CCC Leadership


2019-2020 Board of Directors

Sabrina Woods, President

Being on the board of the CCC, early on in my career, really helped me to grow into who I am today. With close to 20 years of experience I’m now back to help guide the organization into its next stage. While I really loved the work that I did at NU and Harvard, what gets me the most excited these days is tapping holistic and mindfulness-based practices to help people with career transitions. Although I can’t leave out that I’m also fed by the energy that comes from running workshops. Some favorite topics include the Myers Briggs, Linkedin and believe it or not Neuroscience (at least how the brain responds to stress).  For more info:www.sabrina-woods.com.

Laurie Stickels, secretary

I have been a member of the Career Counselor’s Consortium for many years.  My first professional seminar was for those new to the career counselling professional and the principles, models and exercises from that seminar continue to provide the foundation of my work with clients.  The CCC has consistently provided current information and tools relevant to the changing career landscape. In addition, the network of career professionals is a rich source of inspiration and friendship. It is my pleasure to now serve as the secretary on the CCC board.  I have worked in the Career and Professional Development group in Human Resources at Harvard University for over twenty years.  I create and deliver a range of career development programs and initiatives to promote career development and internal mobility for Harvard staff.   I am experienced in a range of assessment tools; including the Myers Briggs Type Indicator Step One and Step Two, FIRO B, StrengthsFinder and Career Anchors.  My Master’s Degree ins Organizational Communication is from Emerson College and my Bachelor’s Degree in Neurobiology and Behavior is from Cornell University. I recently completed the Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching program at William James College. 

Adesuwa Igbineweka, Treasurer

My career as a Career Specialist started a few years ago, I enjoy working with students to create and discover their path. I always wanted to serve as a student development specialist and since that dream came through I wanted to belong to a group that shares my interest. At CCC not only do I feel like I am a tribe member, I also get to learn from the wealth of experience of other professionals in academia and private career coaching. I currently work as a Career Services and Employer Relations Specialist at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

SARAH BREEN

I have been working with college students for eight years in HR and Career Advisor roles, with a current position at Emmanuel College as the Assistant Director of Career Counseling. I am an advocate for professional development and connecting with others in the field to ensure the delivery of up-to-date information to students. I am excited to join the board of the CCC to assist in continuing its efforts in educational opportunities.


Michael Conte

As an Assistant Director in Employer Engagement and Career Design at Northeastern University, I enjoy helping students navigate an increasingly difficult and complex job market. Having worked both in Residence Life and as a staffing agency recruiter, Career Advising allows me to draw on my previous experience while helping student navigate the journey of their professional lives. CCC is an invaluable organization and resource for those involved in Career Services and Counseling throughout New England.  I am proud to be a Board Member and help CCC thrive and strive!

Gloria Choi, Junior Board Member 

I’m excited to be the Junior Board Member of CCC this year after being a regular member for the past two years. This organization has made networking and professional development so much easier for me, especially as a graduate student. I loved the feeling of learning from and sharing my passion with whoever I connected with at each General Meeting I attended. I know that CCC is an organization I want to continue to be a part of as long as I’m a career counselor to connect with more career development professionals. I also look forward to earning my MS in College Student Development and Counseling at Northeastern in 2020 and doing a graduate assistantship at the LifeMap office at Bunker Hill Community College.

Briana Peña

As a Career Development Coach at Mount Wachusett Community College, I have found my calling as a Career Counselor. Whether helping students connect the dots on their academic journey, creating relationship with faculty, student and staff, as well as gathering job leads from local employers. I truly enjoy having the ability to teach our students to believe in themselves and have the abilities to sell themselves to employers through their resumes and interviews. It’s a fun challenge to stay current on what is happening and keep up-to-date on industry news. Being involved in the CCC has been a great way to stay grounded in career counseling theory as well as the latest trends.  My hope is to continue to follow my passions and empower my students to take life into their own hands by fully embracing the journey of education and career development that will help them not settle in life.



2018-2019 Board oF Directors

Becky Smith
President

I believe that Career Counselors Consortium is one of the top reasons why Boston is a great place to work in career development, so naturally I am honored to serve as PresidentMy deep appreciation for CCC developed over the past 15 years while holding career advising and learning & development roles in nonprofits, human resources, and health care. I currently work as a Co-op and Career Advisor at Wentworth Institute of Technology.


