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OCDA Members can get more involved by joining one of the following committees:

Professional Development Committee
Chairpersons: Nina Talley ( & Christine Yancey (

  • Organize and/or promote activities which shall focus on career development and professional advancement
  • Administer the award of all CEUs through OCA/ACA/NCDA
  • Promote OCDA member involvement with the All Ohio Counselors Conference

Membership Committee
Chairperson: Ryan Wilhelm (

  • Promote membership in OCDA by marketing and assisting with monthly emails
  • Recommend procedures for processing applications
  • Assist in the planning of membership engagement events

Nominations and Elections Committee

Chairperson: Open

  • Shall be responsible for carrying out the nominations and elections procedures

By-Laws Committee

Chairpersons: Nina Talley ( & Evan Faidley (

  • Responsible for drafting proposals for amendments

Government Relations Committee

Chairpersons: Nina Talley ( & Christine Yancey (

  • Promotes state and national sharing of policy and practices that directly and indirectly impact career practitioners as well as reports on related research in the growing field of career development

Awards Committee
Chairperson: Taylor Slocum (

  • Review nominations and select recipients for the Bob Windle Leadership Award, Outstanding New Professional Award, and the Outstanding Graduate Student Award
  • The Chair appoints committee members on an annual basis
  • Past recipients and OCDA members are invited to join the committee

National Career Development Month Committee
Chairperson: Erica Crawford (
· Promote November as National Career Development Month & encourage state-wide participation in NCDA’s Poetry & Poster Contest
· Assist in planning networking events during month of November

Archives Committee
Chairperson: Richard Fajardo (
· Responsible for maintaining the history of OCDA

Website Committee
Chairperson: Kaleigh Mahon (
· Solicits, posts, and maintains up-to-date content on the OCDA website

Please contact the appropriate Chairperson with questions or to join a committee.

Thank you to our current committee members!

Professional Development Committee:

Tainne Dallas (

Emma Dunn

Membership & Engagement Committee:

Dr. Helen Esterly (OCA Constituency Focus)

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