Secretary Candidate, Cassandra Storlie
Cassandra A. Storlie, Ph.D., LPCC-S (OH), is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education & Supervision at Kent State University. Cassie is the CFA for Kappa Sigma Upsilon and is serving her third year as Chair of the Counselor Community Engagement Committee for CSI. She has been active with CSI since 2003 as president of the Xi and Rho Upsilon chapters in her counseling graduate programs. She further served as a CSI Leadership Intern in 2012, under the mentorship of Dr. Jane E. Myers.
Cassie has been a reviewer for CSI’s Leadership Essay Contest and Chapter Grant Awards. Passionate about advocacy, she chairs the ACES Advocacy Interest Network and was recently appointed to the ACA Professional Advocacy Taskforce. She is the 2015-2016 NCACES Secretary and is a member of the Ohio Counseling Association Leadership Development Committee. She has authored multiple peer reviewed journal articles centering on career, advocacy, and counselor leadership development.
It is an honor for me to have been nominated to serve as the Secretary for CSI because I am dedicated to excellence in counseling. As the third largest counseling organization in the world (Gibson, 2015), CSI has been instrumental in my development and identity as a professional counselor. Servant leadership is grounded in being attentive to all voices, particularly to those who have been historically marginalized or unheard. As secretary, I will provide a collaborative atmosphere that is sensitive to illuminating all voices as we continue to pursue excellence among all the dimensions that represent the profession of counseling.
As CSI Secretary, I will commit to serving in a manner that fosters open communication and intentional dialogue that supports the growth and development of CSI and strengthens our identity as professional counselors. No doubt these conversations can be challenging, but they are ultimately fundamental in moving the counseling profession forward in the domains of both client and professional advocacy. The CSI Secretary is charged with contributing to developing and maintaining the philosophy and essence of CSI’s growth and development over time through active and timely communication, and this is a role I would take very seriously. Moreover, I want to continue to expand our methods of communicating and reaching out to CSI members about intentional Counselor Community Engagement (CCE). In my experience as Chair of the CCE committee, there is much we can do as an organization to highlight the leadership and service conducted by each chapter to promote unity in who we are as CSI members and leaders. There is more work to be done!
I am committed to dedicating myself to all duties as outlined in the CSI bylaws, including: active and expedient correspondence with chapters, developing, keeping and distributing meeting records and executing assignments as assigned by the Executive Council. Additionally, I commit to conducting all activities with a spirit of servant leadership and will continue to invest in leadership development initiatives that support our members in professionalism, scholarship and advocacy that is inherent in our profession as counselors. As such, I commit to upholding each facet of the mission of CSI and to enhancing the support available for future leaders in years to come.