Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Social Workers Advisory Committee

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Committee Information

Qualifications

The secretary of health appoints members for three-year terms.

The committee shall be comprised of nine members. Two members shall be licensed mental health counselors. Two members shall be licensed marriage and family therapists. One member shall be a licensed independent clinical social worker, and one member shall be a licensed advanced social worker. Three members must be consumers and represent the public at large and may not be licensed mental health care providers.

Three members shall be appointed for a term of one year, three members shall be appointed for a term of two years, and three members shall be appointed for a term of three years. Subsequent members shall be appointed for terms of three years. A person must not serve as a member for more than two consecutive terms.

In order to qualify, an applicant must:

  • Live in Washington State
  • Not hold an office in a professional association for mental health, social work, or marriage and family therapy
  • Not be employed by the state of Washington
  • Have worked as a licensee for five years.

Consumer members represent the public and may not be affiliated with the professions listed in RCW 18.225.

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Committee Members

Name and term expiration date of members

Members Term Expires
Michael Fitzpatrick, LMFT, chair June 1, 2024
Craig Apperson, LMHC, vice chair September 20, 2023
Anjanette Jorstad, LASW October 11, 2022
Beda Herbison, LICSW August 31, 2023
Linda Sattem, public member August 31, 2023
Megan Simmons, LMFT November 30, 2024
Melissa Denner, LMHC November 30, 2024
Netra Kendle, public member November 30, 2024
Vacant, public member  - - 
Committee Meetings

(subject to change)

Date and Location Activity Documents

June 10, 2022 at 9 a.m.
Virtual meeting

Business meeting Agenda (PDF)

September 9, 2022 at 9 a.m.
Virtual meeting

Business meeting  

December 9, 2022 at 9 a.m.
Virtual meeting

Business meeting  
Meeting Minutes

2021

2020

 

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