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SACES 2021 Elections

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Please read the nominees' statements of interest below about why they would be a good fit for the SACES team (nominees listed in alphabetical order). ONLY SACES members can vote; you may cast your vote ONE time. Members must log in to your SACES account to vote. You should use the same email address that you use to sign into the ACA/ACES websites. If you have forgotten your password, select "Forgot password," so you can reset it and proceed. Click here to place your vote!

The new officer elections  will be open for 30 days. The ballot will close at 11:59 pm EST October 27, 2021. If you have questions regarding the SACES nominations or elections, please contact Dr. Dodie Limberg, SACES Past-President at past-president@saces.org.

President-Elect-Elect Nominees

Michael Jones

Michael Jones is a Professor at Richmont Graduate University.

I am humbled at the possibility of serving as President-Elect-Elect of SACES. I am a Professor of Counseling and Assistant Director of the online counseling program at Richmont Graduate University. I am a first generation college graduate and the first person in my family to earn a doctorate degree. I have been a counselor for nearly 20 years and a counselor educator/supervisor for over 10 years.

I have been actively involved in service, leadership, and scholarship with ACES at the National, Regional, and State levels for over 10 years. As a member of SACES, I have served as the Continuing Education Coordinator for our 2018 conference, Co-Chair of the Multicultural Interest Network (2017-2018), Co-Chair of the Technology Interest Network (2015-2016), and an Emerging Leader Fellow in 2014. I served as the President of Arkansas ACES from 2015-2018 and the President of the Arkansas Counseling Association from 2020-2021. I have also presented at ACES, SACES, and Arkansas ACES on multiple occasions. 

I believe that my track record of leadership, familiarity with SACES, years of experience as a counselor educator/supervisor and ability to connect with others will serve me well in the position of SACES President-Elect-Elect. I would love to serve SACES in this capacity as we seek to give a voice to those who have been silenced and educate the counselors of tomorrow.

Carrie Wachter Morris

Carrie Wachter Morris is a Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

I am honored to be considered for SACES President elect-elect. I have served as a counselor educator for 15 years. Through that time, SACES has been a powerful positive force in my own development. As president, I will work with the board to identify areas that would benefit the members of SACES with a special focus on expanding access, attending to issues around equity, diversity, and inclusion, providing additional resources to support teaching and supervision in professional contexts, and strategically working towards solutions to the ever-changing challenges we face as counselor educators and supervisors. I particularly hope to build on momentum of both SACES and ACES to attending to the needs of graduate students and new faculty. I also hope to continue a spirit of collaboration, increasing partnerships between divisions and ACES regions. I have previously served multiple leadership positions at the state, regional, and national levels. In those positions, I have worked with organizations to implement programs and activities that have directly benefited members. Three examples of this include targeted legislative advocacy for school counselors that resulted in legislative passage of a universal job description, a collaborative partnership forged between ALBGTIC (now SAIGE) and AARC that resulted in standards for both research and assessment involving people who identify as gender, sexual, and/or affectional minorities, and implementation of a national sponsored scholarship program, which serves as one of the largest research grants programs for the field. As president, I would work with the board and membership to further the mission of SACES and increase support and access to the students, counselor educators, and supervisors SACES serves. Thank you for considering me for SACES president.

Secretary-Elect

Hannah M. Coyt

Hannah Coyt is an Assistant Professor at Lindsey Wilson College.

Greetings SACES Members!

I am excited for the opportunity to serve you as SACES Secretary! I am an Assistant Professor of Human Services and Counseling at Lindsey Wilson College, where I have taught in the undergraduate counseling program for the past 19 years. I have also taught graduate counseling classes for Western Kentucky University over the past two years in the Counseling and Student Affairs department. I have been a practicing Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor since 2000 and a clinical supervisor since 2002. Engaging in a career that allows me to serve in a variety of roles fuels my passion and gives me insight in serving counselor educators, counselors, doctoral students, and clinical supervisors across the SACES membership. I gained invaluable leadership skills and mentorship during my SACES leadership experiences while serving as the Graduate Student Representative on the Executive Board (2019-2020), co-chair (2019-2021) of the Graduate Student Committee, and co-chair of the Graduate Student and New Professionals Interest Network (2019-2021). I am also very excited about serving as a co-chair for the SACES Supervision Interest Network (2021-2022). In addition to my service to SACES, I currently serve on the ACES Strategic Planning Committee (2020-2024), served as the Kentucky Mental Health Counseling Association President-Elect (2019-2020), and as President (2020-2021) before being appointed to the Kentucky state licensure board for professional counselors. My vision for the SACES secretary position is that we would continue to build on our strengths within the organization by improving connections with all our state level chapters and encouraging collaboration between these chapters. Over the last year and half, we have all witnessed the importance of supporting one another. I hope to be able to serve in the secretary role to be a small part of the work that SACES does to build those supportive professional networks. Thank you for your time and consideration!

Noelle St. Germain-Sehr

Noelle St. Germain-Sehr is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Counseling Clinical Director at the College of William and Mary.

“Real happiness is to be found in benefiting others.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

This quote is a guiding tenant of my daily living and speaks to my desire to serve as SACES Secretary. My name is Noelle St. Germain-Sehr and I am excited to have the opportunity to offer to serve my SACES colleagues in the role of SACES Secretary. SACES has been my professional home for over 20 years, and I have received so much from this organization and the relationships that have been built through conferences and service. Although I have served SACES as the Co-Chair of the Women’s Interest Network since 2017 and Chaired the SACES Interest Network Operations Manual Taskforce, I am eager to broaden and deepen my involvement to give back to the organization and professional community that I feel has done so much for me in my professional and personal growth and development. I am a committed social justice advocate who views service as a responsibility to advocate for the voices of all members of the SACES community. I want to be part of this leadership team with a goal of serving SACES members thoughtfully, compassionately, and authentically. It truly brings me happiness to be of benefit to others.

In addition to my academic experience, I have over 20 years of teaching experience and 28 years of clinical experience. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in Texas, a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Board-Certified TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH), and an ACISTE Certified Mental Health Professional (ACMHP) trained to assist individuals with integration of spiritually transformative experiences. I have advanced training in transpersonal approaches to counseling, including Induced After-Death Communication (IADC®) Therapy, am an IADC® Trainer, and serve as the Executive Director for the Center for Grief and Traumatic Loss and the International IADC® Board.

Although my position is primarily clinical and administrative in nature, I have published several manuscripts, presented at over 30 professional conferences, hold membership in 14 professional organizations, and have served on several editorial boards, including a current appointment with Counselor Education & Supervision. I happily offer my time, organizational skills, and experience to the SACES community, and I hope to have the opportunity to serve you as SACES Secretary.

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