Adele Logan O’Keefe, Ph.D., LPC, YTT
Dr. O’Keefe offers 25 years of experience in child, adolescent and family therapy, therapeutic education, and counselor education and supervision. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. During that time, she also conducted studies in England at both Reading University and Oxford University.
Following her work in children, youth, and family issues for a congressman in Washington, D.C., she returned to school and secured both a Master of Education degree and an Education Specialist degree concentrating in counseling from The College of William and Mary. In 2009, she earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision from The College of William and Mary, focusing her research in empathy development in counselors in training.
Dr. O’Keefe is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Yoga Instructor (200 YTT). She has worked with people of all ages in residential treatment settings, therapeutic boarding schools, and private practice. She has taught Master’s level counseling students in a variety of universities and enjoys supervising residents in counseling seeking licensure.
She now has a private practice based out of Staunton, Virginia and is also a parenting coach for 360 Transitions. Further, Dr. O’Keefe will be joining The College of William and Mary’s program in counselor education as an online instructor the summer of 2020.
Dr. O’Keefe conveys a warm, personable, and balanced approach to fostering support for her clients. Her specialties include an integration of person-centered therapy, psychodynamic theory, narrative therapy, and dynamic experiential therapy approaches to facilitate growth and healing for clients experiencing anxiety, trauma, post-traumatic stress, grief and loss, depression, and issues related to low self-esteem, relationship intimacy, and health and reproductive challenges with an emphasis on women’s health. Furthermore, she has volunteered her time for fundraising and promotional events that support and raise awareness for children in need with local children’s hospitals and national level therapeutic programs.
She enjoys running, yoga, photography, and painting. She resides in Fishersville, Virginia with her husband, young son, and their Golden Retriever who loves to play keep away!
Karin B. Bonding, CFA
Karin Bonding was lecturer for 19 years at University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce teaching Personal Finance until retirement in May 2015. The course was endowed by a McIntire graduate, Robert Hardaway.
A Fulbright Foreign Exchange Student from Denmark at Ohio State University, she finished her studies back in Copenhagen and subsequently immigrated to the United States. In 1993 she moved to Charlottesville to work for CFA Institute, a membership organization administering the CFA exams, and organized its member conferences in the US and abroad.
While at McIntire, she also taught Investment Management and Strategy to MBA students in Shanghai, China and Seoul, Korea. Since 2005 she has served and still serves on a variety of boards of funds of hedge funds and mutual funds, as well as some local non-profit boards.
After completing postgraduate study at Boston University in 1995, Kevin Wirt worked in Boston for an early leader in the EAP industry before returning to his home state of Virginia as Associate Director of Needle’s Eye Ministries, Inc. in Richmond.
In May of 1998, he was ordained by his home church in Roanoke where he later received a call to pastoral ministry serving pastorates in Burkeville and Troutville.
In August of 2013, he entered a Clinical Pastoral Education Internship with Carillon Clinic (Roanoke) and relocated to Charlottesville in 2014, where he completed a year of Chaplain Residency with UVA Health System.
More recently he served two different hospice companies as a Chaplain, Chaplain/Volunteer Coordinator and Chaplain/Bereavement Coordinator. Most recently, he served a nonprofit hospice service provider as a Chaplain.
Currently, he is pursuing “business as ministry” opportunities through Wirt Family Endeavors and sports (golf) ministry through Fellowship of Christian Athletes at UVA.
He and his wife, a former dental hygienist, were married in 1987 and have three sons and a daughter. They are active members of a local church. Their oldest son and daughter-in-law served as missionaries in Rwanda and currently serve a church in Roanoke. In recent years, they’ve blessed their family with two granddaughters.