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Executive Board & Chairs

2020-2021


President

Chelsea Francis, M.S.Ed., LPC

cfranci1@cscc.edu

Chelsea is currently a career counselor at Columbus State Community College, where she works with a diverse group of students, staff, faculty, and employers to implement a holistic approach to ensure student success. With a background in workforce development, she is experienced in developing strategic partnerships with businesses and community organizations to provide innovative solutions to both student and employer needs. Chelsea's area of interest is leveraging data and technology to promote equity in access to services, especially for non-traditional students. Chelsea received an MSEd. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Dayton, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Capital University. 


President-Elect

Evan Faidley, M.Ed., M.A.

efaidley@kent.edu


Evan Faidley is an active member in the career community and academic affairs, currently serving as the Graduate Assistant within Graduate Studies at Kent State University and faculty of French at Fisk University and Educational Psychology at The University of Akron. In collaboration with Career Exploration and Development, Evan engages in career advising and programming targeted to career development of graduate students. His past experience in undergraduate teaching and advising, as well as his interactive work in gauging graduate student career readiness among diverse populations show his commitment to college student development, personal exploration, and professional identity construction. He is also a doctoral candidate studying higher education administration with a focus on professional socialization and master’s higher education students’ specialty choice in transition from student to entry-level student affairs staff. Evan’s background in career advising, college teaching, and conducting research has proven his self-concept and purpose in life: being useful to others as they transition into new chapters of life.



Past-President, Nominations Chair, & Newsletter Chair 

Bethani Burkhart, M.H.

burkhartbm@hiram.edu

Bethani Burkhart currently serves as the Director of Career and Academic Development at Hiram College. She has worked with a vast array of student populations in her time as a career services professional including professional MD and PharmD students, liberal arts students, and students being trained in technical skills. Bethani achieved her Masters of Humanities in Communication from Tiffin University. She’s originally from Bellevue, Ohio and now resides near Cleveland in Northeast Ohio. One interesting fact about Bethani is that she’s on a mission to kayak all fifty states!


Member-at-Large & By-Laws Chair

Lenroy Jones, M.A.

Lenroy.Jones@gmail.com

Lenroy Jones joined Ashland University as the Executive Director of the Career Services Center June, 2017.  He is passionate about helping individuals and organizations achieve their full potential. He loves working in career services because this area allows him to serve students and alumni by getting them connected to the career of their choice. Jones earned a BS degree in Communications from Central Michigan University and a Masters in College and University Personnel from Michigan State University.  He has been a contributing Columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader for seven years writing insightful features on career and job search topics. He joined the Ohio Career Development Association in Fall 2017.


Secretary

Michelle Bennett, M.Ed.

michellefbennett@gmail.com


Michelle is a connector, she genuinely enjoys building relationships and helping people connect to each other or resources that will help them achieve their goals.  She has been working in the Office of Counseling & Career Services at Ursuline College for almost three years, primarily with first year students, Peer Career Advisors and coordinating micro-internships.  In addition to her role in OCCS, she is actively involved on the Women’s Center Advisory Board and is on the student retention committee. Outside of attending many events on campus to support students and staff, she regularly enjoys the performing arts, volunteering as a mentor for first generation college students and loves all the cats and dogs!  


Treasurer 

Teri Stebbins, M.B.A., GCDF

teri.stebbins@wright.edu

Teri Stebbins graduated in 2012 with her M.B.A. from Wright State University. Her previous experience in Raider Connect as an Enrollment Services Advisor combined with her Global Career Development Facilitator training make her uniquely qualified to serve as a Career Consultant for Career Services. Prior to Wright State University she enjoyed a 20-year career at USAirways in a variety of positions until the tragedy of 9/11.  The airline industry was immediately impacted and Teri became a victim of downsizing due to the closure of the reservations center in Dayton, OH. She immediately began her journey to create a new career for herself. Ultimately, she chose to work in higher education, where she has discovered her passion for helping others with their own career journeys.


Membership Chair 

Ryan Wilhelm, M.A., LPC

wilhelm.118@osu.edu


Ryan Wilhelm is the Assistant Director and a Career Counselor for Career Counseling and Support Services at the Ohio State University. He also does private practice hours for Keller Counseling and Associates. He has served in multiple positions on the OCDA board since 2009 including President, President-elect, Past-President, Newsletter, Government Relations and is currently the Membership Chair. He has a Master of Arts in Counselor Education from Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and Political Science from Bowling Green State University.


