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Elections Committee Update: New Executive Team and Directors Announced

Early this spring, we ran our annual elections.  We had a great deal of members running for open positions.  And while everyone was highly qualified, our membership has voted and made their selections.  Please join us in welcoming your newest Executive Team Members and Directors.  Their term begins in July.  If you would like to learn more about the new additions to our leadership team please link here.

Heather Ehinger

Heather Ehinger

Maryann LaBella

Maryann LaBella

Nicole O'Brien

Nicole O’Brien

Wendy Haggerty

Wendy Haggerty

Eve Hornstein

Eve Hornstein





Michelle Triompo

Michelle Triompo










  • Heather Ehinger was elected to serve as our incoming President-Elect. Heather will serve one year as President-Elect and move into the President position in July 2015.
  • Maryann LaBella has been elected to serve as our new Legislative Liaison.  In addition, Roxanne Pomeroy has graciously agreed to Chair the Legislative Committee for Maryann.
  • Nicole O’Brien has been elected to serve as a Director.
  • Wendy Haggerty has been elected to serve as a Director.
  • Eve Hornstein has been elected to serve as our Pre-Clinical Representative.
  • Michelle Triompo has been elected to serve as CTAMFT’s Student Representative.

For more information, please contact Paula Levy at elections@ctamft.org.


3 Days Left to Vote!

Only Three Days Left to Vote!

Thank you to all who have taken the time to vote during this year’s elections cycle.  For those who have not yet voted, you’ve got three days left, as voting closes on Saturday, March 30.

If you haven’t received a ballot from us, please contact us at elections@ctamft.org.

Election results will be announced at CTAMFT’s Annual Conference on Friday, April 25, 2014. We look forward to seeing you there!

Paula Levy, Chair
The Elections Committee

Elections Committee Update: Call for Nominations!



Paula Levy, MA, LMFT

CTAMFT Elections Committee Chair (elections@ctamft.org)

CTAMFT’s Elections Committee is seeking Nominees for the following Board of Directors positions opening in September 2014.

  • President-Elect (1-year term)
  • Director/Legislative Liaison (3-year term)
  • Director (3-year term)
  • Director/Pre-Clinical Representative (3-year term)
  • Student Representative (1-year term)

A detailed description of the responsibilities of each position is available here.

If you are interested in serving, or if you know someone who would be a great candidate, please:

  1. Notify the Elections Committee (elections@ctamft.org) by Friday, January 31, 2014.
  2. Complete and submit the 2014 Nomination Form by Saturday, February 15, 2014. The form can be downloaded here.

Election results will be announced at CTAMFT’s Annual Conference on Friday, April 25, 2014.

Please feel free to contact us at elections@ctamft.org, or contact Paula Levy, Chair of the Elections Committee at 203.803.9387 with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

2013 Call for Election Nominations



The Election Committee is seeking Nominees for the following Board of Director positions and Nominating Election Committee Chair position opening in 2013:

• Director (3-years)
• Treasurer-Elect (1-year) followed by Treasurer (2-years)
• Student Representative (1-year) followed by Student Consultant (1-year)
• Nominating Elections Committee Chair (2-years)

A detailed description of the responsibilities of each position is available on our website. If you are interested in serving or know someone who would be a great candidate, please notify the Elections Committee by Friday, February 15, 2013.

Candidates will also need to complete the 2013 Nominating Elections Form by February 22, 2013. Please contact us at elections@ctamft.org for additional information.

Thank you, Elections Committee

Letter from the President – Annual Conference and Business Report

Annual Conference and Business Report

CTAMFT President

Dorothy Timmermann, LMFT, CTAMFT Board President

MAMFT Treasurer, Mary Jane Beach

MAMFT Treasurer, Mary Jane Beach

What a pleasure it was to welcome more than 300 attendees at our recent CTAMFT Annual Conference held at the beautiful Mystic Marriott. For many this conference was our time to reconnect with colleagues, make new acquaintances, discover fresh ideas, and to strengthen our capacity to work with the couples and families that seek our guidance. We were fortunate to have several extraordinary speakers presenting this year including: Michele Weiner-Davis, Dr. Tammy Nelson and Dr. Rosalyn Dischiavo. Presentation materials from all of our speakers are available for download online at ctamft.org.

It was also such a lovely treat to have representatives from neighboring Associations join us for the Networking Event on Thursday evening. We look forward to future collaborations with both Rhode Island and Massachusetts members.

As is tradition at our Annual Conference, I also had the honor to announce the following 2012 CTAMFT Award Recipients:

Service to Families Award, in recognition of her contribution to strengthen and support families: Dr. Janis Abrahms Spring (a contribution was made to the National Parkinson Foundation on her behalf).

Distinguished Service Award, to one of Connecticut’s leading educators, Dr. Stephen Anderson, who is director of the MFT Program at the University of Connecticut; director of the Center of Applied Research in Human Development; and a professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.

Service to the Organization Award, in recognition of a group of individuals who have consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty and were the guiding force behind CTAMFT’s successful implementation of our Elections e-vote system that is now in place: Nancy Wergeles, Heather Ehinger and Paula Levy.

Service to the Organization Award – Levy and Ehinger

 We also held our Annual Business Meeting at the Conference this year. For efficiency sake, highlights were shared and the details are posted for all members to review online at ctamft.org. This 2012 Business Report includes summary information on achievements and financials from 2011, as well as the 2012 budget details.

Wendy Haggerty and Jeff Shutz

Wendy Haggerty and Associate Representative Jeff Schutz

Regarding our Association’s Business, an area that we are always concerned with is our Legislative agenda. For the upcoming year, a main focus will be on presenting our “Associate License” bill for passage, and we will begin to put together a team in early fall to be prepared to do so. We also continually support the efforts led by AAMFT on improving access to Medicare-covered mental health benefits by pushing for recognition of LMFTs. There are also some AAMFT changes, such as those to the Member Categories, that will need our support divisionally to implement with new Bylaws. We are taking this opportunity to review our Bylaws in great detail so that we can make overall improvements as well as needed adjustments. Members will be provided with relevant information and voting members will be asked to vote for approval of changes this fall.

Finally, we would like to invite members to join us for the next Networking Breakfast and Board meeting which will be held at Southern CT State University on this Friday, May 11th in the Alumni Room of the Adante Student Center. Please RSVP immediately to e-mail if you are interested in attending. This will complete our recent outreach to all the MFT programs in CT and we appreciate being so welcomed and all the wonderful connections made.

Director - Betsey Lebow

Director – Betsey Lebow

AAMFT Annual Conference

Please consider attending AAMFT’s Annual Conference being held September 13-16th at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC. The theme of this year’s conference is “Women: Evolving Roles in Society and Family.” If you are attending and interested in sharing information with CTAMFT members, please contact Wendy Haggerty at 203-254-1748 or e-mail.

CTAMFT Election Results

Student Representative - Michelle Vinci

Student Representative – Michelle Vinci

The Elections Committee, led this year by Paula Levy, was responsible for the coordination of many excellent candidates. Thank you to all who participated and also those members who took the time to vote. Please join us in congratulating the following people, assuming their elected positions in July 2012.

        • President-Elect: Denise Parent, LMFT
        • Director: Normajean Cefarelli, LMFT
        • Director: Betsey Lebow, LMFT
        • Associate Representative: Jeff Schutz, MA
        • Student Representative: Michelle “Mika” Vinci
        • Elections Committee Member: Diane Safran, LMFT