Kristina Carey, a long-time Marin CAMFT volunteer and most recently our Membership Director, died in a car crash on Monday, February 27, 2019 on her way home from CAMFT's Leadership Conference in Irvine and two-day camping trip in Joshua Tree. Kristi had a passion for nature and the environment and had inspired the chapter to raise its level of ecological responsibility as its first "Green Queen."
Kristi specialized in helping young adults, preteens, adolescents, parents and individuals facing challenging situations and healing old trauma. Kristi, 55, leaves behind her husband Phil and 18-year-old daughter, Melissa. Marin CAMFT established a scholarship fund in Kristina's name to assist counseling graduate students and pre-licensed members.
Pat Shelton died on Thursday, December 7, 2017 after one and a half years journey through cancer. She accepted her terminal diagnosis from the beginning and lived her life with joy and grace until the very end. She and her husband Mike, who met at Lighthouse, sang with the Lighthouse singers for thirty years and sang in a concert in Mill Valley on the Sunday before her death.
Pat was a brilliant academic researcher who spent her life learning and improving her skills as a therapist. Many of us who had the privilege of knowing her enjoyed her amazing knowledge of all things psychology. Just ask her any question and you got a clear answer along with a bibliography to reference! Pat was chapter President in 1989, spent many years as the Newsletter editor and many years as Conference Chair. She brought many notable speakers to Marin CAMFT, including Dan Siegel, Gottman, Stan Tatkin, and Diana Fosha. Pat also served on the editorial committee for the Therapist magazine at state CAMFT, and has served as President of the Northern California Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy. She taught at Dominican and was a trainer at CIP and Marin's Family Service Agency. (IJ Obituary)