The State Chapter of the National Career Development Association

David Harris

President, 2021-22 GCDA Board

David is the co-founder and Executive Director of Rock Springs Positive Coaching, Caring, and Counseling, Inc. As a professional coach, he helps clients develop new insights, enhance motivation, and create new personal opportunities. He has been in practice as a coach for over 25 years, first in the management of technology projects for large non-profit and now as a personal career coach for the past ten years. He has served as  the President of the Georgia Career Development Association and is a former Director of Information Technology for the National Home Office of the American Cancer Society.

David holds two Masters degrees: one in Theological Studies with a concentration in philosophy and the second in Counseling with a focus in career counseling. He did post-graduate training under the direction and supervision of T. Albert Davis, MD and also holds a university certificate as a Career Development Specialist.For more information, please visit David can be reached via LinkedIn - or

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President-Elect: Anne M Kelly

Anne M. Kelly, MA is both a leadership coach and a professional singer. She combines her artistic and business backgrounds to create team building and individual leadership training for her clients by helping them tap into their right brain (creative) capabilities. At the Goizueta Business School, Emory University in Atlanta, GA, Anne was the Director and co-creator of the Evening MBA Leadership Program for Working Professionals and was the lead facilitator of experiential activities, development planning, and the Executive Coach for participants. She is currently the Director of Career Services at Mercer University School of Business. She trains clients in the fine art of interviewing and communications skills, career advancement, and leadership advancement within their organizations.

 Degrees and Training

o BA Opera Performance; o MA Organizational Leadership Development

o Trained Improvisational Actor, Brave New Workshop

o Professional Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation (PCC ICF); o Certified, Executive Leadership Coach, SECA Strategic Executive Coaching Alliance; o Certified Birkman Senior Interpreter Since 2006, Disc, MBTI, and other assessments

 To learn more about Anne, please visit or


Treasurer: Malisa Anderson-Strait

(2nd year of two-year term)


Secretary: Maureen Sweatman

 General Board

Membership Co-chairs:

Carolyn Coburn-Allen

Asia Anderson


Newsletter Editor: Paola Barriga


Directors at Large

Lanie Damon


Lisa Conley


Sonya Hodges


Emma Reynolds-Middleton


Felicia Shanklin

Past President: Maggie O'Brien

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