3987
Nominations and Elections Committee
Vance Sims
Vance Sims
School Counselor Malcom Bridge Elementary School (706)310-1998x2414
Nominations and Elections Committee

Leadership Team

Erin Bundrige
Erin Bundrige
Fort Valley State University School Counselor Woodland Middle School (Henry) (478)731-1582
Professional Advancement Supervisor
Barbara Truluck
Barbara Truluck
Liberty University School Counselor Palmer Middle School (770)591-5020
ASCA/RAMP Chair
Tiffany Gibson-Pitts
Tiffany Gibson-Pitts
Auburn University School Counselor Troup County School District (334)524-7897
Career/Post Secondary Liaison
Dawn Mann
Dawn Mann
Mississippi State University Director of Engagement Services Hatching Results (678)481-0043
Industry/Career/Post Secondary Chair
Fabion Vicks
Fabion Vicks
Liberty University Professional School Counselor Dutchtown Middle School (770)515-7500
Professional Development (Technology-PODCAST)
Tabitha Ellison
Tabitha Ellison
Cambridge College School Counselor Richmond Hill K-8 (709)796-4944x3329
Professional Development
John Nwosu
John Nwosu
Georgia Southern University Professional School Counselor Garrett Middle School (678)570-7999
Professional Development/Diversity & Inclusion
Marcia Teemer
Marcia Teemer
Albany State University Professional School Counselor Hampton Middle School (678)665-2934
Prof Development/ Social Emotional Learning/APEX
Nicohl Webb
Nicohl Webb
University of West Alabama Counseling and Career Readiness Program Specialist Georgia Department of Education (404)610-6200
DOE Liaison
Sloane Molloy
Sloane Molloy
School Counselor Glynn Middle (912)222-5383
CKES Chair
Jessica Thompson
Jessica Thompson
Northern Illinois University Counselor Locust Grove Middle (847)508-4229
Professional Recognition Chair
Maegan Mellick
Maegan Mellick
Georgia State University School Counselor Wesley International Academy Charter Facility (404)247-3396
Service Project Co-Chair
Gabrielle Brundidge
Gabrielle Brundidge
Troy University School counselor Savannah-Chatham County School District (678)984-5641
Service Project Co-Chair
Laura Spencer
Laura Spencer
Clemson University School Counselor Ivy Creek Elementary School (678)714-3668
Recruitment/Sustainability Supervisor
Julie Spurling
Julie Spurling
School Counselor Hammond Creek Middle School (706)483-4207
Recruitment/Sustainability Supervisor
Kennedy Strozier
Kennedy Strozier
Valdosta State University Student Valdosta State University (229)506-8640
Graduate Student Liaison
Logan Herring
Valdosta State University Student Valdosta State University (229)977-2278
Graduate Student Liaison
Patty DaSilva
Columbus State University School Counseling Consultant Cobb County School District (678)898-8509
New Counselor Liaison
Mirna Wynn
Mirna Wynn
University of West Georgia School Counselor Hillgrove High School (678)756-4332
New Counselor Liaison
Tinisha Parker
Tinisha Parker
Director of Advisement and Counseling Gwinnett County School District (678)301-7372
PPAC Liaison
Karen Rowland
Karen Rowland
University of Maine Professor; Department Chair; Coordinator Mercer University 6784482843
Counselor Educator Liaison
Beth Ruff
Beth Ruff
University of Georgia Professional School Counselor Powder Springs Elementary School (404)374-3834
Mentoring Chair
Kevin Young
Kevin Young
Ball State University School Counselor M-Z North Murray High School (706)695-7760x5009
Mentoring Co-Chair
Lakisha Bonner
Lakisha Bonner
Winthrop University Coordinator of Counseling and Career Development Fayette County Board of Education (770)716-1209
Coordinators Liaison
Rebecca Burkhart
Rebecca Burkhart
Georgia Southern University School Counselor Charles Ellis Montessori Academy (912)398-9928
Elementary Liaison
Teshia Dula
Teshia Dula
Hampton University Professional School Counselor Gwinnett County School District (770)814-5522
Middle Liaison
Amy Short
Amy Short
University of Florida Counseling Department Chair South Forsyth High School (678)458-9730
Secondary Liaison
Valeicia Sirmans
Albany State University Professional School Counselor Satilla Elementary School (912)384-2602
Rural Counselor Liaison
Stephanie Gooden
Stephanie Gooden
Professional School Counselor Butts County School District (770)775-9480
Rural Counselor Liaison
Bobby Gueh
Bobby Gueh
Ph.D Professional School Counselor Gwinnett County School District (678)765-4062
Special Populations Liaison
LaVerne Ware
LaVerne Ware
University of West Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor/CPCS (404)438-1401
Retired Counselors Liaison
Demetria Williams
Demetria Williams
The University of Georgia Director of Advisement & Counseling Gwinnett County School District (678)301-7372
Conference Chair
Maria Grovner
Maria Grovner
School Counselor Coordinator Atlanta Public School District (404)802-2642
Content Vice-Chair
Tessa Barbazon
Tessa Barbazon
Georgia State University Director, School Counseling Clarke County School District (205)388-1361
Host City Vice-Chair
Francene Breakfield
Francene Breakfield
Counselor Rockdale County High School (770)483-8754
Conference Team
Robin S Zorn
Robin S Zorn
Georgia State University School Counselor Mason Elementary School (770)232-3370
Conference Team
Jessica Cooper
Jessica Cooper
School Counselor Dekalb County School District (404)735-0484
Conference Team
Berish Strother
Berish Strother
Cambridge College Director of Guidance Augusta Christian Schools (706)863-2905
Beacon Editor
Mecoya Daniels
Mecoya Daniels
Florida A&M University Professional School Counselor Fayette County High School (770)460-3540
Social Media Editor
Robert Zorn
Georgia State University Retired Counselor Hull Middle School (770)905-9504
Photographer
Cindy M Murphy
Auburn University Professional Counselor Barrow County School District (706)296-8097
Region 2 Liaison
Pamela Cummings
Pamela Cummings
Georgia State University School Counselor New Manchester High School (770)651-2727
Region 3 Liaison
Lakeshia Williams
Lakeshia Williams
School Counselor Rosa Taylor Elementary School (478)779-3567
Region 4 Liaison
Lisa Latimore
Albany State University Professional School Counselor Richmond County School District (706)832-4451
Region 5 Liaison
Chiquita Jones
Chiquita Jones
Valdosta State University Professional School Counselor Lowndes Middle School (229)245-2280
Region 6 Liaison
Stephanie Glover
Stephanie Glover
Georgia Southern University School Counselor School of Humanities at Juliette Gordon Low (540)623-5777
Region 7 Liaison

GSCA Staff

Lisa Kraus Gardner
Lisa Kraus Gardner
Managing Director Georgia School Counselor Association (770)971-6002
Managing Director
Ellen Shea, CMP
Ellen Shea, CMP
Conference Manager Georgia School Counselor Association (678)229-4079
Conference Manager
Stacie Franks
Stacie Franks
Association Assistant Georgia School Counselor Association
Association Assistant