Los Angeles Chapter  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Los Angeles Chapter — CAMFT

President's Message

12/31/2023 11:00 PM | Mike Johnsen (Administrator)

Jennifer Stonefield, LMFT
President, LA-CAMFT

Welcome to LA-CAMFT 2024!

For those of you who don’t know me yet, I came onto the LA-CAMFT Board of Directors as Secretary in 2020, just as the pandemic hit and everything was changing. As the rest of the world was shutting-down, my professional world was opening-up. Being on the LA-CAMFT Board of Directors gave me the opportunity to meet amazingly strong clinicians, who even in the toughest and most isolated of times became a pillar of strength for me that I never thought possible.

As President, I want to build upon the already established foundations within LA-CAMFT, and further strengthen the connections between us, as we all get to know each other better—because as strong as we might be individually, we are even stronger working together as a community.

With that, I’d love to take this opportunity to introduce you to the other members of your 2024 LA-CAMFT board:

Past President:Christina “Tina” Cacho Sakai, LMFT

President-Elect: Akiah “Kiah” Selwa, LMFT (also, Therapist of Color Grant Award Committee Chair)

Chief Financial Officer: Di Wilson, LMFT

Secretary:Kimberly Morgan, LMFT

Diversity Committee Chair:Stara Shakti, LMFT

Speaker Chair:Elizabeth Sterbenz, LMFT

CE Network Events Chair:Jenni J.V. Wilson, LMFT

Pre-licensed Representative:Javan Taherkhani, LMFT

Special Events Chair:Suzy Herbert, LMFT

Sponsorship and Community Relations Chair: Brian Hart, LMFT

Communications and Marketing Chair:Lexi Berard, AMFT

Special Interest Groups Chair:Sandi Bohle, AMFT

Board Members-At-Large:

Sahaja Douglass, LMFT
Leanne Nettles, LMFT
Keonna Robinson, LMFT (also, Therapist of Color Mentorship Committee Chair)

I am honored to serve alongside each of our returning and newest LA-CAMFT leaders and board members. And while some well-known faces may be taking a break or moving on from their long-held board positions this year, I’m excited that they will continue to be a part of LA-CAMFT leadership in other ways.

I look forward to seeing you at one of the upcoming online CE events—January will feature Angela Gee, LMFT, introducing us to pertinent issues that impact mental health in the Adoption Community—or one of the fun in-person networking activities we have planned this year. Please come up and introduce yourself, or find me at President@LACAMFT.org!.

There is strength in numbers, and I hope some of you who may have hesitated in the past will reach out and join us in advancing the fortification of LA-CAMFT’s award-winning programming, resources, supports, and collective bonds. Let’s make 2024 another wonderful year! 


Jennifer Stonefield, LMFT

Jennifer Stonefield, LMFT, is Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She’s always had a passion for psychology and going on the therapeutic journey with her clients reminds her of this every day. She has a wide array of clinical experience ranging from working with children in an educational setting to those suffering from dementia to individual work in several group, private practices where age holds no boundaries. She has an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Jennifer applies a person-centered approach when working with clients, as she believes that a “one size fits all” approach simply won’t cut it.

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