Jan Mellinger, 
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT 23678

Thank you for electing me CAMFT's President Elect!
I am very grateful, and looking forward to starting on June 1, 2017!
My name is Jan Mellinger, and I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 23678). 

I am very excited to be running for President Elect for the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists ( CAMFT.org ). I originally applied to run as a Director at Large. It was a great honor when the CAMFT Nominating Committee contacted me to ask me to run as CAMFT's President Elect. 

As a former President of CAMFT (1995-1996), I know what it takes to run our organization, and bring my experience as a 30 year CAMFT member. I am willing to work hard to ensure that CAMFT continues to grow as an MFT trade association to meet the needs of our growing membership. 
  • CAMFT President, 1995-1996
  • CAMFT President Elect, 1994-1995
  • CAMFT Chief Financial Officer (CFO), 1992-1994
  • Numerous CAMFT committees over the years, including Annual Conference, Nominating Committee and CEPA
As a former CAMFT President, I believe my institutional memories will be useful to the CAMFT Board. I'm a forward thinker and want to make great things happen for LMFTs. We need parity and financial security. We need to be Medicare providers to open up more jobs in healthcare. Our interns need to be paid a living wage. I will work hard for our members to help make these goals happen. 

Over the years since my CAMFT Presidency, I have stayed active and involved with CAMFT, serving on various committees, and reaching out to Board presidents to offer support. 

Please learn more about me here . My CAMFT statement is on the CAMFT website here , or you can read it as a PDF

I'm very flattered to have been endorsed by a number of my esteemed colleagues. I invite you to read those here

My campaign flyer is here . I would be very grateful if you would share it with others. 

Many thanks, 

Jan Mellinger


Knowledge of the responsibilities and duties of the Presidential position.
Unique perspective on what has worked well and what needs improvement.

CAMFT continuing to work for Medicare reimbursement for California MFTs.

Parity with other Masters Degree mental health practitioners.

I am committed to...
Respect for the diversity of our members and clients.

Attention for interns and trainees so they become ethical and proficient therapists.