Invitation to Connect

The National Career Development Association seeks to partner with Members of Congress, leaders within the Executive Branch, other professional associations, think tanks, and members to advance our goal of ensuring access to career development services at all ages and stages of life.  Please contact NCDA’s Executive Director, Deneen Pennington ( or the current President, (see NCDA Board) to discuss partnership opportunities. 

Diana Bailey

Government Relations Committee and Subject Matter Experts (SME) for Advocacy

The following individuals are highly experienced and qualified in Career Development standards and implementation.  They can be contacted for content, testimony and feedback in the following areas (email the Government Relations Chair for contact information):






Diana M. Bailey
Gov't Relations Member
Consultant, TA Coach

Emily Kegerreis
Veterans Committee Member;
Paul Timmins
Director of Career Services, University of Oregon


Natalie Kauffman
NCDA Awards Committee Member
NCDA Global Connections Committee;
Private Career Practitioner
Transition Consultant
Federal Job Coach & Trainer
Charles Lehman
Veterans Committee Co-Chair

Labor Economist | Workforce Board Administrator
Employment & Economic Information Center NM

Lakeisha Mathews
NCDA Past-President
Director, Career & Professional Development Center, University of Baltimore and owner, Right Resumes & Career Coaching, LLC

Dr. Rebecca Dedmond
NCDA Brain Trust
NCDA Counselor Educator Academy Co-Chair;

Director Masters in School Counseling Associate Professor, Counseling and Human Development
Director, Freshman Transition Initiative
George Washington University