Meet Your 2022-2023 FCDA Leadership
Kelli Carroll, MS Ed., CCSP
As the daughter of a well-established Career Counselor, Kelli M. Carroll has been immersed in the Career Development world for most of her life. Currently serving as the Career Coach at Ironhack US, a tech bootcamp school based in Spain, Kelli helps career changers with the soft skills needed to land a new career tech. She recently received her CCSP and will have her ACRW certification by year end.
Originally from Odenton, MD, Kelli graduated with her BA in Mass Communications-Public Relations from Claflin University, and her MS Ed. in Sports Administration from the University of Miami. Kelli is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. as well as the Claflin University Young Alumni Council. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and playing with her fur baby, a 7-year old Pitador named Tesla.
Dr. Erica Mack serves as the Associate Director of Student Success for Career Development at Florida State College at Jacksonville. In this role, she oversees the career development staff and assists students with preparation for entry into the workforce. She has worked in the field of education for 17 years in the Northeast Florida region. She has served in a variety of roles related to enrollment management at Jacksonville University and the University of North Florida, ascending to leadership positions at each institution. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Adult Education program.
Dr. Mack completed her B.A. in Communications from Jacksonville University and M.Ed. in Counselor Education from the University of North Florida. In August 2021, she completed her Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Florida.
Galaxina Wright, NCC, RMHCI
Galaxina G. Wright, NCC, RMHCI is a doctoral candidate at the University of Central Florida, working towards a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. She completed her master's degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy from Regent University in Virginia. Galaxina is currently a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern for the state of Florida, working towards completing her hours for licensure. She carries a range of expertise providing career counseling services in multiple settings including non-profit organization, a private university, and a local government assistant program. Further, Galaxina has an interest in conducting career-related research for historically marginalized populations, and is currently exploring the efficacy of a job search intervention on unemployed individuals for her dissertation.
Dilian Rolins, CSC, RMHCI
Dilian Rolins is a doctoral candidate at the University of Central Florida in the College of Community Innovation and Education in the Counselor Education and School Psychology department. Ms. Rolins is a Certified School Counselor and a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern. Ms. Rolins research interests include training school counselors to provide comprehensive school counseling interventions and intentional career development for students with exceptionalities.
FCDA Professional Development Committee Chair
Lashay Vazquez, MA, CCC
Communications & Social Media Committee Chair
As a first generation and transfer student, Lashay Vazquez attended the University of Central Florida for her Bachelors in Psychology ('12) and Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a graduate certificate in Career Counseling ('18). Lashay has been able to successfully take her mental health counseling skills of diagnosis, treatment planning and rapport building and transfer them into the career counseling world via assessments, counseling sessions and goal planning.
Lashay is a firm believer that mental health, careers and academics are closely intertwined with each impacting the other. With a love of travel, exploration, epiphanies and literature, Lashay has come to value the personalities and experiences of others that help shape their identities and choices.
Lashay currently works as a Career Counselor with Career Services at the University of Central Florida where she enjoys assisting students in both major and career exploration. She has also recently explored the world of teaching by instructing courses for international students focused on career development and succeeding during their university experience. Lashay also serves as a Career Services liaison to other departments on the university campus that reflect her interests such as Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Care Services, Office of Undergraduate Research, LGBTQ Services and UCF Global.
Lashay plans to earn a Ph.D. in either Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology.
Jackie Gill, MA, CCSP
Membership Committee Chair
Jackie Gill recently relocated to Florida from Arizona, and is currently Counseling Faculty at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, FL. She has been an NCDA FCD Trainer since 2011.She has over 18 years’ experience working in student services and career development, including working in high schools in Michigan, and in higher education at Pima Community College, University of Arizona and in the Maricopa Community College District in Arizona.
Jackie completed her M.A. in Counseling with a post-graduate certification in Career Development at Oakland University in Rochester, MI, and her B.A in Psychology at Michigan State University. She also earned her Transformational Life Coach certification through the Southwest institute of the Healing Arts (SWIHA) in Tempe, Arizona, and is a Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP) through NCDA.
Jackie has taught career exploration and student success courses to middle school students through adults, and has worked with dislocated workers in the One-Stop Centers throughout the Greater Phoenix area. Her professional association memberships include the National, Arizona and Florida Career Development Associations, for which she is the incoming Membership Chair for 2020-2021. Jackie has dedicated her professional career to helping people achieve their career goals through career exploration, job searching, networking, resume enhancement and career transition. She believes the skills required for successful job searching are the most important skills one can learn because they are utilized continuously throughout a person's lifetime.
Graduate Student Representative
Florida Counseling Association is a non-profit organization, branch of the American Counseling Association.