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Communications, Media, & Public Relations Committee

Communication/Media and Public Relations Committee:   Oversees and coordinates all non-journal and non-newsletter-related publications and media projects of IARTC with the approval of the IARTC Board.  Members include regional and national diversity with an eye for talent in content and product development such as webinars, reports, briefs, website and social media content, and online Interest Networks of IARTC.  This committee will need 9-10 members, divided to address website and social media; online product development; and publications and Interest Networks.

Meet The Team

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Nikki Hurless, Ph.D., LPC (MO), LPC-Associate (TX), NCC

Dr. Nikki Hurless (she/her) is an assistant professor of counseling at Tarleton State University in Fort Worth, TX. Her research focuses on applying a trauma-informed lens to education, clinical supervision, and the professional development of counselors. She is also a nationally certified counselor (NCC) and EMDR provider in Missouri and Texas. Nikki advocates for improving mental health treatment and access for gender diverse /queer clients and survivors of interpersonal violence.

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Tiffany Chartier, MA


Tiffany Chartier is a Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate student at Grace College. She previously obtained an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies, focusing on negotiations, and a BS in Criminal Justice. Since 2016, Ms. Chartier has been a weekly inspirational and wellness columnist for several newspapers. She has served in a police department as a crime victim assistance volunteer providing crisis intervention and personal advocacy. In addition, she has been a mentor with Kids Hope USA, the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, and the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Ms. Chartier works full-time as an executive administrator for community and economic development. She is passionate about meeting people where they are and assisting in addressing trauma through healthy pathways.

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