Government Relations Committee

The purpose of this Committee is to promote the legislative and governmental affairs of NCDA and to advocate for the career development profession. The NCDA GR Committee member takes a proactive role in raising issues and concerns, and promoting initiatives to demonstrate the importance of career counseling and the impact it has on the nation’s existing and future workforce. In addition, the Committee will take the lead on fostering relations and outreach to state Career Development Associations to help them stay current on government relations issues impacting NCDA members.  

Chair:Jason Ortega And Diana Bailey

Diana Bailey


Steven Myers,

Subject Matter Experts:

Click here for Government Relations and Advocacy SME descriptions

National Advocate:

Richard Hoar, LobbyIt Representative
Juan Mejia, LobbyIt Representative

NCDA GR Committee Members:

  • Niel Carey
  • Rebecca Dedmond
  • Natalie Kauffman
  • Amy Policastro
  • Rae Stout
  • Latara Jones
  • NCDA Board of Trustees Liaison: Marty Apodaca


Also, view the NCDA Govt Relations Directory of State CDA reps