2019 CAMFT Leadership Conference

Congratulations to the Chapter Leadership Conference 2019 Awardees!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2019 Chapter Leadership Conference in Anaheim – we are glad you attended!  Session handouts can be accessed here and videos from the conference will be available soon. Thank you to all chapters who applied for the Chapter Excellence Awards.  

Chapter Excellence Awards:

Congratulations to the 2019 Chapter Excellence Award recipients for employing creative management, outreach, finance, marketing, and membership techniques and innovative solutions to challenges.

Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter
Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter
Community Involvement and Outreach
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Los Angeles Chapter
Los Angeles Chapter
Marketing Practices
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Orange County Chapter
Orange County Chapter
Chapter Management
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Sacramento Valley
Sacramento Valley Chapter
Membership Development
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San Diego North County
San Diego North County
Financial Management
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San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley Chapter
Chapter Management
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Outstanding Chapter Leader Award Recipients:

Congratulations to the 2019 Outstanding Chapter Leader Award recipients! These leaders, who were selected for recognition by their chapter Boards, are giving back to their chapters and their local communities in amazing ways. CAMFT thanks you for the work you do in support of the colleagues in your local community, your chapter, and CAMFT.

llse Aerts
Inland Empire Chapter

Ilse puts together an outstanding training program for our IE-CAMFT members.  She works hard to make sure that the trainings we provide as a chapter are varied, relevant, well-researched, and meet the needs of our IE-CAMFT community.  Despite all of her hard work, the impact of her efforts sometimes flies under the radar for the simple reason that she is so consistent and reliable.She is nothing if not dependable, and IE-CAMFT would not be the organization it is without her and all of her hard work.

Talal AlsaleemTalal Alsaleem
Sacramento Valley Chapter

If I were to have to give one word to describe Talal Alsaleem, it would be facilitator. There are so many more words though that also describe him such as kind, thoughtful, mediator, caring, passionate, polite, humorous, professional, fun, organized, punctual and leader are just a few. 

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Nazila Amighi Nazila Amighi
San Fernando Valley Chapter

As the President for the San Fernando Valley Chapter in 2018, Nazila Amighi, has contributed a great deal and she has raised the bar for leadership and contribution in the process.  

 

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Robin AndersenRobin Andersen
San Diego North County

Robin Andersen deserves to be recognized as an outstanding chapter leader. She is a passionate, innovative, honest, supportive, and a wonderful example of a person you would want to lead your organization. Robin has an amazing way of communicating with board members as well as chapter members. She faces any challenges from members with grace and compassion. She genuinely cares about our chapter and our members and has done all she can to support each board member. As a leader she has infinite patience and support for the team and has been a tireless and dedicated advocate for our board while fulfilling the greater vision of our organization.
Julianne BarakJulianne Barak
Southwest Riverside County

Julianne Barak has been on the Southwest Riverside County Chapter of CAMFT board as the Secretary chair for the last four years. In that four years she has been diligent in showing up to meetings, taking notes, offering her input, and keeping the board on task. Julianne is a valued member of the SWRC Chapter. Her compassion for the field and her fellow therapist shows in everything that she does. She has always been willing to help out, give of her time and energy, and offer her resources. Julianne is a devoted therapist, wife, and friend and an asset to the SWCR Chapter. She is deserving of this great award for her years of service, loyalty to the chapter, helpful nature, and loving personality, Thank you Julianne for all that you do.
Adam Cohen Adam Cohen
Marin Chapter

“Adam is a major contributor to the Main CAMFT chapter. His “can-do" attitude and “roll- up- your- sleeves" work ethic have made it possible for the chapter to make great strides in providing quality services to our members.” [Pat Saunders, Past President


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Denise Dalgarn Denise Dalgarn
Ventura County Chapter

The Ventura County Chapter – CAMFT is proud and pleased to elect Denise Dalgarn, MS, LMFT, as our Outstanding Chapter Leader of the Year. As the Chapter’s President, Denise brings over 9 years of experience in various Board positions, including serving as President for three years.

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Estelle Fisher Estelle Fisher
Los Angeles Chapter

Estelle Fisher has been a Board member of LACAMFT since 2014, first serving in the capacity of Board Secretary but finding her true calling and passion in the role of Sponsorship Chair. As Sponsorship Chair, Estelle has championed and sustained the effort to bring critically needed funding to our chapter, but of far greater importance, she exemplifies the kind of values-based leadership that is fundamental to making LACAMFT the extraordinary chapter that it is. 

