Dr. Eddie Williams has 15 years’ experience providing psychotherapy to clients diagnosed with mental health and substance use disorders.
Dr. Williams’s educational background consists of a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of South Florida, Masters of Science Degree from NOVA Southeastern University, Masters in Social Work from Walden University, and a doctorate in Human Services Administration (E.d.D) with a minor in Community College Leadership. Dr. Williams is currently pursuing a second doctorate in social work at Walden University. Dr. Williams is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida and Licensed as a Masters Certified Addiction Professional in the State of Florida. Dr. Williams is a qualified supervisor for mental health counselors, clinical social workers, and marriage/family therapy. Dr. Williams has nine years of experience teaching human services courses at Pasco-Hernando State College, and he also has eight years’ experience teaching at Saint Leo University in the Human Services, Psychology, and Social Work Program. Dr. Williams is the program manager of the human services department at PHSC. Dr. Williams has multiple years of experience in field instruction and developing relationships with local human services agencies for students to complete their internship requirements. Dr. Williams has developed campus-wide symposiums for students to attend, establish relationships with various human services programs in Pasco and Hernando County.
Dr. Kenneth Stephens is a retired U.S. Army First Sergeant. He had a distinguished 20 years of enlisted service where he worked as a Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, Operations Sergeant Major, and Threat Systems Management Operations Sergeant. After retiring, Dr. Stephens worked for the Department of Defense Threat Systems Management where he served as an Aviation Safety Officer in El Paso, Texas. He and the organization TSMO were responsible for providing authentic Soviet helicopters and fixed-wing aircrafts as an opposing threat to all branches of the military for training. Dr. Stephens has also worked for the Florida Division of Emergency as an area coordinator for disaster response. He was responsible for providing first responder disaster support to nine surrounding counties in the Central Florida area. Dr. Stephens began his career at Southeastern in 2006, working as an adjunct professor before being hired full-time as the Coordinator of Distributed Learning for the Department of Continuing and Adult Education (DCAE). After working for DCAE for one year, Dr. Stephens moved to the Human Resource Department where he worked as the Training Operations Officer. Dr. Stephens was hired as a full time professor in 2008. Dr. Stephens’s volunteer work includes Probation, Prison Education Ministry, and the Polk County School Mentoring program. He currently serves as Vice President of Keeping It Real Ministries, which is a youth outreach and after school program, and is a member of the Bartow Community Relations committee. Dr. Stephens is the CEO of Kensylen LLC, which provides professional and pastoral counseling to those in need. Dr. Stephens is an Associate Pastor and enjoys fishing and gardening in his spare time. He and his wife Esylen have four children.
Debbie L. Proulx is the Executive Director of NAMI Pasco. NAMI stands for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Their goal is to provide advocacy, support, outreach, and education to those with mental health conditions and their support systems. Debbie holds a masters degree in criminal justice and a bachelor’s in business. She holds numerous awards for community involvement and ethics in fundraising in the nonprofit sector.*
University of South Florida
Ed.D. Program Development – Educational Innovation
Masters of Science
Nova Southeastern University
Mental Health Counseling
Bachelors of Arts
Associates of Science
Hillsborough Community College
Counseling and Human Services
For nearly 15 years, I have been the Program Coordinator for Counseling and Human Services at Hillsborough Community College. I have overseen and mentored hundreds of practicum students, coordinated practicum placements, developed and maintained relationships with local social service agencies, collaborated on 4 CSHSE Reaccreditations, helped to restructure the program with new courses, re-wrote the practicum manual, developed and refined program policies and procedures, and maintained program literature. I also teach the Introduction to Group Process course.
