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The West Michigan Counseling Association (WMCA) is a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession.

WMCA is one of the state's largest chapters of the Michigan Counseling Association (MCA) www.michigancounselingassociation.com. As a regional chapter of MCA, WMCA locally represents professional counselors in various practice settings.

By providing leadership, newletters, conferences, and MCA representation to nearly 150 members, WMCA helps counseling professionals develop their skills and expand their knowledge base in effort to contribute to a healthier community.

2017-2018 Executive Board

President:  Kasey Hagler (2019)

President-Elect:  Anne Harig (2020)

Past-President:  Shawn Bultsma (2018)

Treasurer:  Dave Witucki (2019)

Secretary:  Angie Pulera (2018)

High School Representative:  Lacy Otteman (2018)

High School Representative:  Ken Parker (2019)

Middle School Representative:  MaryAnn Harris (2018)

Middle School Representative:  Deanna DiPonio (2019)

Elementary School Representative:  Hillary DeRidder (2019)

Elementary School Representative: ________________ (2018)

Representative At Large:  Diane Schroeder (2019)

Representative At Large:  Eric Kelliher (2018)

Community Liaison:  Matt Johnson (appointed)

Marketing/Advertising:  Dori Castignola (appointed)

Newsletter:  Nathan Hansen (appointed)

Membership:  Renee Hartman (appointed)

MCA Governing Council Representative:  HOLD (appointed)

Website:  Shawn Bultsma (appointed)

WMCA Historian:  Shawn Bultsma (appointed)

Graduate Student Representative: Tricia Wallace (appointed)

Please note that we have open positions for Representative at Large, Historian, and Marketing/Advertising on the WMCA Executive Board (click here for the Call for Volunteers Page).  If you are interested in serving, please contact Shawn Bultsma at sbultsma@wmca1.org

The year in parentheses following each name indicates the year through which each board member will serve.  Committee chair positions are appointed and are indicated by the word "Appointed" following the names.

Calendar for WMCA 2017-2018

Sept. 14, 2017 - Board Meeting

Oct. 5, 2017 - Board Meeting

Oct. 20, 2017 – Fall Program (Calvin College)

Nov. 9, 2017 - Board Meeting

Jan. 11, 2018 - Board Meeting

Feb. 15, 2018 – Winter Conference (KISD ESC: Grand Room, Rogue Room, Cedar Room, Thornapple)

March 8, 2018 - Board Meeting

April 20, 2018 – Spring Banquet

May 10, 2018 - Board Meeting
































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