NCCA Board of Directors

2023–2024 Executive Committee

President:
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:

Kerri Legette-McCullough

Kerri Legette-McCullough

Dr. Kerri Legette McCullough is a National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia & District of Columbia, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland, and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. She is an approved supervisor in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She works with military service members, veterans with disabilities, children, adolescents, and families who have experienced various traumas. She has over ten years of professional experience, including community mental health, program & clinical supervision, program evaluation & creation, and providing direct services.

Kerri graduated from Johnson C. Smith University in 2004 with a BA in Criminal Justice. Since graduating from JCSU, she earned an MS in Criminal Justice from North Carolina Central University in 2007, a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in 2014, and an Ed.D in Counselor Education and Supervision from Argosy University in 2018. Kerri is a Clinical Supervisor at Family Services Foundation, Inc in Landover Hills, MD. FSF works with clients with mental health diagnoses, deaf or hard of hearing, and developmental disabilities. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California & Virginia State University. Her greatest work of service is her service to her country as a Technical Sergeant in the DC Air National Guard.

 


President Elect Elect:
Shanita Brown, Ph.D, LCMHC, NCC

Shanita Brown Photo

Dr. Shanita Brown is a teaching assistant professor in the Counselor Education Program at East Carolina University. Dr. Brown's research interests including examining the domestic violence experiences of Black women of faith, trauma-informed practices, and collegiate mental health. Dr. Brown spearheaded ACA’s Intimate Partner Violence Interest Network, and NCCA’s Don C. Locke Multicultural & Social Justice Award. She has published scholarly articles and featured on several podcasts and media outlets such as Essence, Parents, Self-Magazine regarding her expertise. Additionally, Dr. Brown is an award-winning EMDR-Trained Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and owner of a private practice. As a speaker, consultant and trainer, Dr. Brown believes in offering transformative dialogue about violence against women and mental health wellness.

Dr. Brown is the recipient of 2021 Jane Myers Wellness Award. Past leadership positions include NCCA Governing Board Member, Secretary, AMCD – Secretary and Board of Directors for The North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

 


 

Immediate Past President:
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. 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.


 

Treasurer:
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.

 


 

Secretary:
Jason Perry

Jason PerryJason Perry is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Counselor Education Program in the Department of Interdisciplinary Professions and serves as director of the McClammy Counseling and Research Laboratory at East Carolina University. He was the 2013 recipient of the Association for Humanistic Counseling’s (a division of the American Counseling Association) distinguished Emerging Leader Award and is an active member of the North Carolina Counseling Association. Postmodern and constructivist career strategies for community ex-offenders are at the center of his current research interests. Dr. Perry has written on these topics, as well as presented at the state, national, and international levels. Dr. Perry embraces values of the humanistic psychology of Alfred Adler and Carl Rogers, which emphasize person-centeredness, the importance of the therapeutic alliance, and unconditional positive regard. When not at work, he can be found sailing the waters of Eastern North Carolina.

 


 

Member-at-Large:
Keisha G. Rogers

Keisha RogersKeisha G. Rogers, Ph.D., CRC, LCAS, LCMHC, QS, ACS is an Associate Professor at Winston‐Salem State University in the Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling program. She received her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Her professional background includes serving as clinical director in private behavioral health agencies and in public and private sector rehabilitation counseling. Her research interests include co‐occurring disorders, clinical supervision, multicultural counseling, and women in leadership in Rehabilitation and Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

 


 

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

Tish Broomfield
[email protected]


 

2024–2025 Executive Committee

President:

Kerri Legette-McCullough

Dr. Kerri Legette McCullough is a National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia & District of Columbia, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland, and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. She is an approved supervisor in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She works with military service members, veterans with disabilities, children, adolescents, and families who have experienced various traumas. She has over ten years of professional experience, including community mental health, program & clinical supervision, program evaluation & creation, and providing direct services.

Kerri graduated from Johnson C. Smith University in 2004 with a BA in Criminal Justice. Since graduating from JCSU, she earned an MS in Criminal Justice from North Carolina Central University in 2007, a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in 2014, and an Ed.D in Counselor Education and Supervision from Argosy University in 2018. Kerri is a Clinical Supervisor at Family Services Foundation, Inc in Landover Hills, MD. FSF works with clients with mental health diagnoses, deaf or hard of hearing, and developmental disabilities. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California & Virginia State University. Her greatest work of service is her service to her country as a Technical Sergeant in the DC Air National Guard.

 


 President Elect:

Shanita Brown

Shanita Brown Photo

Dr. Shanita Brown is a teaching assistant professor in the Counselor Education Program at East Carolina University. Dr. Brown's research interests including examining the domestic violence experiences of Black women of faith, trauma-informed practices, and collegiate mental health. Dr. Brown spearheaded ACA’s Intimate Partner Violence Interest Network, and NCCA’s Don C. Locke Multicultural & Social Justice Award. She has published scholarly articles and featured on several podcasts and media outlets such as Essence, Parents, Self-Magazine regarding her expertise. Additionally, Dr. Brown is an award-winning EMDR-Trained Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and owner of a private practice. As a speaker, consultant and trainer, Dr. Brown believes in offering transformative dialogue about violence against women and mental health wellness.

