Daniel Keeran, MSW (Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville, 1977) with over 30 years of experience in the mental health field, founded the Professional Counselors Association in 1985 and the Counselor Training Institute expanding to five cities. Thousands of counselors have been trained under his direction. He was also a founding member of the Task Group on Counselor Regulation, and he is author of the Personal Counseling Journal. In 2006, he and his wife Jennie founded HomelessPartners.com as an effort to connect the public to individual homeless people, now in over 10 cities in the US and Canada.