A group of passionate professionals, who have observed youth floating through school with little hope or dreams for their future, shared a vision to support students within our schools and communities to inspire them to reach their maximum potential.
Dr. Barb Brady, PRESIDENT/ACTING DIRECTOR
MA, LPC, Ph.D
Dr. Brady holds a Ph.D. in Leadership in Educational Administration, MA in School Counseling, and certifications in Superintendent (PK-AD), Supervisor General Instruction (PK-AD), Principal (PK-AD), (PK – Adult), Marriage, Couples and Family Therapy and is a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Tiffany Pittman, VICE PRESIDENT
MA, LPC, AADC
Tiffany holds an MA in Counseling, specializing in child/adolescent mental health, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and is a certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
Kelly Mordecki, SECRETARY
MA, Ed.S., LPC
Kelly holds a Bachelors in Psychology (BA), a Masters in Counseling (MA), an Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) in Counseling Leadership, a Certificate in Leadership Administration (PK-AD), and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
John has worked directly with at-risk, disabled, & disadvantaged youth in rural and impoverished communities across West Virginia for 20+ years.
Linda L. Bragg
Wife to her childhood sweetheart, mother of two grown children and grandmother to two. She has proudly served as an educator and education administrator for approximately 35 years.
Born and raised in Charleston, WV; McChesney has made many areas of the Mountain state her home.
After graduating with her BA in English and her Master’s in Secondary Education, Ms. McChesney taught in Harrison, Monongalia, and Morgan counties before making her way back home to continue her teaching career in Kanawha County. For the last decade, she has served as the Coordinator of Curriculum and Professional Development for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. In this position, she and her team oversee and manage multiple college- and career- readiness initiatives that help students throughout the educational pipeline work to make their dreams a reality.
Debbie McClintic is a native of Lewisburg, WV and holds degrees from Marshall University; BA in Counseling & Rehabilitation, MA in School Counseling, and EdS in School Leadership.
Clinically trained Health educator, Neuro-psychotherapist and has been employed in corporate, private and community settings since 1992.He currently serves as the Assistant Director in the WVU Center for Service and Learning.
Owner and President of Jim Strawn & Company, a marketing company that specializes in helping civic organizations, non-profits, municipalities, associations and businesses of all sizes engage their customers and followers through results-driven marketing strategies.
Jim is an energetic leader doing his part to make America, WV, Kanawha Valley and his city of Charleston a better place to live, learn, work and play. Author. TV Show Host. Speaker. Marketing Strategist. Professor. Trainer. Event Planner. Fundraiser. Auctioneer.
Jim earned his BS degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1983 and received his MA degree from WVCOGS in 1992.
A native of West Virginia, Jim has over 38 years of marketing, public relations and community service experience.
Jim is happily married to his college sweetheart, Lisa and they reside in Charleston, WV.