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Claudia Calder-Marshall, PhD, LPC

Chief Executive Officer & Director of Counseling

Dr. Calder-Marshall is a Co-Founder of The Achieve A Dream Foundation and serves as the Chief Executive Officer. As the CEO, she oversees the day-to-day operations, mental-health initiatives, and the operational growth and benefits of AADF programs. Dr. Calder-Marshall additionally serves as the Director of Counseling.

Dr. Calder-Marshall is originally from Kingston, Jamaica. She attended the illustrious Hampton University, where she was a member of the Track and Field team and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters of Art in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Dr. Calder-Marshall also holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Auburn University and obtained a certificate in program evaluation from the Department of Educational Foundation, Leadership, and Technology at Auburn University.

Dr. Calder-Marshall currently resides in Georgia with her family and serves as an Assistant Professor and Licensed Professional Counselor with eight years of experience working with various mental health and behavioral diagnosis. Her love for track and field and her passion for helping others drives her passion for serving as CEO and Director of Counseling of AADF.

Roots and Culture

Dr. Calder-Marshall attended The Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha), where she was a member of the Track and Field team. She competed in the high jump, 400m hurdles, and heptathlon throughout her athletic career. In her spare time, Dr. Calder-Marshall enjoys teaching her family Jamaican Patois. Her favorite Jamaican dish is Ackee & Saltfish.