Jeff Moe: President

Jeff Moe is a counselor educator at Old Dominion University and before that at a teaching university in Texas. He is a licensed professional counselor with a background in community mental health settings. His primary research interest is LGBT issues in counseling, including queer theory, counselor competency, and ally development.

Jeff Moe is a counselor educator at Old Dominion University and before that at a teaching university in Texas. He is a licensed professional counselor with a background in community mental health settings. His primary research interest is LGBT issues in counseling, including queer theory, counselor competency, and ally development.

Laura Farmer: Past-President

Laura Farmer, PhD, LPC, ACS is a counselor educator at Virginia Tech. Her research interests focus on training counselors in affirming practices with LGBTQ+ clients. Her counseling background includes work with children, adolescents, and young adults.  She continues to co-facilitate a peer-based support group for LGBTQ+ youth in Roanoke.

Laura Farmer, PhD, LPC, ACS is a counselor educator at Virginia Tech. Her research interests focus on training counselors in affirming practices with LGBTQ+ clients. Her counseling background includes work with children, adolescents, and young adults.  She continues to co-facilitate a peer-based support group for LGBTQ+ youth in Roanoke.

Vacant: Secretary

Christian Chan: Treasurer

Christian D. Chan, MA, NCC is a third-year doctoral student in Counseling with The George Washington University. He serves as a doctoral supervisor at GW and a doctoral intern at an intensive outpatient program.  His interests revolve around intersectionality of cultural and social identity; multiculturalism in counseling, supervision, and counselor education; social justice; career development; critical research methods; acculturative stress; intergenerational conflict; and cultural factors in identity development and socialization.

Christian D. Chan, MA, NCC is a third-year doctoral student in Counseling with The George Washington University. He serves as a doctoral supervisor at GW and a doctoral intern at an intensive outpatient program.  His interests revolve around intersectionality of cultural and social identity; multiculturalism in counseling, supervision, and counselor education; social justice; career development; critical research methods; acculturative stress; intergenerational conflict; and cultural factors in identity development and socialization.

David Ford: Membership Committee Chair

David Julius Ford, Jr., Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS, is a second-year professor of Counseling at James Madison University. He has his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Old Dominion University. His research and counseling interests lie in African American male college students, Black Greek life, the LGBTQQIA community, Addictions Counseling, persons affected by HIV/AIDS, and Intersectionality. He is licensed in NC and VA and has memberships in ACA, ALGBTIC, ACES, and AMCD.

David Julius Ford, Jr., Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS, is a second-year professor of Counseling at James Madison University. He has his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Old Dominion University. His research and counseling interests lie in African American male college students, Black Greek life, the LGBTQQIA community, Addictions Counseling, persons affected by HIV/AIDS, and Intersectionality. He is licensed in NC and VA and has memberships in ACA, ALGBTIC, ACES, and AMCD.

Gerard Lawson: Division Representative

Monica Band: Graduate Student Chair

Ms. Monica Paige Band is a second year doctoral student studying Counselor Education and Supervision at Marymount University and an Adjunct Professor at Marymount University’s Psychology Department. Ms. Band is also certified as a Rehabilitation Counselor. Many of the projects She has lead and collaborated on focus on issues addressing privilege, oppression, power dynamics, and multicultural issues. As VA-LGBTIC’s Graduate Representative, Ms. Band collaborates with other members to provide outreach and education to the community, campus community, and individual students from a graduate student ally prospective. 

Ms. Monica Paige Band is a second year doctoral student studying Counselor Education and Supervision at Marymount University and an Adjunct Professor at Marymount University’s Psychology Department. Ms. Band is also certified as a Rehabilitation Counselor. Many of the projects She has lead and collaborated on focus on issues addressing privilege, oppression, power dynamics, and multicultural issues. As VA-LGBTIC’s Graduate Representative, Ms. Band collaborates with other members to provide outreach and education to the community, campus community, and individual students from a graduate student ally prospective. 


Amanda Friday: Technology Chair

Amanda R. Friday is a second year doctoral student at The George Washington University. Her passions involve serving the LGBTQQIA community, advocating for social justice, identity and career development, and athletic career transition. As Technology Chair for VA-ALGBTIC, she is excited to be a part of such a great team and division!

Amanda R. Friday is a second year doctoral student at The George Washington University. Her passions involve serving the LGBTQQIA community, advocating for social justice, identity and career development, and athletic career transition. As Technology Chair for VA-ALGBTIC, she is excited to be a part of such a great team and division!