Leadership Team

2022-2023 HECMA Leadership Team

​Please note that HECMA is a professional association whose Leadership Team members are engaged in full-time roles at universities and colleges across North America. In order to ensure our work-association balance, please use email as your primary source of communication. Arrangements for phone consultation will be made as needed after that web-based contact. Thank you for your understanding.

Alicia Talbird (she/her)
President
Melanie McKoin Owens (she/her)
VP, Conferences & Special Events
Christine Ferguson
Clinical Case Manager at Large
Glen Harris, Jr.
Non-Clinical Case Manager at Large
Brenda Anderson Wadley (she/her)
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Megan Higginbotham (she/her)
Communications & Marketing
Suzie Baker (she/her)
VP, Finance & Operations
Carrie Smith (she/her)
Past-President

Our work in higher education case management continues to provide the higher education community with multiple ways of understanding how distress impacts individuals and their institutions of higher learning and the supports needed to buoy success. Further, with roles in clinical practice settings, student services, behavior intervention teams or elsewhere, we represent a cross-section of perspectives that in working together can shape the direct services provided and policies developed to reduce risk to individuals and their living and learning environments in post-secondary settings. To quote Ashley Blamey (HECMA’s first president), “We are the architects of our own work.”

The Leadership Team strives to continue its efforts in broadening the HECMA footprint to meet the professional and practice needs of our field.