NCCA Board of Directors

2023–2024 Executive Committee

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

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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.


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.



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.



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

Sandy Hower
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