Beverly Bond specializes in pinpointing and capitalizing on pivotal opportunities for nonprofits and emerging businesses. Her leadership background includes vice presidencies at Vanderbilt University, George Washington University, and Rhodes College, where she mobilized staff, volunteers, and leaders from various sectors to achieve precedent-setting outcomes in fundraising, constituent engagement, enrollment management, marketing, publications, and overall efficiency. Drawing also on skills in strategy and organizational development in her consulting practice, Ms. Bond has helped more than 35 other organizations attain similar success and has gained experience in a wide range of areas, including education, mental health, the environment, medical research, poverty, homelessness, the arts, adults with developmental disabilities, journalism, autism, senior citizens, at-risk children, and early-stage business development. Additionally, for 15 years she maintained a part-time career as a professional church musician.
Michelle Campbell has a diverse educational background including a Bachelor of Science in engineering and a Master of Science in psychology and counseling. Ms. Campbell was selected as a “centurion leader” by the Kansas City Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and was recognized by her colleagues as an industry leader in strategic and organizational development. The Center for Management Assistance, in Kansas City, has recognized her as a “national industry business leader” and awarded her the Philanthropic and Fund Development Award. Ms. Campbell published A Guide to Organizational Effectiveness, has written numerous articles, and is frequently invited to keynote national and international conferences on the topic of organizational and strategic development.
Mr. Hollier is a National Board Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor with extensive experience working with adolescents, families, and adults around a variety of clinical and non-clinical issues. He is currently Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Health, Well-Being and Program Outreach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). Duties include oversight of Sports Medicine, Strength and Conditioning, Nutrition and Sports Psychology. Prior to joining UNC he was Vice President of Wellness and Clinical Services for the National Football League (NFL) working in the Player Engagement Department overseeing the Total Wellness Initiative. Mr. Hollier’s mission and goal is assisting current and former athletes in achieving Optimal Wellness. During his time at the NFL, he worked to enhance awareness and education around important psycho-social issues and has been a champion of reducing the stigma surrounding the help seeking behavior of athletes.
Prior to joining the NFL, Mr. Hollier worked as a counselor with athletes and other individuals at agencies and in private practice. He developed his passion for assisting individuals in reaching their maximum potential through his experience as an elite athlete. He went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in Davie Florida, where he worked on and completed his Masters Degree and Practicum work in Mental Health Counseling while playing football for the Miami Dolphins. In total, Mr. Hollier played professional football for 9 years including a stint with the Indianapolis Colts. He is also a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a dual degree in psychology and speech communication.
Dr. Rhonda M. Bryant has a diverse professional background that includes counseling and teaching in higher education, K–12, corrections, and community settings. Her leadership experience is seen in her administrative roles in higher education and service to the counseling profession, including participation in strategic planning for the profession, holding office in counseling associations at the state and national levels, and research. Dr. Bryant earned her PhD in counselor education from the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and has been recognized for her expertise in trauma counseling and substance abuse/co-occurring disorders counseling. She also has expertise and experience in conflict resolution and conflict coaching in community and higher education settings.
Dr. Tahani Dari is an assistant professor of counselor education at the School of Intervention and Wellness at the University of Toledo, Ohio. She holds a PhD in counselor education and supervision from the University of Toledo and an MA in counseling from Eastern Michigan University. Her scholarly work has focused attention on conducting community-based participatory research, with areas of interest on working with and advocating for diverse client populations (particularly youth) and advancing topics in school counseling. Dr. Dari’s research is shaped by her past experiences as a counselor and community-based research partner. Dr. Dari prioritizes community partnerships in her research, and her work provides a model for constructing collaborative and culturally sensitive research programs with diverse populations. She has presented her work regionally and nationally and is published in counseling journals.
Over two decades of experience inform Dr. Dari’s commitment to serving diverse and underserved communities. She has served as a school counselor for K–12 students and a mental health counselor in various settings. Since 2016, Dr. Dari has served two terms on the NBCC Foundation’s Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Advisory Council for Master’s Programs, serving as chair for one of the terms. She also served on the board of the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision in 2019–2020. She is the recipient of the NCACES Research Award, which is given in recognition of significant research in the profession.
Dr. Amy DeGroot-Hammer has devoted her career to advocating for others as a strong voice for public education. She has worked with educational stakeholders over the course of nearly three decades as a K–12 school counselor and classroom teacher. Elected to serve as an NEA Director representing Iowa, Dr. Degroot-Hammer lobbied in Washington D.C. and worked with members of Congress to support the needs of public education students. As President of the Iowa School Counselor Association, she successfully worked with a bipartisan group of elected legislators to bring positive changes to Iowa Code to protect students. She currently serves as a nationally certified Youth Mental Health First Aid trainer and an adjunct professor of school counseling at Buena Vista University, and she recently served on the Iowa Department of Education’s Suicide Prevention Task Force. Dr. DeGroot-Hammer holds a doctorate in PK–12 school administration and educational leadership and a master’s degree in K–12 school counseling from the University of South Dakota. Her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and political science was awarded by Cornell College in Iowa.
Dr. Robert A. Horne serves as an assistant professor of counselor education and Director of the Addiction Studies Certificate Program at North Carolina Central University. Additionally, Dr. Horne serves as a counselor and counseling consultant in private practice, a National Board for Certified Counselors Mentor, and a Fitness for Practice Evaluator for the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors. Dr. Horne has previously served as Chair of the National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation Minority Fellowship Program Doctoral Advisory Council and as a subject matter expert for the International Credentialing and Reciprocity Consortium. Dr. Horne holds a PhD in counseling and counselor education from North Carolina State University, an MA in agency counseling from North Carolina Central University, and a Master of Divinity from Duke University.
Dr. Horne is a National Board for Certified Counselors Fellow, a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Fellow, and the first recipient of the National Board for Certified Counselors “Bridging the Gap Award” for Lifetime Leadership. Dr. Horne’s research and publications focus on African American male identity development and sustenance; behavioral and substance addiction; and spirituality, stress, coping, and cultural trauma. Dr. Horne actively engages in conducting national and international workshops, trainings, and webinars.
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