From the CEO

Monthly column from ACA CEO Richard Yep

CEO’s Message: How many more?

Richard Yep October 1, 2020

As Desmond Tutu once said, “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” Our society is at one of those crossroads at which we all need to step up, speak out and advocate for what we know is just.

CEO’s Message: A very different start to the school year

Richard Yep September 1, 2020

Those who neglect to practice physical distancing, wear a mask or follow guidelines for proper hand-washing are putting both their own health and well-being at risk and the health and well-being of those trying to help them. This means that professional counselors, who are key providers of critical services, are put at risk. While it may be an individual’s “right” to put themselves in harm’s way, what if doing so places mental health professionals in danger? Frankly, that is not OK.

CEO’s Message: We will not tolerate racism

Richard Yep July 1, 2020

“As you deal with your own emotions over what has unfolded, remember to check on those who may feel isolated, marginalized and forgotten. What has been happening has profoundly affected me professionally and personally. I believe that each of us must do what we can to ensure that everyone is treated with dignity and respect. In our own way, each of us needs to make a difference.”