Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of the San Diego Chapter of CAMFT is a committed group of volunteer members who focus on providing high quality events that support the needs of our membership. Board Members strive to provide many opportunities to support each other and participate in our local community.
Secretary: Mary Puntenney, LMFT, LPCC, RPT
Mary is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, and prospective Certified Child Centered Play Therapist. She currently works in a private group practice, Family Connections Therapy, where she provides therapy to children and youth ages 0 through 18 and their families. Mary's experience includes adult inpatient and outpatient, as well as school, clinic-based, and private practice services for children and adolescents. She plans to further her career by developing an online platform for therapists and mental health practitioners to build community, network, and share interventions helpful for the child and adolescent population. Working with youth is one of Mary’s greatest passions. Eventually, she hopes to become an expert in providing therapy to children ages 0 to 5.
Treasurer: Kathryn Krug, LMFT
Kathryn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, born and raised in San Diego, CA. Kathryn’s clinical experience includes treatment of individuals and couples in the aftermath of psychiatric hospitalization, managing severe mental illness, substance induced or medically induced psychosis, adjustment to major medical diagnosis, and stress management for working professionals with personality disorders. Currently, Kathryn is a medical case manager for Molina Healthcare CA, Adjunct Professor of Psychology for Vincennes University Military Education Program, and CEO Counseling SDC.
Private practice website: www.counselingSDC.com
CEU Chair: Sarah Schumacher, LMFT
Sarah is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapist providing therapy, case management, and intensive outpatient services for clients in San Diego. She has history of working with youth in a variety of settings, including outpatient, residential, and crisis shelters. She also has experience working with the military as a therapist on military bases, providing crisis and emergency mental health intervention in detention facilities, and working as a therapist in a university setting. She practices a variety of modalities, focusing on CBT, DBT, play therapy, psychodynamic, and trauma-informed care in her work. Sarah is a member of the Pet Assisted Therapy team at the San Diego Humane Society, bringing ambassador animals from the Humane Society to patients and clients in need at hospitals, nursing homes, hospice care, detention facilities, and other organizations for therapeutic purposes. Sarah has served on the San Diego CAMFT Chapter board for over two years and is currently the CEU Chair. She has also served as a Member at Large for the chapter, organizing and facilitating the Attorney/Therapist Workshops and collaboration during that time. She has previously served on the Desert CAMFT Chapter board as the Prelicensed Member Representative. Sarah was recently appointed as a State CAMFT CEPA Committee member and will play a critical role in maintaining the continuing education standards for mental health professionals in California. In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, volunteering at the San Diego Humane Society, traveling, and going to Disneyland.
Communications Chair: Torie Cueto, LMFT
Torie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice. Her office is located in the Sorrento Valley neighborhood of San Diego. In her practice, Torie focuses on working individually with adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, burnout, perfectionism, and relationship issues. Torie began her career in the mental health field in 2013, working in an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Since then, she has worked with adults, teens, and children in a variety of settings including community-based locations, clinics, and schools. Her experience includes providing crisis intervention, advocacy, and individual, group, and family therapy. Torie has a passion for helping to destigmatize mental health and mental illness and encourage those who are struggling to seek support.
Private practice website: www.toriecueto.com
Community Outreach Chair: Sara Cole, LMFT
Sara is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In her private practice, Sara focuses on working with women experiencing high stress, depression, anxiety, or recovering from trauma or major life changes. Sara is also passionate about working with family and friends of people with substance misuse, including teens. She provides EMDR and other trauma-based treatments to individuals who have experienced trauma. Sara previously worked with older adults who suffered from homelessness, severe persistent mental illness, and often substance misuse. She had the opportunity to serve as a therapist and then program manager for a county contracted program providing trauma focused therapy to children and families navigating the foster care system. In her life outside of being a therapist, Sara is a mom, artist, and loves nature and yoga. She wants to help remove the shame that some people feel about mental illness and therapy.
Private practice website: www.saracolemft.com
Membership Chair: Mary Ann Fornes, LMFT
Mary Ann Fornes is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works in a non-profit Health Center as the Behavioral Health Manager, serving MediCal and Medicare members. Mary Ann has experience in bi-directional care, engaging primary care in mental health partnerships. When providing psychotherapy, Mary Ann incorporates a psycho-social intervention with depth psychology, where the focus is to discover the belief system that drives the choices we make. Mary Ann is excited to be serve as the Membership Chair of the San Diego CAMFT Board of Directors.
Education Chair: Erica Thompson, LMFT, LPCC
Erica is a private practice therapist specializing in supporting adults with trauma, attachment wounds, and substance misuse. Her practice is conveniently located in Mission Valley. Erica has worked as a psychotherapist since 2005 and is originally from Massachusetts. She has worked in a variety of treatment settings including community mental health, dual diagnosis treatment programs, and college counseling centers. Erica's responsibilities have included prevention education (suicide, substance misuse, and sexual violence), as well as, mental health stigma reduction through providing workshops and planning events. Erica is part of San Diego's Trauma Response Network. She is passionate about supporting survivors of sexual violence and other traumatic events. She is an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist and some of her therapeutic approaches include AF-EMDR, IFS, CBT, and MI.
Private practice website: www.ericathompsontherapy.com
Pre-License Chair: Nancy Phung
Nancy is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee with a passion for somatic psychotherapy and mind-body healing. She was first exposed to the mental health field while working with a number of local nonprofit organizations. She is inspired by trauma-informed approaches and the impact it is capable of for an individual's well-being. With the desire to supplement traditional talk-therapy, Nancy is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing; Trauma-Informed Yoga; and Experiential Therapy. Nancy currently serves as Member at Large with CAMFT-SD. As a liaison and support person for CAMFT-SD, Nancy aims to not only provide information and updates about the current state of the MFT field to her peers, but rally them around the value of participating and engaging with CAMFT-SD.
Past President: Angie Rosenberg, LMFT, MT-BC
Angie believes in empowering health and preventative medicine. She is passionate about working with women and families. She empowers clients to move beyond pain to a life full of purpose. She uses a strength and wellness based approach, creating ease, health, and wellness for clients. Angie holds a M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy, B.S. in Music Therapy, is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, & is nationally board certified in music & massage therapy. She has been practicing in the health field since 2006 and has worked in treatment centers, hospitals, nonprofits, hospice, preventative care (chiropractic clinics, rehab facilities, spas, and wellness centers), and in developmental services. Angie currently works in Private Practice as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Encinitas, CA, as an ERMHS Therapist for Specialized Therapeutic Services. Family Innovative Therapies offers a variety of services and benefits to support health providers to get their businesses into shape. Angie collaborates with other natural health providers to offer unique treatment choices and recommendations. Angie sees her clients for who they are at their core and uses her extensive training to heal and empower her clients with the tools they need to thrive. Angie offers traditional family counseling, couples, children, adolescent, group counseling featuring Women’s Empowerment, and music therapy.