We are looking for new leaders for our chapter in 2023!

Opportunities to Create, Contribute, and Connect

Marin CAMFT has a few openings on the Board of Directors to continue the momentum put in place by our recent leadership teams.

The 2020-2021 Board worked so hard to put an infrastructure in place for a new way of operating virtually, and we experienced a lot of success along with the challenges that the pandemic brought. Starting in January 2022, many Marin CAMFT members stepped forward into necessary roles and helped us continue on.

At the end of 2022, we will be saying goodbye to some long-serving Board members, and we are looking for a few more people to join the board in these key roles. Marin CAMFT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is an approved chapter of State CAMFT. We have a long history of bringing the Marin community together. Perhaps now is the right time for you to join the volunteer leadership team to see what more we can do. As a volunteer-led organization, we rely on our members for good stewardship of the chapter, so that we may continue to offer quality continuing education and support to our association of colleagues.

Our dynamic programs are drawing participation from within the Marin clinical community and far beyond. It is an exciting time to be part of this community and we would love for you to take on a more prominent role!

Some details:

  • Unless noted, all positions are two-year terms in order to provide stability and continuity to our chapter.
  • The term starts in January and runs for the calendar year.
  • The full Board meets on the second Friday of the month from 9am to 11am.
  • The Executive Board meets on the first Friday of the month at 9am.
  • Most meetings take time off during the summer months, as we do with our CE programming.

We take time for check-ins at the beginning of each meeting, as an opportunity for support and connection. We also try to be efficient with our meetings and adjourn early when we are able to get through the business of the day.

Marin CAMFT members can access our Board Meetings page to see agendas and minutes over the past few years, to get a sense of the business that is conducted by the Board.

Here's a quick description of the positions available. If any of these spark your interest, contact Marin CAMFT President Adam Cohen at


We have a 2023 candidate for this role already: Peter Sadler, LMFT, who has been serving as President-Elect throughout 2022. Other candidates are also welcome.

You will help guide the ship. You will lead the team of Board Members each month in addressing the needs of our members and our organization. This role often hosts the monthly CE programs (currently still on Zoom). The President help oversee certain committees such as the Diversity committee, and will be the point person to interface and represent our chapter with State CAMFT. You will meet once a month with the Executive Board and once a month with the entire Board, with varying tasks in between. You will spend one year as the President and typically serve the following year as the Past President.


In your first year, you will be assisting the President in running the chapter in a supporting role, as preparation for your following year where the President-Elect typically goes for election into the President position. You are next in line to run Board meetings in the event the President cannot attend, and you would occasionally host monthly CE programs which are currently done primarily on Zoom. The President-Elect interfaces with our members and the public through responding to inquiries that come in by email or phone. Attendance at all Board meetings and Executive Board meetings is expected.


The Treasurer makes sure we stay financially viable - and Marin CAMFT is in good shape right now due to the strong stewardship of our past leadership in this role. The Treasurer oversees the finances in tasks which are supported by a paid bookkeeper who has been working with Marin CAMFT for many years and handles most of the accounting procedures. The Treasurer is part of the Executive Board, and therefore attends all Board and Executive Board meetings. The Treasurer monitors spending and budgets, and makes sure our vendors get paid. This is a 2-year term.

Membership Director-At-Large

This important role represents our members' interests and the benefits available for membership in Marin CAMFT. The The Membership Director works with the Marketing Director and Community Services Director to promote Marin CAMFT. The Membership Director engages with members to encourage renewals and solicit feedback on improvements that can be made. The Membership Director also interfaces a few times a year with State CAMFT to ensure that CAMFT membership requirements are met in our roster. The Membership Director-At-Large attends the monthly Board meetings and reports on current status of membership. This is a 2-year term.

Pre-Licensed Director-At-Large

We have a 2023 candidate for this role already: Katharine Spencer, AMFT, who has been serving in this position throughout 2022. It is a one-year term, and Katharine has offered to serve again in the coming year. Other candidates are also welcome.

Designated for a pre-licensed member of the chapter, the Pre-Licensed DAL helps spearhead all chapter initiatives and programming that serves our pre-licensed members, especially our newly rejuvenated 3,000-Hour Club which currently has great momentum and participation. The 3,000-Hour Club meets every month or so during the academic year.

We also are always seeking new members to join our Trauma Response Team and our Diversity Committee. If you would like to find out more and learn how to participate, please check their respective pages here on the site.

Feel free to contact any of us if you're interested!

Reach out to and we will put you in touch directly.


President Adam Cohen

President-Elect Peter Sadler

Secretary Bonnie Kaufman

Treasurer Laurie Buntain

Director-At-Large for Membership Meri Hayos

Director-At-Large for Programming Norman Hering

Director-At-Large for Marketing Rachel Barr

Director-At-Large for Community Services Jenna Marsala

Director-At-Large for Pre-Licensed Katharine Spencer

Marin County Chapter of CAMFT                  

PO Box 9065 San Rafael, CA 94912-9065     

(415) 459 3484

Marin CAMFT is approved by  the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT Provider #56895) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs

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