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Gov. Perry Names Corley Chair of Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors Also Appoints Eight Members to Board


Governor’s Press Office: 512-463-1826
Allison Castle: allison.castle@governor.state.tx.us
Katherine Cesinger: kcesinger@governor.state.tx.us

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has named Glynda Corley of Round Rock chair of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors and appointed eight other members to the board. The board oversees the licensing and regulation of professional counselors in Texas.

Corley is a self-employed psychotherapist. She is a member of the Texas Counseling Association, American Psychotherapy Association, and the Net Connection. She is also a volunteer for the Agape Pregnancy Center and vice president of the Net Connection. Corley received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Houston Clear Lake. She replaces Judy Powell of The Woodlands as chair and is reappointed for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2011.

Brenda “Brandi” Buckner of Weatherford is a self-employed psychotherapist. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and International Association for Play Therapy. She is also an ambassador for the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce and president of the Friends of the West Parker Library. Buckner received a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University, and a master’s degree and a doctorate degree in counseling from the University of North Texas. She replaces Diane Johnson Boddy of Dallas for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2015.

Karen R. Burke of Austin is a school counselor in the Austin Independent School District. She is a member of the Central Texas Counselors Association, Association for Play Therapy and the Sandtray Network. She is also a volunteer presenter for the Hill County Texas Association for Play Therapy, and Austin Child and Guidance Center. Burke received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in counseling from Webster University. She replaces Alma G. Leal of Rancho Viejo for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2015.

Steven D. Christopherson of Pasadena is a psychotherapist for ProAct and school counselor in the Pasadena Independent School District. He is youth director at Clear Point Church in Pasadena. He is also a past volunteer baseball coach for the Pasadena YMCA and karate instructor for the Pasadena Parks Department. Christopherson received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Houston Clear Lake. He replaces Dan. F. Wilkins of Center for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2013.

Brenda S. Compagnone of Carrizo Springs is director and licensed professional counselor for Cactus Behavioral Health Inc. She is vice president of the Dimmitt Central Appraisal District Board of Directors and president of the Carrizo Springs Independent School District Board. She is also a volunteer at the Carrizo Springs Nursing Home. Compagnone received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a master’s degree in education from Sul Ross State University. She replaces James Castro of San Antonio for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2015.

Michelle A. Eggleston of Amarillo is an attorney and shareholder at Eggleston and Eggleston P.C. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Board of Directors. She is also co-chair of the Summer in the Son Camp and a member of the Central Church of Christ in Amarillo. Eggleston received a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma Christian College and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma. She is being reappointed for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2011.

Leslie F. Pohl of Austin is a substitute teacher in the Austin Independent School District. She is a member of the Travis County Medical Alliance and a past member of the Junior League of Austin. Pohl received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She replaces J. Helen Perkins of DeSoto for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2013.

Jaa A. St. Julien of Houston is president of St. Julien Communications Group and NewsWireHouston.com. He is a member of the Greater Houston Partnership. St. Julien received a bachelor’s degree from Clark Atlanta University. He replaces Judy Powell of The Woodlands for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2011.

Maria F. Teran of El Paso is president and general manager of Sierra Machinery Inc. She is a member of the National Associated General Contractors’ International and Equipment committees, Texas Association of General Contractors, Good Roads Association of Texas and Association of Ingersoll-Rand Distributors. She is also a member of the Metropolitan Planning Organization Technical Advisory Committee, American Heritage Rivers Advisory Committee, Bank of the West Board of Directors, El Paso Public Service Board and Texas Good Roads/Transportation Association Executive Committee. Teran attended the University of Texas at El Paso. She replaces Michelle A. Eggleston for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2013.

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