Dr. José A. Villalba, is Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment, Diversity and Inclusion at Wake Forrest University and Past-Chair of the ACA Foundation. He became a member of the Board of Trustees of the ACA Foundation in 2011 and served as the Foundation Chair for the 2015 fiscal year. According to Dr. Villalba, the ACA Foundation is a network of board members and contributors who support counselors, counselor educators, and counselors-in-training in order to “sustain the field of professional counseling for the betterment of our communities.” Dr. Villalba noted that aside from national awards recognizing the contributions of ACA members, the ACA Foundation also provides grants and develops materials to aide counselors in practice. Dr. Villalba stated that what sets the ACA Foundation apart is how much it “gives back to those in the profession, both directly and indirectly.” In order to support the mission of the ACA Foundation and give back to the profession Dr. Villalba also is a donor to the Foundation. He encourages all ACA members who want to give back to the counseling profession to join him and become donors to the ACA foundation.
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