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CSI 2015 Elections
Outstanding Candidates for 2016-2017

Each year Chi Sigma Iota is fortunate to have an outstanding slate of candidates willing to serve CSI on an international level. We have four deserving and committed candidates for president-elect and secretary for 2015-2016. Please read the biographical information and goal statement presented by each candidate before making your decision.

Chapter Faculty Advisors shall cast the vote for their chapters by using the CSI Elections Ballot, 2015 (CFA login required). CSI votes are cast by chapter, and all active members are invited to vote through their chapters. Chapters receive a database of active members and are expected to contact all members about voting sometime during the fall. Chapters will tally member votes by November and the Chapter Faculty Advisor will record the candidates receiving the highest votes.

Chapter votes were accepted until 5:00 PM EST on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.


Barbara Herlihy

Barbara Herlihy

Dr. Barbara Herlihy is a long-time member of CSI and currently serves as a CFA. In 2014, she presented a CSI webinar on the new ACA Code of Ethics and has written for the Exemplar. She has been a counselor educator for 35 years and is presently a University Research Professor at the University of New Orleans. Her professional passions include promoting ethical practice, social justice and advocacy, feminist therapy, and transcultural counseling. A prolific author, she has 3 current books in print and has authored or co-authored over 70 journal articles and book chapters. She is a past recipient of the SACES Courtland Lee Social Justice Award and the ACES Distinguished Mentor Award. For the past 2 years, she has taught during the summer at the University of Malta in the transcultural counseling program and is active in furthering the globalization of the counseling profession. ...more..

Shawn Spurgeon

Shawn Spurgeon

Dr. Shawn L. Spurgeon is an Associate Professor of Counselor Education at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, currently serving as Coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. He is currently the faculty advisor for the Upsilon Theta chapter of Chi Sigma Iota.Dr. Spurgeon serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Counseling Research and Practice and the The Professional Counselor. He currently serves as President for the Southern Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (SACES) and as the Past-President for the Association of Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC). He is the first recipient of the Courtland C. Lee Multicultural Excellence Scholarship Award. He is currently licensed as a Professional Counselor (LPC) in North Carolina and Tennessee. ..more..


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. ..more..

Edward Wahesh

Edward Wahesh, a National Certified Counselor and Approved Clinical Supervisor, is an Assistant Professor in the Education and Counseling Department and member of the Alpha Beta Gamma Chapter at Villanova University. Since joining Chi Sigma Iota, Ed has served as a CSI Leadership Intern, Chapter President, and Reviewer for the CSI Awards Committee and Leadership Essay Contest; he currently serves as the chairperson of the CSI Leadership Committee. In addition to his involvement in CSI, Ed is the registration co-coordinator for the 2015 ACES Conference in Philadelphia, PA and is an editorial board member for the Journal of Counseling and Development, Journal of Addictions and Offenders Counseling, and Counselor Education and Supervision. Ed has served as a professional counselor in collegiate, psychiatric inpatient, and secondary school settings and actively researches, publishes, and presents on topics related to counselor education and supervision as well as substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment.. .more..


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