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
Ryan Buchmann, LMFT
Ryan graduated from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International Unversity in 2007 and has been a licensed MFT since 2011. He also has a degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling from the University of San Diego which he received in 2005. Ryan's passion is working with "spiritual issues," more specifically, the existential questions that leave one wondering "Why am I here?" or "What is my purpose in life?" His goal is to reduce suffering and bring peace into the lives of his clients by helping them realize that they are more than their thoughts (the products of the thinking mind) and they can actualize their full potential as persons, becoming the best version of themselves. Ryan describes himself as "a therapist, not an administrator," but after entering into private practice realizes that administration is also part of having a therapy business. For this reason, he has joined the board of directors to serve a role as administrator for SDNC-CAMFT.
Peter Martin, LMFT
Pete was 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.
Katie Militello, LMFT
Brandi Garcia, AMFT
CHAPTER PAST PRESIDENTS
Merriel Mandell - 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995