OCA 3rd Annual Legislative Advocacy Day
Dr. O'Connell hosted the OCA event on April 23, 2009
Pictured from left to right are Dr. Bill O'Connell, President of OCA; Dr. Jodi Jones, President of OMHCA; Rep. Kenny Yuko; and Judy Maver, President of OSCA.
Dr. Bill O'Connell, Associate Professor at Xavier University and President of the Ohio Counseling Association, hosted the 3rd Annual Legislative Advocacy Day at the Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Approximately 100 counselors were in attendance. Attendees had an opportunity to receive training and legislative advocacy and put the training to use by visiting state representatives to discuss issues important to counselors in Ohio. Representative Kenny Yuko and Representative Ted Celeste spoke at the event in support of school and mental health counseling issues. The event was co-sponsored by the Ohio Mental Health Counselors Association (OMHCA), Ohio School Counselors Association (OSCA) and the Ohio Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (OACES).