AHC is proud to announce the 2012 Emerging Leader Recipients.



On Behalf of AHC we would like to extend a big congratulations to Zvi, Stephanie, and Anna! 


New Professional Emerging Leader Recipient

 Zvi Bellin earned a Ph.D.in Pastoral Counseling and Counselor Education from Loyola University in 2010.His research interest includes the exploration of

 personal meaning as holistic construct and promotes everyone’s human right to stable and sustainable personal meaning. You can read more about his work at  www.meaningthroughbeing.com


Doctoral Student Emerging Leader Recipient

 Stephanie T. Burns is an Adjunct Professor at Heidelberg University, a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and a partner in

 Seneca Counseling and Psychological Services. She is co-chair of the Chi Sigma Iota Professional Advocacy Committee and the Counseling Association.

Master’s Student Emerging Leader Recipient


 Anna Marie Dinallo-Moya-Garcia is a student in the counseling program at the University of New Mexico. She has worked with marginalized communities locally and in Central America. Anna’s scholarly interests focus on topics such as improving wellness practices for low-income children and adolescence in New Mexico in

 community and school settings.


The Association for Humanistic Counseling -2013 AHC Emerging Leaders Program



  AHC encourages the development of the whole person: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects; promotes the dignity and worth of the individual

  within the context of community and culture; recognizes and cherishes diversity in an increasingly multicultural society; promotes advocacy within our

  profession, our home, and world communities; identifies cutting edge issues for counseling and human development professionals; and encourages

  dialogue and promotes solutions. The AHC Emerging Leaders was developed to allow leaders to participate in AHC activities, provide mentorship, and

  network opportunities.

  Three Emerging Leaders will be selected to serve for the 2013 term (March 2013 to March 2014). The three leaders will consist of a master’s level student,

  doctoral student, and new professional. Interested persons are encouraged to submit a nomination be considered for the emerging leaders program.

  Recipients must be an AHC member at the time of application and fall into the master’s, doctoral, or new professional categories. Emerging Leaders choose

  an area of interest within the division and receive mentoring in service. Emerging Leaders will also have opportunities to learn the responsibilities of serving

  elected leadership positions in our association.

  Emerging Leaders will be featured in our newsletter, Infochange, and recognized at the AHC meeting at the 2012 American Counseling Association Conference

  in San Francisco, California.

  Interested applicants should submit the emerging leaders application (.doc) and candidate curriculum vitae electronically to brande.flamez@waldenu.edu no

  later than Feb 1, 2012.


  The selection committee will notify applicants by Feb 15, 2012.

  If you have any questions, then please contact Dr. Brande Flamez at brande.flamez@waldenu.edu or (574) 904-8186 or

  Dr. Michael Becerra at mbecerra@bamaed.ua.edu or (214) 843-1435.



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