James Matta the former Chairperson of the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors. He has a 30-year counseling career includes roles as educator, researcher and clinician. Matta serves as a Associate Professor and Coordinator of Geneva College’s, CACREP accredited, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. He has been a Senior Clinical Researcher with Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and was honored by the National Institute of Health as an award recipient for researching comorbidity issues in adolescents and young adults. Matta is currently investigating neurodevelopment in adolescence and as a clinician, he has served in a variety of community mental health settings as well as private practice.