Jen Moore, they/them/theirs - President, 2019-2020
Jen earned their Graduate degree in Counselor Education from Boise State University and now works within the Treasure Valley as a Licensed Professional Counselor. In March of 2017, Jen opened their own private practice which they run with the guiding principles of social justice, equity, and advocacy. Additionally, Jen was previously Secretary of the Idaho Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling and served as Past President of the Boise State University's local chapter of Counselors for Social Justice. Jen hopes to devote their professional career to exploring challenges, barriers, and discrimination impacting marginalized individuals and communities while advocating for justice and human rights for all. In addition to counseling, Jen regularly provides trainings around the Treasure Valley to help educate and promote safer spaces and greater counselor competency when working with the LGBTQIA+ community. Jen has experience as a school counselor, educator, and coach in K-12 schools, is working towards their Child Centered Play Therapist certification, and enjoys working with diverse clientele who push her to continually grow as a counselor.
Gabrielle Davis, she/her/hers - President Elect and Safer Space Training Coordinator, 2019 to 2020
Gabrielle Davis earned a Masters in Public Health (MPH) in 2016 and is the co-coordinator for Youth Alliance for Diversity (YAD) in Boise. She is starting her third year in the Addictions Counseling Program at Boise State University. Gabrielle, and her wife Samantha, moved to Boise from the Midwest in August of 2016. She currently works as the COPD Educator and Tobacco Cessation Program Coordinator for St. Luke’s. Gabrielle hopes to bring more diversity and ideas to IALGBTIC and the counseling arena here in Idaho both as a student and a practicing counselor upon graduation in 2020.
Laura Burdette, she/her/hers - Treasurer, 2019 to 2021
Laura received her MA in Counseling from Boise State University and now works as an LPC for Easterseals Goodwill Behavioral Health and in her own private practice. She has diverse experience in school and agency settings, specializing in substance use, depression/anxiety, multicultural identity development, and pet bereavement. She served as treasurer for the local chapter of Chi Sigma Iota and was the Tunnel of Oppression Debriefing Coordinator for several years while at Boise State. She has also been a keynote speaker for the National Association of Multicultural Education. She's excited to be a part of the IALGBTIC board to continue to advocate for human rights for all individuals.
Kacie Hoch, she/her/hers - Secretary, 2019 to 2021
Kacie is a 3rd year Masters student in Boise State’s counseling program. She is passionate about learning about LGBT issues in counseling in order to be able to provide competent and affirmative counseling services to the community upon graduation. Kacie is excited to be a part of the IALGBTIC team and to help it continue to strengthen and grow as an organization.
Christian Chan, he/him/his - Past President from 2018-2019
Christian D. Chan, PhD, NCC, is an Assistant Professor of Counseling at Idaho State University, Member-at-Large for the Association for Adult Development and Aging (AADA), Emerging Leaders Committee Chair and Newsletter Editor of the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC), and Past-President of Maryland Counseling Association. His interests revolve around intersectionality of cultural and social identity; multiculturalism in counseling, supervision, and counselor education; social justice; career development; critical research methods; acculturative stress; intergenerational conflict; and cultural factors in identity development and socialization. His prior professional experiences include case management with foster care adolescents, career development, higher education administration, intensive outpatient counseling, and outpatient counseling, providing individual, couples, parent-child, group, and family counseling services. While he currently serves as a counselor educator, he is particularly dedicated to mentorship for current and future professionals and leaders in counseling and counselor education. In addition to contributions of peer-reviewed publications in journals, books, and edited volumes and over 85 refereed presentations at the national, regional, and state, he recently received the American Counseling Association Robert H. Rencken Emerging Professional Leader Award, Association for Humanistic Counseling Humanistic Advocacy and Social Justice Award, and Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development Professional Development Award.