President’s Welcome

September 2019  

As someone who has been in the school counseling industry for over 30 years (on both sides of the high school and college desk), it is my pleasure to serve you as President for the next two years and to introduce you to Nassau Counselors’ Association! 

A decision to become a member of this long-standing membership organization (est. 1955) allows you access to the best practices of our counseling industry through high quality professional developmentCollege Expos and NCA sponsored programs provide students information to help them become college and career ready.  Your membership dues support well-deserved high school students and graduate students in counseling programs with a number of scholarships. In addition, each year we proudly recognize fellow colleagues within our own membership.    

Volunteers make up our NCA Executive Board  who are devoted to serving the mission of this organization.  With new School Counseling and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) mandates and regulations set forth by New York State Department of Education and criticism of college and career readiness, we know that it is more important than ever to have a group of professionals that can support each other on the elementary, middle, high school and college levels. 

Please use this website as a resource to keep you apprised of the NCA events that happen throughout the school year.   

If you are not already a member, be sure to click here! 

Gina Christel 
NCA President 
2019-2020