Awards & National Career Development Month Co-Chair 

Taylor Slocum, MSEd., LPC, CPRW

tslocum3@cscc.edu


Taylor Slocum is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Professional Resume Writer, and has received coaching training through the National Association of Colleges and Employers.  She has worked in higher education since 2015 and currently serves as a Career Counselor with Columbus State Community College where she assists students with their career decision making and career planning.  She also has coordinated the Career Mentorship Program for the past four years through the CState Career Services Department and was selected to present at the National Mentorship Symposium in October 2019. She was a recent recipient of the “2020 OCDA New Professional Award” which acknowledges a young professional who is a role model to students and professionals, demonstrates creativity in the field, and has great potential for continued success.  In her spare time she is an active member in the Ohio Career Development Association and enjoys training for local races.



Awards & National Career Development Month Co-Chair

Evan Faidley, M.Ed., M.A.

efaidley@kent.edu


Evan Faidley is an active member in the career community and academic affairs, currently serving as the Graduate Assistant within Graduate Studies at Kent State University and faculty of French at Fisk University and Educational Psychology at The University of Akron. In collaboration with Career Exploration and Development, Evan engages in career advising and programming targeted to career development of graduate students. His past experience in undergraduate teaching and advising, as well as his interactive work in gauging graduate student career readiness among diverse populations show his commitment to college student development, personal exploration, and professional identity construction. He is also a doctoral candidate studying higher education administration with a focus on professional socialization and master’s higher education students’ specialty choice in transition from student to entry-level student affairs staff. Evan’s background in career advising, college teaching, and conducting research has proven his self-concept and purpose in life: being useful to others as they transition into new chapters of life.


Website Chair

Kaleigh Mahon, B.A., CDCA

kmahon3@kent.edu

Kaleigh Mahon is currently a Master's student at Kent State University studying clinical mental health counseling. She is also working towards a certificate in addictions counseling. Ultimately, she would like to specialize in career counseling and work with the adolescent and young adult populations.

Kaleigh graduated in three years with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies from Kent State University. She serves as Mentorship Committee co-chair for the Kent State Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota. Additionally, she will be working as the Program Coordinator and Graduate Assistant for the Office of International Student Affairs at Kent State during the 2020-2021 academic year. This is her second year serving as the Website Chair for OCDA. When she is not in class, Kaleigh loves to spend time with her bird, cross-stitch, and go for walks.


Social Media Chair

Katie Flanigan, M.Ed., GCDF

kflanigan@franciscan.edu


Katie Flanigan serves as the Assistant Director of Career Services at Franciscan University of Steubenville. She holds a Masters of Education from the University of Pittsburgh and is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator and Vocation Coach. In her position, Katie advises traditional, nontraditional, and online undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni. No stranger to social media, she has run accounts for various non-profits and uses them to build brand and create professional development opportunities for students. One of her favorite activities is theatre, and she used that love to create the first-ever internship program at a local community theatre. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn!


Archives & Government Relations Chair 

Dalila Byrd, M.S., GCDF  

dalila.bennett@wright.edu

Dalila has been serving as the clinical coordinator for the third- and fourth-year medical students at Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine for the past three years. She completed her master’s degree in Business & Organizational Management Counseling with a focus in career counseling and development at Wright State. Dalila has served on the OCDA Board since 2015 starting as the Website Chair and was President in 2018. She resides in the Dayton area with her family, including a dog named Keanu and two sister cats named Yuki and Yoshi!



Professional Development Chair

Katy Popplewell, M.S.

katy.popplewell@wright.edu

Katy is currently a Career Services Advisor at Wright State University Lake Campus, where she helps undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni find their career path by working with them one on one in advising appointments. With a background in Career Services, she has experience in developing, facilitating, and creating workshops and career fairs for students to ensure their academic and professional success. Additionally, Katy works closely with local employers and builds relationships with business partners so students have access to employment opportunities including full-time employment, internships, and co-ops. Katy received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a Master’s Certificate in Marketing from the University of Cincinnati. Katy also received her Master of Science in College Student Affairs with a concentration in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University.


Membership Engagement Chair

Steve Stuhlreyer, LPCC-S, NCC

stevestuhlreyer@gmail.com


Steve Stuhlreyer is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor-Supervisor located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Steve started and gets to lead his own private practice named Restoring Hope Counseling and Coaching (www.restoringhopecc.com). He is also a certified speaker, trainer, and coach with the John Maxwell Team and serves as an Executive Director with them (https://www.johncmaxwellgroup.com/stevestuhlreyer/). Steve's current clinical interests are working with men of Christian faith who live with pornography and/or sexual addictions as well as integrating career and mental health counseling into clinical work. He also provides leadership and business coaching services to others who lead a private practice. Lastly, he is working towards his PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at Regent University.


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