Co-Chair – Angelica Spraggins, LPC – Angelica is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of PA and a certified rehabilitation counselor. She is trained and experienced in rehabilitation and vocational counseling. Since beginning her career, she has worked at a substance abuse facility where she counseled individuals and groups of men who have a history of substance abuse and mental health concerns. Additionally, she has worked with visually impaired individuals to adjust to new and progressive eye conditions along with other disabilities. Angelica is experienced with providing individual counseling for vocational development and adjustment to disabilities.
Co-Chair – Stephanie Diez-Morel, LCSW, MCAP, Ph.D (pronouns: she/her) – Stephanie is an author, trainer, and speaker on the topics of gaming and technology wellness. Dr. Diez-Morel has authored many scientific journal articles and presentations, as well as appeared in the media on a variety of radio, podcasts, and news outlets to discuss the topic of gaming disorder and other technology-based addictions. In 2013, Dr. Diez-Morel founded Reboot & Recover, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education, prevention, treatment, and research on technology-based addictions. Dr. Diez-Morel earned her Ph.D. from Florida International University where she was awarded a student scholar in Health Disparities Research Fellowship offered through the Center for Research on US Latinos (CRUSADA) funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Dr. Diez-Morel has worked within nonprofit community organizations and in community hospitals providing direct clinical services to children, families, and adults experiencing addiction. Dr. Diez-Morel utilizes her expertise in behavioral health and addictions to serve in her role as a board member of the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB) and as a gaming expert consultant for several organizations and telehealth agencies. Dr. Diez-Morel continues her clinical practice as she is dually licensed in the U.S. states of Florida and Pennsylvania. Her clinical practice areas include: technology-based addictions, gaming disorder, behavioral addictions, behavioral health, co-occurring disorders, and mental health. Dr. Diez-Morel is available for speaking engagements, training, presentations, research, and consultation.
Secretary – Janice Carello, PhD, – Janice currently works as an Assistant Professor and MSW Program Director for the Social Work department at Edinboro University. She received her Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo where she also earned her MSW degree and a Certificate in Trauma Counseling. Her research and advocacy focus on re-traumatization in educational settings and on bringing a trauma-informed approach to higher education. She has been a college educator for 20+ years, and she observed early in her career that the students who were most likely to drop out, get bad grades, and have trouble adapting to college were those who had a trauma history or who experienced a traumatic event during their time in school. Janice wanted to be able to do something to help such students succeed in college, so she went back to school herself and earned a master’s in social work (MSW) and a PhD in social welfare.
Treasurer – Hilary Copp, PhD, LSW – Hilary has been a member of the Edinboro University social work faculty since 2008. She teaches practice, research, HBSE, and field in both the Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work programs and served as the director of the undergraduate program from 2011-2021. Dr. Copp’s research interests center primarily on LGBTQ individuals and issues, with a specific focus on school climate for LGBTQ students at both the secondary and collegiate levels. Her clinical practice experience includes work with members of the LGBTQ population, sexual and gender identity, older adults, and Holocaust survivors, and she has been a volunteer counselor at CAPS on campus since 2009. She lives in Erie with her spouse and two extremely spoiled cats.
Executive Director – Will Koehler, PhD, LCSW (pronouns: he/they) – Will is the owner and clinical supervisor at Journey to a Trauma Informed Life, LLC, author of Dragons & Disco Socks memoir, and an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Edinboro University of PA. Their areas of research and expertise include traumatic stress related disorders, mental health concerns among LGBTQ+ individuals, treatment of children exposed to violence and abuse, and trauma-informed social work practice. Since 2009, they have served the NW PA region as a Clinical Social Worker by empowering LGBTQ+, HIV+, BIPOC, and New American youth and adults with evidence-based, trauma-focused outpatient counseling. He currently provides training, supervision, and consulting services in the areas of LGBTQ+ competency, trauma-informed practices, and is an EMDRIA-approved Consultant. He lives in Erie, PA with his husband. For more information you can connect with him at: , email him at or find him on Facebook:, Twitter: @KoehlerWill or LinkedIn: WillKoehlerLCSW His work is also on Research Gate and Psychology Today.