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CP Cal Committees

The committees and tasks forces in California have been working hard to provide benefits for the Collaborative groups in California. This means countless hours of phone conferences and meetings to meet ambitious goals for educating practitioners and promoting Collaborative Practice statewide. All members of CP Cal practice groups are welcome and encouraged to join our committees.

At the 2013 Board Retreat, the committee structure was reorganized into five groups, Member Group Support, Celebration, Special Initiatives, Public Education, and Revenue and Fundraising.  All subcommittees and task forces fall under the umbrella of one the five standing committees, as outlined below.

Member Group Support 
Peg Anderson and Hal Bartholomew, Co-chairs 
Shares Collaborative Practice information, education and training opportunities with member groups and works to promote and maintain high standards of Collaborative Practice in California.

  • NewsletterPeg Anderson, Chair/Editor.
    Reaches out to our member groups and their individual members, through periodic electronic newsletters, to keep them informed of activities of our board and delegates, and events throughout the state.
  • ToolboxSteve Rutlen and Hal Bartholomew, Co-chairs. Members:  
    Collects and develops practice management tools for member groups and Collaborative practitioners. 
  • Delegate Relations – North:  Peg Anderson, Chair.  Members: Michael Tonjum, Susan Campbell, Kathryn Amenta, Kathleen Faulkner.  South:  Carol Hughes, Chair. Members: Warren Sacks.
    Nurtures the board’s relationships with the delegates, enlistment of practitioners to committees, task forces, and delegate/leadership positions, and supporting intergroup projects and trainings for the practice groups throughout California.
  • Practice Excellence Julia Brungess and Peg Anderson, Co-chairs. Members:   
    Surveys practice groups to learn about similarities and differences in group structures, leadership positions, committees, group trainings, and group projects.  In 2013, this may include exploration of work being done to streamline Collaborative Practice for efficiency, providing collaborative practice services to modest means clients, and creation of an ethics hot line.

        Natalie Leininger and Lisa Zonder, Co-chairs
        Oversees and directs the production of the annual statewide conference.   

        Special Initiatives
        Suzan Barrie Aiken, Chair

        • Legislation Fred Glassman and David Fink, Co-chairs. Members:
          Navigates through the legislative process and community to educate the appropriate interests on the advisability of and support for the Uniform Collaborative Law Rules/Act.  
        • Domestic Violence Kathleen O`Connor and Julia Brungess, Co-chairs. Members:
          Reaches out and educates the community and professions involved in Domestic Violence about Collaborative Practice.
        • Diversity – Fred Glassman and Jay Bray,  Co-chairs.  Members: Bart Carey, Caryn Espo, Christine Kerian, Tara McGuinness, Julie Milligan, Janae Monroe, Lissa Rapoport, Jena Stara, Ellyn Stein, James Walton  
          Addresses, informs and educates member groups regarding diversity, including: identifying the scope of diversity; engaging in efforts to recruit diverse allied professionals to participate in Collaborative Practice; developing and circulating information on diversity to member groups and their individuals; and increasing diversity awareness not only within member groups but throughout the California community.

          Public Education
          Randy Cheek, Stephanie Maloney and Shawn Weber, Co-chairs
          Develops and disseminates materials for the education of the public and professionals about CP Cal and Collaborative Practice through various modes (including, without limitation, print and electronic media, direct presentations and other methods), and conducts other activities related to the promotion of CP Cal, its member groups and their interests.

            • Statewide PEC Coordination
              • NorCal PEC, Randy Cheek, Liaison
              • SoCal PEC, Kevin Chroman, Co-chair.  Kathleen O`Connor, Liaison
            • Public Communications
              • Website and Social Media - Shawn Weber and Jason Crowley, Co-chairs. Members: 
                Promotes CP Cal and educates its members and the public through an upgraded website and social media technology. 
                • Social Media Task Force - As marketing arm of the committee, reacts quickly to ideas and posts to create “buzz” about Collaborative Practice.
            • Divorce Options - George Richardson and Kathleen O`Connor, Co-Chairs.  Members:  Ann Buscho, Patrice Courteau, Leslie Hart, Theresa Heyes, Stephanie Maloney, John McDaniel, Steven Rutlen, Deborah Jo Sandler, Charlie Spiegel.  
              Revises and modifies the Divorce Options presentation and brochure for the use of the member groups in their effort to educate the public about their divorce choices.   
            • Professional Outreach - Carol Hughes and Renee Marcelle, Chair.  Members: Carol Hughes, Renee Marcelle, Mary Ann Aronsohn, Mark Baer, Jerry Cohen, Sid Tarpinian, Diane Morin, Randy Cheek, Jan Dudman, Leslee Newman, Jann Glasser, Laurel Amaya, Ron Supancic, Douglas J. Wolf.   
              Introduces and enlists professionals into the Collaborative Practice community, and provides them with education and skills to assist with the team process. 
              • Mental Health
              • Financial
              • Legal
            Revenue and Fundraising
            Suzan Barrie Aiken and Warren Sacks, Co-chairs
            Ensures that CP Cal has the financial resources to accomplish its mission.
              • Fund RaisingSuzan Barrie Aiken and Warren Sacks, Co-chairs. Members:
                Develops fund raising ideas to reach out to Collaborative professionals and other donors to generate funds for CP Cal to be used in its general fund, which includes public education, educating Collaborative professionals and working with legislation to promote Collaborative Practice. 
              • Revenue Alternatives - Suzan Barrie Aiken and Warren Sacks, Co-chairs. Members: 
                Explores ways of developing and enhancing the revenue stream of CP Cal in order to have funds for CP Cal services for member groups. 



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