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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Statistical Analysis & Social Science Research: Fourteen years of leadership of design and execution of social science research studies, qualitative research methodologies, and rigorous analysis of language, including publication in scholarly journals.

Certified Public Accountant: 30 years of professional experience as a licensed CPA in good standing.  Seen as a trusted financial and business advisor to numerous firms in the Puget Sound region in disciplines of accounting and software, tax and compliance, leadership development, human resources, and management advising.

Counseling in Human Behavior & Economics: Twelve years of practice counseling individuals and families for mental health and in the emerging field of financial therapy which addresses the complex dynamics of human behavior and economics. 

AREAS OF INTEREST

Beyond Big Data to Thick Data:  Economic analysis must derive meaningful conclusions from both financial information and the real life experiences of employees and stakeholders.  My ability to combine these disciplines yields considerable depth and breadth of insight for solving problems and finding opportunities. 

Interdisciplinary Leadership Development:  My unique expertise in accounting, business administration, psychology, and counseling supports leaders and organizations that are sustainable, competitive, and open to transformation in a fast-moving world.

Money’s Symbolic Importance:  My research and innovative view of money promise applications to economists, business leaders, financial advisors and educators, consumers, and policy-makers. My approach parallels work in behavioral economics but directly incorporates the phenomenon of money.  

EDUCATION

Master of Arts, Existential-Phenomenological Psychology, Seattle University, June 2003

Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, Accounting Major, Seattle University, June 1981

EXPERIENCE & EMPLOYMENT

Controller, Chief Financial Officer

Certified Public Accounting Firm               Seattle, WA             September 1988 – Present

  • Management team Member      
  • Experience Across Industries
  • Operational & Accounting Systems Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Financial Reporting and Communication
  • Compliance Management

Financial Therapist

Independent Financial Advising Practice                 Seattle, WA          July 2008 – Present

  • Cutting-Edge Financial Expertise:
  • Leading In-Depth Research
  • Innovative Psychological & Economic Modeling
  • Mediation & Negotiation

Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor

Independent Counseling Practice                 Seattle, WA          July 2006 – March 2016

  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Communication under Stress
  • Compliance & Communication
  • Personnel Training and Supervision

SELF-DIRECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

Qualitative Researcher, Seattle, WA                                        January 2002 – Present

  • Economic Research Leadership
  • Research Planning & Design
  • Promotion of Independent Research Models
  • Grant Management

LICENSES

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), State of Washington. # 11156 issued October 1986.  Current License expires 6/30/2019.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), State of Washington. #LH00010376 issued June 2006. Current License expires 9/30/2016.

PUBLICATIONS AUTHORED / CO-AUTHORED

Chan-Brown, K., Douglass, A., Halling, S., Keller, J., and McNabb, M., (in Press). What is Money? A qualitative study of money as experienced. The Humanistic Psychologist.

McNabb, M. (2015).  The aftermath of murder. In Psychotherapy for the Other: Levinas and the Face-to-Face Relationship; Krycka, Kunz & Sayre, Eds.  Duquesne University Press.

Halling, S., McNabb, M., Rowe, J.O. (2006). Existential-Phenomenological Psychotherapy in the Trenches: A collaborative approach to serving the underserved. Journal of Phenomenological Psychology.

Beck, B., Halling, S., McNabb, M., Miller, D., Rowe, J.O., & Schulz, J. (2005). On Navigating Despair: Reports from psychotherapists. Journal of Religion and Health.

Beck, B., Halling, S., McNabb, M., Miller, D., Rowe, J.O., & Schulz, J. (2003). Facing up to Hopelessness: A dialogal phenomenological study. Journal of Religion and Health.

RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

McNabb, M., Soholm, H. (2016). You Too Can Do Research: Drawing upon Personal Experience and Exploration to Build a Foundation for Research. Presentation at the Ninth Annual Giving Voice to Experience Phenomenological Research Conference, Seattle University, Seattle, Washington.

Chan-Brown, K., Halling, S., Keller, J., McNabb, M. (2013). Implications for Therapists of Considering Money as a Human Symbol; Extracts from a Qualitative, Descriptive Study of the Nature of Money. Presentation at the Sixth Annual Giving Voice to Experience Phenomenological Research Conference. Seattle University, Seattle, Washington.

Breitenbucher, T., Halling, S., McNabb, M., (2012) Interview demonstration and practice facilitation. Presentation at the Fifth Annual Giving Voice to Experience Phenomenological Research Conference, Seattle University, Seattle, Washington.

McNabb, M. (2011). The Dialogal method of qualitative research. Presentation at the Fourth Annual Giving Voice to Experience Phenomenological Research Conference, Seattle University, Seattle, Washington.

McNabb, M. (2010) Ethical Issues and informed consent. Presentation at the Third Annual Giving Voice to Experience Phenomenological Research Conference, Seattle University, Seattle, Washington.

McNabb, M. (2007). A Saying without a Said: Levinas and the aftermath of murder in PTSD treatment. Presentation at Psychology for the Other, a Seminar on Emmanuel Levinas, Seattle University.

Halling, S., McNabb, M., Rowe, J.O. (2005). Psychotherapy in the Trenches. Presentation at the International Human Science Research Conference, Bournemouth University, UK.

Beck, B., Halling, S., McNabb, M. On Navigating Despair: Reports from psychotherapists. Presentation (2004) at the Third Biennial International Conference of Personal Meaning, Vancouver, BC. Presentation (2003) at the International Human Science Research Conference. Ersta Skondal University College, Stockholm.

Beck, B., Halling, S., McNabb, M., Miller, D., Rowe, J.O., & Schulz, J. (2002). Facing up to Hopelessness: A dialogal phenomenological study. Presentation at the International Human Science Research Conference, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC.

WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS AND MEDIA INTERVIEWS

McNabb, M. (2015). Money and Emotions. Presentation at Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance. Seattle, Washington.

McNabb, M. (2014). Preparing Heirs: It’s in the Delivery. Presentation at Wells Fargo Private Banking. Seattle, Washington.

Interview contributor (2012) 5 steps to overcome financial trauma. http://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/5-steps-overcome-financial-trauma-1267.php

Interview contributor (2011) Tough housing market amplifies buyer's remorse. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/realestate/2014112615_realremorse27.html

Interview contributor (2008) Using Money to Self-Medicate? http://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/using-money-spending-to-self-medicate-1280.php

OTHER EMPLOYMENT (BRIEF SUMMARY)

Center for Human Services, Counselor                                          June 2003 – June 2006

Biodynamics Corporation, General Manager                                March 2000 – June 2000

Grant Thornton LLP, Senior Auditor                                           January 1984 – May 1985

Baumgartner Kueckelhan & Crutcher, CPAStaff Auditor          December 1981–June 1983

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT & VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Psychotherapy Cooperative: Volunteer Therapist, Board Member, and Supervisor of therapists in training.  Webmaster.  Member of Diversity Committee.

Skagit Valley Community College: Volunteer course instructor on mountaineering, climbing techniques and wilderness navigation and as a lecturer on mountain weather and survival skills through Skagit Valley Community College.