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 (478)731-1582
    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 Forsyth County School District (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 Mason Elementary School (678)851-8389
    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 (170)662-7358x3
    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
  • 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)