Meet the Commissioners

The Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) is made up of ten (10) Commissioners -- nine (8) 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).

Dale Hawley,
PhD, LMFT 

Chair
University of Wisconsin Stout

Christian Jordal,
PhD, LMFT 

Commissioner
Drexel University

Susan E. Abbe,
PhD, RN

Public Member
Durham, CT

Bobbi Miller,
PhD, LMFT

Chair Elect
Regis University

James Ungvarsky,
PhD, LMFT

Commissioner
Colorado Springs, CO


Nancy Shankle Jordan,
PhD

Public Member
Shreveport, LA

Elizabeth Fawcett,
PhD, LMFT 

Commissioner
Orem, UT

David Van Dyke,
PhD, LMFT   

Commissioner
Wheaton College

Daniel Lord,
PhD, LMFT  

Commissioner
Wichita, KS

Yulia Watters,
PhD, LMFT

Commissioner
Northcentral University