Hey there Pi Chapter! My name is Rebekah Torres, and I’m thrilled to have been voted in as the new President for the Pi chapter of Delta Kappa, so thank you all! I am currently in the last year of the MFT program, with my practicum/internship scheduled to start in January. I’m originally from a small town of Rowlett, TX, but am residing in the San Antonio, TX area with my wonderful wife and our two puppies (Jack Russell Terriers)! When I’m not busy with school or work, I like to go camping with my family, host game nights, or take our dogs to agility classes.
As the Chapter’s President, one of my goals is to increase member activity. I’m doing so, mentorships and friendships can form between members. Those who have been newly inducted can reach out to members who have experienced residencies or various classes, members finishing up course work can reach out to members in their fieldwork experience, members can also reach out to alumni as they prepare to take the national exam, etc. Another goal I have is to appoint a member for the Elections Committee Chair, so if you would like to gain some experience in a leadership role, feel free to reach out to me. I am super excited for this opportunity and can’t wait to see where these next two years take us!
Hi! My name is TyLeshia Gilbert and am currently in home stretch of completing my master's degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. This goal will be accomplished in December 2022. I have an associate degree and bachelor's degree in Health Administration, as well as a master's degree in Psychology. I was inducted into Delta Kappa in early 2021. I volunteered to take on the role of the Elections Committee Chair. During my first election, I was elected as the Executive Vice President later that year and had to resign as the ECC. Also, I am a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success as well. Aside from that, I am a mother of three. I have been with my hubby for 15 years. My oldest is 14 years old (son); second is 13 (daughter) and youngest is 7 (daughter). My oldest was diagnosed with Autism at a young age and is excelling in 7th grade. My 13-year-old daughter is a first-degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. The youngest personality is out of this world. She is so full of life. As we're raising our children to be upstanding citizens and to achieve everything their heart desires, we're doing our role as their parents to guide them and root them on! There was a time in life where I felt like I lost myself. I was the mom and student, but what about TyLeshia? That’s when I knew that I had to have a balance within incorporating who I am. As TyLeshia, I am a motivator who enjoys spending time with my family, taking nature walks, and continuing to work on my passion for rapping and writing music. My title within my profession is a Crisis Lead Clinician as well as recently beginning my journey as a Contracted Outpatient Therapist. Having a balance completes me. I feel whole. I have a great support system. It may seem like there is a lot on my plate but balancing yourself will give you the right number of portions that will enable you to take each portion in nice size amounts. What do you do to give yourself a balance in your life?
Hello Peoples and Gentlethems! I’m Nessa Little (They, Them). I’m a mother of 4 and Mimi to my wonderful grandson. I have recently moved from Northern Wisconsin to Northern Illinois. I proudly graduated from Capella University in September of 2020 with my Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, and previously graduated from another institution with my Master in Psychology. I am currently a mental health clinician at a community mental health center in Rockford, Illinois working with children and families. I’m hoping to have my full licensure in the next two years. As your membership VP and Chair of the Networking Committee, I hope to help the Pi chapter of Delta Kappa clarify resources for new members and assist in networking opportunities for all members including meet and greets with board members and professionals in the field.
Hello! My name is Stephanie Pile and I currently reside in Chicago, IL with my husband and two yorkies. My journey has been rich with experience leading to my current position as elected Program Vice President of Pi Chapter of Delta Kappa. I enjoyed a Women’s NCAA Division 1 Basketball scholarship allowing me to graduate from Valparaiso University with a B.S. in Psychology, attended Indiana Wesleyan University and graduated with a M.A. in Children, Youth and Family Ministry, and currently pursuing my M.S. in Marriage and Family Counseling/ Therapy. Through my experiences, I have learned the value of networking, education, and teamwork and am very excited to put these values and the skillset I have obtained during my role as Program Vice President. My goals during my term of service include recruiting scholars to give the scholarly address at meetings, symposium, seminars, and workshops organized and sponsored by Delta Kappa while offering educational insight to further the development of marriage and family therapists in our program.
Hello Delta Kappa Pi! My name is Jessica. I am a wife, mom of two, and student at Capella University living in Washington State. I am honored to have taken on the role of Newsletter Chair and Secretary for Delta Kappa Pi Chapter. I received my Bachelor of Science in psychology at Grand Canyon University and enjoy writing and publishing fiction under a pseudonym on Kindle Direct Publishing, as well as creating workbooks, notebooks, and more. I enjoy all mediums of art and would love to incorporate that into my practice someday. My career goals include seeking out certification or continuing education credits in Emotionally Focused Therapy, sex therapy, multicultural therapy, art therapy, and more. Being a part of the Pi Chapter of Delta Kappa has been immeasurably filled with growth!
If you have information, thoughts, news, or ideas about what we can include in the newsletter I would be more than happy to hear them all! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Secretary@capelladeltakappa.org
Hi I'm Angelic Garcia. I am a native Sandiegan living in sunny San Diego, California. I am 47 and happily married with four children. With the support of my family I returned to school late in life obtaining my BS in Psychology in 2015 and now concluding my final year in graduate school for my MS in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy. I am looking forward to giving back to my community as a mental health supporter. In the interim, I am honored to have the opportunity to work with the Executive Board and all of our Pi Chapter members as the Pi Chapter Treasurer.
Hey Everyone! My name is Kimberly Black and I currently reside in Douglasville, GA. I am a student, wife, and a fur-mom. I am so happy to be a part of Delta Kappa's Pi Chapter, and I am even more excited about being your newly elected Historian. I currently have a Bachelors in Psychology and human services from Clayton State University, and will have my Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy in Dec of 2022. I am also the chair of the Social Media Committee for our chapter, so if you have any ideas or want to help out, please don't hesitate to reach out.
Roxanne Bamond, PhD, LMFT is core faculty and Pi Chapter Advisor for Delta Kappa at Capella. She focuses her areas of teaching in Ethics, Residency and Practicum and Internship. Dr. Bamond received her master's degree and doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University where she also served as the Clinical Supervisor in the Student Counseling center. Dr. Bamond has been with Capella University as an Adjunct Faculty and then full-time Core Faculty since 2005. As an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and Clinical Fellow, Dr. Bamond also mentors supervisors toward their Approved Supervisor Credential and post-graduate supervisees toward full licensure. Dr. Bamond also has a part-time clinical practice in Longmont, Colorado working exclusively with couples. Licensed first in Florida and then in Colorado, Dr. Bamond has served as President of the Broward Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and Board Member of the Florida Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She is the past Member at Large on the board of the Colorado Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. When not teaching, mentoring, or counseling couples, Dr. Bamond focuses her presentations and research on distanced based supervision and therapy, couples issues, and suicide prevention.