Morgan (Mo) Stohlman is a doctoral student at Kent State University and a licensed professional counselor (LPC). Service to others, holistic well-being, and a good sense of humor are three guiding values that have led Mo to pursue not only her vocation as a counselor but further opportunities to serve her communities in a variety of capacities. While at Heidelberg University (2017 – 2020), Mo held positions including the Graduate Assistant for Wellness, Assistant for the Center for Survivor Empowerment, Emerging Scholar, Volunteer director of an inclusive camp for young adults with Down Syndrome and their peers, Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) Clinical Counseling Representative, CSI Wellness Committee Chairperson and CSI Co-President. Most recently she served as the OASERVIC Emerging Leader. Her research and professional interests include integrative care and increasing equity for mental healthcare services for people with developmentally different abilities and their communities.
Ellise (Ellie) Raghavan, MA, LPC is a doctoral student at the University of Toledo. Prior to becoming a counselor, Ellie owned and operated her own values-based life coaching business helping adolescents make a powerful transition to adulthood. She is passionate about creating whole-human organizational and government policies as well as empowering individual counselors to thrive in their work, relationships and personal growth. Ellie currently practices counseling at the Zepf Center, a local community mental health agency working towards the Sanctuary Institute certification to be a trauma-informed organization. Ellie enjoys working with clients and counseling peers alike on incorporating their spirituality and/or personal principles into their next level of transformation. She also enjoys participating in DBT-informed counseling and facilitating memory reprocessing work for clients with trauma. Her research interests include counselor wellness, building educational community, effective allyship training techniques, and the use of community based participatory research in studying successful aging for marginalized older adults. Ellie currently serves as the intern for the Government Relations Committee of the Ohio Counseling Association. Ellie recently served as President for Chi Sigma Iota’s Alpha Omega chapter at the University of Toledo for the 2020-2021 year.
Michael Desposito is both an independently Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor at a private practice in Canton, Ohio and adjunct instructor with Malone University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s program. He has served in the mental health field for the past 10 years and has experience working with at-risk youth transitioning to adulthood, severe and pervasive mental illness (SPMI) populations, dual-diagnosis populations, emotion regulation and grief, LGBTQI+ populations, and facilitating group programming in mental health inpatient settings. Michael has held executive roles on several professional counseling organizations such as president of the Ohio Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values on Counseling (OASERVIC) from 2019-2020, the Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive association of Ohio (SAIGE-O), which was formally ALGBTICO, from 2016-2017, was an emerging leader of SAIGE/ALGBTIC National from 2017-2018, and served on the Ohio Counseling Association membership committee from 2016-2018. Michael currently serves as a committee member for the Association for Humanistic Counseling’s (AHC) membership committee, the emerging leader committee of SAIGE. Michael has presented at national, state, and local venues on a number of topics including emotion regulation and mood disorders, affirmative therapy and pedagogy practices for LGBTQI+ populations, and wellness. Additionally, he has published on Affirmative Therapy and Wellness and won 1st place in the entry-level category for the Chi Sigma Iota’s Wellness Leadership competition.
Phil Hughes is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Ohio with the university counseling center at Bowling Green State University (BGSU). He received his master’s in Mental Health Counseling at BGSU in 2013 and he received his bachelors of arts in Psychology from University of Cincinnati in 2009. Phil has worked at several local community mental health agencies and has previously served on multiple Ohio Counseling Association (OCA) boards as Treasurer of the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling of Ohio (ALGBTICO) and the Northwest Ohio Counseling Association (NWOCA). He is currently President of the Ohio College Counseling Association (OCCA) and Northwest Regional Representative of ALGBTICO. Topics of interest include working with college aged individuals, exploring religious/spiritual beliefs and their impact on mental health, anxiety, and providing affirmative therapy for LGBTQI+ populations. He is excited to begin his journey as Secretary on the OASERVIC board and developing ethical best practices and resources for the inclusion of marginalized populations with (or without) religious/spiritual values.
