Accomplished rehabilitation counselor and director with more than seven years' experience counseling consumers to realize their vocational goals. Dynamic, resourceful, and extremely driven individual with a deep passion for creating and delivering programs and solutions that empower a team, company, and individuals to meet and exceed desired expectations.
Rehabilitation Counseling counseling Brain Injury/Alzheimer's clients)
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, current
Certified Gerontology, current
Board Member, National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (NRCA) #6045 2009-Present: Rehabilitation Counseling Association Central New York (RCACNY), (Member at large), 2009-Present Member, Chi Sigma Upsilon, Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International #46384, 2005-Present Board Member, Association for Persons in Supported Employment First (APSE), 2009-Present Member, Central New York Placement Consortium 2009-Present Member, Disability Mentoring Committee, 2008-2014 Member, Media Committee for Disability Mentoring Day, 2008-2014. Member of the Greater Liverpool Chamber, 2013-Present.
Contributed to and supported publication of journal articles including: Provyn, J. P., Sliwinski, M. J., and Howard, M. W. (2007). Effects of age on contextually mediated associations in paired associate learning. Psychology and Aging, 22, 846-857.
Contributed to and supported publication of journal articles including Sliwinski, M.J., Smyth, J.M., Hofer, S.M., & Stawski, R.S. (2006). Intraindividual coupling of daily stress and cognition. Psychology and Aging, 21, 545-557.
AWARDS and RECOGNITION: Certificate of Appreciation, (St Joseph's Hospital Health Center), for exemplifying Service, Teamwork, Attitude, Reverence in the St. Joseph's community. May 2009 Certificate of Appreciation, (St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center Mental Health Services), Honored for showing The True Meaning of The Core Values Of: Stewardship; Compassion; Reverence; Excellence And Integrity, As a Rehabilitation Counselor. May 2009 Nominated for the Sr. Patricia Ann Award (St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center), which recognized compassion, reverence, excellence, vision, enthusiasm, integrity and stewardship. May 1997 Awarded Psi Chi, the National Honor Society for Psychology and the Golden Key National Honor Society for scholastic achievement. October 1997
Member of Greater Liverpool Chamber of Commerce: Serving three years attended seminars and workshops with a excessive amount of marketing and communication access to help stay connected to employment community.
Volunteer: Serving four years Board of Directors for the Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE). Educate people on APSE to advocate for full inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace and community. Encourage and assist membership for APSE.
Volunteer: Serving eight years Board of Directors for National Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Association. Focus on professionalism to stay informed regarding profession.
Volunteer: Fund raiser for AURORA of CNY Musical Feast, golf tournament.
Counseler, fluent French speaker, organizer, reporter, researcher, trainer.
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