Hi I am Bonnie Rogers. Currently a graduate from PHSC with an AS in Human Service, continuing my education at PHSC studying for my AA with plans to attend the University of South Florida in the summer. I have been very active on and off campus. I have held many officer positions on campus including president of the Human Service Club. I have been honored with awards for both my academic achievements and my service to our community. Striving always to bring awareness to the many critical issues that surround us on a daily basis. I Currently volunteer as a Guardian Ad Litem and have done this for the last couple of years. This opportunity has put it on my heart to advocate for families. I am working on making that a reality once I graduate. I was part of the planning team for the SOHS, that project was important to me. I believed the more people we could get to care about the issues in our neighborhood the more we could make a difference. Together this team can bring awareness and be the change we want to see in the world. A fun fact about me is that I returned to school at fifty, I have three grown adult children, and seven grand babies with one on the way. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only Today. Let us begin. Mother Teresa And another favorite of mine, leave a little sparkle wherever you go.
Hello everyone! I am Jessica White, I am creative and passionate, a dabbler in meditation and love to listen to books on Audible (non-fiction, self-help, leadership). For over 15 years I have been married to an introverted, green-thumbed, wood-working man and together we have 3 boys. Our oldest son is in the Air Force, our Middle son is married and gave us our first granddaughter (of course I have photos and videos!). Our youngest son is a freshman in high school. We reside in the woods of Brooksville and enjoy the birds and deer (not the armadillos and opossum so much). I work at PHSC, and have since 2001. I love my job, the students, the faculty, the creative and fun work I get to do every day and get paid! I have my Master's in Business Leadership and my Bachelor's in Social Work. I loved the IDEA of social work, but fell in LOVE with working at an institution of higher education, so I do what I can to apply my social work knowledge to the world I live in. I am excited to be a part of this organization, and support Dr. Williams in any way I can. Thank you! I cannot wait for the day that we can have a physical meeting so we can meet each other.
My name is Danielle Joseph. I am a doctoral learner at Capella University; my specialization is in social and community services. Presently, my community-based services affiliates with education as opposed to social services. My primary function with Miami-Dade County Public Schools is screening English language learners who are experiencing academic difficulties and behavioral adaption for possible assistance with the Exceptional Student Education Program. Bilingual assessors are part of the multidisciplinary team, which is known as the school support team. The Bilingual English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)/ Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Program collaborates with the Bilingual Education and World Languages Department to create events that benefit the community. Occasionally, I assist the bilingual ESOL/ESE in coordinating community events by contacting and inviting various agencies that are involved in providing services for students with disabilities to the annual community fair. Sometimes, I present a related topic on ESE to the Haitian families who have children in the ESE program. In the past, I promoted the annual events on the Haitian radio to the community. Also, I have assisted the regular bilingual program with the yearly fair of the Haitian community. Currently, I am a liaison between the bilingual departments. In the past, I worked as a caseworker for the Salvation Army Social Services. I was in the foster care unit. Again, I was an intermediary between the foster parents and the biological families. I brokered services for the well-being of the children. I have experience servicing the marginalized community. Now, I am looking forward to representing students before the Board of Directors. Thank you all for presenting an opportunity for me to serve the organization, and I am looking forward to seeing you at the next meeting.
Muriel Maxis is a Human Services graduate student of Webster University (pending graduation June 2020). Her interest is in community services, specifically working with the homeless. However, as a naturalized U.S.A. citizen herself, she also has great compassion and empathy for immigrants trying to better themselves legally in the United States of America. Her work experience is well-rounded, which includes working in education (elementary and middle school), community services, and mental health.
Heather Snyder has been enjoying (nearly) every moment as a full-time student at Pasco-Hernando State College where she is the President of the Human Services Club and NAMI on Campus. She will soon be transferring to Mount Vernon Nazarene University with sights on earning her MSW. Her goal of advocating for and working with individuals and families effected by disabilities is the result of a lifelong vision, that everyone reaches their fullest potential when we work together. Many years of caregiving, fostering (and adopting) children, and reading every book tossed her way, has increased her desire to work in the Human Services profession. To slow down, Heather volunteers at Gulfside Hospice as a companion and is trying to replace her backyard sod with native species plants. Five awesome kids call her Mommy while one brave and patient man calls her when he can’t find the ketchup, which is clearly in the fridge behind the pickles and yogurt on the third shelf next to the eggs.
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