The Pro Bono Counseling Project (PBCP), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure that Marylanders with limited resources requesting mental health care are provided access to volunteer licensed mental health professionals and other necessary supportive services, announces the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors:  Eboni Barksdale-Smith, CRCCPA; Alex Ebstein; and Dan Morrison, CFP.

“I look forward to partnering with these new board members to ensure that mental health care is accessible to all Marylanders in need and to meet the strategic priorities of Pro Bono Counseling,” stated PBCP Board President Peter A. Kahn, MD. “I know they will all be instrumental in helping us attain our goals and guide us to the future to meet the needs of Pro Bono Counseling’s diverse clients and volunteers.”

Eboni Barksdale-Smith, CRCCPA, is a Program Director for Unaccompanied Minors and has over 10 years’ experience working with at risk youth. She has been professionally developing in the human service field for 17 years. She is also a certified trainer in Therapeutic Crisis Interventions (TCI), and Youth Mental Health First Aid.

Alex Ebstein is the Director of Exhibitions and Curator at Goucher College, where she curates and programs two galleries, plans, promotes and runs all gallery events.  Alex is also adjunct faculty at both the Maryland Institute College of Art and the American University MFA Program.

Dan Morrison, CFP, is the co-founder and a managing partner of Jacob William Advisory, a wealth management firm.  Dan started his career in the financial industry over 27 years ago, first as a branch manager in banking and then as a financial representative for a financial services and insurance firm, Maryland Agency Financial Group.

PBCP’s Board of Directors is currently led by Board President Peter A. Kahn, MD, Treasurer Mark Smolarz, Secretary Lisa Beauvois, CRNP, and PBCP Executive Director Amy Greensfelder, LMSW.  President-elect is Gilbert A. Bliss, LCSW-C, and Past President is Melinda Hiken, APRN/PMH-BC.

Since its founding in 1991, the Pro Bono Counseling Project (PBCP), a non-profit 501c(3) corporation, has helped over 30,000 individuals and families throughout Maryland connect with volunteer counselors and obtain the mental health care they could not otherwise afford. Presently, PBCP has over 800 volunteer clinicians all over the state of Maryland who give over 9,000 hours of their time each year.

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