MAMFT Special Election Announcement
The voting window for the 2021 special election for President-Elect will open soon! The President-Elect works to support the President and board as they also get an opportunity to learn more about the President position to help prepare them for the duties that lie ahead.
The voting window is open as of February 23, 2021.
Members can vote here.
Watch for more details in the Weekly Information email blasts and here on this page!
Candidate information is below.
Alex Iantaffi, PhD, MS, SEP, CST, LMFT
Alex is a clinical member of MAMFT, they have been a member for over 10 years. Alex currently runs a small group practice in South Minneapolis, with a colleague. Their practice’s vision is to co-create mental, emotional, and relational wellbeing within our communities. They serve historically marginalized and underserved populations, such as LGBTQ2S+ clients.
Alex is also passionate about teaching, training, and providing clinical supervision in the field. They are an adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and at Antioch University New England.
Alex is interested in continuing to serve MAMFT as we strive to become a more inclusive organization that better serves all our members and communities. Alex has a strong passion for social justice and liberatory work, as well as previous Board and leadership experience. Alex is serving as the chair of the social justice committee as an at-large board member. Alex is committed, reliable, and unafraid of generative conflict in service to change.
Alex would like to continue working on operationalizing the strategic plan for MAMFT, which is clearly focused on both increasing diversity in our membership and transforming our organization so that we can better serve all families and communities. Their goal would include ensuring that we have more QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color), immigrant, and disabled representation in both membership and leadership across the organization, and that marginalized identities and experiences are centered in tangible ways in all aspects of our work.
Melissa Mrozek, MA, LMFT, LADC
Melissa, a member of MAMFT since 2017, is running for the position of President Elect. Melissa attended graduate school at Argosy University and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota. Melissa is currently practicing Marriage and Family Therapy at Cedar Valley Therapy in Eagan.
Beyond Marriage and Family Therapy, she is licensed as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Melissa has facilitated trainings on Relational components of substance use disorders and also completed training presentations related to systemic components of the Foster Care System.
Prior to finding out about the opportunity to run for president-elect, Melissa had already considered it a long term goal to run for this position. She possesses a strong willingness to learn how to lead and a willingness to listen to others. Melissa has completed a Certificate in Leadership in 2019 with AAMFT. Additional qualities she would bring to the board are her organizational planning skills, perseverance, excitement related to potential changes.
If elected Melissa would like to focus on maintaining course with the strategic plan that members voted for. She would also like to continue to focus on ways in which MAMFT can evolve into a more socially just organization. Melissa would encourage board and members to evaluate some of the previously adopted bylaws to monitor their use and effectiveness.
Current Election Committee Members:
Ana Lewis (chair)
Please contact the Elections Committee with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.