Doctor of Education, specializing in counseling from George Washington University (1996).
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)- Maryland -1999
EMDR I and II - 2003
Deputy Director Christian Counseling Center of Annapolis - 2000 - 2010
LCPC (Maryland Counseling Supervisor)- 2012
Ga License - 2018
Owner and CEO, Lake Oconee Christian Counseling, LLC, ( September 2019)
Certified Trauma Specialist, II - 2019
EMDRIA EMDR Certified (2021)
EMDRIA Approved Consultant (2022)
Board Member Trauma and Resiliency Resources (TRR) - Oct 2021 to May 2023
Dynamic speaker on Leadership, Women’s Issues, Work-Life Balance, and The 4 Mindsets to Excellence. Speaking engagements include NEIL, Defense Forces of Trinidad and Tobago, University of Chicago Women Veteran's Day, The History of Diving Museum and Navy Sea Cadets.
Stellar military career for 39 ½ years and retired in 2018.
Dual designated as a Diving and Salvage officer in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal community and as a Surface Warfare officer.
Pioneer as a female officer HeO2 Diving Officer, graduating from the Naval School of Diving and Salvage in Washington D.C. in May 1980
Highlights of her military career include: (1) diving operations around the world; (2) extensive specialized military education in Joint Military Planning and NATO Crisis Management Exercise Planning and Execution; (3) five command tours; (4) Officer in Charge of a Joint Reserve Cadre supporting the U.S. NATO Military Delegation to the Military Committee; (5) Major Regional Command tour; (6) selected to Flag rank in 2010 and her second star in 2014; (7) served in Afghanistan (2010-2011) as the Chief, Military Technical Agreement Branch on the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).; (9) assigned as Commander, Navy Personnel Command and Director for Personnel Readiness and Community Support (OPNAV N135) and Reserve Deputy, Commander Naval Installations Command; and (10) served on the Joint Staff as the Director of the Inter-American Defense College, a multi-lingual graduate school for Western Hemisphere nations.
Personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal (3 awards), Legion of Merit (2), Meritorious Service Medal (4), and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3). She has additionally been awarded various campaign medals and unit awards. She received international awards from Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Guyana, and Mexico.
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