- Kent Noel, Ph.D., LPC – ACAM President
Kent Noel, Ph.D., LPC is the Director of Assessment for Carr & Associates, an Industrial Psychology firm in Overland Park, KS. He is also an Adjunct Instructor in the counseling programs at the University of Central Missouri (Lee’s Summit Campus) and Webster University (Kansas City, MO Campus). Additionally, he serves as President for the Missouri Chapter of the American Counseling Association and Administration Trustee for the Kansas City Chapter.
His areas of expertise include Pre-employment Selection, Executive Coaching, Succession Planning, Career Counseling, Stress Management, Educational Testing, and Personal Growth Counseling. While embracing technical eclecticism, his primary theoretical orientation is Cognitive-Behavioral. He can be reached at 913-451-9220 or kent.noel@ carrassessment.com
- Christina Woods, MA, LPC- ACAM President Elect
Christina Woods completed her Masters degree from Webster University in 2000 and has worked in the Private Practice setting since Nov. 1997. Her area of expertise is working with adolescents with a variety of mental and behavioral issues. She provides in home therapy services for individual and family therapy. She provides group therapy sessions for the Owensville Middle School targeting peer relationships, bullying, anger management, and family issues. She has been involved with ACAM since June 2008. She is married with 2 daughters and resides in Rolla.
- Stephanie Martensen, LPC, LLC
Stephanie has been a fully licensed professional counselor since 2000. Originally from St. Louis, she moved to Phelps County to work in a residential treatment program. She was fortunate to learn not only about residential programs, but she was also able to work closely with community based services and helped bridge the gap between multiple agencies to keep families in tact. After 5 years, she decided to pursue private practice and provides in-home therapy for individuals and families specializing in working with children and adolescents. In addition, she work works part-time in the counseling, disability support, and student wellness department at the Missouri University Science and Technology.
Stephanie has been married for 10 years and has a 4-year-old son and a beagle puppy, Chloe. In her free time, she enjoys spending time on the beach in Alabama.
- Kathy Randolph, LPC, NCC, CTRTC – ACAM Past President
I have been in the counseling field for 10 year and currently hold a License in Professional Counseling, National Certified Counselor, and Choice Theory/Reality Therapy Certification . I’ve been apart of the ACAM since 1996, then became a Board Trustee 2006. I then worked my way through to my current position as Past President. I have worked as a counselor in a State Prison, Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse treatment program, and am currently working full time with Magellan Health Service, as well as having my own private practice.
- Elizabeth Dimmitt, MS, LPC – ACAM Secretary
My name is Elizabeth Keane Dimmitt and I very much enjoy being a part of ACAM. I teach at Northwest Missouri State University and own a private practice called Compass Counseling Center, Inc. In my work history as a licensed professional counselor, I have worked in the following roles: as a day treatment therapist with children, a child and family therapist in residential facilities, a child and family therapist in a substance abuse facility, as a crisis counselor in the school setting, clinical director for a community mental health reformation, and finally as a military and family life consultant.
- James Carroll, MA, LPC, NCC, CCMHC, CH, RPT-S – President ALGBTIC
James “Jamie” Carroll is in private practice in St. Louis, MO. His clinical interests include: Trauma, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and LGBTQ clients. He has an MA in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. In addition, he is a National Certified Counselor, a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, a Certified Hypnotherapist, and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor.
Jamie is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling, EMDRIA, National Guild of Hypnosis, Association for Play Therapy, American Counseling Association-Missouri, the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling-Missouri, Missouri Mental Health Counselor Association, Illinois Counseling Association,
- Lela (Lee) Kosteck Bunch, Ph.D., NCC, LPC – Executive Director MSCA
Dr. Lela (Lee) Kosteck Bunch is the Executive Director of the Missouri School Counselor Association (MSCA), serving over 2500 professional school counselors in the state of Missouri. Prior to taking her current position, she was an assistant professor in the Division of Counseling and Family Therapy at the University of Missouri—St. Louis. She also served for three years as the Director of Guidance and Placement for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Dr. Bunch holds a Ph.D. in School Psychology with an emphasis in school administration and family systems from the University of MO—Columbia. She also completed a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Pittsburg State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from MO State University. Dr. Bunch is professionally licensed by the state of Missouri (LPC) and is a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She has diverse experiences in school counseling, both at the elementary level and at the secondary level, including comprehensive high school counseling and special needs/at risk counseling, with five additional years of experience in the delivery of psychological services as a psycho-educational consultant. She has also worked in an agency setting as an outpatient therapist.
Dr. Bunch has been actively involved in numerous professional organizations and has assumed many leadership roles. She is currently serving as the national Vice-President of the Guidance and Career Development Division on the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Board of Directors.