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

Professional Development Committee
Chairpersons: Marcos Rivera ( & Marie Nicks (

  • 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: Christine Yancey (

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

By-Laws Committee

Chairpersons: Calvin Wagner (

  • Responsible for drafting proposals for amendments

Government Relations Committee

Chairperson: Sarah JanTausch (

  • 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: Anna-Kaye Rowe (

  • 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: Alicia Camak (
· 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
Chairpersons: Richard Fajardo ( & Calvin Wagner (
· Responsible for maintaining the history of OCDA

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

Newsletter Committee

Chairperson: Maddie Kindig (

  • Organizes quarterly issues of the OCDA Newsletter each fiscal year and corresponding with OCA for OCDA updates for various OCA newsletters

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

Thank you to our current committee members!

Bylaws Committee: Christine Yancey, Sarah JanTausch, Kaleigh Mahon, Rachel Richardson, & Richard Fajardo

Awards Committee: Taylor Lincicome & Deborah Plummer

Membership Committee: Leigh Mascolino

Government Relations Committee: Newton Kimberly & Kaleigh Mahon

Archives Committee: Newton Kimberly

Website Committee: Taylor Lincicome & Richard Fajardo

Newsletter Committee: Sarah Grace McCollough

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