|AMHCA Election Results|
A. Keith Mobley Will Be Next President-Elect
AMHCA’s 2014 elections were conducted electronically, with the polls open from March 19 through April 30. The term for the three open positions on the board of directors runs from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2017. This year, the election for president-elect was uncontested.
A. Keith Mobley, PhD, LPCS, ACS, Will Be AMHCA President–Elect, 2014–2015
AMHCA’s current Southern Region director, and a past president of AMHCA’s North Carolina Chapter—the Licensed Professional Counselor Association of North Carolina (LPCANC)—Mobley is also clinical associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His goals for his year as president include expanding AMHCA’s member services, translating the effects of the Affordable Care Act on the practice of clinical mental health counseling, and strengthening the relationships betweem AMHCA its state chapters. He also plans to help implement strategies for CMHCs to gain Medicare coverage, work toward licensure portability, and enhance the relationships between AMHCA and graduate departments with CMHC programs.
Erik Oostenink, LCPC, Will Continue to Serve as AMHCA’s Midwest Region Director, 2014–2017
AMHCA’s current Midwest Region director—and a licensed mental health counselor in Iowa since 2001 as well as a life-long Midwesterner—Oostenink’s goals for serving the region include: getting to know leaders and students in the states in the region and continue advocating for their needs, communicating the region’s interests to the board related to licensure portability, advocating for an AMHCA conference in the Midwest, and promoting chapter development.
Laurie Hewitt Geren, LCPC Is Elected AMHCA’s Western Region Director, 2014–2017
Owner of Magic Valley Counseling, LLC, since 2007 and a clinical supervisor for the state of Idaho, Geren’s goals include continuing to connect with chapter leaders and attending state conferences, being a voice for AMHCA. She looks forward to continuing in her role as Western Region director, working to establish and oversee the implementation of AMHCA’s programs and policies and striving to serve her region well.