Hello everyone,

Dr. John Carmack recently left the position of Executive Director of the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling and Marriage & Family Therapy to accept a position which will allow him to be closer to his home and family.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Carmack for his service to our licensing board.  Much was accomplished under his leadership and he will be missed.  The board wishes him well on his next great adventure!

The board would like to take this opportunity to welcome Lenora Erickson as our new Executive Director.  Lenora is a LPC with specializations in supervision, technology assisted counseling/supervision and substance abuse.  Lenora has worked in the field for twenty years in a variety of clinical settings.  She was currently serving her second appointment on the board when she accepted the Executive Director’s position.  She served as board chair for two consecutive years and has a deep understanding of the daily operations of the board.  Please join me in welcoming Lenora Erickson as our new Executive Director!  Lenora’s experience providing direct service for many years gives her a unique understanding of the ever-changing world of mental health treatment in the state of Arkansas.  We look forward to great things under her leadership as we continue to work to ensure the care and safety of the clients we serve.

Robbie Cline, LPC-S
ABEC, Board Chair