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We are looking for new leaders for our chapter in 2024!

Call for Candidates!

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 and we are accepting nominations for the 2024 leadership term.

Many of our current Board members will be continuing on into 2024, however a few are transitioning off, and we have an ongoing vacancy as well. Based on our elections process, candidates may self-nominate for any open position, including those where we have a current member interested in continuing. 

Therefore we are looking for a few more people to join the board in these key roles. Marin CAMFT is a 501(c)(6) 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, usually on Zoom, occasionally in person in San Rafael.
  • The Executive Board usually meets just before the full Board meeting, about a half hour earlier.
  • Most Board meetings take time off during the summer months, as we do with our CE programming.
  • Pre-licensed members are eligible to run for any of the Director at Large positions (the Pre-Licensed Director and any of the others too).
  • Self-nominations accepted and encouraged!

Board Culture

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 open positions available. If any of these spark your interest, contact Marin CAMFT President Peter Sadler at

We are running elections for all of these positions, however some have nominations already (from current Board members continuing on). You may self-nominate for any open position. The ones noted as "seeking candidates" will go unfilled if we do not get nominations from our membership.

President-Elect (seeking candidates)

This is a critical role for Marin CAMFT to fill. Please reach out if you would like to learn more.

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 assumes the President position. After the year as President, then this person takes on the role of Past-President, to support the incoming president in their leadership year. Therefore, this is a 3-year expected commitment. As President-Elect, 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. The President-Elect is also encouraged to participate in CE Committee Meetings in support of programs. Attendance at all full Board meetings and Executive Board meetings is expected.


Our current Secretary, Bonnie Kaufman, has volunteered to continue on in this role, and so we have a candidate for this position already. However other nominations are also accepted as part of our elections process.

The Secretary is responsible for the agendas and minutes for meetings, and otherwise keeping us organized and in compliance as a non-profit organization. The Secretary position is part of the Executive team and so attends the Executive Board meetings and the full Board meetings. As an officer position, the Secretary works with the President, President-Elect, Past President, and Treasurer on key decisions for the chapter. This is a 2-year term.

Programs Director-At-Large

Our current Programs Director, Norman Hering, has volunteered to continue on in this role, and so we have a candidate for this position already. However other nominations are also accepted as part of our elections process.

This important role manages all of the Marin CAMFT continuing education programming. You will lead the team that decides what events we host for our Marin CAMFT members and the clinician community. You will meet quarterly with the Continuing Education Committee, and monthly as part of the full Board. You will reach out to possible speakers, review training proposals, coordinate scheduling, and host some of the trainings on Zoom. There is admin support available for these tasks too. This is a 2-year term.

Marketing Director-At-Large

Our current Marketing Director, Rachel Barr, has volunteered to continue on in this role, and so we have a candidate for this position already. However other nominations are also accepted as part of our elections process.

This role helps with outreach and serves an important role in helping answer questions for members about our programming and events. The Marketing Director attends the full Board meetings each month. This is a 2-year term.

Community Director-At-Large (seeking candidates)

Works with the different committees and teams, such as the Trauma Response team, the Scholarship Committee, and the
Diversity Committee. Not currently filled.
This is a 2-year term.

Pre-Licensed Director-At-Large (seeking candidates)

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. This is a 1-year term, with the option to go up for re-election in subsequent years if interested.

We also are always seeking new members to join our Trauma Response Team, and our Diversity Committee (which is currently inactive but it would be great if there was interest in rebuilding it). 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 Peter Sadler

President-Elect Lauren Ogren

Past President Adam Cohen

Secretary Bonnie Kaufman

Treasurer Nicole Lako

Director-At-Large for Membership Jennifer Agostinelli

Director-At-Large for Programming Norman Hering

Director-At-Large for Marketing Rachel Barr

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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