LPCA Board of Directors 

Carolyn Ramp

Carolyn Ramp, EdS, LPC, NCC, ACS, CPCSImmediate Past President   holds a Specialist degree in Counseling Psychology, from Georgia Southern University and a Master Degree in Mental Health Counseling. She is currently the Augusta Regional Manager for Georgia Behavioral Health Professionals. Carolyn is a sought out presenter in the Mental Health Counseling field, especially on the subject of ethics.  Email: [email protected]

 

Tim Robinson

Timothy "Tim" Robinson, LPC, CPCS, CAS-F, President 2020 graduated from Stetson University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Health care Providers in The Addictive Disorders. Tim earned many certifications such as in Counseling Supervision, Grief counseling, Addiction Specialist, Anger Management Specialist and Opioid Treatment Provider. He has been a researcher and public speaker on a vast number of subject pertaining to counseling and mental health.  Email:  [email protected]

 

Angela Feeser

Angela Feeser, EdS, LPC, CPCS, PRESIDENT ELECT 2020-2021 Has Ed.S in Mental Health Counseling from Seton Hall University in 2005.  Over the last six years I had the opportunity to serve as the Clinical Director of an outpatient facility that provided services to those with mental health, addictive disease, and intellectual/developmental disability needs as well as acute psychiatric or detox crisis stabilization. I’m currently in private practice. I have been the Chair of the Augusta Coalition for Mental Health Advocacy during the last four years. I am also a member of the Augusta Coalition for Addiction and Recovery Advocacy.  This is a THREE (3) Year Term 

Tom Parrott

Tom Parrott, LPC, DMin, Treasurer is a graduate of Midwestern College and has been practicing counseling for 9 years. In addition, Tom is a CPA, holds a Masters of Accountancy, and has many years in business and in the IT world. He is currently working with Grace Counseling and Psychotherapy. Tom is very active in his community as a psychotherapist, building houses, consulting with business for financial success.  This is a Three (3) Year Term 

 

 

Jennifer Chase Finch, M.A., LPC, NCC, CBCT®, ETHICs Chair is dedicated to resolving trauma through somatic treatment modalities, meditation, contemplative and integrative sciences. She was a practicing licensed professional therapist for almost two decades prior to founding Be Here Now Mindfulness, LLC. In addition to her private practice, she offers online and in-person trainings to individuals, health care practitioners and corporate settings.  Jennifer is very active in CBCT., the program from Emory. 

 

 David Markwell, PhD, NCC, LPC, CPCS, ACS, Clinical Supervision Chair is a licensed and board certified Professional Counselor   and clinical supervisor in Georgia and Alabama. He has offices in Marietta GA and McCaysville GA.  David is a Mental health consultant for Fetch Your News, the online news show serving North Georgia, a periodic guest on the Atlanta morning radio show   "Bailey and Southside" (Rock 100.5), and was awarded the 2017 George C. Podein Counselor of the Year by the LPCA of Georgia.   Dr Markwell served on the LPCA CPCS Committee working on standards based on the licensing board's policies.   

 

  Kelli Ritter, PhD, LPC  Membership/Professional Development, earned her Ph.D. in Counseling from Georgia State University where she developed a passion for Adlerian Psychology, play therapy and trauma. Dr. Ritter has spent the last twenty years working with children, teens and families in various roles through counseling, parent education and consulting services. Her book and DVD set, Come Play with Me!  teaches parents and caregivers how to use Adlerian Play Therapy skills with children.  

 

  Amanda Wolfe, LPC PhD. Lecturer at Kennesaw State University. Kennesaw State UniversityGeorgia State University. 
Co-Chair Membership/Professional Development

 

LPCA COMMITTEE CHAIRS: 

 

    Joanna Goulding, MA, LAPC, NCC, Atlanta District Rep  Currently works as a bilingual Psychotherapist (Spanish) in the Dunwoody area.  She is also the co-director of the non-profit organization Alive and Well, designed to provide counseling services to the undeserved in the Atlanta area.  Joanna previously worked as a Psychotherapist at CETPA, the largest Hispanic Mental Health Clinic in the Southeast. Her Prior career experience in Healthcare sales and marketing is a bonus in the counseling industry.  Joanna is an active volunteer in her community, especially at her local schools. 

Joe Wolstencroft

Joseph “Joe” Wolstencroft, PhD, DMin, LPC, CPCS, Central District Rep has been an active member of the mental health field for over twenty-five years, with his own counseling center, Dr. Wolstencroft includes training and providing sports psychologist to elite amateur and professional athletes and stage performers in mental performance conditioning. He is also registered with the Supreme Court of Georgia as a registered neutral, commonly referred to as a mediator. 


     Joy Welcker, PhD, LPC Coastal District Rep is the owner and Clinical Director of Brighter Brains Integrative Health, a private practice offering empirically validated, brain-based interventions for holistic health and wellness.  Joy has a doctorate in psychology,

 

 
  Britland Stefani, LAPC Eastern District Rep As individuals, we are all unique in our perceptions of the world, our life experiences, and the problems or issues we may encounter. I honor and value diversity and use this to provide a safe and inclusive, non-judgmental atmosphere for working through the many challenges of life.

 

 
 Britney Allen Turk, MS, LAPC Northern District Rep holds a Master’s degree in clinical counseling psychology from Brenau University and is currently pursuing a PhD in psychology from Northcentral University. She is an APC at the Brain Science Center in Gainesville, GA. Trained in dialectical behavior therapy, trauma, and HeartMath, a biofeedback intervention, Britney works with children, adolescents, and adults. Britney is an adjunct instructor at Brenau University and Lanier Technical College.
   
