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Whitmer appoints Marquette woman to Michigan Board of Counseling

Lesley E. D. Addison, of Marquette, is a school counselor for Marquette Area Public Schools.
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Counseling image blurred with Michigan map icon.(WLUC)
Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 2:46 PM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) - Thursday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the following appointments to the Michigan Board of Counseling.

Lesley E. D. Addison, of Marquette, is a school counselor for Marquette Area Public Schools. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology and an education certificate from Albion College. Addison is appointed to represent the general public for a term commencing July 1, 2021 and expiring June 30, 2025. She succeeds Harold Koviak whose term expires June 30, 2021.

The Michigan Board of Counseling was enacted as part of the Public Health Code to license counselors who render to individuals, groups, families, organizations, or the general public a service involving the application of clinical counseling principles, methods, or procedures in an educational, business, health, private practice, or human services setting.

The Public Health Code mandates certain responsibilities and duties for a health professional licensing board including promoting and protecting the public’s health, safety, and welfare.

Others appointed Thursday are:

Charles L. Corley, II, of Westland, is an assembly line worker and alternate team lead for Ford Motor Company. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Eastern Michigan University. Mr. Corley is appointed to represent the general public for a term commencing June 10, 2021 and expiring June 30, 2022. He succeeds Jana Simmons who has resigned.

Napoleon Harrington, of Auburn Hills, is a therapist and the founder of Ambassador Counseling and Resource Group, PLLC. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Development and a Master of Arts in Counseling in Community/Agency from Oakland University. Mr. Harrington is appointed to represent members engaged primarily in the administration of counseling services for a term commencing July 1, 2021 and expiring June 30, 2025. He succeeds Harold Love whose term expires June 30, 2021.

Sheri Pickover, Ph.D., of Wixom, is an associate professor and program director with the Central Michigan University Department of Counseling and Special Education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Creative Writing, and Literature from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science in Education in Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education in Counseling from Oakland University. Dr. Pickover is appointed to represent members engaged primarily in providing counseling techniques, behavior modification techniques, or preventative techniques to clients, for a term commencing July 1, 2021 and expiring June 30, 2025. She succeeds Stephen Craig whose term expires June 30, 2021.

All of these appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

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