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LEADERSHIP TEAM


Kim Neubauer

President

Kim Neubauer, MS Organizational Development, is an award-winning Learning and Development Consultant who is highly valued for offering insights, strategies, and practical tools that have led to successful career transitions, as well as to leadership and service excellence. As a Senior Career Consultant with Lee Hecht Harrison, Kim has coached and delivered job search workshops to hundreds of Fortune 500 company employees. She is the beloved Resume Coach for MBA/MS students and alumni of Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. In addition, she serves as Counselor at US State Department career transition programs for diplomats and others leaving foreign service agencies.

Kim’s thriving learning and development practice includes museums and cultural organizations, community health centers, a hospital, and an international airport. Previously Kim served as the Training Director at The Franklin Institute, and as a Peace Corps Volunteer and Training Coordinator in Cameroun (Africa) and Micronesia.

Kim is a past President of DVAPT, the Delaware Valley chapter of the Association for Psychological Type International, and a former Outreach Chairperson on the PSPS Board. She holds a Master degree in Organizational Development from the American University NTL Program. Kim is certified to administer the MBTI® instrument.


Rachel Minard

President Elect


Rachel Minard has been a high school counselor for 19 years and she is a firm believer that the role of the professional school counselor is to help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development in order to help students be prepared for life beyond high school. Her passion for career development led her to earning her GCDF in 2011. She has co-authored the school district’s Chapter 339 Plan, which outlines how the district is implementing the PA Career Education and Work Standards. She has presented career related workshops at the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association and PDE’s Integrated Learning:  School to Career annual conferences.

She has her Advanced Certification in School Counseling from St. Bonaventure University, M.S.Ed in Community Counseling from St. Bonaventure University and a B.A in Criminal Justice from Edinboro University. Mrs. Minard currently resides in Bradford with her husband Rick and son Quentin.


Pamela Harris

Treasurer

Pamela A. Harris, MS, NCC, LPC, CPBS specializes in strategic career transitions, personal branding, and resume and cover letter writing. She is currently a career counselor with JFCS | Career Development Center, a Pittsburgh nonprofit community agency. Pam counsels individuals regarding their career goals and planning, administers and interprets career assessments, develops job search and networking strategies, and prepares clients for interviews. She conducts a variety of career workshops and co-facilitates career development support and job search productivity groups. Pam previously worked as a career consultant for the University of Pittsburgh, where she also developed and taught two online career courses.

“A testimony to doing what you love,” Pam chose to make a complete career change and understands first-hand what it takes to transition into a new job as well as into a brand new field. She gained her strengths in planning and strategy in her prior career as a strategic tax planner in conducting audits, appeals, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. In her prior life, she worked for the PA Department of Revenue, Ernst & Young LLP, Westinghouse Electric, Intel Corporation, and Penske Truck Leasing.

Pam recently became a Certified Personal Brand Strategist. She earned an MS in Community and Agency Counseling and a BSBA in Accounting from California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U). She did her internships with the Cal U Career Services office and Catholic Charities Diocese of Pittsburgh. She has received numerous awards and recognition throughout her career and academic endeavors.


Diandra Prescod

Secretary


Diandra J. Prescod
, PhD Counselor Education and Supervision, LPC (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania), CCSP, is currently an Assistant Professor of Education and Coordinator for the Career Counseling Emphasis at Pennsylvania State University.

Diandra is active in the field of Career Counseling and Counselor Education and presents her research nationally and internationally; she has had the opportunity to present all across the U.S and in Germany, Italy, Hungary, and Austria. Her research focuses on career development interventions for (a) STEM students and (b) women/students of color in higher education. Her work has been published in many national peer-reviewed journals including the Career Development Quarterly and Journal of Employment Counseling.

Diandra has years of both mental health and career counseling experience. Her experience helps inform her teaching at the graduate level and has aided her in the creation of Academic Wellness and Career Consultations (AWCC). AWCC is a program that provides career counseling services to undergraduate and graduate students at Pennsylvania State University.


Linda Hollenback

Communications


Linda J. Hollenback
, MSEd, CPRW is a College/Career Strategist and Owner of Hollenback Consulting LLC. As a lifelong educator, Linda fuels college and career success by building confidence and empowering clients to identify and effectively articulate their unique strengths. She delivers individualized coaching and application strategy support to clients throughout the college-career continuum, from high school students to senior professionals.

Linda holds a BA from Boston University and an MSEd in Higher Education Management from University of Pennsylvania. She is a Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW) and an AAUW Salary Negotiations Facilitator. In addition to ACP, Linda is a member of the National Career Development Association, Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches (PARW/CC), The National Résumé Writers' Association (NWRA), Higher Education Consultants Association, Pennsylvania Association for College Admissions Counseling (PACAC), and the American Association of University Women (AAUW).


Beth Ann Wilson

Partnerships

Beth Wilson, M.Ed., CMF, specializes in career planning, transition and management, advising people of all ages from diverse fields and backgrounds. She brings a lifetime’s worth of expertise to her independent career coaching practice that has been built mainly on recommendations from satisfied clients. Her experience includes designing and conducting training programs and workshops for corporate, government and non-profit organizations. Many professional and community groups have heard her speak on career and job search topics.

Achieving professional recognition as a Board certified Career Management Fellow from the Institute of Career Certification International, Beth served two terms on ICCI’s Board of Governors. A current board member of ACP-GPN, Beth is pleased to serve on the PACDA organizing committee. Beth also is on the Steering Committee of the Joseph’s People – Central Delaware County job search forum. These global and local roles contribute to her strong reputation and extensive network of professional colleagues.

Before starting her independent practice 18 years ago, Beth worked for OPTIONS Career and Human Resource Consulting. She conducted career transition workshops for Right Management on an adjunct basis. Prior employment includes counseling in vocational rehabilitation, managing training for a federal employment program and coordinating projects in college career centers and vocational research. Earning a M.Ed. in Counseling from Penn State University, Beth also has a B.A. in Psychology from Dickinson College.

Debra Franke

Technology

Debra Franke, MA Counseling, is a career professional committed to developing and providing the programs and resources that will enable those she works with to conduct a successful job search, plan and execute a career change, and/or manage their careers for personal and professional satisfaction. At La Salle University, Debra supports alumni career development, transition, and job search through programs and services that engage and connect alumni to one another and La Salle University.

She has over twenty years’ experience helping individuals assess their strengths and make career and life choices. Her broad-ranging career began with the DuPont Company as an environmental engineer. She made her first career transition five years later when she joined DuPont’s team of internal organizational development consultants. She found a passion for helping individuals through career transition while working for two different management consulting firms and focused on helping others through career change in her career counseling business, Career Transitions.

Her strong commitment to professional development is demonstrated by her leadership in the local, state and national professional associations, her passion for helping others progress as career professionals, and ongoing learning in her field. The thread that runs through her own career is that of making an impact and facilitating lasting change.



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