Board of Directors
About Our Leadership
Our Board of Directors is made up of elected IAMFT members in good standing who volunteer their time and effort to promote the professional well-being of all MFT’s in the State of Indiana. Each Board of Director is voted into office by the IAMFT membership in accordance to our Bylaws. Elections for open spots on our IAMFT Board of Directors occurs each election cycle once a year. Terms of board service typically are limited to two years, with the exception of the positions of President-elect, President, and Past President. IAMFT has four standing committees including Conference, Elections, Legislative, and Membership. Terms of service for committee work is not time-limited for those members who wish to volunteer, with the exception of the Elections Committee whose members are elected for a two year term. All Committees include both Board and non-board IAMFT members who give graciously of their time to work in specific areas of interest on behalf of IAMFT.
Our committees are always open to new non-board members who wish to volunteer, but can not make long term commitments (running for office). If you are interested in volunteering, please make your interest known by contacting IAMFT at [email protected] or by contacting our elections committee directly at [email protected].
Robert A. Atchison
Laura K. Snyder
Immediate Past President
Nenetzin A. Stoeckle
Margaret J. Collingwood
Mark Rubens was elected to the Treasurer position in 2020. While on the board, his focus has been on membership initiatives and student development. He received his Masters in MFT from the School of Professional Psychology at the Forest Institute in 2015 and is licensed, while working as a school-based therapist for Cummins Behavioral Health Systems.
Member at Large
I graduated from Earlham College with a major in Classical Studies and a minor in Religious Studies. Afterward, I spent several years at the Earlham School of Religion, studying reconstructive postmodernism, peace and justice issues, and spiritual direction. I left to pursue my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Indiana Wesleyan University, where I met my beloved wife.
Since 2011, I have worked with individuals, couples, and families--as a counselor at a substance use hospital, as an outpatient therapist in community mental health, as a home-based therapist helping to reunify families, and as a counselor using EMDR to help heal survivors of crimes, such as domestic violence. I’ve been in my own private practice since 2019, where I particularly enjoy helping individuals and couples heal from anxiety and depression and to improve their relationships.
I'm a Clinical Fellow of AAMFT and a board member of IAMFT. I believe it's important to keep IAMFT sustainable, to advocate for MFTs throughout the state, and to be in communication with other mental health professionals--as befits a systemic thinker. I’m also a member of Quakers in Pastoral Care and Counseling (QPCC). I've been a guest lecturer on Marriage and Family Therapy theory in several classes at Butler University and would like to work also as an adjunct professor.
In my spare time, I enjoy finding new ways to avoid washing dishes, debating whether to get a doctorate, pining to play Dungeons & Dragons, and very occasionally jogging around my neighborhood, where I live with my beloved wife and our fur-baby--a seventy-pound pit-mix, named Dover.
Member at Large
Julia A. Pratt
Board Member - Region Representative - Region 1
Cezanne M. Elias
Cezanne Elias is a clinical assistant professor in the Human Development and Family Studies Department at Purdue University. She earned her PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University. In addition to her active clinical practice, her research focuses on how health and resilience impact individuals, caregivers, and subsystems within and outside of the family system. Her current work also includes the examination of best educational practices and pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning. Cezanne is excited to represent Region 1 and engage with members to in order to meet their needs.
Board Member - Region Representative - Region 2
Maria O. Willey
Board Member - Region 3
Denise A. Nicholas Williams
Board Member - Region 4
William E. Utesch
Committees & Liaisons