NCCA Board of Directors

2022–2023 Executive Committee

Sharon Webb

Sharon Webb Photo

Dr. Sharon Webb is Professor and Program Coordinator for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Programs in the Department of Counselor Education at Gardner-Webb University. She also serves as the GWU Faculty Athletics Representative. Dr. Webb earned her PhD in Counselor Education with a Specialization in Trauma and Crisis from Walden University, and her MA/EdS in Mental Health Counseling from Gardner-Webb University. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, a National Certified Counselor, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and a Certified Telemental Health Provider.

 Dr. Webb is the recipient of the 2021 NCCA Devoted Service Award. She is an active volunteer in North Carolina, as well as nationally with the American Red Cross in the following areas: Disaster Mental Health Manager, Service to Armed Forces Facilitator, and Mental Health Instructor. She has the following research interests: counselor education and supervision development; counselor wellness; trauma and crisis; and issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.



President Elect:
Andrea Barbian

Andrea Barbian Photo

Dr. Andrea Barbian, LCMHC, NCC currently serves as a core faculty member for the Department of Counselor Education and Family Studies at Liberty University. Clinically, she maintains a private practice in Huntersville, NC where she specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, as well as provides clinical supervision.  She contributes to the profession through research, writing, and speaking at conferences. Currently, Dr. Barbian serves as the President of the North Carolina Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling, President-Elect of the North Carolina Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and President-Elect-Elect of the North Carolina Counseling Association. Personally, she is a wife, mother, volunteer, and lover of sports and outdoors.



President Elect Elect:
Kerri Legette-McCullough

Kerri Legette-McCulloughMore on Kerri Legette-McCullough coming soon!








Rebecca Blanchard

Rebecca BlanchardRebecca Blanchard graduated from UNCC’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program with a concentration in play therapy. She is currently a clinical mental health therapist at a private practice in Charlotte, NC where she sees children, teens, and adults.  Rebecca joined NCCA in 2018 where she became passionate about supporting the organization. Rebecca has served as Treasurer, volunteer coordinator, and has worked closely with the Association of Adult Development and Aging. She is passionate about promoting NCCA membership and growth among the professional population and currently serves as Treasurer.



Ashleigh Glover

More on Ashleigh Glover coming soon!



Immediate Past President:
Dominique Hammonds

Monique Hammonds PhotoDr. Dominique Hammonds is an Associate Professor and Program Director of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program in the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling at Appalachian State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Qualified Supervisor, National Certified Counselor, and Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider. Dr. Hammonds is President of the North Carolina Counseling Association. She is the recipient of the 2017 Creativity/ Innovation in Counseling Award and the 2018 ACES Supervision Award. She is passionate about increasing mental health awareness among communities of Color and increasing access to quality, culturally responsive mental health care in a global society. Her scholarship and professional service activities center around a variety of subjects including: a) culturally responsive teaching, counseling and clinical supervision, b) creative teaching and supervision methods, and c) technology in counseling. Dr. Hammonds's goals of cultural competence, inclusion, and wellness are evident in her work both within and outside of the university setting. In addition to her work in education and research, she collaborates with community partners, engages in clinical work, and participates in community outreach.



Member at Large:
Lorell Gordon

Lorell Gordon PhotoLorell Gordon is an Assistant Professor in the School of Psychological Sciences and Counselor Education at Gardner-Webb University.  Dr. Gordon's background includes working with various agencies to include a group practice, solo practice, and military settings.  Dr. Gordon holds several credentials in South Carolina such as Licensed Professional Counselor/Supervisor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/Supervisor, and Licensed Addictions Counselor.  She currently teaches in the Clinical Mental Health Counselor graduate program. Dr. Gordon earned a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in Counselor Education, an Ed.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Converse College, and a M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling from Winthrop University.  She has also earned a Master of Science in Nutrition and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Winthrop University.




Member at Large for Government Relations:
Bill Stewart

Bill Stewart

Bill Stewart, MA, LCMHCA, NCC, MBA is currently in private practice where he works with a variety of clientele to include veterans and teenagers. He earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from Duke University. He completed his Master’s of Arts in Counseling at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is a National Certified Counselor. After over 20 years working at Johnson & Johnson, Bill began became a counselor in support of his passion to assist the military community. He is a former US Army paratrooper having served in the 82nd Airborne Division. Bill is a board member of the Military and Government Counseling Association of North Carolina and serves as Member-at-Large, Government Relations for the North Carolina Counseling Association.



Director of Information and Technology:
Nicole Stargell

Nicole Stargell PhotoNicole Stargell, PhD, LCMHCA, LSC, NCC, BC-TMH is the Director of Information and Technology for the North Carolina Counseling Association.  Nicole is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling at the University of North Carolina Pembroke.  She serves as the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Field Placement Coordinator, the Counseling Programs Testing Coordinator, and Chapter Faculty Advisor for the Phi Sigma Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota.  She is a member of the UNCP Institutional Review Board, the ACA Practice Brief Advisory Group, and the editorial board for Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation.


Executive Director

Sandy Hower
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