What I offer as a leader is primarily based on a natural philosophy of servant-leadership. I prefer behind-the-scenes, supportive work that helps organizations put big goals into concrete terms and run smoothly. I have found that I can help other leaders fulfill their own roles by acting as a confidant and brainstorming partner. I value opportunities to offer historical perspectives on organizations where I've been a member over time; at the same time, I support new ideas and paths that are important to members of the organization. In my leadership roles, I also emphasize transparency by using technology to share information with members efficiently and effectively, such as budgets, minutes, and other resources.
Treasurer, Chi Sigma Iota, Beta Chapter May 2015 – May 2017
Social Media Committee, Florida Counseling Association June 2014 – October 2015
Participant, Leadership Development Institute, Florida Counseling Association, Tampa, FL June 2014
Awards Committee Chair, Chi Sigma Iota, Beta Chapter (previously Co-Chair) July 2013 – May 2015
Digital Outreach Team, Counseling and Wellness Center, University of Florida February 2013 – July 2015
Volunteer - Florida Counseling Association 67th Annual Convention, Orlando, FL October, 2016
Volunteer - Florida Counseling Association 66th Annual Convention, Orlando, FL October, 2015
Volunteer - American Counseling Association 2015 Conference, Orlando, FL March 2015
Volunteer - Florida Counseling Association 65th Annual Convention, Tampa, FL October 2014
Volunteer - Florida Counseling Association 64th Annual Convention, Tampa, FL October 2013
As an important partner to leadership, I believe that advocacy can help the general public better understand mental health issues, and is particularly important for urging legislators to consider the needs of vulnerable populations in lawmaking. I have used online platforms like Twitter and Facebook to share information about mental health issues, and I also call and write to my representatives regularly to weigh in on important issues that affect my clients. While staying engaged in advocacy is a constant and heavy task that requires self-care, I seek to maintain awareness and engagement and to support others in doing the same.