Join us for an interactive panel discussion, reflections and Q & A with distinguished experts, Dr. Cyndy Boyd, University of Penn Psychologist and Author, Mr. Todd Snovel, Executive Director for the PA Commission on LGBTQ Affairs, and Mr. Ron Strouse, Doylestown Mayor. Dr. Audrey Ervin, Psychologist and Academic Director of Graduate Counseling Psychology at Delaware Valley University, will moderate the panel.
Cyndy Boyd, Ph.D, Psychologist & Author
Cyndy Boyd, PhD, identifies as a White, queer, able-bodied, cis woman. She is a licensed psychologist and associate director/training director at Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Pennsylvania. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling and the Education and Training Committee of the Safe Schools Alliance in Chicago. Currently, she is a member of the LGBTQ+ Health Working Group at the University of Pennsylvania. Much of her scholarly work and training interests lie in the area of clinical service to the LGBTQ+ community. Most recently, she has co-edited the forthcoming publication entitled, The Therapist’s Notebook: Homework Assignments and Handouts for LGBTQ+ Clients—A Mental Health and Counseling Handbook. She also maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Philadelphia.
Todd Snovel, Executive Director for the PA Commission on LGBTQ Affairs
Mr. Snovel’s career includes 15 years of experience in government, higher education, and non-profit settings delivering on constituent/student experiences, seizing opportunities to innovate, and cultivating highly successful relationships and partnerships. Appointed by Governor Tom Wolf, he is currently leading the nation's first statewide commission for LGBTQ Affairs.
Ron Strouse, Doylestown Mayor
Ron Strouse has a diverse background, beginning his career as a Corporate Risk Analyst for Pfizer. He went on to serve as a chief-of-staff in the US House of Representatives. After attending The Restaurant School, La Varenne in Paris, and cooking with James Beard, Ron became the chef and co-owner of two boutique hotels and restaurants in Bucks County. He consults to the hospitality industry.
Ron has served as president of the boards of the County Theater, the Bucks County Tourist Commission, and Planned Parenthood of Bucks County. He served as Chairman of the Doylestown Human Relations Commission and chaired the Doylestown Revitalization Board.
Ron grew up in the Doylestown area, graduated from Central Bucks High School, and earned his Bachelor of Arts with departmental and university honors from American University. He has resided in the Borough for over a decade.
Audrey Ervin, Ph.D., Psychologist and Academic Director of Graduate Counseling Psychology Delaware Valley University
Dr. Audrey Ervin is a licensed psychologist who completed a Ph.D. in counseling psychology at the University of Memphis and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Delaware where she specialized in diversity issues and mindfulness-based interventions in therapy. Her clinical and research areas focus on multiculturalism with a particular emphasis on gender identity, sexual orientation, racial identity, gender-expansive identities, and multicultural competence. She has presented her work at numerous national and international conferences including the American Psychological Association, the Association for Women in Psychology, and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. She was the national spokesperson for the Association for Women in Psychology and concurrently served as a member of the implementation collective. She serves on the Committee on Multiculturalism for the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. She served as a staff psychologist for the May 2012 and summer 2009 voyages aboard Semester at Sea, a comparative international study abroad program that journeyed to Central America, South America, Europe, and North Africa. She owns Ervin Counseling & Consulting, LLC., is the academic program director of the graduate counseling psychology program at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, PA, and is a nationally certified Stop The Hate trainer. Dr. Ervin was awarded the 2017 Distinguished Faculty Member Award at Delaware Valley University. She completed a certificate in Mindfulness at Harvard University in 2018. Dr. Ervin is an avid public speaker who presents nationally and internationally on competent multicultural practices in business, organizations, and education. www.ervincounseling.com