Ad Hoc Committee on Mental Health and Equity in the Transition to Postsecondary Education

Building upon the work of the Current Trends and Future Issues (CTFI) Committee, this committee re-examined the CTFI committee’s 2019-20 recommendations for assisting students and professionals with mental health challenges related to the college transition and offered its perspective on how those recommendations could be revised or supplemented due to the pandemic. The ad hoc committee was asked to identify systemic challenges faced by college admission counseling professionals and students and recommend ways in which NACAC is best positioned to address these challenges in a post-COVID landscape.

Committee Members

Sean Ohira, Co-Chair
Punahou School (HI)

Yvonne Espinoza, Co-Chair
Yvonne Espinoza College Counseling Services (TX)

Joanne Baker
New Haven School-Saratoga Springs Campus (UT)

Lisa Ball
International School of Dakar

Sara Cohen
University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Karen Dickerson
Cuyahoga Community College (OH)

Nicolas Dillman
George School (PA)

Noor Haddad
The Bishop’s School (CA)

Allie Kerns
Trinity High School (KY)

Shanell Leggins
Alliance College-Ready Public Schools (CA)

Sandria Mason
University of Pittsburgh (PA)

Allan Mathew
Tufts University (MA)

Savannah Miller
Johns Hopkins University (MD)

Virginia Miller
Miller School Solutions, LLC (VA)

Jeffrey Neill
Graded – The American School in Sao Paulo (Brazil)

Aminah Praileau
Wellesley College (MA)

Chris Rodriguez
The Lovett School (GA)

Katie Schumacher
Western Golf Association | Evans Scholars Foundation (IL)

Janine Silberberg
John P. Stevens High School (NJ)

Linh Snyder
Malibu High School (CA)

Sunny Park Suh
Hunter College High School (NY)

Sean Whitten
John Paul II High School (TX)

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