Meet the Commissioners

The Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) is made up of  professional members and 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.

Carol Messmore,
PhD, LMFT 

Chair
Capella University

Lee Johnson
PhD, LMFT

Commissioner
Brigham Young University

Jaclyn Cravens Pickens,
PhD, LMFT  

Commissioner
Texas Tech University

David VanDyke
PhD, LMFT

Chair Elect
Wheaton College

Heather Katafiasz,
PhD, LMFT

Commissioner
University of Akron, OH


Nancy Shankle,
PhD

Public Member
Rellis University System

Blake Berryhill, 
PhD, LMFT

Commissioner
University of Alabama

Aaron Norton,
PhD, LMFT

Commissioner
Texas Woman's University

Michael Westerfield 
PhD

Public Member
Moore, SC