 Cindy Richard 
Interim Vice-President

As Director of Internship at Endicott College, I am passionate about helping young people to find their career strengths and interests. I manage the operational aspects of the internship program to assist every student at our college with completing three required internships to graduate. Prior to my role at Endicott College, I was a generalist in corporate human resources for Pepsi Bottling Group and Anheuser-Busch. Last year, I served on the programming committee helping to put together the general meetings. This is my second year being a part of the CCC, and I am excited to continue working with such an inspiring group of career professionals.
 
Divya Das
Secretary


I became a member of the CCC when I first entered the Career Advising field. It has been an invaluable resource for 
professional development, and for meeting so many wonderful colleagues along the way.I absolutely love working with college students as they begin to envision and design their careers. It is an exciting journey to be part of. Currently I am a  Career Coach at Boston College, where I work primarily with undergraduate liberal arts students. In addition, I am an Adjunct Co-op Faculty Instructor at Northeastern University, where I teach a course on professional development for graduate level engineering students. 


Michelle DuBow
Board Member at Large

As a Career Advisor at Northeastern University, my passion in career services lies in the vocational development of underserved populations and creating opportunities for minority and first-generation students. During my very first week as a career counselor almost 2 years ago, I attended a CCC general meeting and a Professional Development Seminar and immediately knew that this organization was going to have a major impact on my career. I joined the Programming Committee last year and am beyond excited to take the role of a Board Member at Large to best serve the diverse population of career professionals that comprise the CCC to promote continual growth and learning amongst this dedicated professional community.

 

Briana Pena
Marketing/ Social Media Committee Co-Chair

I am excited to be part of an organization of individuals with the same passions I have and I truly believe that gaining this amazing opportunity to being in a leadership role is vital to my continuous personal and professional growth as I move my career path forward in Career Development! As a Career Development Coach at Mount Wachusett Community College, I have found my calling as a Career Counselor. Whether helping students connect the dots on their academic journey, creating relationship and gathering job leads from local employers for my students, teaching them how to sell themselves through their resumes and/or simply sharing articles to keep them up-to-date on industry news; my goal is to empower my students to take life into their own hands by fully embracing the journey of education and career development that will help them not settle in life. 


Emily Brown
Treasurer and Marketing/Social Media
Committee Co-Chair

As Manager of Practicum at the Boston University School of Public Health, I split my time between employer relations and student development and coaching. It's a fun challenge to stay current on what is happening in the public health field in order to effectively build relationships with employers and to support MPH students in their practicum search. Being involved in the CCC has been a great way to stay grounded in career counseling theory as well as the latest trends and I greatly enjoy co-chairing the Marketing/Social Media Committee and serving as Treasurer! 


Becky King
Programming Committee Co-Chair

From the time I first joined the CCC as a new career counselor (18 years ago), I have remained deeply impressed with the warm and welcoming collegiality among members, and the quality of the programs and professional development opportunities. I am pleased to give back to the organization as co-chair of the Programming Committee and look forward to continued inspiration and learning in the future. My background is in higher education where I have enjoyed advising students and alumni in many Boston area universities and colleges.


Heather Fink 
Membership Committee Co-Chair

Heather Fink recently joined the CCC Membership Committee 
where she has been an active member  since 2012.  Her goal is to create more networking opportunities for career counselors to
meet and share best practices throughout New England.  
Her background is in Higher Education. Heather has
worked with undergrad/graduate students and alumni for six years, helping them better understand how their values, interests, personality and skills impact their career decisions. In addition her new role on the board at CCC, she is the Assistant Director at the BU College of Communications Career Services.


Mariellen Fidrych

Programming Committee Co-Chair

Mariellen Fidrych is a student-centered career management professional with expertise in providing support to students as they begin career exploration via experiential learning models that promote curiosity, competence, networking, and professional development. She has held challenging positions involving association management, program development, and event coordination.  She holds a B.A. from Assumption College, an M.A. from the University of Massachusetts, and completed a Public Policy Fellowship at Georgetown University.

 

Jen Siegel
Membership Committee Co-Chair

As a Senior Career Counselor at Bottom Line, I am passionate about empowering first generation college students to better understand the world of work, and find the best career fit for their interests, skills, and values. I have a background in Higher Education, Public Health and Disability Inclusion with an MSW from Boston University. I enjoy working on the Membership Committee to understand the needs and strengths of our members, and how we can better serve professionals in our field.


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