Berrien County's Overton appointed to Michigan Board of Counseling

Cameron Smith / White House

LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a slew of appointments to state boards on Thursday, including Berrien Center's Roberto Overton being appointed to the Michigan Board of Counseling for a four-year term.

"Today’s appointees represent Michigan’s young professionals, communities of color, seniors, and more," the Governor's office said. "The appointees announced this week build on Governor Whitmer’s work to ensure appointees reflect Michigan’s diverse population. Sixty percent of appointees are women or people of color, and the Whitmer cabinet is the most diverse in Michigan history."

Overton is a school-based therapist for InterCare Community Health Network. He has also worked as an academic advisor for Southwestern Michigan College and as an English as a second language interventionist at Benton Harbor Area Schools.

He is both a national certified counselor and a licensed professional counselor. Overton received both a Bachelor of Science in education and a Master of Science in counseling and human services from Indiana University.

In his role on the board, he will represent individuals engaged primarily in providing counseling techniques, behavior modification techniques, or preventative techniques to clients.

Appointments were also made to the Michigan Aeronautics Commission, Ski Area Safety Board, Michigan Board of Accountancy, Michigan Board of Social Work, Suicide Prevention Commission, Board of Examiners in Mortuary Science, and Michigan Opioids Task Force.

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