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  • 24 Jun 2017 1:39 PM | Evan Dumas (Administrator)

    The special election period has ended, and the results are in.  Gianna Russo-Mitma will be ORCA's next President Elect!

    Thank you all for voting and we wish the best to Gianna in her new role. She's been an amazing member of ORCA's board for the past few years and so I'd like to think of it as not losing a Communications Chair, but gaining a President Elect.

    The swearing in will happen on our July 22nd board meeting.


  • 03 Apr 2017 7:05 PM | Evan Dumas (Administrator)

    We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Oregon Counseling Association (ORCA) Elections!

    Drum roll please…..

    President Elect: Chad Ernest

    Chad Ernest in an LPC in Oregon and owner and main counselor for Sunny Sky Counseling, LLC. He is a member of Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ) and the American Counselors Association (ACA). Before this position, Chad was on the board of Oregon Counseling Association (ORCA) as the Policy and Advocacy Chair and President of the Coalition of Oregon Professional Associations for Counseling and Therapy (COPACT). He holds a B.S. in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, received in 2000, an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling, and a Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University received in March 2011. Chad believes in a client/family centered approach with collaboration in treatment between the counselor and client/family. His goal of counseling overall is wellness and/or reconciliation with one’s self, family and the community, and he believes in incorporating various theories into his practice to suit the needs of clients. 

    Personally, Chad would like to add: I am married to a wonderful woman who is my main support in all my ventures. We have a ten-year-old son and have fostered other children.  I have two dogs (Sunny and Sky) (ah! the name of my practice), two cats (Madison and Sherlock).  I love to snowboard, read, write, camp, hike play video games, go for walks, watch anime, spend time with family and friends, and ride my motorcycle.

    And….

    Secretary: Mitch Elovitz

    Mitch Elovitz has been an LPC in Oregon since 2004. He has been an outpatient therapist since 2001, post Masters degree, and he has a specialty in DBT and CBT. Mitch also has experience in administrative work and supervisory work. Mitch has served on two other boards as secretary and soon as president. 

    Personally from Mitch: I really enjoy being involved in organizations and working with people on projects. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, watching baseball, walking my dogs, running, camping, eating, reading, getting massage, socializing, and just being involved and an active participant in life!

    Please welcome them to their new positions and we look forward to having them serve! 


  • 02 Jan 2017 2:54 PM | Evan Dumas (Administrator)

    Dear Counseling Community, we drafted this letter to offer you our support and solidarity in our new political climate, no matter your viewpoint.  We respect, value, and support all clients and practitioners in Oregon.

    Letter of Support and Solidarity for download

    Post-Election Press Release for download


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