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The West Michigan Counseling Association (WMCA) is a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession.

WMCA is one of the state's largest chapters of the Michigan Counseling Association (MCA) www.michigancounselingassociation.com. As a regional chapter of MCA, WMCA locally represents professional counselors in various practice settings.

By providing leadership, newletters, conferences, and MCA representation to nearly 150 members, WMCA helps counseling professionals develop their skills and expand their knowledge base in effort to contribute to a healthier community.

2016-2017 Executive Board

President:  Shawn Bultsma appointed to fill term for Judy Bouley (2018)

President-Elect:  Kasey Hagler (2019)

Past-President:  Shanna Bell (2017)

Treasurer:  Dave Witucki (2017)

Secretary:  Angie Pulera (2018)

High School Representative:  Kenneth Parker (2017)

High School Representative:  Anne Harig (2018)

Middle School Representative:  MaryAnn Harris (2018)

Middle School Representative:  Katie Erickson (2017)

Elementary School Representative:  Christine Lance (2017)

Elementary School Representative: Joe Kessel (2018)

Representative At Large:  Matt Johnson (2017)

Representative At Large:  Eric Kelliher (2018)

Marketing/Advertising:  Dori Castignola (appointed)

Newsletter:  Nathan Hansen (appointed)

Membership:  Renee Hartman (appointed)

MCA Governing Council Representative:  HOLD (appointed)

Website:  Shawn Bultsma (appointed)

WMCA Historian:  Shawn Bultsma (appointed)

Graduate Student Representative:  Laura Holland (appointed)

Please note that we have open positions for Representative at Large, Historian, and Marketing/Advertising on the WMCA Executive Board (click here for the Call for Volunteers Page).  If you are interested in serving, please contact Shawn Bultsma at sbultsma@wmca1.org

The year in parentheses following each name indicates the year through which each board member will serve.  Committee chair positions are appointed and are indicated by the word "Appointed" following the names.

Calendar for WMCA 2016-2017

9/15/16- Board Meeting, Board Room (KISD)

10/6/16- Board Meeting, Bostwick Room (KISD)

10/14/16- Fall Conference, Davenport

11/10/16- Board Meeting, Bostwick Room (KISD)

1/12/17- Board Meeting, Bostwick Room (KISD)

2/9/17- Winter Conference, KISD

3/9/17- Board Meeting, Bostwick Room (KISD)

4/21/17- Spring Banquet, DT Market

5/11/17- Board Meeting, Bostwick Room (KISD)
































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