Our volunteer members play a pivotal role in shaping and advancing our mission.
Dr. Kelly Duncan serves as the Executive Director of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. She has been involved in the profession of counseling for over 30 years and has worked as a counselor educator since 2003. Dr. Duncan had the privilege of serving as a counselor educator at three universities, coordinated a university counselor training clinic, and was a dean of a School of Education prior to joining the ACES staff. She was the executive director of a state counseling branch for 15 years. Her background in counseling and association management allows her to meld her skills in her current role.
Since coming to ACES, Duncan has worked to highlight the work of the association more visibly and to facilitate collaborations between ACES and other counseling affiliate groups. Promoting professional counselor identity and advocating for counselor educators and supervisors has been one of her focus areas in the past year.
Past professional leadership experiences include secretary of NCACES, chair of the ACA Midwest Region, and two terms as the Midwest Region representative to the ACA Governing Council. She’s been the chair of several ACA task forces and committees. In her home state, she received appointments from three different governors to serve as a member of the South Dakota Board of Education for almost 20 years. She is a licensed professional counselor in the state of South Dakota.
Web Manager and Social Media Coordinator
Jeremy Swanston currently serves as the ACES Web Manager and Social Media Coordinator for ACES and is a graphic designer and scholar who has worked professionally for nearly two decades. During this time, he has developed extensive print and digital skills to meet the design needs of diverse clients, including the United States Congress and the Department of Justice. Past professional experiences include working as a graphic designer for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the United States Government Publishing Office, both in Washington, DC. This work portfolio centered on conceiving and delivering high-level multimedia communication and brand identity projects, including branding for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, and designing the 2013 U.S. Presidential Inaugural material.
Administrative Assistant/Member Services
2023 Committee Chairs
Budget & Finance
Bylaws & Resolutions
Leadership & Advocacy
Nominations & Elections
Research Grant Awards
Social Justice & Human Rights
Strategic Planning Committee
Richard (Joe) Charette
Conference Diversity Scholarships
2023 ACES Interest Networks Chairs
Clinic Director & Placement Coordinators
International Students & Faculty
Diversity & Inclusion
Anita Neuer Colburn
Qualitative Research (CEQUIN)