[Stafford, VA] The National Board of Mental Health Counselors (NCMHC) [Article IV] Section last week announced the election of the following members to serve as the active board for the National Consortium for Mental Health Counselors.

Dorothy Butts-Valentine linkedin.com/in/dorothy-butts-valentine-lpc-130508156 (President) moves to the board’s leading role, after her last essential role as the Deputy Director for Office of Community Engagement, for the Veterans Health Administration, Washington DC and CEO of FOCUS Group Solutions, LLC https://www.focusva1.com. She has been deeply engaged in developing curriculum for incoming interns and residents, as well as leading the charge in mental health awareness, where she has contributed extensively. Dorothy Butts-Valentine holds a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, from Walden University, a Master of Arts, in Human Services, Marriage and Family, from Liberty University and a bachelor’s degree from Park University.

Dr. Paulette D. Hubbert linkedin.com/in/dr-paulette-hubbert-1b4722a (Vice President) is a licensed clinical social worker and a retired U. S. Marine. She has over 30 years of experience working with diverse groups and populations in Clinical, Military, Law Enforcement and Educational Environments. In her private practice, Inspired Wholeness LLC, https://www.paulettehubbert.com/ she provides counseling and consultation to empower and assist individuals, groups, and communities in transformation to live balanced, fulfilling lives.

Mah Mekolle linkedin.com/in/mahmekolle (Parlimentarian) holds a Master of Science in Nursing – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is also a certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). She is the Editor of her online magazine and inspirational blog on mental health topics https://pearlsofourlives.com/.She has over 12 years clinical experience as a Registered Nurse, and she is the Founder and Executive Director of Connecting Angels nonprofit. Mah also received great praise for her work as a Health Trainer in 2020, coaching over a thousand frontline health care workers on Self-Care and coping with the COVID-19 crisis, earning her a feature on her Organization’s news https://jobs.memorialhermann.org/Compassionate-Care-and-Self-Care.

Jennifer Ballard linkedin.com/in/jeniffer-hinojosa-ballard-68594751 (Treasurer) is an active duty Marine Corps Officer stationed at Marine Corps Base, Quantico. https://www.quantico.marines.mil/ She is a Navy Veteran and has served in various and diverse capacities in both Services for over 23 years. Lieutenant Colonel Ballard holds a BS in Nursing from Marquette University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Averett University. She is an active member of various professional organizations including the Association of Naval Services Officers, where she recently served as the Marine Corps Service Representative; and the Women Marines Association, where she formerly served as the VA-1 Chapter Treasurer.

Adria Grey linkedin.com/in/adria-grey-81a69784 (Secretary) is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a National Certified Counselor. Ms. Grey earned a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Walden University. She has worked with children, adolescents, and their families for the past 10 years. She currently provides services to clients at 2 private group practices. https://thriveworks.com/ She provides a person-centered approach within her theoretical perspective but also incorporates techniques from a variety of disciplines to meet the needs of her clients.

Dr. A’Lelianne Warren linkedin.com/in/drawarren (Community Partnership Chair) currently serves as the Director of Recruitment and Retention at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in Salisbury North Carolina. https://www.rccc.edu/ In this position, Dr. Warren is responsible for the Career and Academic Advising Centers, high school dual enrollment and all recruitment/enrollment and retention efforts for the College.

Shawn W. Valentine linkedin.com/in/shawn-valentine-960077155 (Data Analyst) is a Project Manager at Voxpopme. https://site.voxpopme.com/ Shawn’s professional portfolio includes IBM Data Science Professional, Hubspot Social Media Marketing, and University of Virginia Marketing Analytics Certifications. Shawn’s natural and trained ability to code, analyze and mine data, is a unique and ubiquitous skill set, for data analyst to acquire. Alongside Shawn, Tom Higgins tom.higgins@voxpopme.com is the Marketing Director for Voxpopme.

Lesly A. Valentine, III linkedin.com/in/lesly-valentine-iii (Graphic Design) is a Senior Administrative Assistant and Graphic Designer with Aon. https://www.aon.com/home/index.html He achieved a Baccalaureate in Graphics Design with a minor in Business Administration, from George Mason University. Lesly has a long history of experience with Graphics design. His portfolio includes Washington Wizards, George Mason’s Provost Office, FOCUS Group Solutions, LLC, and the creator of NCMHC’s logo, to name a few.

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