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Welcome to the Maryland Career Development Association


The reason you should join our membership is because MCDA provides content, support, and networking opportunities that will build you up, as well as your practice. We have content that will educate you and keep you current. We also partner with other state-level Career Development organizations, and we collaborate with them to get you the best deals, more exposure, and employment opportunities.


The Maryland Career Development Association’s (MCDA) mission is to promote a forum where career professionals network and share resources to ensure the quality of career services to the standards of the National Career Development Association.


MCDA’s vision is that all career professionals provide the most effective and efficient services in an ethical manner.

MCDA is a division of the Maryland Career Development Association (MCA), which is a state branch of the American Counseling Association (ACA).  It is a state division of the National Career Development Association (NCDA).

Who We Are

Established in 1957, The Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA) promotes awareness of the need for lifelong career development by increasing public knowledge of career issues and services and by supporting the development of career professionals.

MCDA is:

  • A state organization devoted to maintaining and promoting ethical standards and professionalism.
  • A forum for innovative and creative ideas and professional development.
  • A roundtable to increase awareness of the new global workplace and its effect on careers of the future.
  • An opportunity to deal with rapid change that demands flexibility and awareness

MCDA Leadership Team



Sujata Ives, PhD.

Lana Farley

Our Board Members

Chairs and Co-Chairs

Rose Howard
Credentialing Chair
Sujata Ives, Ph.D,
Public Relations Chair
Newsletter Editor
Natalie Kauffman
Legislative Chair

Ms. Veronica Boreland
Membership Chair
Dr. Marilyn Maze, Ph.D.
Website Chair

Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA), 915 Russell Ave, Suite B, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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