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Meet our Board!

Below you will find the names and email addresses of current MAMFT Board Members and Committees. 

Executive Director: J'Kalein Madison

J’Kalein brings a warm vibrant energy, along with a diverse skill set to this position. He has worked in leadership at systemically focused non-profits, understands the inner workings of boards, and has a wealth of experience in program management, event planning, marketing, and public relations.

Contact: executivedirector@mamft.net

Officers

President: Alex Iantaffi

Alex Iantaffi, PhD, MS, SEP, CST, CST-S, LMFT (they/he/lui) is an author, family therapist, WPATH certified gender specialist, AASECT certified sex therapist and supervisor, Somatic ExperiencingⓇ practitioner, and AAMFT approved clinical supervisor. When not running their practice, Edges Wellness Center LLC, they can be found parenting, writing, drinking coffee, watching movies, hanging out by Gichigami (Lake Superior), tending to their relationships and exploring Duluth, where they live. Alex has been involved with MAMFT for several years, first as a volunteer with the Social Justice Committee and since 2020 as a Board member. They feel that serving on the Board is one way to give back to and nurture their local MFT community & to ensure the longevity of our field. Alex is grateful for the privilege & opportunity to serve the MFT community in Minnesota and is always open to feedback by its members. Contact: president@mamft.net


President-Elect: Leah Seeger

My name is Leah Seeger (she/her) and I am second career therapist who specializes in supporting individuals, couples, and families with struggles complicated by trauma, challenging upbringings, and/or addictive issues. I provide therapy from a social justice, feminist, trauma-informed lens and am a Brainspotting provider. Outside of work I can be found enjoying good food, music, and games with my loved ones. I also enjoy traveling, reading, playing volleyball, and just generally being outdoors. I have been engaged with MAMFT since 2013 as a member of the Conference Committee, and the Social Justice Committee, prior to joining the board in 2020. I’m currently the President-Elect, and serve as the chair of the External Affairs Committee. I serve on the board because MAMFT has done so much to forward our profession over the years. I want to ensure MFTs in Minnesota continue to have good support, community, and a powerful voice in the issues that impact our work. 

Contact: presidentelect@mamft.net or externalaffairs@mamft.net


Secretary: Serenity Curtis

Serenity K. Curtis (she/her). Everything to do with human sexuality, intimate relationships, and gender identity/expression is my jam! I work predominately with LGBTQ+ and neurodivergent folks, and operate from an intersectional feminist, trauma-informed, insight-building systemic perspective. I'm originally from the East Coast (MD/PA), went to undergrad in VA, and worked at CCHMC in OH for 4yrs before pursuing my MFT Master's from UW-Stout. I have been involved with MAMFT in various capacities since graduating in 2017, as I believe it is important to both know what is going on within our field and to have a voice in shaping the course of our profession in MN. Contact: secretary@mamft.net


Treasurer: Tessa Gittleman

My name is Tessa “Tess” Gittleman (she/her) and I am a therapist in private practice in Golden Valley, MN (also serving FL). I specialize in OCPD, couples struggling with gaps in intimacy and neurodivergence, as well as professionals that struggle with work/life balance. I am also an AAMFT, BBH, BMFT Approved Supervisor, and primarily work with therapists hoping to launch into private practice, balance chronic illness with client loads, and overcome executive dysfunction. Outside of work, you will find me walking my dog, Bear, spending time with my partner, or out exploring a new adventure with friends.

I was appointed to MAMFT during a special election in 2021, and decided to join because I had no idea what MAMFT did. As I became more involved, and felt increasingly passionate about the ways in which MAMFT could support our local MFT community (especially students!), I decided to take on more responsibility to try to help MAMFT better serve our members. I currently volunteer on the Executive Committee as Treasurer (2022-2025), chair the Internal Affairs committee, and also work on External Affairs projects. If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas for MAMFT, please feel free to reach out to me anytime! Contact: treasurer@mamft.net

At Large Board Members

Melissa Mrozek

Melissa Mrozek (She/her). Outside of work I am an avid traveler and dog mom. My why for serving on the board is to help support and be supported by other MFT professionals. Contact: melissa@mamft.net


Acacia "KC" Gammage

I am a doctoral candidate at North Central University pursuing my doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy. I hold a certification in the first level of Internal Family Systems and Brainspotting levels 1&2; I have presented for the MN MAMFT Conference, and have been a guest speaker for MFT and Undergraduate Psychology at St. Cloud State University of Minnesota. I specialize in bringing healing to chaotic environments and am not afraid to interrupt patterns that have led to breakdowns in family and marital systems.  I have also been working as a domestic violence relief advocate for the Harriet Tubman Center in Minneapolis for the past 13 years. I have received training and have experience with relational pattern identification and healing groups for survivors of domestic abuse and sexual exploitation.

I have been serving on the board for the past three years and take great pride and joy in creating more opportunities for professional development and community building for my fellow MFTs. I am looking forward to the opportunity to continue to serve on the board and build a supportive community for us all to thrive and grow in. Contact: kc@mamft.net


Jessica Enneking

My name is Jessica Enneking, LMFT (she/her). I oversee Adult and Transition-age Mental Health at Fraser. I am married with 2 teenage boys and one 9 year old cockapoo.

