Dr. Andrea Tackore transitions into a faculty position after directing the Student Success Center at PBA for three years. The prior two years were spent as the PBA university counselor. Dr. Tackore's background includes private psychotherapy practice, early behavioral intervention in schools, small business consulting, accounting, training/development, and hospitality management. As she has most recently honed her skills in student development, she taught as an adjunct professor in the graduate counseling psychology program. She also completed her research on the response to the psychosocial needs of adolescents with cystic fibrosis as well as research on the role of mentoring in developing leaders of color in higher education, which was presented at a national conference on qualitative inquiry. She has a passion for developing clinically competent and biblically sound counselors for a hurting world. As a state-qualified clinical supervisor for post-graduate mental health counselors, she sees her experience and research in leadership as directly relevant to this mission. Dr. Tackore recently completed her Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision at Regent University. She has been involved with lay counselor training and small group teaching at her church and mission work in Costa Rica. Dr. Tackore will be expanding her work with the cystic fibrosis community, specifically in the area of adolescent development and support.