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MaMHCA's Dave McAllister Running for AMHCA Position This Week!!!

Dave McAllister, LMHC, MaCCS

August 25th, 2017

In June, The American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) announced the resignation of Dr. LaMarr Edgerson, who served on the board in the position of Director at Large. With this position open, the AMHCA Nominations and Elections Committee selected three possible candidates to fill the open Director at Large position for the remaining two years of Dr. Edgerson's three year term. Among these three candidates was MaMHCA's own Dave McAllister, LMHC, MaCCS! 

Dave has served MaMHCA and AMHCA for many years and within many different roles. To name just a few of Dave's experiences here at MaMHCA: he was President and Public Policy & Legislation Director, held the staff position of Associate Executive Director, Founded and is the ongoing Chair of the Scholarship Program. Dave has also served on the AMHCA Public Policy and Legislation Committee, and has been a member of AMHCA and MaMHCA for over 15 years! Professionally his experience continues as Dave has a strong background in business, clinical work, teaching, and leadership. He is a Professor, Internship Coordinator, and Director of the M.A. program in Counseling at Boston University. For more information on Dave's outstanding experience and qualifications for this position, you can read his Candidate Statement for the Director at Large position. You can also read the letter (copied below) "In Support of Dave McAllister, LMHC, MaCCS for AMHCA Director-At-Large" written by MaMHCA Executive Director, Midge Williams, LMHC.

Information about the election in general can be found on the AMHCA Elections website and AMHCA will be sending all current AMHCA members an email with a link to the ballot. If any member does not receive the email, or would rather vote now, they can do so via the "Vote for Dave Now!" link button below. The election is open from 8/25/17 to 9/1/17 at 5pm. All MaMHCA members who are also members of AMHCA are encouraged to vote for Dave!!!

Vote for Dave Now!

From the Desk of Midge Williams, MaMHCA Executive Director:

In Support of Dave McAllister, LMHC, MaCCS, for AMHCA Director-at- Large:

I’m writing to all our members in strong support of David P. McAllister, MS, LMHC, MACCS,
who is running for the AMHCA Board as Director at Large in a special going on this week.
I’m urging all our MaMHCA members who are also AMHCA members to vote for Dave on the
ballot that has just been sent via e-mail.
I have known David for 15 years as a colleague on many professional Boards and Committees.
Dave has been a member of the MaMHCA Board of Directors since his days as a graduate
student, through to his service as MaMHCA Board President, and currently through his roles as
both a Past-President and MaMHCA Scholarship Committee Chair, a program he created and
implemented. Our MaMHCA Scholarship program is now well established, having awarded 9,
$1000.00 scholarships to mental health counseling graduate students over 6 years.
David also served as MaMHCA’s Director of Public Policy from 2011-2013, representing
MaMHCA on many MA State Committees and Boards, until he moved to his current “dream”
position as director of field training for the Ed.M. in Counseling Program, BU School of
David is a wonderful colleague and asset on every level. His is focused, creative, and able to
execute projects on many levels. He can work independently, but is also a strong team member,
with excellent collaborative skills. He is knowledgeable about mental health and mental health
educational policy and a strong advocate. He is dedicated to the advancement of the education
and training of clinical mental health providers and he has an equal passion to find solutions to
gaps in our mental health services delivery systems. Dave brings all these talents, interests
and skills to help AMHCA achieve our goals for LMHCs on the national level.
Please cast your vote for Dave, and help AMHCA achieve its goals for LMHCs on a
national level!
Yours Professionally,


Midge Williams, LMHC, MaCCS
MaMHCA Executive Director