I have been connected to MAMFT in some way for several years and am currently a Clinical member. I specialize in program oversight for clients with Intellectual/Developmental Disability and co-occurring mental health needs. I’ve given several presentations on this topic internally at Fraser and externally with community partners. I’ve been a part of collaboratives across the state to ensure program compliance and equity across populations.

I’m excited to become more involved in and give back to Minnesota’s MFT community. I have spent several years on parent/teacher boards at local schools. Professionally, I have worked to reduce barriers to accessing mental health care and to minimize the impact of mental health symptoms in our most vulnerable community members. I look forward to serving the MAMFT board and Minnesota’s MFT community. Contact: jenneking@mamft.net


Calvin Hauer

I am a private practice clinician currently working in South Minneapolis. I have been an on and off clinical member of MAMFT since 2018. I am a sex positive therapist, part-time professor, and full-time nerd. 

As I continue to engage in my roles as both a therapist and educator, I am noticing the challenges in building a cohesive community among the many roles and generations of Marriage and Family Therapists. My goal in joining the board is to assist in bridging between training, new, and long established MFTs in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. I believe I bring a passion and growth mindset to collaborate with a growth-oriented board that I believe will usher in great change within our communities. My background is in working with stigmatized subjects and small business. This background has challenged me to better: reflect, adapt, and join in on needs greater than my own. Contact: chauer@mamft.net

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Elizabeth Shapiro Johnson

My name is Beth Johnson. I own a private practice called Johnson Therapy Services in St. Paul (Johnsontherapyservices.org) I enjoy working with individuals in mid-life, individuals healing from trauma and clients figuring out life post-divorce. I facilitate a group for parenting adult children. Outside of work I enjoy time with my two adult children, hiking, yoga, practicing meditation and spending time with friends. I think MAMFT offers an important way to feel part of a community in a time where isolation in our field is common. I hope to help build a strong community where clinicians can feel welcome and find a place to connect. Contact: elizabeth@mamft.net


Elections

Melissa Bolger

My name is Melissa Bolger (she/her) and I am a therapist in private practice working primarily with couples and families seeking to improve relationships, resolve conflict, and deepen understanding of self and others. I also enjoy providing supervision, holding professional consultation space, and attending conferences and trainings to keep me excited and engaged in the work we do! Outside of work, I am typically spending time with my husband and our two boys going on hikes, reading books, and exploring new places all around the world. I joined the MAMFT Board at the start of 2023 on the Elections Committee and have served as the chair since. Prior to volunteering on the board, I hadn’t had much engagement with MAMFT. As I was feeling increasingly isolated and less involved in the profession in solo private practice, I was motivated to join the organization to connect with other professionals and support the continued growth of the MFT profession.  Contact: melissa@mamft.net
 

Shauna Zotalis

My name is Shauna Zotalis (she/her), and I am a therapist in private practice working primarily with individuals, couples, and families navigating separation, divorce, and remarriage or repartnering. I am passionate about social justice and working with the LGBTQIA+ community. Outside of work, I love spending time with my family and friends, traveling, cooking, baking, practicing yoga, skiing, and being on and in water as much as possible. I joined the MAMFT Board in January 2024 on the Elections Committee. Prior to that, I participated in the Social Justice Committee and attended MAMFT trainings and conferences. I was motivated to become a board member because I am passionate about contributing to the field of marriage and family therapy and helping it continue to grow and evolve. Contact: shauna@mamft.net

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Katelyn Thoresen

My name is Katelyn Thoresen (she/her pronouns) and I am a therapist working at CARE Counseling in Minneapolis. I work with a variety of individuals, couples, and families, and use a systemic lens in my work as I believe the most sustaining change happens in the context of the relationships we have established in our lives. In my personal time, I enjoy making candles, writing, hiking, reading, and exploring the world through travel. I joined MAMFT board to connect to the larger community of MFT beyond my workplace and hope to make a difference in furthering the field towards causes that will aid both therapists and the clients we serve. Contact: katelyn@mamft.net

James McAuley

My name is James McAuley (he/him) and I am a LMFT with the Department of Veterans Affairs working primarily with individuals, couples and families who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces. I enjoy providing supervision, consultation, adjunct teaching in a MFT program, and presenting on providing marriage and family therapy and service members/veterans.

Outside of work, I typically spend time with my wife, visiting our three kids in college, golfing, reading books, traveling and enjoying the various foods throughout the Cities. I joined the MAMFT Board at the start of 2024 as a member of the Elections Committee. In the past I have presented at the annual conference and helped with the planning committee. For a few years I practiced out of state, which led me to appreciate the importance of connection among MFT’s on a local and state level. l think it is critical to support the continued growth of the MFT profession here in Minnesota.  Contact: james@mamft.net

Committees

Make the most out of your MAMFT membership and consider taking an active role on a committee or perhaps even running for an elected office in the future! It’s a great way to network and contribute to the betterment of our profession. We always welcome new voices at the table – whether you are a student, veteran therapist or somewhere in between!

Administrative Coordinator


Bridget Mozina, LMFT

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