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Why CDA Insights?

David Reile had a vision to create a resource for career development professionals in working with their clients. He wanted to offer a kind of RSS (Real Simple Syndication) for career development, job searching, and employment related information. The primary purpose of CDA Insights is to create a service which will collate information from multiple online sources and will become the primary source of relevant information for career development professionals. David enlisted in Melanie Reinersman  in pulling together the resources, creating the process, designing the site, writing articles and publishing the newsletter. Melanie recruited Anna Levy to contribute articles, search for resources and images, review the designs, and provide valuable insight and feedback.


Melanie Reinersman, MA


Melanie Reinersman received her Master’s degree in Educational Psychology (with an emphasis in Career Counseling) from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  After ten years in career services in higher education, she is now a self-employed consultant, offering career counseling to individuals and website editing to organizations. In addition to her work as Web Manager of Career Development Alliance,  Melanie is  the Website Editor for the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and the Editor of NCDA’s web magazine, Career Convergence. She is a member of the American Counseling Association.  From 2007-2010, Melanie was the Editor of Career Developments, NCDA’s members’ print magazine. She has been awarded the JoAnn Harris-Bowlsbey Award for Excellence in the Field of Technology in Career Development, and the NCDA Presidential Recognition Award. She has been published in the ACA Encyclopedia of Counseling, the Career and Adult Development Journal, and the World Book Encyclopedia. Melanie has completed copy-editing work for The Career Development Quarterly and two books: The Career Counseling Casebook (2nd edition), and the Counselor’s Guide to Career Assessment (6th edition). She was the publications director for NCDA’s monograph, Clinical Supervision of Career Development Practitioners.  She can be reached at and is on Twitter @Insights4career.

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Anna Levy, MA, LPC, NCC


Anna has spent more than ten years providing counseling services in various school, university, and community settings. Prior to joining the TSA Career Coaching Service, she spent several years as the Senior Career Counselor at Georgetown University. In that role, she helped clients progress towards their professional and personal goals in a variety of fields, including the federal government. A licensed professional counselor in the District of Columbia, she holds a Master’s degree in Counseling from Wake Forest University and a Bachelor’s degree in Government from the University of Maryland. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and the National Career Development Association, and is a Certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator practitioner.


David M. Reile, Ph.D.


David is the Managing Director of Career Development Alliance. He is a licensed psychologist, National Certified Career Counselor (NCCC), and Master Career Counselor (MCC) with over 25 years of education and experience in career planning and psychological consultation. David’s education includes a Master’s degree in Counseling with a specialization in Career Development, and a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Psychological Assessment.

David’s experience has been applied in organizational development and consultation as well as management of counselors and career development projects in a variety of settings, including healthcare, banking, international organizations, educational institutions, government, and private practice. David has taught in the Master’s degree programs in Counseling at the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland and at Loyola University in Maryland. He is a member of the Ethics Committee of the National Career Development Association (NCDA), serving as committee chair from 2004-2009.  He has been elected President of the NCDA for 2016-17.

David is currently on the editorial board of the Career Development Quarterly, the journal of the NCDA, and the Indian Journal of Career and Livelihood Planning. He has also served on the editorial board of Career Convergence, NCDA’s web magazine, as editor of, and as editor of Career Developments, the NCDA newsletter. David is active in the India Career Development Association (ICDA) and was an invited guest speaker at the ICDA 2013 Conference.

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