Bio

I was born in Great Falls, Montana, January 3, 1963.   I am the descendant of pioneers from several Northern & Central European countries, as well as the Cree/Metis people of Canada and Montana.

I graduated from Charles Marion Russell (CMR) High School and while there, was a Peer Counselor, President of the Native American Club and a National Merit Semifinalist.  I graduated a semester early and became the youngest Licensed Realtor in Montana.  At that time, I was elected by the Great Falls Native American community to serve on the Board of Directors of the Great Falls Native American Association and Health Clinic.  I was also a founding member of the Great Falls NAACP along with the late Reverend Philip Caldwell.  I was a Reagan Republican and was later elected as a Republican Precinct Committeeman and Served on the Flathead County Republican Central Committee.  I earned my B.S. in Liberal Arts, Cum Laude from the University of Great Falls, where I eventually earned both a Master of Human Services and Master of Professional Counseling degrees.  My political resume includes affiliation, service and leadership in the Montana Republican, Libertarian and Reform Parties, the last two which I chaired.  Since returning to Alaska in 2003, I was a member of the Alaskan Independence Party for seven years, rising to become AIP Vice Chair.  In 2010 I founded and continue to Chair the Alaska Constitution Party, which is a formal affiliate of the national Constitution Party.  I was also recently elected to a two year term as President of the Alaska Counseling Association by the annual conference of my peers.  

My family has deep ties to Alaska that precede statehood.  My late grandfather, Les Myers, called, "Mush", by his friends, first came to Alaska in the Army Air Force during WWII.  My late grandmother, Eleanor, had worked for Alaska Airlines and always had a special love for Alaska.  My grandparents homesteaded in the North Pole  area in the 1950's.  My father had his own sled dogs there.  They were used for daily transportation.  They did not have snowmobiles back then.  Their refrigerator/freezer was a hand dug hole in the permafrost.  Several of my aunts, uncles and cousins have called Alaska their home over the years.  Many of my family lived through the Great Quake of 1964 in Anchorage, and I grew up listening to stories about that, the Northern Lights, volcanoes, wildlife, climate and the people of this Great Land.  My father participated as a HAM radio operator in Anchorage to re-establish communications with the outside world after the devastating aftermath of the '64 Quake.  I learned to talk in Anchorage in 1964.  My first word was, "Peppermint".  My parents, my sister Rebecca and I returned to Montana in 1965.  I visited relatives in Alaska a couple times in the 1970s, driving up the AlCan with my grandfather once.

In 2003 I returned to Alaska, again for a third time via the Alaska Highway, to make it my home.  I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, NationaI Certified Counselor and Chemical Dependency Counselor.  I am stepping forth in faith to offer my service to the people of The United States of America as their President in 2016. 

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J.R.Myers, MHS/MPC/LPC/NCC/CDC1

P.O. Box 2086 Soldotna, AK 99669 USA 907-690-5200 Email: jr@jrmyersforpresident.com

OBJECTIVE:

To incorporate the full range of my education, experience, talents and abilities to impart hope and healing to Alaska by restoring the Constitutional Rule of Law as the President of the United States of America.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Alaska Licensed Professional Counselor, 2006-present.
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC), 2010-present.
  • Alaska Certified LPC Supervisor, 2010-present.
  • Chemical Dependency Counselor I (CDC1), 2/2013-2/2015.
  • Serving Our Veterans – Behavioral Health Certificate (20.5 CE Hours), Center for Deployment Psychology, 1/16/2012.

EDUCATION:

  • Master of Professional Counseling, University of Great Falls, MT, 05/2001.
  • Master of Human Services (an administrative degree), U.G.F., 08/1997.
  • Bachelor of Science, Liberal Arts (Cum Laude), College of Great Falls, 12/1991.
  • Honors Program, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, 1986.
  • Great Falls Vo-Tech, Respiratory Therapy Program, Great Falls, MT, 1985.
  • National Merit Semi-finalist, CMR High School, Great Falls, MT.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Chairman, Alaska Counseling Association 2013-2015.
  • Board Member, Haines Borough Fire Service Area #1, 2012-2013.
  • Board Member, Kenai Peninsula Borough Central Emergency Services 2010-11.
  • Chairman Kenai/Soldotna Mental Health Task Force, 2010.
  • Chairman Kenai Peninsula Counseling Association, 07/2007-2011.
  • Founder & Chairman Alaska Constitution Party, 2010-present.
  • Vice Chairman Alaskan Independence Party, 2008-2010.
  • Vice Chairman Alaska Counseling Assoc., 09/2007-10/2009 & 10/2012-9/2013.
  • Chairman Montana Reform Party 1999-2001.
  • Montana Secretary of State Reform Party Nominee, 2000.
  • Chairman Montana Coalition of Disabilities, 1999-2000.
  • Chairman S.E. Montana Mental Health Citizens Advisory Committee, 1998-99.
  • Chairman N.E. Montana Mental Health Citizens Advisory Committee, 1997-98.
  • Precinct Committeeman Flathead County Republican Party, 1994-96.
  • Board member Literacy Volunteers of America, Kalispell, Montana, 1993-95.
  • Chairman Montana Libertarian Party, 1987-1989.
  • Chairman Montana Coalition Against Poverty, 1982.
  • Board member Great Falls Native American Association/Health Clinic, 1981-82.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

Behavioral Health Clinician III – Lynn Canal Counseling Services – Haines, AK, 2/2013-present. Provide culturally sensitive, competent behavioral health services to residents including individual, family, and group psychotherapy and rehabilitative services as necessary. Utilization of multiple diagnostic tools and assessments. Emergency on-call services. Community based education.

Regional Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor – South East Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC)– Haines, AK, 09/2011 – 2/2013: Supervision of clinical support staff in the provision of outpatient mental health and chemical dependency services. Conduct mental status and chemical dependency evaluations, treatment and referrals as needed. Supervision of regional Domestic Violence Prevention initiative grant. Provide staff training, community outreach and education.

Private Practice/Myers Counseling and Consulting - Soldotna, AK, 07/2007-09/2011: Individual and family counseling. Supervised parental visitation. Anger Management Groups. Mental Health Assessments.

Emergency Services Clinician - Central Peninsula Counseling Services, Lead Clinician - Kenai/Soldotna, AK, 11/2005-05/2011:

Professionally interact with individuals experiencing psychiatric distress, their families, friends and neighbors. Coordinate disposition with physicians, courts, state troopers, city police, detention facilities, hospitals and various other service providers. Perform crisis mental status evaluations, and referrals as needed.

Initiate voluntary and involuntary commitments to inpatient psychiatric facilities. Provide follow-up outpatient psychotherapy. Pre-screening of clinical requests.

Homestead Team Care Coordinator/Outpatient Therapist - Central Peninsula Counseling Services-Kenai/Soldotna, AK, 06/2004-11/2005:

Clinical and administrative supervision of two residential housing units with twelve chronically disabled mentally ill adults, and eight staff. Maintenance of additional individual and family pyschotherapeutic and case management caseloads. Provided staff recruitment, training, direction and evaluation.

Completed intake assessments and treatment planning. Required familiarity with Medicaid regulations and the DSM-IV Text Revision.

School Based Clinician & Team Leader - South Peninsula Behavioral

Health Services-Homer/Anchor Point/Nikolaevsk, AK, 08/2003-06/2004:

Clinical and administrative supervision of school based rehabilitation programs and staff at two public schools for SED children K-12 grades. Performed clinical assessments, developed interdisciplinary treatment plans, completed functional assessments and maintained other documentation as required.

Provided individual and family psychotherapy.

Human Services & Mental Health Consultant- Myers Consulting, MT/AK 01/2003-present: MT Certified Mental Health Professional. Professional consulting relating to all aspects of human services and mental health. Non-profit incorporations, planning and organization.

Crisis Response Therapist/Adult Case Manager Team Leader/P.A.T.H. & C.B.R. Supervisor/Certified Mental Health Professional - WMMHC-Libby, MT, 08/2001-01/2003: Supervised up to 12 staff in 4 community mental health programs. Provided clinical assessments, outpatient therapy, on-call emergency mental health services, case management, homeless outreach, community based rehabilitation services and referrals. Networked with allied professionals in service delivery.

