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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. If you are interested in serving on a committee, click here

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.  In 2014, the Trusts & Estates/Civil group was added. All subcommittees and task forces fall under the umbrella of one the six standing committees, as outlined below.

John Denny 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.

    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.

     – Steve Rutlen and Jerry Cohen, Co-chairsMembers:  Natalie Leininger
    Collects and develops practice management tools for member groups and Collaborative practitioners. 

    Delegate Relations
     – North:  Jay Bray, Chair.  Members: Suzan Barrie Aiken, Ann Buscho.  
    Delegate Relations – South:  John Denny, ChairMembers: Dawn Strachan    
    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  Amy Rodney and Ann Buscho , Co-chairs. Members: Jerry Cohen, Colleen Warren, Fran Setzer, Jena Stara, Jill Cohen
    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.

    Lisa Murray, Amy Paul, Erin McMann and Diana Martinez, Co-chairs
    Oversees and directs the production of the annual statewide conference.   

    Suzan Barrie Aiken, Chair

      Diversity – Fred Glassman and Jay Bray, Co-chairs.  Members: Bart Carey, Emily De Falla, Gloria Flores-Cerul, Christine Kerian, Diana Martinez, Tara McGuinness, Julie Milligan, Janae Monroe, Lissa Rapoport, Charlie Spiegel, Jena Stara, 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.

      Legislation – Currently Inactive
      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 
      – Currently Inactive
      Reaches out and educates the community and professions involved in Domestic Violence about Collaborative Practice.

      Keith Britany and Doug Rosner, Co-Chairs. Members: Peter Johnson, Jr., David Thomas, Connie Stone, Sara Milburn, Jerry Cohen, Bruce Fredenburg, Victoria Tran Sood, Keith Britany, Phil Shecter, Alan Nobler, Delilah Knox Rios, Leslee Newman, Nancy Ross
      Promotes education for both professionals and the public on Collaborative Practice for Trusts, Estates, and Civil disputes.  Professional education/training and outreach to practice groups to expand the practice groups to include Trusts and Estates and Civil practitioners.  Public education outreach through workshops (similar to Divorce Options) and other public education initiatives that may be identified in the future.


      Dawn Strachan and Steve Rutlen, Co-chairs
      Ensures that CP Cal has the financial resources to accomplish its mission.

        Fundraising – Dawn Strachan and Steve Rutlen, 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 
        - Currently Inactive.
        Explores ways of developing and enhancing the revenue stream of CP Cal in order to have funds for CP Cal services for member groups. 


        George Richardson, 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, Jay Bray, Co-chair.   Amy Rodney, Liaison 
        SoCal PEC, Kevin Chroman and Warren Sacks, Co-chairs.  

        Public Communications
        Website and Social Media -  Jason Crowley and Beth Proudfoot, Co-chairs. Members: Shawn Weber, Beth Proudfoot, Jay Bray, Randy Cheek
        Promotes CP Cal and educates its members and the public through an upgraded website and social media technology. 

        Divorce Options
         - George Richardson and __________, Co-Chairs. Members:  Ann Buscho, 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
         - Vi Ballard and Melissa Atteberry, Co-chairs. Members:  
        Introduces and enlists professionals into the Collaborative Practice community, and provides them with education and skills to assist with the team process. 

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