CCDA

Leadership

CCDA Executive Board: 2020-2021

Board Member Leadership Roles


President

Andrew Stenhouse 


Dr. Andrew Stenhouse is a Professor of Organizational Psychology at Vanguard University where he teaches Behavior and Psychology in Organizations, Psychology of Leadership Motivation, Organizational Systems, Development and Change.


Past President / Finance Co-Chair

Markell R. Morris 

Markell R. Morris is the CEO of Futures In Motion, Inc., helping people reclaim their careers after loss and personal challenges.  She is a national certified counselor, and adjunct career/academic counselor at Santa Monica College and Cypress College. Markell has a Master's Degree in Counseling from the University of San Diego and a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.



Secretary

Kegan Barroso


Kegan Barroso is a Career Counselor for Ben Hudnell Memorial Trust that works with Kaiser Permanente Union represented employees within Riverside County. Kegan received her Bachelor of Art Degree from Humboldt State University in photography and film and her Master of Art Degree from University of Redlands with a Master of Art in Education: Counseling, K-12 and Higher Education. Kegan helps her clients to develop career pathways in order to be successful in whatever industry they pursue.


Technology Chair

Paolo Varquez 


Paolo has an M.S. in Counseling from CSULB and is currently attending CSUF's Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program with a specialization in Community College Leadership. Paolo is the Career Services Coordinator at Coastline Community College and Adjunct Counselor / Instructor, teaching the Career and Life Planning Counseling course. His specialty is in career exploration, development, counseling, and education and has mission in improving this area in the community college system through technology, innovation, and social justice.


Graduate Student Representative

 Edna Davoudi


Edna is an experienced leader in higher education with over 15 years experience in career development and career education. Having served many roles both as counselor and leader in several colleges and universities, she has discovered her passion is to help young adults find their own passion and career path.  Edna has a Bachelors in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University and a Masters in Counseling and Guidance from California Lutheran University. 


Social Media Chair

Jessica Meshkani

 

Jessica Meshkani is an adjunct career counselor and faculty at Santa Monica College (SMC). She is currently pursuing the Career Education and Counseling Certificate Program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). She holds an M.S. in Counseling, specializing in College Counseling and Student Services from CSUN, a B.A. in Sociology from UCLA, and an A.A. in Liberal Arts in Social and Behavioral Science from SMC.


Marketing and Social Media Team

Ash Ayvar


Ash Ayvar holds a Master’s of Science (M.S) degree in Counseling with special emphasis in College Counseling and Students Services from California State University, Northridge (CSUN). She has a strong commitment to serving a diverse population and currently serves as a Career Counselor of Career & Professional Development at ArtCenter College of Design where she focuses on supporting individuals work towards thriving in their creative careers.


Special Projects Chair / Finance Co-Chair

Carrie McKnight 


Carrie McKnight is a Career Counselor at San Jose State University Career Center. She is a Past-President of CCDA and has served on the Board for several years in various roles. Carrie has assisted with planning CCDA’s regional conferences and organizes local chapter events in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley.


 Communications / Member Services Chair / Graduate Student Representative - CSUN 

Shelby McIntyre


Shelby McIntyre is a graduate student pursuing her M.S. Counseling, Option in College Counseling and Student Services at California State University, Northridge. She currently works as a Career Counseling Intern at Pasadena City College and a Counseling Intern at Glendale Community College. After experiencing her own career change from the film industry to the counseling profession, she is passionate about helping others navigate their career development process to find meaningful work.


Southern California Regional Coordinator, Interim

Kegan Barroso


Kegan Barroso is a Career Counselor for Ben Hudnell Memorial Trust that works with Kaiser Permanente Union represented employees within Riverside County. Kegan received her Bachelor of Art Degree from Humboldt State University in photography and film and her Master of Art Degree from University of Redlands with a Master of Art in Education: Counseling, K-12 and Higher Education. Kegan helps her clients to develop career pathways in order to be successful in whatever industry they pursue.


Northern California Regional Coordinator

Elif Balin




Vacant Positions:
Treasurer
Legislative / Public Policy Co-Chair


Board Members at Large

Programming and Diversity

Cheryl Love

Cheryl Love, Ph.D. serves as a Career Counselor and Liaison to the College of Education and Integrative Studies and the Bronco Dreamers Resource Center at Cal Poly Pomona.  She is the Coordinator of the Clothes Closet Service for the Career Center and is Adjunct Faculty for the Educational Leadership Department at Cal Poly Pomona.  Cheryl has a Master’s Degree in Counseling with a Pupil Personnel Service Credential from California State University, Fullerton and a Doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Counseling.  She serves as the Co-Chair of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) Committee on Diversity Initiatives and Cultural Inclusion.  She has presented on a number of occasions at NCDA and CCDA Conferences on Diversity and Inclusion and Social Justice Issues. 


Board and Leadership Development

Yas Hardaway



Certifications and Licensing

Lea Beth Lewis

Lea Beth Lewis has been a member of CCDA since 1984. She spent 16 years with EUREKA, the California Career Information System and participated in the planning of the first (and many other) CCConferences. After earning her doctorate in Educational Leadership from USC,  she joined the Career Center at Cal State Fullerton and taught Career and Life Planning at CSULB and CSUF. Part of the original CA certification process, she is an NCDA Certified Career Counselor.


Community and Collaboration with Organizations

Usman Khan


Usman Khan has an M.S. in Counseling with a specialization in College Counseling and Student Services from CSUN. He is highly passionate about career development, community service, mentoring, social justice, and mental health advocacy. He currently provides one-on-one mentoring and counseling for students and community members with a focus on personal and career growth. As a person of color with a counseling background, Usman sees the need for collaboration and the importance of community building in increasing access to higher education for historically underrepresented communities, and in raising awareness about mental health, help-seeking, and counseling. 

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