Board Slate 2016

A slate of candidates for the 2017-2018 CAMFT Board of Directors is presented to the CAMFT membership by the CAMFT Nominating Committee: Laura Strom, Jodi Baldel, J.M. Evosevich, Dean Lobovits, and Ronald Mah.


The 2017-2018 Nominating Committee Slate of Candidates

Qualified leadership is essential to CAMFT’s success. In the exciting years ahead, it is the elected leadership that will shape the future policies and programs of the Association.

In accordance with the Bylaws of the California Association of Marriage andFamily Therapists, the Nominating Committee called for applications from our members and interviewed all prospective nominees. Following the interviews, the Nominating Committee has selected those candidates who, in their judgment, best meet the qualifications to effectively serve as Board Members of CAMFT. Given the number of qualified applicants who submitted applications, most of the positions are contested races. The Nominating Committee has put forward the following slate:

President-Elect (one position available)
Jan Mellinger, LMFT
Jan Mellinger, LMFT
Chris Trailer, LMFT
Chris Trailer, LMFT
Secretary
Cathryn Leff, LMFT
Cathryn Leff, LMFT
Directors-At-Large (three positions available)
Steve Caraco, LMFT
Steve Caraco, LMFT
Kristy Labardee, LMFT
Kristy Labardee, LMFT
Nanci Finley, LMFT
Nanci Finley, LMFT
John Sovec, LMFT
John Sovec, LMFT
Jonathan Flier, LMFT
Jonathan Flier, LMFT
Pre-Licensed Director-At-Large (one position available)
Lisa Romain, MFT Registered Intern, PCC Registered Intern
Lisa Romain,
MFT Registered Intern,
PCC Registered Intern
Laura Westmoreland, MFT Registered Intern
Laura Westmoreland,
LMFT Registered Intern

Candidates Added by Petition
CAMFT Bylaws (Article VI, Section C), allows “any person who is eligible to be elected to the Board of Directors may be included on the ballot by petition. Said petitions shall be delivered to an officer of the Association no later than sixty (60) days prior to the date of election. To be valid, signatures on the petition shall be made within eleven (11) months preceding the next time directors will be elected by members representing at least two (2%) percent of the applicable voting power.” Clinical members interested in being added to the slate by petition, must submit 393 signatures from Clinical members, a candidate statement, and a photo by January 23, 2017. Pre-Licensed members interested in being added to the slate by petition, must submit 220 signatures from Pre-Licensed members, a candidate statement, and a photo by January 23, 2017. Visit the CAMFT website to review the requirements and procedures to petition on to the slate.

Your Vote Counts!
The final listing of candidates, including any candidates added by petition, will be available via the CAMFT website by late-January 2017 and published in the February 2017 E-Newsletter.

Election ballots will be mailed to the voting membership by February 27, 2017. Ballots are due on or before March 23, 2017.

Contact CAMFT if you have a change of address to ensure receipt of mailings.