ASAA Board Members
Adler School Alumni Association Board Members
The 2013-14 Adler School Alumni Association Board Members are:
Vilija Ball, Psy.D. ‘09
Vilija Ball received her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) degree from the Adler School. Currently, Dr. Ball is an adjunct faculty member at the Adler School. She previously worked at the Allendale Association where she collaborates with a large interdisciplinary team to manage mental health needs and provide treatment for troubled, underserved adolescents and children displaying a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and educational difficulties. Dr. Ball gave the commencement address to Adler School’s Class of 2009. As a volunteer, Dr. Ball has advocated for international human rights and child trafficking issues, packed meals for impoverished children, and raised money for the treatment of children with inoperable brain tumors.
Laura Snow Benoit, M.A. ‘11
Laura Snow Benoit, PHR, LPC, earned her Master of Arts in Counseling and Organizational Psychology from the Adler School. Currently, Laura is an Assistant Director in the Office of Career Planning at Golden Gate University, where she supports individuals in their career development through goal setting and strategic job search. Laura is a qualified practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR), and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Illinois. Before joining the University, Laura worked as a human resources generalist at Thresholds, a social service nonprofit in Chicago. She has been an active member of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network in both Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Deborah Braun, M.A. '09
Deborah Braun earned her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at the Adler School. Currently, Deborah is a registered clinical counsellor in private practice at Coastal Mind Counselling and Education, in North Vancouver. Drawing from knowledge gained from the many personal and professional changes she has experienced, she helps clients adapt to significant life changes in love, health, and career. Deborah is involved with two volunteer roles: coordinator of the BCACC a skills for mindful living series and, a co-facilitator of the UVic Centre on Aging, chronic disease self-management.
Matthew Finn, Psy.D. ’01, M.A. ‘95
Dr. Finn earned his Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) and Master of Arts in Counseling, Specialization in Forensic Psychology degrees from the Adler School. Currently, Dr. Finn is core faculty in the Adler School’s M.A. in Counseling: Specialization in Forensic Psychology program. Dr. Finn is a clinical psychologist who has professionally participated with the state and federal courts, the department of corrections, and the department of human services the future of psychology and the law are of great importance. He works to help students develop into clinically competent, ethically based, and socially responsible professionals with the ability to interact with the criminal justice system.
Jolene Harbaugh, Psy.D. ’99, M.A. ‘95
Dr. Jolene C. Harbaugh earned her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) and Master of Arts in Counseling degree from the Adler School. She has spent her career working as a psychologist and as a Mental Health Administrator in the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice. At the Illinois Youth Center-St. Charles, she worked with male adolescents for 13 years and for over the past two years she has been working with female adolescents at the Illinois Youth Center-Warrenville. While serving as a practitioner and administrator full-time, Dr. Harbaugh has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Aurora University for about ten years and then transitioned to The Chicago School of Professional Psychology as an adjunct faculty member.
Lilli Janzen, M.A. ‘88
Lilli Janzen earned her Master of Arts in Counseling at the Adler School. Since 1988, she has worked in her private counselling practice in Vancouver, and also has a solid business background in the project management profession. Presently Lilli is engaged as Alumni Representative for the Adlerians in Quebec and surrounding areas. Lilli is very enthusiastic in spreading the Adlerian philosophy along with its social justice initiative. Her psychology practice has been very Adler-oriented, while she continues actively educating herself in other complimentary approaches to effective therapy. Lilli has worked at Champlain Regional College and as an ambassador to Toastmaters International.
Amy Lloyd, M.A. ‘07
Amy Lloyd received her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from The Adler School. She has over a decade of experience in vocational assessment, career counselling, and adult education. As a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Registered Rehabilitation Professional, Amy is highly experienced in both vocational and personal counselling fields. She has specialised graduate training in Adlerian Individual Psychology, and incorporates this approach in her counselling work. After six years with the Vocational Consulting Group, Amy now runs her own private practice, Lloyd Counselling, in Vancouver. In her practice she specialises in career counselling and vocational consulting. Amy has also facilitated a number of psychological-educational courses and programs.
Maria Ogilvie, M.A. ’06
Maria Ogilvie earned her Master of Arts in Counselling from the Adler School. As a Registered Clinical Counselor and Certified Positive Discipline Parenting Educator, she currently works in the mental health sector with children, youth, and their families focusing on clinical issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma and attachment. For over 15 years, Maria has been providing behavior support and consultation to families and children with special needs, and values this experience with her Adlerian training when offering individual, group and family counseling to her clients. Maria is also passionate about offering parent education classes and teaching Positive Discipline principles to parents, caregivers and childcare providers in the community.
Jon Rosenfield, M.A. ’11
Jon Rosenfield earned his Master of Arts in Counseling from the Adler School. Currently, he is a Career Counselor at Loyola University Chicago. In his role as the Career Development Center's liaison to the social science departments within the College of Arts and Sciences, he works with students to discern and explore majors and career paths of interest, and also advises students in the process of a job or internship search, informational interviewing, networking, and more. In addition, Jon teaches a section of the Adler School’s Career and Life Planning Seminar, as well as cultivates partnerships with faculty in the departments he serves, and employers/internship coordinators in the community.