|2012 Election Results|
2012 Election Results
Judith Bertenthal–Smith, LPC, ALPS, was voted AMHCA president for 2013–2014 in AMHCA’s spring elections. She has served as director-at-large on AMHCA’s board since 2007 and has twice chaired the Strategic Planning Committee. She is the board liaison to AMHCA’s Graduate Student Committee and served on the Conference Planning Committee in 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2012.
North Atlantic Region DirectorCamille Clay, EdD, LPC, was re-elected by the membership to her position as AMHCA’s North Atlantic Region director. An adjunct professor in the Graduate Counseling Program at the University of the District of Columbia, Clay has had a private practice since 1983.
She has twice been president of AMHCA’s state chapter, the DC Mental Health Counselors Association, and she is currently AMHCA’s representative to the American Association of State Counseling Boards (AASCB). She also serves on both AMHCA’s and ACA’s DSM–5 task forces.
She plans to continue employing the “four ‘C’ principles of organizational work” that she used in her first term as North Atlantic Region director: Continuity, Community, Communication, and Collaboration.
“I Continued initiatives put in place by previous directors, particularly in Communication. I be-lieve chapter leaders have begun to use Communication mechanisms to share their successes and misses with each other.
“We are on our way to becoming the problem-solving, supportive, sharing Community of chapters I envisioned. … Collaboratively, we can address the issues of membership and leadership development as well as other issues that arise,” she wrote in her candidate statement.
Southern Region DirectorKeth Mobley, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS, was appointed to AMHCA’s board as Southern Region director in 2010 as a mid-term replacement, so this election confirms the membership’s endorsement of him as Southern Region director.
A clinical associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro since 2004, Mobley has worked as a clinical mental health counselor in multiple settings, including outpatient, inpatient, crisis/emergency, and in-home roles.
A past president of AMHCA’s North Carolina chapter (LPCANC), Mobely noted goals in his candidate statement that include endeavoring to “continue my service to the board and the Southern Region by acting as liaison for state chapters to the board of directors; facilitating communication among chapters; and remaining a resource to enhance the professional development, chapter success, and leadership training needs of AMHCA state chapters in my region.”
Terms of Office on AMHCA's Board of Directors
The election results are for three-year terms that take effect on July 1. The president serves the first year as president-elect, the second year as president, and the third year as past president. AMHCA’s president-elect chairs the Conference Planning Committee, and the past-president chairs the Nominating Committee.