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Mary Alice Olsan

Mary Alice Olsan graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Georgia and began her career as a Technical Writer for a software company in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was promoted to Business Manager and then to Director of Strategic and Corporate Development. Olsan also worked for the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training, an anti-terrorism organization associated with Louisiana State University. Olsan’s experience in writing, business management, sales, public relations, marketing, and federal regulations prepared her well for her current role as Executive Director of the Louisiana LPC Board of Examiners. Since her arrival at the Board in February of 2011, Olsan has developed and secured the Board’s financial solvency and has streamlined the registration, licensure, and renewal processes for Counselor Interns, LPCs, MFT Interns, and LMFTs. Olsan has also cultivated relationships with the state professional organizations and was designated by the Board as the Official Liaison to the Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA) and Louisiana Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (LAMFT). Olsan works closely with the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB), serves on the American Association of State Counseling Boards’ (AASCB) Nominating Committee, and was appointed as the State Board Administrators’ Representative on the Executive Committee of AASCB. Olsan is genuinely passionate about public protection and the right of all individuals to have access to quality, regulated mental health care.




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