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AMHCA 2015 election results: Suzanne L. Walker will be next AMHCA President-elect.

AMHCA's 2015 elections were conducted electronically, with the polls open from March 19 through April 30. The term for the three open positions on the board of directors run from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2018.

Suzanne L. Walker, CCMHC, LCAS, LPC, Will Be AMHCA President-Elect, 2015-2016

Suzanne L. Walker, CCMHC, LCAS, LPC, works for the U.S. Army in the Army Substance Abuse Program at Fort Bragg, N.C. An LPC since 1988, she has twice been president of AMHCA's North Carolina chapter--the Licensed Professional Counselor Association of North Carolina (LPCANC)--and she authored the 2005 North Carolina LPC Act, enabling LPCs to be Medicaid providers. Walker's goals for her year as president include: advancing recognition of and opportunities for CMHCs throughout the federal government; enhancing outreach to members, and membership growth with counseling graduate students, new graduates, and new professionals; promoting professional advocacy; and promoting association best practices, strategic planning, and collaboration across state chapters.

Joshua Maldonado, LMHC, NCC: AMHCA's New North Atlantic Region Director, 2015-2018

Josh Maldonado works for the Veterans Administration in Western New York and is also the chapter president of the Greater Rochester Chapter of the New York Mental Health Counselors Association (NYMHCA). He is passionate about collaborative efforts and advocacy work and takes a great and active interest in advocating for other types of legislation at a national level -i.e. Medicare provider status. He also looks forward to working with the executive boards and staffs of the individual state chapters in the region.

Hope Threadgill, PsyD, LPC, LPCS, NBCC, BCC, BCETS, FAAETS, CFCH: AMHCA's New Southern Region Director, 2015-2018

Hope Threadgill has more than 34 years of clinical experience and encourages continued training and excellence for counselors. She is the current president of the South Carolina chapter of AMHCA--the SC Association of Licensed Professional Counselors (SCALPC), and she is the chair of the board of directors for Anderson Oconee Pickens Mental Health Centers. Her goal is to continue advancing the counseling profession and be supportive of the people within it. 0

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Publication:The Advocate (American Mental Health Counselors Association)
Date:May 1, 2015
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