SAIGE is proud to feature presentations from various leaders in their fields. Throughout the month of October, featured presentations will be released weekly on Fridays, along with other comprehensive educational sessions. SAIGE Conference Ticket holders will have unique access to all pre-recorded and live events throughout the month!

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David Capuzzi, PhD, NCC, LPC, is a counselor educator and a senior core faculty in community mental health counseling at Walden University and professor emeritus at Portland State University. Previously, he served as an affiliate professor in the Department of Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology, and Rehabilitation Services at Pennsylvania State University and Scholar in Residence in Counselor Education at Johns Hopkins University. He is past president of the American Counseling Association (ACA), formerly the American Association for Counseling and Development, and past Chair of both the ACA Foundation and the ACA Insurance Trust. From 1980 to 1984, Dr. Capuzzi was editor of The School Counselor. An ACA fellow, he is the first recipient of ACA’s Kitty Cole Human Rights Award and also a recipient of the Leona Tyler Award in Oregon.  He is the 2019 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.


Honorable Rosie Speedlin Gonzalez, B.A., J.D., C.W.L.S, devoted her career as an attorney to obtaining fairness and justice for the disenfranchised and the voiceless. She was and continues to be committed to ensuring that women have a seat at the policy making table of their respective communities of origin. She has received the Adele Advocate for the Poor Award, has been inducted into the Order of Barristers and INNS of Court, and is a recipient of the Presidential National Leadership Award. She is a past Commissioner on the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Commission on the Status of Latinas in the Legal Profession, past Chairperson of the Hispanic Issues Section of the State Bar of Texas and Past President of both the MABA San Antonio Chapter and MABA Texas, and served on multiple non-profit and educational boards. She has been recognized for her community work and leadership by various organizations and associations and previously consulted women seeking political/public office.


Stacee L. Reicherzer, PhD, is an out and sassy Chicago, IL-based transgender counselor-supervisor, educator, TEDx speaker, and storyteller for the bullied, forgotten, and oppressed. She is the author of The Healing Otherness Handbook: Overcome the Trauma of Identity-Based Bullying and Find Power in Your Difference. The San Antonio, TX native specializes in EMDR and expressive arts-based therapies in healing the trauma of living as an outcast—and the imposter syndrome, self-sabotage, and perfectionism that come with it. Dr. Reicherzer serves as associate professor in the PhD in counselor education and supervision program at Adler University. During her free time, she’s a girl on the go in Chicago, making time for her chosen family and her adorable pug, BB-8. For more information, visit her website: Her book is available now through Amazon.


Jared S. Rose, PH.D., LPCC-S, NCC, EMDRC, is a past president of SAIGE (2018-2019). Dr. Jared S. Rose is an Ohio, supervision-endorsed licensed professional clinical counselor, a national certified counselor, and an EMDR certified therapist. He is an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for Bowling Green State University’s Clinical Mental Health & School Counseling Programs and the founder/owner of a private practice. In public health and clinical mental health arenas, he has over 30 years of experience working with LGBTGEQIAP+ as a helping professional at individual, community, and social justice/advocacy levels. Dr. Rose has produced over 35 publications in books, peer-reviewed journals, state-wide education curricula, and public media outlets; provided over 130 conference presentations and educational trainings at regional, state, national, and international arenas; given numerous keynote addresses; and given over 30 educational television and radio broadcasts. His areas of clinical practice, research, and teaching include LGBTGEQIAP+; human trafficking; HIV & AIDS; sex & sexual health counseling; and advocacy & social justice in the counseling profession.