PRESIDENT: Amy M. Lenhart, MA, LPC, NCC
Amy Lenhart has worked at Collin College since 2000 providing mental health and career counseling to students, has prior experience in a four year university, as well as a domestic violence agency. Amy holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychology in Education, and graduated with honors. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and is also a Nationally Certified Counselor.
Amy is the president of the American College Counseling Association, and has served on the board as a Member at Large, and was the first chair for the Community College Task Force for ACCA, which resulted in a national survey for community/2 year counselors. She serves as the chair and supervisor for the ACCA Community College Survey. Amy has also served on the Texas College Counseling Association as president, treasurer, and senator. Awards and honors include two awards from ACCA; a leadership award and a presidential honor award, and an award from the Texas College Counseling Association (TCCA) for the TCCA Outstanding College Counselor, as well as a merit award from the Texas Career Development Association. Amy has also served as the Chair for the SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) Committee for TCCA, to encourage changes to the language used for college counseling. Amy has presented both nationally and in her state on college counseling topics. Clinical interests include working with students with anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and career counseling.
Collin College, PRC Campus
9700 Wade Blvd.
Frisco, Texas 75035
PRESIDENT-ELECT: Dr. Christopher Corbett, PsyD
Dr. Chris Corbett is President-Elect of the American College Counseling Association (ACCA). In addition to serving for the ACCA, he is Associate/Clinical Director of the University Counseling Center at Western Illinois University. Previously, he was the Assessment Coordinator at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke after completing a Post Doc at the University of South Carolina. He holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Illinois and North Carolina. Additionally, he is a board member of the Association for the Coordination of Counseling Center Clinical Services, the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of College Counseling, and a site visitor for the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS). He has presented on a myriad of topics relevant to college counseling on the local, regional, and national level. He considers it a privilege to be part of the counseling community and believes the best outcomes are achieved by a multidisciplinary approach.
PAST-PRESIDENT: Tamara Knapp-Grosz, Ph.D., APRN, BC
Tamara is the Director of Counseling and Student Support Services at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Dr. Knapp-Grosz received her Master’s in Psychology from Long Island University and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Counseling from Seton Hall University. She has undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Nursing and completed her doctoral internship in Clinical Psychology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Dr. Knapp-Grosz is a Licensed Psychologist and Nationally Board Certified Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist. She is also a Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. Her clinical interests include: PTSD and other Anxiety Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Positive Psychology. A former corporate Psychologist, she has opened over 100 treatment programs across the United States. Active in numerous professional organizations, Dr. Knapp-Grosz is a Past President of the Georgia College Counseling Association and currently serves as Past-President of ACCA.
Director, Counseling and Student Accommodations
Savannah College of Art and Design®
P.O. Box 3146
Savannah, Georgia 31402
TREASURER: Sylvia E. Shortt, Ed.S., LPC
Retired Associate Director
University of West Georgia
2316 Legends Drive
Watkinsville, GA 30677
SECRETARY: Raime Thibodeaux, M.A., LPC-S, NCC
Director of Student Health and Development
(Counseling Center; Health Services; Career and Student Development Center)
McNeese State University
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Raime is currently the Director of Student Health & Development at McNeese State University, overseeing the Counseling Center, Health Services, and the Career & Student Development Center. She has been at McNeese since 2012 and previously worked at Nicholls State University as a counselor and assistant director. Aside from her years working in college counseling, Raime’s work experience includes: employee assistance provider, private practice, outdoor wilderness therapeutic program for at-risk youth, and in-home counseling for children and families.
REP. TO GOVERNING COUNCIL, ACA: Perry C. Francis, Ed.D., LPC, ACS, NCC
Dr. Perry C. Francis is on the faculty at Eastern Michigan University as a professor of counseling and the coordinator of the counseling clinic in the College of Education Clinical Suite where he sees clients and supervisees. The clinic is a training facility for advanced level graduate counseling students where they see clients from the community, student body of EMU, and referrals from the county mental health agencies and hospitals.
He is a member of the American College Counseling Association (ACCA) and has served on the leadership team as a Board Member-at-Large and as the President and currently as the governing board representative to the American Counseling Association. He has presented on ethics in supervision, ethical issues facing college counselors, and suicide prevention at conferences in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Perry has also written numerous journal articles and book chapters including the chapter Professional Student Affairs Practitioners: History, Models, And Trends, in Joining the Counseling Profession: Developing Your Identity as a Professional Counselor and Counseling Issues of College Students and Religion & Spirituality in Counseling, in the Professional Counselor’s Desk Reference. Additionally, Perry has also provided webinars on classroom management, working with disruptive and disrespectful students, veteran’s mental health issues on campus, and campus mental health issues.
Professor & Coordinator of Counseling Services
College of Education-Clinical Suite Eastern Michigan University Porter Building, Suite 135
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Clinic: (734) 487-4410
Fax: (734) 487-0028
MEMBER-AT-LARGE: LynnDee Horne, LPCS, NCC
LynnDee Horne is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in North Carolina and currently serves as the Assistant Director, Outreach Education Coordinator, and a clinical supervisor in the Counseling and Psychological Services department at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She has ten years of counseling experience, five of which have been in college counseling. Other settings she has worked in include community mental health, private practice, the juvenile justice system, and foster care organizations. She is a certified biofeedback practitioner and instructs the R.A.D. system of self-defense course at UNCP.
MEMBER-AT-LARGE: Joseph E. Bednorz PhD, LPC, NCC
Counselor and Professor
Glendale Community College
5727 W. Happy Valley Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85310