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Board of Directors

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Ray Young, LPC

President

Ray Young, LPC, is an Arizona Licensed Professional Counselor and an Arizona Board of Behavioral Health (AZBBHE) listed supervisor. Ray is currently employed with Terros Health, where he is the Clinical Site Manager for their Olive Integrated Care Clinic. Ray manages a team of 25 Clinicians, as well as oversees the day to day operations of the integrated health clinic that provides Behavioral Health Counseling, Psychotropic Medication Management Services, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opiod abuse, and Primary Care Physician (PCP) services. The clinic is also nationally recognized as a Federally Qualified Health Center Lookalike (FQHC), providing primary care services in underserved areas, based on ability to pay. Ray currently serves on the Arizona Counselors Board of Directors as President of AzALGBTIC. Ray’s area of expertise is the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Ray has been active in facilitating and treating Veterans struggling with PTSD. 

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Christina Paschall, MC, LPC

 Past President

Christina Paschall is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, and currently a Clinical Supervisor for the Terros Health Crisis Department. Christina graduated from University of Phoenix with Honors in the Mental Health/ Community Counseling Program in 2013. She started her career providing crisis assessments and interventions with Terros Health, and has spent the majority of her career services clients struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders with various treatment centers. Mrs. Paschall is the Past-President for the Arizona Counselors Association. During her time as President, Christina prepared, promoted, and executed 3 successful annual conferences that promoted the counseling profession; and advocated at the legislative level to promote counselor identity and client welfare.

Dean Aslinia, PhD, LPC-S, NCC

President Elect

Dean Aslinia, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, is the program chair for the CACREP Accredited Fully Face-to-Face Community Mental Health Counseling Program of the University of Phoenix. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Approved Supervisor in the State of Texas as well as a National Certified Counselor. Dr. Dean's educational background includes a bachelors and first masters in Psychology and a second masters and doctorate in Counseling. His Ph.D. specialization was in marriage and family counseling and after completing his degree and several years of clinical work, pursued his American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists and became a AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. 

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Jill Follensbee, MAPC, LPC, CCTP

Secretary

Jill Follensbee has worked in the behavioral health field for more than 15 years. She attained independent licensure in 2013 and has been a Clinical Director for more than four years. Jill began her behavioral health career working with adolescents in a residential treatment center, then moved on to work in an outpatient setting until becoming an HCTC provider for three and a half years while attending graduate school.  Her post-graduate background experience includes facilitating groups for DV offenders and SA adults in the Drug Court system. When Jill isn’t working to inspire future counselors and improve the quality of care for the Gila River Tribal population in her current position, she enjoys spending time travelling, trying out new cuisines and spending time with her husband and two dogs.

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Michael Hartley, PhD, CRC

Treasurer

Dr. Michael T. Hartley is an associate professor in the Counseling Program at The University of Arizona. Much of his scholarship on ethics has targeted distributive justice issues and therefore his scholarship on ethical obligations has focused on the importance of promoting resilience and of advocating against ableism or the preference for able-bodiedness. Dr. Hartley was the primary investigator of grants to promote resilience among military veterans with spinal cord injuries and youth with disabilities during the school-to-work transition. Most recently, his research on ethical issues in rehabilitation counseling practice were used to guide recent revisions to the 2017 Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor (CRCC) Code of Ethics, a taskforce he served on.  Dr. Hartley is knowledgeable about the profession and professional practice of rehabilitation counseling, and is committed to defining and better preparing rehabilitation counselors to work ethically and effectively with persons with disabilities.

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Teri Hourihan, PhD, LPC, NCC

AzACES President

Teri Hourihan, PhD, LPC, NCC

Destiny Behavioral Health Residential Care Clinical Director, Primary Counselor Teri Hourihan Counseling LLC AZBBHE Approved Clinical Supervisor Adjunct Professor, Regent University AzACES President, Arizona Counselors Association