Kane’s Korner


Kane Phelps
Membership Chair, LA-CAMFT

Kane’s Korner:

We had a great September Networking Meeting with the theme of Diversity. LA-CAMFT has initiated a new Special Interest Group (SIG) under that banner. It is my pleasure to announce that the Diversity Chair is Janaki Neptune, and Co-Chair is Christina Castorena. Thank you both for stepping into these leadership roles ready to spearhead this initiative that has been long needed in our community.

A warm welcome to new and renewing members: Staci Emerson, Michiyo Okano, Jaclyn Gabay, Monica Garfield, Sharon Johnson-Magar, Erin Rieger, Kailyn Danielson, Dana Harris, Kimberly Higg, Michelle King, Marilyn Manzi, and Cheryl Martner.

In other LA-CAMFT member news, Expressive Arts SIG Co-Chair, Hilary Kern is off to Thailand for a 3 to 6 month sabbatical. We wish her safe and fruitful travels. Expressive Arts Co-Chair, Michelle Bee, will carry the ball during Hilary’s absence. Thank you, Michelle. Member Mathew Evans, who is only 100 hours short of the 3,000 licensing requirement, has volunteered to help out with Membership. He is savvy with social media and eager to help interns get more from their LA-CAMFT experience. Thank you Matthew!

This month’s Member Spotlight features Christina Castorena. Christina, as mentioned above, is Co-Chair of our newly formed Diversity Special Interest Group (SIG). In addition to being a devoted therapist and LA-CAMFT volunteer, she is also an author (read her bio) plus a professional DJ. I have had the privilege of seeing her work in this latter category and I can say, unequivocally, she is terrific.