Membership:  Outreach to generate new memberships, particularly among the region’s supervisors, and to conduct regular needs assessments to determine how NARACES can better meet the needs of members.

Chair: Jennifer Vinces-Cua
Kean University
Committee Member
Grace W. Wambu
New Jersey City University
Committee Member
Alex Mann
Montclair State University

Technology: Technological functioning of NARACES, including but not limited to the association website, email distribution lists and mass mailings, videoconferencing and webinar platforms, conference registration, and other technological requests by committees.

Mike Mariska
Plymouth State University

Awards: Solicitation of nominations for the yearly NARACES awards, selection of winners, and presentation of awards at either the NARACES or ACES conference business meeting.

Ben Willis
University of Scranton

Grants: Development and maintenance of an application project for NARACES research grants, solicitation of applications, selection of winners, presentation of winners at either the NARACES or ACES conference business meeting, and any needed follow-up.

Dr. Madeleine (Maddie) Stevens
Duquesne University

Journal: Functioning of the NARACES sponsored journal, the Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision. Chaired by the Editor of the journal.

Rebekah Reysen
University of Mississippi
JCPS Editor
David Hunt
Immaculata University Associate Editor
Kaitlyn M. Forristal
New England College
Assistant Editor

Communications: Dissemination of scholarly information on counselor education and supervision, keeping members informed about upcoming events, creating and disseminating newsletters.

Derek Parker
Liberty University
Ellen Smith
Providence College

Regional Affiliates: Annually collecting and disseminating information from northeast regional ACES affiliates, including (but not limited to): organization annual revenue, bylaws, mission, election process, and leadership.

Melissa Ramdas
Mercy College

Historian: Collecting, organizing, and saving meeting minutes and other salient materials from both executive business meetings, conference planning meetings, and other important NARACES experiences.

Sherritta  Hughes
Georgian Court University

Advocacy: Explore and suggest ways in which NARACES can become more active in furthering the interests of its members and in representing those interests to the wider professional community. 

Amanda Minor
Salve Regina University
Katie Muirhead
Katie Muirhead
Salve Regina University

Wellness: The mission of this committee is to promote holistic wellness for NARACES members and others. The committee conducts wellness workshops throughout the year that address various issues, including racial and social justice for faculty of color and wellness planning for counselor educators. Responsibilities of committee members include attending and reporting at the NARACES board meetings, conducting regular wellness committee meetings to plan for activities and creating regular Wellness Corner columns in the NARACES newsletter. The committee also plans wellness events to take place at NARACES and ACES in-person meetings.

Jocelyn Novella
Jocelyn Novella
Fairfield University
Mackenzie Veet

Accessibility and Equity: Making recommendations regarding accountability and the implementation of accessibility in the workings of the NARACES Conference. This committee will address issues of access, inclusion, and equity within the profession, pertaining, but not limited to disability, race, ethnicity, sexual and affectional orientation, gender identity, and religious diversity.

Lynn Price
Penn State Doctoral Student

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