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Shannon Hanrahan, LMFT
“Some things cannot be taught; they must be experienced. You never learn the most valuable lessons in life until you go through your own journey.”
Roy T. Bennett
My name is Shannon Hanrahan and in the upcoming election I will be running for the position of Chief Financial Officer. This is a significant role for our organization, and I believe my life experience and business background make me the clear choice for the position. I am passionate about this role and about CAMFT.
I have been licensed for roughly 20+ years, first as an MFT and then with the addition of a psychology license. Professionally, I have sought to continually grow and expand academically and interpersonally. In addition to a Masters and Psy.D. in clinical psychology, I hold a Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology and a Masters in Psychopharmacology. My professional experience is as diverse as my academic. I have served on 2 other boards, have run my own business in addition to my psychology practice. I’ve been an adjunct professor, clinical director of two treatment programs, am a CAMFT certified supervisor, was a research coordinator for HIV Epidemiology and I am someone who still makes time for philanthropic pursuits and a life work balance that includes a great deal of travel and time for my 3 pups. The board position requires more than good clinical skills but also enough business acumen to successfully navigate the political and business domains. I have a history of being successful at multiple tasks within a business setting and feel I bring the needed experience, enthusiasm and experience to the role of CFO.
My relationship with CAMFT began an unbelievable 25 years ago when I started my very first internship. In 2011, I became a lifetime member of CAMFT and it has been a joyous experience since. Most recently, I have spent several years on the Conference Committee, which has awarded me the opportunity to bring exceptional educational experiences to members. In this role I have also forged productive relationships with CAMFT staff, which will be vital in building a better future for our profession.
In my role as Chief Financial Officer, I hope to advance our organization so that we can continue to improve our practices and serve our clients better. For me, there is nothing more important than ensuring that we get support locally and federally, and I look forward to pushing for inclusive legislation that will help us to help others. I feel CAMFT deserves someone with experience, someone with heart, someone who is ready to serve. I hope you will consider me for CFO when casting your vote.
Shannon E. Hanrahan, Psy.D., Ph.D.
Candidate for Director-at-Large
(three open positions)