The Board of Directors of the San Diego Chapter of CAMFT is a committed group of volunteer members who focus on providing high quality events that support the needs of our membership. Your Board Members strive to provide many opportunities to support each other and participate in our local community. Please feel free to reach out to any member of the Board if you have any questions or would like to join this dynamic group of individuals!

 


 

     

President Kiefer Rich, LMFT,
president@camft-sandiego.org

619-752-4666

Kiefer began serving on the Board as the Pre-Licensed Chair in 2014 and became the President-Elect in January 2015. In November 2015 he assumed the role of President and continues in that role today! He also continues to hold the Communications Chair and is responsible for the  design and maintenance of the chapter website. In private practice, Kiefer works with a diverse population  addressing a multitude of relational issues as well as severe mental illness. His approach is practical and current/future focused with an aim to bring people back to a functioning level. "We all have to wake up tomorrow and face the day ahead; my goal is to help you do that with a smile on your face!" He is also an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at San Diego City College and Clinical Supervisor for Center for Community Solutions.

 

 
     

Past President
Kiefer Rich

Kiefer Rich

 


 
     

President Elect

Vacant

Board position is currently vacant and is filled internally.

 
 
     

Secretary Jennie Abito, LMFT
secretary@camft-sandiego.org

 I believe that within each of us lies a powerful, resilient human spirit that has the capacity to thrive regardless of one’s life circumstances.  With that inner strength comes hope and healing as we learn to embrace our unique gifts, develop self-compassion, increase self awareness and implement coping skills into one’s daily life. As your San Diego CAMFT Secretary Board Member I bring along with me the clinical experience as a Military Family Life Counselor and expertise in Child & Adolescent treatment. Currently, I work in a Military setting and in my San Diego private practice. I am very excited to take part in the efforts to make a difference in our community by building strong partnerships with various organizations. I look forward to connecting each of you.

 
 
     

Treasurer Courtney Sanwo, IMF
treasurer@camft-sandiego.org

Courtney is a proud San Diego native, who is currently working on obtaining her license in Marriage and Family Therapy.  She works as a Program Supervisor for the Center Star ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) program assisting individuals with a criminal justice background who are diagnosed with a mental illness in San Diego, California.   She provides dual recovery case management treatment, and engages in crisis intervention.  Courtney also has experience working with preschool children specializing in play and narrative therapy.  She is looking to continue gaining more knowledge in the field as she moves closer to licensure.  Her passion is working with individuals who are working through addiction.  Prior to entering the mental health field, Courtney worked for over 5 years in accounting and payroll and 10 years in management.  Her previous board experience comes from working with the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) as Treasurer and serving on various committees.  Courtney enjoys helping provide opportunities for people in the community. 

 

 
     

Membership Chair,                      Tania Hormozi, PsyD, LMFT

membership@camft-sandiego.org     

Tania is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist recently graduated with  her Doctorate in Psychology at Alliant International University. She currently works at Alvarado Parkway Institute as a Lead Treatment Coordinator at the El Cajon Outpatient Services. She has years of experience working with individuals and families struggling with addiction, dual-diagnosis, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.  She uses her skills to motivate and encourage her clients to use their strengths and resources to lead a more enjoyable life. Tania’s passion lies with couples and families who are also struggling with acculturating into the American lifestyle, as a first generation Iranian refugee, Tania wants to help individuals and their families acculturate more successfully.  Also, she wants other clinicians to understand the multicultural component that families bring into the therapy room. Her dissertation focused on this specific topic to bring more awareness to MFTs and other clinicians. Tania is very excited to be the new Membership Chair to bring professionals together and create a network in San Diego for opportunities.

 
     

Education Chair Angie Colter, LMFT
education@camft-sandiego.org

Angie believes in empowering health and preventative medicine. She uses a strength and wellness based approach, creating ease, health, and wellness for clients. Angie holds a M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy, B.S. in Music Therapy, & is nationally board certified in music & massage therapy. She has been practicing in the health field since 2006 and has worked in treatment centers, hospitals, nonprofits, hospice, preventative care (chiropractic clinics, rehab facilities, spas, and wellness centers), and in developmental services. Angie currently works as an ERMHS Therapist for Specialized Therapeutic Services, in Private Practice as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Encinitas, CA, and is the Associate Clinical Director for Diego Palms Recovery. Angie collaborates with other natural health providers to offer unique treatment choices and recommendations. Angie sees her clients for who they are at their core and uses her extensive training to heal and empower her clients with the tools they need to thrive. Angie offers traditional family counseling, couples, children, adolescent, group counseling, addiction/recovery treatment, and music therapy.

 
 
     
 Education Co-Chair Vacant
ceuchair@camft-sandiego.org
This position is currently vacant.
 
     

Communication Chair Kiefer Rich, LMFT
communications@camft-sandiego.org

 

Kiefer Rich, current President, also maintains the technical aspects of the Chapter! His Undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering hasn't completely disappeared from his sense of identity.

Technical questions? Ask Kiefer

 

 
     

Pre License Chair, Vacant
prelicense@camft-sandiego.org

This position in vacant. Please contact the president if you are interested in filling this position.
 
 
   

Member at Large Sponsorship, Christian Schuhmann, LMFT

sponsorship@camft-sandiego.org

Christian is a German “émigré” who has arrived at the MFT field by way of years of theater experience (actor, producer, stage manager), an M.A. in American Studies/Political Sciences/German Studies (including at KU – Go Jayhawks!), and years of administering Group Relations conferences in the Tavistock tradition. Since obtaining his MFT degree from USD in 2007, he has worked his passion of helping adolescents and young adults in foster home, group home, day treatment, and school settings develop a greater awareness of their personhood; engage in a constructive meaning-making process; and identify an ego-syntonic, reality-based action plan to align their hopes and dreams with sometimes contradicting demands, restrictions, and socially/culturally/academically/behaviorally normed expectations. As Sponsorship Chair, he is excited to contribute to fostering and solidifying a greater level of collaboration between the MFT community and the myriad constituents involved in the care of our clientele, and to help everyone in the process establish a more meaningful connection with CAMFT San Diego.


 Member At Large Virginia Wilcsek, IMF
vwilcsek@camft-sandiego.org
 Virginia is currently an IMF working towards her licensure. Virginia is currently a treatment coordinator at Alvarado Parkway Institute IOP in San Diego. Virginia has been a mental health counselor for 3 years servicing severe and persistent mental illness as an inpatient and outpatient lead in the San Diego area. Virginia is passionate about the mental health field and loves her ability to help and support individuals in all stages and hardships of their life. As a board member, Virginia would like to help bridge the gap between  providers to help improve the link to resources and services and integrate a cohesive view for our diverse mental health population. Virginia feels privileged to be on this path with the support of CAMFT and is excited to learn and grow interpersonally and with others along her journey.  
 Member At Large Alan Bisarya, LMFT
alanb@camft-sandiego.org
 Alan specializes in holistic and integrative approaches to healing that draw from both western scientific theory as well as eastern philosophy. Alan employs a culturally-sensitive and systems-oriented lens in therapy, as he believes cultural context and societal values greatly influence one's well-being.
Alan has a private practice, with offices in Sorrento Valley and Oceanside, and also works at Sharp McDonald Center, a treatment facility for substance abuse recovery.
Alan holds a BA in Economics from Stanford University, an MA in Education from Harvard University, and an MA in Integral Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies. He is pursuing his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at California Institute for Human Science.
 

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