Board of Directors
Kathlyne Barnum, LMFT
Kathlyne completed her MA in Counseling Psychology in 2002 from National University. She completed her practicum and intern hours at MiraCosta College, Hospice of the North Coast and through private practice. She became licensed and began working at the Elizabeth Hospice in 2011 where she currently serves as the Clinical Supervisor of the counseling intern program, and specializes in grief and loss.
Shauntis Bussey, LMFT
Shauntis graduated from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University with her second master’s degree in 2016. Shauntis has dedicated 12 years of her career to behavioral health programs and 501(c)(3) organizations in San Diego County. Her areas of specialization include counseling children, teens, families and adults living with complex trauma, generational cycles of abuse, serious mental health disorders, addiction issues, and major life stressors. Shauntis currently works with Interfaith Community Services leading programs that serve military Veterans who are surviving homelessness.
Marci Stafford, LMFT
Marci earned her MS in Counseling from Cal State East Bay (Hayward) and has worked in the EAP field since 1997. As Clinical Director of RBH EAP, Marci helps organizations manage performance, respond to crisis, and mitigate risk when behavioral health issues impact the workplace. Her motto: not all employers are like family, but almost all can benefit from a good family therapist. Her passion: coaching new leaders in the art of people management, and being a confidential, supportive resource for HR professionals.
Sunny Yang, LMFT
Peter Martin, LMFT
Pete was a USN Gulf War veteran and former business owner who has worked with homeless veterans at Interfaith Community Services for the last eleven years and does private practice one day a week. He has benefited greatly from North County CAMFT and wishes to give back to his fellow LMFT's and MFT interns.
Josho Malfavon, LMFT
Josho is a licensed, registered LMFT. He is a Marine Veteran currently providing counseling for individuals and couples stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. He also currently provides therapy for individual, couples, family, and children experiencing grief through the Elizabeth Hospice. He also has experience with individual and group counseling with patients at different levels of psychiatric care through Alvarado Parkway Institute.
Catherine Beery, LMFT
Cate completed her MA in clinical psychology at Antioch University and is an LMFT. She is employed as a geriatric specialist at Community Research Foundation (CRF), a non-profit mental health agency, and holds a certificate in geriatric mental health. The focus of her work is applying principles of positive psychology to support quality of life at every age.
Katie Militello, LMFT, LPCC
Katie is a LMFT and LPCC employed at Coherence Associates, a group private practice specializing in trauma, and work with first responders utilizing Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). Katie completed her internships at The Elizabeth Hospice, UCSD Maternal Health Clinic, and GUIDE, a Carlsbad school based counseling program. Katie’s practice includes a range of ages from teenagers/young adults to seniors. Katie facilitates a group in Del Mar titled “Adapting to Life Transitions” helping seniors adapt to changing capabilities as they age.
Brandi Nichols, AMFT
Brandi is currently an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at The Elizabeth Hospice, where her primary focus is to support those who have experienced the death of a loved one or those who have been given a serious diagnosis. Her goal is to help her clients find your their way through this journey, and to regain hope and strength to engage in a meaningful life. Her training includes working with seniors in an intensive outpatient program, specifically women who have experienced trauma. Counseling is her second career, having practiced as a registered nurse for about six years with three of those years as a hospice care case manager. Helping people is her passion, and she has found a love for integrating the mind, body, and spirit in treatment. Outside of work, she loves spending time with family and friends as well in nature.
PAST CHAPTER PRESIDENTS
Robin Andersen - 2017, 2018