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Voting in the annual FMHCA election this spring will be by electronic ballots
All active members are encourage to vote in this FMHCA election and will receive an email once polls have opened on May 1st, 2017.
To vote, simply click the link within the email to open your ballot, which will include the candidates who are running for each office. After indicating the candidate you prefer for each office, you may review your choices before clicking “submit” to cast your ballot electronically.
Voting will be open from May 1st through May 31st, 2017.
The Advocate will announce the election results in the June newsletter issue.
The term for the positions is June 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018. Click here for an overview and FAQ about the FMHCA election process.
Below you will fine individual's names under each of the photos below to read about each person's
experience and goals in support of their nomination:
Erica Whitfield MACP, LMHC President-Elect
Kathie has served the Board as it's current Secretary. She has kept both the Board and the membership apprised of the work being done and her voice of advocacy for the profession, is seen both within the context of the FMHCA membership and numerous organizations inside and outside the profession on State and National Levels. She is a tireless ambassador of the counseling profession often collaborating on research, projects, teaching, and outreach activities that transcend her position with FMHCA but reliably reflects these activities through her position as Secretary of the FMHCA Board, to the membership and beyond. She is an excellent communicator and has done so with zeal regarding the Board decisions, goals of the organization, and reflections of what is possible in the next generations of counseling professionals.
Hassiem Kambui, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC-Treasurer
Dr. Hassiem Kambui is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). Dr. Kambui has earned his bachelor’s degree in Physics from North Carolina State University. He also holds a master’s degree from North Carolina Central University in School Counseling, and a Ph.D. in Counseling from North Carolina State University.
Dr. Kambui’s research interests focus on racial and cultural motivating factors from an African historical and traditional context to build positive race relationships. Throughout his career, he has practiced as a counselor across varied diverse settings. To date, he has authored three books. His recently published book, Africentric Education: Public Schools versus Charter Schools continues to gain attention.
Benjamin B Keyes PhD, EdD, LMHC, NCC-Treasurer
Dr Keyes has been a FMHCA member and active in SMHCA during his private practice/supervisor career. As he works on development of the Tampa Trauma Training Center, he desires to be more active in FMHCA. His new university is highly supportive of time he will give to FMHCA. Strong administrative ability and prior national board experience. He has also been director of non-profit organizations and currently directs Green Cross Academy of Traumatology
Cindy Wall got her undergrad degree in Secondary Education at Indiana University in 1999 and taught school at the middle and high school levels in English, US History, Computer Applications and Special Education. In 2010, she received her masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL. Currently, she is pursuing a doctorate in Counseling Psychology and is currently writing her dissertation. Cindy joined FMHCA in February of 2016 after attending the FMHCA Conference. She then served on the Government Relations Committee as Secretary, on the Member Benefits Committee and on the FMHCA Board Leadership team. She currently works at Parkhill Outpatient Center in Tallahassee, which is under Emerald Coast Behavioral Health Hospital in Panama City. She is happily married to the love of her life, Steve, has four adult children and four grandchildren. She is an avid reader, foodie, and very much enjoys spending time with other individuals from her "mother ship" of mental health counselors.
Tania Diaz, PsyD, LMHC Southeast Region: 1-year Term
Leo Mesa PsyD, LMHC