Dr. Brown is the recipient of 2021 Jane Myers Wellness Award. Past leadership positions include NCCA Governing Board Member, Secretary, AMCD – Secretary and Board of Directors for The North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

 



President Elect Elect:

Ashleigh Glover

Ashleigh Glover is a licensed clinical mental health counselor based in North Carolina. After completing her graduate studies, Ms. Glover established her practice to provide mental health counseling services to the underserved rural population of Chatham County. As the county is rapidly growing, Ms. Glover is an ambassador for the Chatham County Chamber of Commerce to raise awareness about mental health. Within counseling, Ms. Glover advocates for social justice and women's rights. She embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion in her work. Glover will complete her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision by May 2025. Ms. Glover is committed to advancing the field of counseling through research.

Her dissertation proposal, titled Friend or Foe: Exploring the Black Woman’s Experience with Animal Assisted Therapy, will be completed in the next academic year. Ms. Glover’s research interests include counselor education and supervision, proactive leadership, creative-based counseling, and diversity and inclusion. During her years of service on the board, Ms. Glover has served as Graduate Division President (winning the Most Improved Division award in 2018/2019), Membership Committee Chair, NCCA Governing Council-Executive Secretary, and currently, Intern to the President. Ms. Glover is a hands-on collaborator and has excellent communication skills. Growth and change are collaborative efforts, and Ms. Glover will navigate complex conversations by engaging in effective dialogue with leaders to meet common goals and agendas. With years of experience serving on the North Carolina Counseling Association board, Ms. Glover envisions the North Carolina Counseling Association moving forward with unity, excellence, integrity, and purpose.

 


 

Immediate Past President:

Andrea Barbian

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.


 

Treasurer:
Chad Luke

Chad Luke PhD, LPC-MHSP, NCC, ACS, MAC is a Licensed Professional Counselor (TN), professor, author, researcher, and a neuro-for-wellbeing consultant. His is an internationally recognized expert in the clinical integration of neuroscience. His other areas of specialization include, substance use disorders, career counseling, and Therapists: Integrating the Sciences of Brain and Mind, as well as Applying Neuroscience to Counseling Children and Adolescents: A Guide to Brain-Based, Experiential Interventions (with Chris Schimmel). He trains clinicians in the clinical integration of neuroscience in the US and around the world. His latest book is Substance Use and Misuse: A Helper’s Guide to Neuroscience-Based Treatment (Cognella) (Spring, 2024).

 


 

Secretary:
Allison Fears

Allison Fears is an Assistant Professor at East Carolina University. Before pursuing her PhD, she was a school counselor in North Carolina. Her passion includes training school counselors and clinical mental health counselors for the unique experiences and challenges that occur in rural areas in addition to preparing school counselors to implement antiracist practices.

 


 

Member-at-Large:
Rolanda Mitchell

Rolanda Mitchell, Ph.D., LCMHC-S, NCC, is an Assistant Professor in NC State University’s Counselor Education Program.  Dr. Mitchell began her career as a Professional School Counselor, gaining experience at the middle and high school levels in Wake and Mecklenburg public schools.  She earned her master’s degree in counseling from Wake Forest University, and her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Dr. Mitchell is currently a licensed clinical mental health counselor and supervisor, with professional experience in outpatient therapy, school based mental health services, and in-home therapeutic services.  Dr. Mitchell is also an active member of professional organizations such as the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the North Carolina Counseling Association (NCCA).  She currently serves as Co-Chair of the Council on Multicultural Initiatives & Diversity (COMID), a standing committee within NC State’s College of Education.  Her research interests include clinical supervision, school counseling and equity/access in mental health services for historically marginalized groups.

 


 

Member at Large for Government Relations:
Angela Brooks-Livingston

Angela Brooks-Livingston, MA, NCC, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS (she/they) is currently serving Wilkes County as a private practitioner. They are a graduate from Appalachian State University Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master's program with a concentration in Marriage and Family therapy, and certificates in Addictions Counseling and Expressive Arts Therapy. They worked in community mental health for 8.5 years in several positions including outpatient therapist, intensive in-home team lead, child services director, and associate center director. They started their private practice in August, 2020. Angela specializes in working with the LGBTGEQIA+ community, in particular transgender and gender expansive clients. Angela has been involved in NCCA since 2009, and served as NCCA president 2016-2017. Angela practices soul-care by camping with her partner, son, and dog, watching British television, practicing Julia Child recipes, reading, working puzzles, and listening to 80s hairbands.

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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

Tish Broomfield
[email protected]