Board of Directors 2018-2019  

Lisa KingLisa King, EdS, LPC, CPCS, CCTP  LPCA President 2018-2019.  Lisa is a counselor in private practice in Carrollton, GA where she works primarily with anxiety, depression, trauma and addiction with teens, young adults & adults. Lisa is very active in her local community. She is a graduate of the University of West GA with her Bachelors & Masters in Psychology & a Specialist in Clinical Mental Health Counseling & Supervision. She previously worked at Murphy Harpst Children's Center in Cedartown, GA and Dallas Family Counseling Center in Dallas, GA. She served for 4 years as the LPCA Western District Chair & Co-Chair. She is a former Past-President of the University of West GA SAO.  Email: [email protected]

Darrell BrooksDarrell M. Brooks, MPA, LPC, CPCS, Immediate Past President 2018-2019  has over 10 years of experience in the sports-related industry and the counseling field as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Mr. Brooks combines both areas to service the student-athlete. As a graduate of Malone University specializing in Community Counseling, he is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Mr. Brooks also contracts with other agencies throughout Atlanta offering CORE Counseling Services. Darrell served as LPCA CE Chair and is LPCA President of 2017-2018. Email: [email protected]

Carolyn RampCarolyn Ramp EdS, LPC, NCC, ACS, CPCSPresident Elect and Convention Chair 2019  holds a Specialist degree in Counseling Psychology, from Georgia Southern University and a Master Degree in Mental Health Counseling. She is currently a Psychotherapist at Resolution Counseling Professional. Carolyn is a sought out presenter in the Mental Health Counseling field, especially on the subject of ethics.  Email: [email protected]

Grant BrightGrant Bright, PhD, LPC, Northern District Rep is in Neurotherapy and qEEG. He maintains a private practice in Gainesville, Georgia. With over 18 years' experience in qEEG and neurofeedback, he is a graduate of Emory University and speaks on several topics in brain research and brain training (Neurofeedback).      


Kay BrooksKay N. Brooks Hatfield, EdD, LPC, Southern District Rep serves as CEO for Aspire Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Services.  Thirty years of experience include providing behavioral health and developmental disability services to adults, children, and adolescents in rural Georgia, with advanced training in addiction, trauma, and post-traumatic growth.  Kay has supported LPCA Georgia’s legislative advocacy efforts and spoke at a Capitol Hill briefing in July 2017 along with panelists from AMHCA to address challenges of a behavioral health workforce shortage. She has served as an adjunct faculty member at two colleges and currently serves on the board of directors for several regional and statewide organizations.

Louis BoyntonLouis 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, with a private practice, and a mobile assessment counselor for Southern Crescent Pines Behavioral Health. 

Jason Bussey Jason Bussey, Student Relations Chair graduate student working towards licensure as a LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), with decades of experience as an efficiency expert, business consultant and development coach, I create and utilize an individualized and uniquely tailored approach for each client. 


Angela FeeserAngela Feeser, EdS, LPC, CPCS, Eastern District Rep  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.  

Clay Gill, LPC, NCC, CPCS, Continuing Education Chair graduated from Georgia State University with a masters in Professional Counseling and also has a masters from the Psychological Studies Institute. He has worked with the public-school system serving as a School Based Mental Health Therapist, a Drug and Violence Prevention consultant with First District RESA and is now serving as Executive Director of Cord of Three Counseling Services. 

Joanna GouldingJoanna 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.   

Tracy HallTracy Hall, LPC, Membership Chair has M.S. from Mercer University.  Tracy is not new to LPCA. She started working as a volunteer, became the recipient of the GSAE foundation grant to intern. She became a permanent staff member and worked as the “Director of Members Services”. Following her passion for counseling she moved on to Oglethorpe University and became their Assistant Director of Academic Success and Accessibility Services. 

Jessica HatcherJessica Hatcher, LPC, Central District Rep 2017-2018 is the Assistant Vice President of Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health, a 42 bed inpatient psychiatric facility with four outpatient programs located on the campus of Coliseum Medical Centers in Macon, Georgia. She coordinates monthly lunch and learn meetings for continuing education and networking opportunities for licensed clinicians to advance the profession of professional counselors and mental health services in the Middle Georgia area.   

Mamie JonesLouise “Mamie” Jones, LPC, CPCS, Government Relations Chair specializes in intensive psychological assessment in an emergency room setting, and crisis intervention at Grady Hospital and Emory University Hospital, in addition to providing assessments, staff, and grant management at a senior citizens high rise. 


Shalette LawtonShalette Lawton, MPH, MA, LPC, Professional Development Chair joined Riverwoods Behavioral Health in 2012 and is the Director of Utilization Review at the Riverdale location, which is an in-patience site for the  treatment of behavioral health disorders and addictive diseases. She is native to Columbia, South Carolina, received her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Troy State University and a Master’s in Community Counseling from Argosy University.  

Shalette LawtonTodd Love, PsyD, JD, MBA, LPC, Ethics Chair is not your typical therapist, this is his third career.  Previously, he was a DUI Defense Attorney but he realized that he enjoyed counseling clients into treatment more than taking their money to help get them out of trouble. His first career was 15 years in the tech field.


 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.


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.


Angela Powell SmithAngela Powell-Smith, EdD, LPC, NCC, CCCJS, CPCS, Public Relations Chair for the past three decades, she has worked in various criminal justice and substance abuse treatment settings as a clinical supervisor and licensed counselor. She travels statewide conducting training workshops and providing technical assistance to treatment providers in evidence-based treatment for offenders. She is a Certified QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor. Currently, she is in private practice (Making Your Heart Lighter, LLC) and Chaplain for the Atlanta Dream Team (WNBA). 

April RobersonApril Roberson, LPC, CADCII, Coastal District Rep is the Program Manager, with Unison Behavioral Health which provides counseling, substance abuse and developmental disability services in southeast Georgia, serving residents in Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Pierce, and Ware Counties. April serves the Bacon County Behavioral Health. 


Tim RobinsonTimothy "Tim" Robinson, LPC, CPCS, CAS-F, Newsletter Editor graduated from Stetson University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Healthcare 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. Tim is currently a Program Manager for Talbot.  

Eric RodgersEric Rodgers, Public Relations Co-Chair is currently LPCA’s Student Representative Board Member.  He is also a dedicated volunteer. He is a graduate from Argosy University. Eric also holds a Graduate Diploma from the University of Sydney and a B.S. from Life University. Eric has been operating “Eric Rodgers: Evidence-Based Coaching Services” since 2009.




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.

James PaceJames Pace 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.