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Susan Janss Susan Janss
San Gabriel Valley Chapter

Susan Janss has been a dedicated and conscientious Treasurer of the San Gabriel Valley Chapter of CAMFT for the last 3 years. Her willingness to learn and grow in the position has enhanced the chapter’s tracking and managing our finances. With openness and willingness to ask deeper questions, Susan thoughtfully and analytically modeled stewardship and responsibility. She worked to develop relationships with consultants and vendors, creating ease in everyday business. As Susan has completed her term on the Board and we are so grateful for her and wish her well in her future endeavors!

Jenn Kennedy Jenn Kennedy
Santa Barbara Chapter

It is rare that you meet someone as naturally suited to leadership as Jenn Kennedy, our Santa Barbara-CAMFT president. Although Jenn has been an incredible asset to our board in her five-year tenure with us, it is the contribution in her role as president that is most noteworthy.


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Bree MillerBree Miller
Santa Clarita Valley Chapter

Santa Clarita Valley is a newly formed Chapter. We are here because Mrs. Miller had the dream in her heart to bring a Chapter of CAMFT to our community. Prior to its inception, MFT’s and affiliated professionals would have to travel to the San Fernando Valley to participate in Chapter activities. Miller not only organized Santa Clarita Valley CAMFT, she worked hard to encourage members to put together and volunteer for a Board. She increased membership, and established the chapter as a CEU provider. In addition to doing much of the work in bringing the chapter to life, she set up the website, initiated dues and developed the social media page. Miller has been dedicated to the Chapter and to its members. In handing over the presidency, she had files, both hard copies as well as on a flash drive for the next President to step in with ease.

Vanessa Miller Vanessa Miller
Central San Joaquin Valley

Vanessa has been a blooming leader from the moment she moved to the Central Valley. Vanessa first attended our group for pre-licensed members and was eager to join the chapter and learn about the workings of the Board. Even before Vanessa was licensed, Vanessa expressed interest in serving as President to our Chapter because she wanted to bring energy, diversity, and professionalism to our Board. Vanessa was patient in learning the ins and outs of the board leadership, by first joining the marketing committee and helping at one-time events. She then ran for and served as a pre-licensed member at large on the board, where she fulfilled expectations of duties and took on additional tasks when other board members were stagnant or resigned before their term was up; all while being a mother of 3 and serving in a management position at her work. Vanessa recently obtained licensure (a qualification of being president), stepped up excitedly to run and now serve as our 2019 President! It’s been a joy to watch her grow so quickly as an outstanding leader.

Courtney Sanwo Courtney Sanwo
San Diego Chapter

Courtney has been an asset to the SD-CAMFT board since 2016. She is calm, professional, and diligent. She is incredibly knowledgeable regarding financial management and planning. She is responsible, organized, and future-thinking. Before 2016, we were operating with paper records and she took the time to organize and upgraded us to electronic files. She supports needed discussions regarding fair and transparent use of funds. She has gone out of her way to support our Pre-licensed Chair and all of our events. She is always reliable, supportive, and knows what to do. With members, she makes sure we have fun social activities that create networking opportunities. We have become more aware and mindful as a board as a result of her guidance when it comes to relationships, budgeting, and financing our goals. Thank you Courtney!!

Debbie Solseng Debbie Solseng
Orange County Chapter

Debbie Solseng has been the secretary for Orange County CAMFT for the last 10 years. She has been amazingly consistent in her dedication to her responsibilities as secretary. She is concise and timely in recording the minutes and getting them out to the Board. Her ten years doing this role has made it appear that it is with ease that she accomplishes this task.  READ MORE

Laura StromLaura Strom
Redwood Empire Chapter

Laura has been an indispensable part of our Leadership Circle, as well as our local RECAMFT Chapter. We kid her, exclaiming that she never sleeps, but seriously, she is one of our most highly motivated, and high achieving volunteers. We are truly indebted to her! On the Board for many years, she has served in a variety of capacities, including president in 2014. 
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Artemis Tegan Artemis Tegan
Long Beach/South Bay Chapter

Artemis took over programs for the chapter and has lined up amazing speakers for presentations. She has established a schedule of events for the year ahead. She has made great connections with members and the community, and cultivated wonderful relationships with the presenters. She has stepped into the role of President-Elect, and will become the Chapter President.