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Team Talk

Meet the Board


President: Hayle Fisher, M.A., LPC, BC-TMH

Hayle is a Licensed Professional counselor and a Board Certified Telemental Health Provider who is passionate about working with teens, and parents in group settings. She works as a coordinator for the Adolescent Mental Health DBT-IOP at Premier Behavioral Health Services, a private practice in Mentor. She also facilitates Parent Skill Support Group Sessions to further provide care and encouragement to parents of adolescents participating in IOP. Hayle has been involved with OASGW since 2020 as an Emerging Leader. She is committed to providing resources to other counselors through advocating for our profession. 

President-elect: Amanda Cole, M.A., LPCC-S

Amanda is a third-year doctoral student in the Counselor Education and Supervision program at Kent State University. She has over 10 years of clinical counseling experience across diverse settings and has been a licensed supervisor for the past 5 years. She is also an adjunct lecturer in the School of Counseling at the University of Akron. Amanda has advanced training in psychodrama group work, has studied at the National Psychodrama Training Center and the Psychodrama & Creative Arts Therapy Institute of New York, and is currently pursuing certification.

Past President and Public Relations: Deanna Revels, M.Ed., LPC

Deanna is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Kent State University. She works as the group coordinator for Navigate Counseling and Consultation Services. Deanna has experience working with a variety of groups, such as AOD, IOP, anger management, and a sexual assault support group. She has been a member of OASGW since 2019 and was the 2019-2020 Emerging Leader. 

Treasurer:  Annaleise Fisher, M.Ed., LPCC

Annaleise is a licensed professional counselor and chemical dependency counselor assistant. Annaleise received her master's degree in clinical mental health counseling at Kent State University. The majority of her counseling experience has been in college/university settings. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Counselor Education and Supervision at Kent State University. Annaleise has been involved with OASGW and serving as the treasurer since 2017. 

Secretary: Kaitlyn Peterson, M.A., LPC

Kaitlyn is a Licensed Professional Counselor who graduated with her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary in 2022. She currently works as a facilitator for the Adolescent Mental Health DBT-IOP at Premier Behavioral Health Services in Mentor, OH. In addition to seeing individual adolescent and adult clients, her clinical experience has been heavily geared toward working with teens in a group setting. She is eager to continue deepening her group expertise through participation with OASGW as a newly licensed professional.

Historian: Carrie VanMeter, Ph.D., LPCC, LSC

Carrie is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed School Counselor. Currently, she works for Capella University as a counselor educator. She has been on the board of OASGW since 2009 and has serviced in a number of leadership positions including President, Treasurer, and now Historian. Carrie often teaches the group work course at Capella University and has presented on group work topics at National ASGW Conference, OCA Spring Conference, and at AOCC.

Emerging Leaders:

Doctoral: Kübra Civan

Kübra received her undergraduate degree from Dokuz Eylül University and her master’s degree from Hacettepe University in Psychological Counseling and Guidance in Turkey. While writing her master’s thesis, she was sent to Sanliurfa, on the border of Syria as a school counselor by the Turkish Education Ministry. Kübra served refugee children and their families during the active war. At the end of her first year in Sanliurfa, the Turkish Education Ministry funded her with a scholarship to travel to the US, learn English, and earn a second master’s degree in family counseling. She studied the English Language at the University of Alabama and then went to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to complete CACREP-required Counseling Program coursework. After a year in the US, Kübra started a Ph.D. program in Counselor Education and Supervision at Ohio University. She is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Ohio. Kübra is currently a third-year doctoral student working on her dissertation and serving as the Ohio University Graduate Student Senate president.

Additionally, Kübra supervises master’s level counselor-in-training students at Northwestern University, and she works as a part-time faculty instructor at Youngstown State University. Kübra teaches “Intro to Mental Health & Wellness” for undergraduate students in Fall 2022 at YSU. She is an emerging leader in Ohio Association for Specialists in Group Work (OASGW) and serves as the Government Relations Committee chair.

If you want to reach out to Kübra, you can email her at

Masters: Maddie Blyer

Masters: Kristin Curran

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