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Chapter Committees

Committees are for the benefit and support of our chapter and members within the chapter. Participation requires membership with our chapter. Please see below to learn more about becoming involved in SFV-CAMFT’s Committees.

Committee Chair job description


Chair (CFO)
Niousha Solemani

The budget and finance committee shall develop and recommend to the Board those financial principles, plans, and courses of action that provide for mission accomplishment and organizational financial well-being.


Chair (Past President)

Gina Balit

The Bylaws Committee maintains the corporate Bylaws, provides interpretations of the Bylaws, reviews proposed amendments to the Bylaws, and manages the amendment process. CAMFT is provided copies of the Bylaws and any changes to the Bylaws to insure compliance with the Chapter Agreement.

Continuing Education (CE)

Nikki Gabriel

The Continuing Education Committee oversees the evaluation, management, and renewal of the CEPA program through CAMFT, which grants the chapter status as a continuing education provider. 

Community Outreach

Rena Pollak

The SFV-CAMFT Community Outreach Committee is committed to connecting chapter members with the greater San Fernando Valley community. Each year, the Committee convenes to discuss optimal outreach efforts as well as to plan strategies for helping promote the field of Marriage & Family Therapy while also helping the community more easily access needed services.





The ethics committee shall inform corporate members of the CAMFT Ethical Standards for Marriage and Family Therapists. The ethics committee shall serve in an educational capacity for the members and the public regarding ethical standards and practice and shall promote compliance with such standards.


Chair (Membership)

Akane Takijiri

The Hospitality Committee is responsible for assisting with the set up of monthly meetings. The committee serves as a liaison with the contact at the country club regarding meeting attendance and room set up. 

The most important and best function is to greet members and guests as they arrive at the meeting. This is fun and essential as it helps to offer a warm and welcoming feel and to assist people with getting oriented to the room and the meeting as they arrive. In addition, the committee coordinates the collection of business cards for the raffle drawing at the end of the meeting.

Member Speaker Selection

Chair (Programs)

Jennifer Calderon

This committee, chaired by our Vice President of Programs, is comprised of the VP of Programs and one to two members chosen by the Diversity Committee, and one to two other chapter members (including Board Members), who are not submitting applications to be a presenter at Membership Meetings. At the committee’s discretion, and to best fit member needs, up to two chapter members may be selected each calendar year to serve as the main speaker at a regular, monthly chapter meeting. Interested chapter members must adhere to the application process and will be selected by the committee.




The SFV-CAMFT Scholarship Program is able this year to award Membership Scholarships to deserving candidates who meet criteria determined through a basic application process. The Membership Scholarships will be awarded on both merit and need. Applications will be reviewed by a 3-member committee of SFV-CAMFT members. License and Associate Registration must be in good standing at time of application review.


Shari Manculich

Sponsors are the lifeblood of our diverse SFV-CAMFT community. With their support we are able to offer exciting programming for LMFTs, pre-licensed practitioners, and other affiliated professionals. And with their energetic participation they expand the range of therapeutic possibility. When you join the sponsorship committee, you become part of a collective effort to bring healing and well-being where it is needed. By networking with community organizations, mental health facilities, and small businesses to expand the outreach of our chapter and increase the visibility of our profession.

Member Highlight/Newsletter Profiler


Sipan Nazaryan

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