Committees & Representatives
Chair: Nikki Ham, presidentelect@
Position Details: The Awards Committee coordinates the nominations and selections for School Counselor of the Year, Advocate of the Year, Educator of the year, and Graduate Student of the Year. In addition, this committee will organize the NSCW School Counselor Recognition Gala.
Chair: Kelly Ruby, kruby@
Position Details: The By-Laws Committee reviews the by-laws of the Association on an annual basis and making recommendations to the Executive Board as appropriate.
Chair: Apply to fill this vacancy.
Position Details: The Communications Committee maintains and updates the MSCA Website, distributes the MSCA Newsletter, and communicates with our membership via social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
Chair: Apply to fill this vacancy.
Position Details: The Ethics Committee is responsible for reviewing the Ethical Standards of the Association and assist the membership in understanding ethical practices.
Legislation and Government Relations Committee
Chair: Holly J. Kleiderlein, hkleiderlein@
Position Details: This committee promotes legislation consistent with the purpose of the association.
Public Relations Committee
Chair: Richard Scott, rscott@
Position Details: The Public Relations Committee Chair shall seek in every way possible to maintain and improve the image of the Association as seen by the general public, by members of this and other professional associations.
Chair: Bill Marchione, membership@
Position Details: The Membership Chair is responsible for maintaining MSCA's membership database while also coordinating all membership activities.
Vice-Chair: Marian Hoyt, mhoyt@
Position Details: The Membership Vice-Chair is responsible supporting all membership activities.
Chair: Leslie Schnebly, lschnebly@
Position Details: The Merchandise Committee Chair is responsible for the sale and distribution of MSCA merchandise through online sales and various events.
Professional Development Committee
Chair: Ed Reed, ereed@
Position Details: The Membership Committee is responsible for the coordination of professional development opportunities within the association.
Independent/Private School Representative
Representative: Loretta Baylor lbaylor@
Position Details: The independent/private school representative will be welcome at all executive board meetings. The independent/private school representative will assist in promoting the organization to other independent/private schools while also communicating the needs of Maryland's independent/private schools.
Graduate Student Representative
Representative: Samantha Slick, sslick@
Position Details: The graduate student representative will be welcome at all executive board meetings. The graduate student representative will assist in promoting the organization to other Maryland school counseling graduate students, and the appointed representative will also assist with the operation of the organization’s yearly events such as the MSCA Conference and the Graduate Student Seminar.
Central Region Representative
Representative: Alexis Pappadeas, apappadeas@
Position Details: The regional representative communicates regional needs to the board. The Central Regional Representative is representing Prince George's, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, and Howard Counties.
Eastern Region Representative
Representative: Rosa Zollinger, rzollinger@
Position Details: The regional representative communicates regional needs to the board. The Eastern Regional Representative represents Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties.
Northern Region Representative
Representative: Jill Jahries, jjahries@
Position Details: The regional representative communicates regional needs to the board. The Southern Regional Representative is representing Baltimore City, Baltimore, Harford, and Carroll Counties.
Southern Region Representative
Representative: Position Vacant
Position Details: The regional representative communicates regional needs to the board. The Southern Regional Representative is representing Charles, St. Mary’s, and Calvert Counties.
Western Region Representative
Representative: Suzanne Peters, speters@
Position Details: The regional representatives communicate regional needs to the board. The Western Regional Representative represents Garrett, Allegany, Washington, and Frederick Counties.