Dr. Burns is the Statewide Human Trafficking Coordinator for the Ohio Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers. She received her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision in December 2018 from the University of Toledo, in Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Burns received her MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2015) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to receiving her BA in Psychology (2012) from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Burns is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), she has clinical experience within clinical agencies, non-profit facilities, and college-counseling settings in Las Vegas, as well as North and Southwest Ohio. Previously, she served as a victim advocate and professional counselor for a community agency in Clark county serving survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence, rape, and sexual assault. Her professional experience includes counseling, teaching, research, and serving marginalized and underrepresented populations. She enjoys loves being outdoors, yoga, dance, poetry, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Stephanie Durham is a licensed professional counselor practicing as a school-based therapist at South Community Inc. in Dayton, Ohio working primarily with children and teens in grades two through eight. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in addiction in 2016 from Southern New Hampshire University, followed by a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2018 from Bowling Green State University. Stephanie has previously served as secretary for Chi Sigma Iota – Beta Gamma as well as Northwest Regional Representative for the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling of Ohio (ALGBTICO). She has conducted research and presented on various topics including mental health implications of transitions in educational settings, representation of the counseling profession in pop culture, and affirmative pedagogy as it relates to LGBTQ+ college retention. In addition to the OASERVIC membership committee chair, she currently serves as secretary for ALGBTICO. Topics of interest for Stephanie include trauma, suicide prevention, non-suicidal self-injury, anxiety, LGBTQ+ issues, ethical practice, implications of social media, and adverse childhood experiences.
Dr. Victoria Giegerich is an Assistant Professor at Walsh University, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Ohio, and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Dr. Giegerich has served as the President of OASERVIC (2018) and currently serves as the chair of the Emerging Leaders Committee. She has also served ASERVIC as the State Divisions Committee Chair (2016-2018) and currently serves as the 2020 ASERVIC Conference Co-Chair. She has valued her experience with OASERVIC and hopes you will too!
Katie Gamby is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Wellness Counselor (CWC) in the state of Ohio. She is an assistant professor at Malone University. She has worked in clinical mental health since 2014 working with a variety of clients with many disorders in various settings including private practice, community mental health, and college counseling settings. She believes in the importance of giving back to the counseling profession by providing service to organizations that serve the profession. She has served in many leadership roles within the field of counseling including President and Past-President of the Alpha Omega chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, Secretary and board Member at Large of the Northwest Ohio Counseling Association (NWOCA), President-Elect of the Michigan Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (MACES), and Secretary, President-Elect, President and now Past-President of the Ohio Association for Spirituality, Ethics, and Religious Values in Counseling (OASERVIC).
Alysha Blagg, Ph.D., LPCC, NCC is a licensed counselor in Ohio. She earned her MA in Professional Counseling at Liberty University in 2015 and successfully defended her doctoral dissertation for the Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision program at Liberty University in May 2020. Alysha is actively involved in volunteering in professional activities, research, and dissemination of research. She is involved in presenting research and information at counseling conferences and advocating for the profession and professional leadership. Regarding her work, she provides counseling services for children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Alysha has a background in working in outpatient, private, and community mental health settings. Additionally, she specializes in providing mental health services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, youth/adolescents, those in emerging adulthood, and faith integration in counseling. Alysha understands the importance of and is committed to helping the “whole person” which includes the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of a person. She enjoys working with clients to learn how to incorporate their faith into their life and mental health. Alysha is also an adjunct faculty member at Ohio Christian University where she actively integrates faith into the classroom lessons for her students.
2019- 2020 - Michael Desposito (Bowling Green State University)
2018 -2019 - Katie Gamby (Malone University)
2017-2018 - Vicki Giegerich (Kent State University)
2016-2017 - Marcos Ghali (Malone University)
2015-2016 - Christie Jenkins (Walden University)
2013-2014 - Jason Rydzewski (Kent State University)
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