Our volunteer members play a pivotal role in shaping and advancing our mission.

ACES Officers

Dr. Casey Barrio-Minton
Casey Barrio-Minton
Natoya Haskins
Natoya Haskins


Heather Ambrose
Heather Ambrose

Past President

Elizabeth Villares
Elizabeth Villares
Cassie Storlie
Cassie Storlie
Jennifer Smith
Jennifer Smith


Marty Jencius

ACA GC Representative

Jan Gay
Jan Gay

Grad Student Rep

Fatma Salem
Fatma Salem

Grad Student Rep-Elect

Jose Tapia-Fuselier, Jr.​
Jose Tapia-Fuselier, Jr.

Grad Student Past-Rep

ACES Staff

Dr. Kelly Duncan | ACES Executive Director

Kelly Duncan

Executive Director

Dr. Kelly Duncan has been involved in the profession of counseling for over 30 years and has worked as a counselor educator since 2003. She received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of South Dakota. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified School Counselor in the State of South Dakota.

Duncan served as the executive director of the South Dakota branch of the American Counseling Association for 15 years where she coordinated the membership and financial affairs of the organization, planned conferences and workshops, and advocated at the state and national level for the profession. 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.

Email: executivedirector@acesonline.net

Jeremy Swanston

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.

Email: SocialMedia@ACESOnline.net

Dr. Korinne “Kori” Babel | Troy University- Phenix City

Kori Babel

Assistant Conference Coordinator

Dr. Korinne “Kori” Babel is an assistant professor at Troy University- Phenix City. She completed her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Auburn University, MS in School Counseling from Argosy University-Sarasota, and a BS in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Florida. Dr. Babel is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Georgia as well as a National Certified Counselor, and a Registered Play Therapist. Dr. Babel has prior service within ACES as the Continuing Education Co-Chair and currently holds service roles in the American Counseling Association, the Association for Play Therapy, the Alabama Association for Play Therapy and National Childhood Traumatic Stress Network. Research interests include counselor and counselor-in-training self-efficacy, Animal Assisted Play Therapy and TF-CBT.

Dr. Babel’s conference planning experience includes being the Continuing Education Co-Chair for the 2019 ACES conference as well as the Graduate Student Volunteer Co-Coordinator and Play Therapy Content Reviewer for the American Counseling Association. She is also on the Conference Program Committee for the Association for Play Therapy, a proposal reviewer for the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and currently holds the role of Past-President for the Alabama Association for Play Therapy and has collaboratively coordinated more than 10 full-day workshops around the state of Alabama. Dr. Babel is familiar with many of the inner workings of a conference and understands the importance of collaborating with other professionals in order to make an event successful.

Email: asstconferencecoord@acesonline.net

Upcoming Webinars

Krista Malott

NARACES President

Sherritta Hughes

NARACES President-Elect

Victoria Kress

NCACES President

Victoria Sepulveda

NCACES President-Elect

Amanda DeDiego

RMACES President

Jose Tapia-Fuselier

RMACES President-Elect

Sejal Barden

SACES President

Hannah Bowers

SACES President-Elect

Eric Price

WACES President

Ryan Reese

WACES President-Elect

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