Meet the Commissioners

The Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) is made up of eleven (11) Commissioners -- nine (9) professional members and two (2) public members. Professional Commission members must be senior marriage and family therapy educators or clinicians. Public members represent the interests of the general public and are not professional marriage and family therapy educators, supervisors or practitioners. In selecting Commission members, every effort is made to maintain a balance with regard to race, ethnicity, gender, and geographic location. The Commission reflects a balance regarding academicians and practitioners as well as training contexts (master's, doctoral, and post-degree).

Bobbi Miller,
PhD, LMFT

Chair
Regis University

Elizabeth Fawcett,
PhD, LMFT 

Chair Elect
Utah Valley University

Carol Messmore 
PhD, LMFT

Commissioner
Capella University

Lee Johnson
PhD, LMFT

Commissioner
Brigham Young University

James Ungvarsky,
PhD, LMFT

Commissioner
Colorado Springs, CO


Nancy Shankle Jordan,
PhD

Public Member
Texas A&M University System

Christian Jordal,
PhD, LMFT 

Commissioner
Drexel University

Yulia Watters,
PhD, LMFT

Commissioner
Northcentral University

Michael Westerfield 
PhD

Public Member
Moore, SC

Daniel Lord,
PhD, LMFT  

Commissioner
Wichita, KS

David Van Dyke,
PhD, LMFT   

Commissioner
Wheaton College