VOTE TODAY IN OUR KCA BOARD ELECTIONS
Check your email for voting instructions and links (Sent May 4, 2021)
Elections open until MONDAY, MAY 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
JASON LI PhD, LPC, NCC
PRESIDENT - ELECT
Jason Li is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Leadership, Educational and School Psychology in the College of Applied Studies at Wichita State University. Dr. Li is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). He earned his PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at Texas Tech University, and MEd in School Counseling at Western Kentucky University. He is an active member in the Kansas Counseling Association (KCA), American Counseling Association (ACA), American Educational Research Association (AERA), and American School Counseling Association (ASCA).
HERMANMNU Graduate Student
PRESIDENT - ELECT CANDIDATE
Rebecca Herman is a current graduate student at MNU. She is expected to graduate this spring with an emphasis in mental health. In her therapy practice, she works primarily with domestic disputes, assault and battery, and trauma from childhood abuse.
Rebecca is a black belt at a local Taekwondo school, an avid gardener, and enjoys painting. She has 4 nephews, ranging in age from 10 months to almost 17 years old, who are her world.
As president-elect, Rebecca would be interested in bringing in a new perspective. She is an avid listener and eager to learn.
School Counselor, USD 378
Samantha Holloway currently in her 7th year serves as the High School Counselor for USD #378 Riley County. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Washburn University, Master of Science Degree in Counseling and Student Development and Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Counselor Education and Supervision both from Kansas State University. Samantha’s passion for counseling has led her to focus on research targeting Transdiagnostic Interventions as a Tier Two Intervention for students showing symptoms of depression and anxiety. Professionally, she has been a member of the Kansas Counseling Association since 2013.
Graduate Student, Capella University
Darren Tharp is a native Kansan. He graduated from Smith Center Junior/Senior High School. He attended Dodge City Community College taking as many night courses as he could while working full-time at National Beef. He completed his BA from Barclay Christian College in Haviland, Kansas and earned his MBA from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. Currently he is completing his Clinical Mental Health Counseling practicum through Capella University with A-1 Counseling. He will earn his MS in Mental Health Counseling, graduating Chi Sigma Iota, in December 2021
Darren's career for over 20 years has been in Human Resources Leadership. His HR style and area of focus are culture development, compliance, and change management. He has held manager or higher HR positions in aviation, healthcare, and manufacturing. He and his son Oscar have dwindled to two dogs, a cat, a bird, and saltwater fish.
KCA Contact Information
Nick Brummet, President firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Burdette, Past President email@example.com
Dr. Susan Bray, President Elect Susan.Bray@wichita.edu
Mistie Knox, Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Claire Allen, Treasurer email@example.com
Kim Urenda, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
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