Team Leader Community Based Rehabilitation & P.A.T.H. Programs & Adult Case Manager - WMMHC-Butte, MT, 08/1998-07/2001: Developed a residential treatment program for adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses. Outreached homeless mentally ill people. Supervised staff and consumer volunteers. Organized program policies, groups and activities.

Independent Living Coordinator/Satellite Office Manager - North Central Independent Living Services - Glasgow, MT, 07/1997-08/1998:

Established and managed a new regional satellite office. Developed and expanded independent living services to people with disabilities in a rural six county area of N.E. Montana. Organized a cross-disability peer support and self-advocacy group. Initiated and led collaborative quarterly meetings of area service providers in the region. Provided outreach, grant writing assistance, support, training, linkage and advocacy services to assist people with various and multiple disabilities to remain living independently in their communities.

Mental Health Therapeutic Aide - Youth Dynamics Incorporated -Glasgow, MT, 02-08/1998: Provided one on one therapeutic intervention with S.E.D. Native American youth. Planned culturally sensitive activities.

Interacted with foster family and other service providers to coordinate services.

Networked with other professionals in the implementation of treatment objectives.

Indian Education Coordinator - Great Falls Public Schools, 1997:

Implemented Title IX Indian Education Act program goals in three public elementary schools. Advocated for and assisted Native American students with learning and other disabilities. Facilitated culturally oriented planning and activities with students, parents, staff, administration and the community. Promoted community awareness of issues affecting Native American children and their families in a non-reservation urban environment.

Relief Technician – Quality Life Concepts – Great Falls, MT, 1996-1997:

Relieved regular staff in providing consumer services to people with developmental disabilities at ten different group homes, the Integrated Living Program and the Senior Day Program. This required Montana certification in medications and seizures, CPR, First Aid and Mandt. Additionally, it required familiarity with agency policies and procedures, and the ability to communicate effectively and to document daily events accurately.

Habilitation Technician - Mission Mountain Enterprises -Pablo/Ronan/Polson, MT, 1996: Supervised and trained relief staff.

Provided services, programs, activities and interventions geared to essential “Activities of Daily Living”, to individuals with developmental disabilities in residential group home settings. Acquired knowledge and skills relating to Developmental Disability services, programs, activities and interventions.

AmeriCorps National Service - Montana Rural Employment Opportunities - Kalispell, MT, 1995/1996:

Served migrant, immigrant and native populations. Organized bilingual (Spanish/English) outreach, training and referrals for agricultural workers throughout Montana. Attended national trainings in Washington D.C. and Orlando, Florida. Instructed EPA Pesticide Safety, Health & Nutrition and English as a Second Language. Worked on HIV/AIDS prevention issues. Networked with area service providers. Initiated & coordinated interdisciplinary community meetings, program planning and goals implementation. Identified and contacted potential donors, and obtained and distributed agency, merchant and community donations to enhance program success. Appeared as spokesman on community radio and television programs to raise community awareness of AmeriCorps program issues. Required cross-cultural sensitivity, excellent verbal and written communications and public relations skills.

Customer Service Manager – EconoCall/ATCI Telecommunications – Kalispell, MT/Toronto, Ontario, 1993-1994:

Managed customer service department, developed human resources and recruited employees. Maintained productive relationships between internal departments, external service providers, consumers and management. Produced a company information and training booklet. Reinforced clear, polite and concise verbal and written communications. Learned, utilized and marketed emerging telecommunications technologies.

Vice-President - Myers Realty, Inc. – Great Falls & BigFork, MT,

1981-Present: Engaged in Real Estate investment, marketing and financial planning. Involved knowledge of business, real estate and tax laws, zoning restrictions, building codes and permits. Managed regional VA Housing contract, rental properties and other major business ventures. Recruited, trained and supervised up to 25 staff. Performed desktop publishing, writing and communications tasks associated with correspondence, research, contracts, acquisitions, property appraisal, marketing and management.

PROFESSIONAL/EDUCATIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • American Counseling Association.
  • Alaska Counseling Association.
  • Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honor Society.
  • MENSA Society.