 

  Tim Carroll, MA. LPC Northern District Co-Chair, with over 25 years of pastoral care experience working with individuals, couples, families and groups. With a focus on marriage, couples and family counseling, He has worked in both outpatient and inpatient psychiatric care and has a special interest in helping individuals, couples and families in crisis, including trauma healing and recovery, grief and loss.providing training, consulting, coaching, counseling and crisis response

   

   A. J. Ramirez, PhD, LPC Southern District Rep  Dr. Ramirez's academic interests include  sexism, gender discrimination, racism, LGBTQ issues, and education reform by incorporating systemic approaches. She teaches Race, Class, & Gender, Introduction to Social Problems, Introduction to Sociology, Medical Sociology, Global Feminism, Queer Theory, Feminist Theory, and LGBT Studies. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from the University of North Georgia, her Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Doctor of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Sociology from Valdosta State University.

 

Louis Boynton

Louis Boynton, II, Ph.D, LPC, NCC, CPCS, Western District Rep Over the last few years Louis has been working in the profession of psychology as an educator, researcher, and practitioner. He has written grants and managed grant projects in disaster mental health, a new professional avenue. Currently, Louis is President of a nonprofit (managing a disaster mental health website gadisaster.info), with a private practice, and a mobile assessment counselor for Southern Crescent Pines Behavioral Health. 

 

PAC Political Action Committee:

   Mr. Johnnie L Jenkins, III LPC, CPCS, RPT-S, My job is to help, when people are in conflict, they cannot hear what the other says.  Mr. Jenkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified Professional Clinical Supervisor in Georgia with more than 20 years’ experience.  Mr. Jenkins’ private practice experience includes working with families. He holds memberships in the American Counseling Association, the Association for Play Therapy, the Licensed Professional Counselor Association of Georgia, and the Georgia Association for Play Therapy. He holds the following degrees: Bachelor of Science in Biology from Mercer University in Macon, GA and a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology.  Mr. Jenkins was an adjunct at Argosy University Atlanta teaching classes in Play therapy, Child and Adolescent Counseling, Family and Couples Counseling, and Practicum and Supervision.  He was also Chair of the Human Services Department. Mr. Jenkins is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Policy from Walden University..

 

 Government LPCA Legislative Consultant

 

     Mamie Jones, M.A., LPC, MFT, PhD – Candidate, has over 10 years of experience working in emergency medicine.  She is an active Board Member for the Licensed Counseling Association of Georgia and was instrumental in lobbying for the right of LPC’s in Georgia to author a (1013/involuntary hold).   She serves on the Advisory Board at Clark Atlanta University and was instrumental in getting students involved in the LPCA Student Affiliate Organization.   Ms. Jones is an LPCA mentor and LPC Licensure Application Consultant.  Ms. Jones also has a private practice office is located in the beautiful downtown Decatur close to great coffee shops and other quaint places to relax.  Ms. Jones specializes in Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adjustment to College, as a solution focused, crisis interventionist.

   Ms. Jones at the House of Representative hearing, to tesify for LPCA.  

 

 

 

 

LPCA Foundation:  

 Darrell Brooks, LPC, CPCS Past LPCA President.   In my new advisory role,  I reflect on my time as President, having strength goes beyond the demeanor of leadership. Strength is more of being available to the members and to handle both the positive and negative aspects of the position.  Always remember,  live with love, work with passion, and do something that would make your momma proud.

 

 

 Mr. Brooks, while President of LPCA created the The Capitol Committee, advocacy volunteers responsible for working in partnership with the LPCA PAC, LPCA Lobbyists, CEO to make sure LPCs are include in the law(s).  The Capitol Committee works with legislators, special interest groups, lobbyist, and legislators’ staff on key strategies, challenges, and needs.  The “committee” will attend special events, fund raisers, visit their representative and senator(s) and write copy /reports to be distribute to members.

LPCA ADMINISTRATION

Gale MackeGale Marshall Macke, CEO  As the executive director and CEO for one of the nation’s leading advocate for counselors, Gale manages the association’s affairs, directs legislative efforts, and oversees efforts to build public support for counselors and to expand learning opportunities and services for members. She also represents counselors before the state Licensing Board-GA Composite Board of PC, SW, MFT, the Georgia Legislature and Congress. Gale joined LPCA in 2002 and previously served as a subcontractor for retiring VP of Goldman Sacks, CFO of and director of public relations/communications for several other companies.

 

   Kelly Michael Moselle, MA.,MS, CAM-ll is the Director of Administration and Member Services, managing the development and  operations of products and services created for members, the Association's affinity programs, and the content development of ASSOCIATION product/services and other support efforts. 

 

 

And a group of amazing office volunteers:

 

   Eric Rodgers, LAPC, joinned the LPCA Board of Directors as a Student Rep,  was the LPCA Student Counselor of the Year , 2018 and then volunteered to the the LPCA Newsletter Editor. 

Eric as Student Rep created the LPCA Graduation Cords and Sashes for our students who are Presidents of the LPCA SAO or serve on the LPCA SAO board.  Eric is currently the Assistant Clinical Director at RiverWoods BHS.

 Eric is currently the Assistant Clinical Director at RiverWoods BHS.

 

   Lei Phyu Tun, born in Myanmar (Burma) SE Asia, has been volunteer since she was a student. She is now working on her application to become an Associate Professional Counselor. Ms. Tun graduated from the University of Rochester, NY.  She was the LPCA Georgia Society of Association Executives, GSAE Intern Grant Award Winner.