Goodwill Ambassador Award

MACCA Leaders

This award is given to a MACCA member who exemplifies servant leadership. The award represents going above and beyond the call of duty in the field of career services and/or MACCA. It recognizes members who have consistently contributed to MACCA through “behind the scenes” leadership and participation on committees, networks, presentations, or conferences. It also recognizes individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the field through human service related career programming and/or the provision of effective career services to under-served populations, nationally or internationally. Recipients in the past have been acknowledged for outstanding service, concern, or support within MACCA, the community, or professionally.

2022 Recipient ~ Karen Chopra

Karen has been a career counselor in private practice for 20+ years, and one of my specialties is helping clients obtain clarity on their career choices and goals. I developed the Nine Lives exercise and have used it with hundreds of clients and it has never let me down. My other specialty is salary negotiations. I created the Certified Salary Negotiation Specialist (CSNS) credential with the Career Planning Academy and wrote the book Coaching Career Clients on Salary and Other Workplace Negotiations. I have received the MACCA award for Outstanding Professional Contributions in 2021 and the Maryland Career Development Association Outstanding Career Practitioner and Lifetime Achievement awards. K


"Karen joined the Member Engagement Committee and has been full steam ahead the entire year helping to move MACCA forward. She has done excellent work to draw in new members and facilitate relationships with sponsors to support our events. Karen is co-chair of the member engagement committee, getting things in place for the entire year. Even though she is not on our Marketing team, she is frequently helping us promote and brand our events on LinkedIn. MACCA is lucky to have her!"

Previous Recipients

  • Cindy Ernharth (2021)
  • Renee Duquette (2020)
  • Linda LeNoir (2019)
  • Flora Stowe (2018)
  • Cindy Ernharth (2017)
  • Teal Golden (2016)
  • Courtney Bousquet (2015)
  • Karl Martz (2014)
  • Vicky Sawyer (2013)
  • Shahrzad Arasteh (2012)
  • Crystal Sehlke (2011)
  • Connie Egelman (2010)
  • Carolyn Yencharis (2009)
  • Linda Lenoir & Julie Levinson (2008)
  • Arnie Kohen, Nancy Fink and Rachel Yudell (2007)
  • Flora Stowe (2005)
  • Connie Egelman and Arnie Kohen (2004)
  • Rose Howard & Karol Taylor (2003)
  • Joan Hawkins (2002)
  • Barbara Price and Cheryl Bonner (2001)



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