Profile And Achievements
Casca Ohanele is a Nigerian born Addiction Counselor, Media practitioner and political analyst, based in the United States of America. Born in Eziala Nguru Umunneato Autonomous Community of Aboh Mbaise LGA, Imo State, Nigeria into the family of the late Traditional Prime Minister of Nguru Nweke clan, Nze C.A Ohanele. Casca served in many capacities in Nigeria before relocating to the United States
Our man of the moment, Casca Ohanele attended the prestigious University of Port Harcourt, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. His quest for excellence, good governance and love for investigative reporting prompted his sojourn into journalism, and he acquired a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from the famous International Institute of Journalism, Abuja, Nigeria. He practiced journalism at the highest level in Nigeria before travelling overseas for greener pastures. In the United States, Casca Ohanele did not stop his search for knowledge that will benefit humanity especially Nigerian population. Considering the growing cases of drug menace in Nigeria, Casca decided to study addiction counseling to acquire proficiency in solving drug problems. This quest informed his acquiring a masters’ degree, MSc. in Addiction Counseling at the Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ, USA..
WORK AND CAREER
Casca Ohanele’s career have spanned many years in Nigeria and abroad working with reputable private and government organizations. These include:
Master Clinician, Northeast Treatment Center (NETS) Pennsylvania, USA
Clinical Intern: Divine Light Inc. Delaware – (09/10/2020 – 01/13/2021).
Law Enforcement Officer; Department of Correction- State of Delaware, USA.
Columnist and Political Analyst, International Guardian Newspaper, Texas, USA.
Direct Support Professional / Independent Contractor Caregiver, State of Delaware.
International Correspondent, Imo Trumpeta Newspaper, Owerri (2014- 2019).
News Editor, Imo Trumpeta Newspaper, Owerri (2011-2014).
Political Sub-Editor Leadership Newspaper, Federal Capital Abuja, Nigeria (2006 – 2007).
Special Assistant to Imo State Honorable Commissioner for Petroleum and Environment (2007 – 2011).
Transport/Cargo Manager, ABC Transport PLC, Nigeria. 1999 – 2006
ACCOMPLISHMENTS/CERTIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL TRAININGS
Certification of Completion Sexual Harassment Prevention.
Certificate of Completion Suicide Prevention.
Certificate of Achievement 2017 Micro-Module-Email Spoofing.
Certificate of Achievement 2020 KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training.
ACA Certificate of Continuing Education on Counselor Self-Care
Certificate of Achievement.
Restricted Intelligence S1: Ep 04- The Journey (Removable Device).
Certificate of Achievement Restricted Intelligence S1: Ep 05-The Leak (social media).
Certificate of Achievement Restricted Intelligence S1: Ep 03- Cry for Help (Email Phishing).
Certificate of Attendance: Annual Training Assessment.
Certificate of Attendance: Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health NARCAN Training.
Certificate of Attendance: Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health Clinical Documentation.
Certificate of Attendance: Clinical Documentation (Progress and Group Notes).
SKILLS AND EXPERTISE
Casca Ohanele is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist; a Motivational Interviewing Therapist; an
Integrative Solution-Focused Therapist versed in after prison support and reintegration with Conflict Management, resolution, and de-escalation strategy skills. He is also an expert in investigative audacity and digging for news. Our man of the moment Casca is compassionate and competent in criminals’ restraint techniques. He is a Prison offenders behavior modification tactician with mastery in safety and security enforcement. Ohanele Casca has written many published articles in many Nigeria and international news print media.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND ENGAGEMENTS
Master Addiction Counselor – Providing therapeutic services to individual suffering from drug, alcohol, and various process addiction in the United States.
Law Enforcement Officer of State of Delaware – Maintaining order and enforcing rules and regulations in prison and jail settings.
Independent Contractor Caregiver – Providing optimal support to clients through personalized assistance and management of diverse medical conditions.
International Media Practitioner – Story driven and investigative journalist, with over 21 years’ experience in print, online and new media, as editor, columnist and analyst in Nigeria and the United States.
Political Operative in Nigeria and United States, on Logistics, Image building and community outreach.
Media Operative for Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha, Deputy Speaker Federal House of Representative (2011 -2014) and Member of the Communication/ Strategy, Manifesto presentation Committee of and diaspora operative of Ihedioha Governorship Campaign (2014-2019).
Ohanele Casca is a professional Master Addiction Counselor in the United States and intends to establish a Diploma Awarding Institution on Addiction & Mental Health Counseling in Nigeria and to Manage an in-patient/out-patient Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center for Prison Inmates and out-of-prison individuals in Nigeria.
SOCIAL VOLUNTEER AND HUMANITARIAN SERVICES
Delaware State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) 2020.
Represented Delaware Law Enforcement for Special Olympics Torch Run 2019.
Raised Funds for the Homeless in Delaware 2020
PROFESSIONAL/ POLITICAL AND SOCIAL CULTURAL AFFILIATIONS
Member, American Counseling Association (ACA).
Correctional Officers Association of Delaware (COAD).
Member, Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ).
Member of Democratic Party, USA
Member, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Nigeria.
Media Coordinator, Imo Global Alliance for Good Governance (IGAGG) HQ- New York USA.
Media Coordinator, Mbaise Policy RoundTable (MPR) HQ- Owerri/New York.
Member, World Igbo Congress (WIC)
Member, PDP Diaspora Committee.