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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.

2015-2016 Executive Board

President:  Shanna Bell (2017)

President-Elect:  Judy Bouley (2018)

Past-President:  Deana Pienta (2016)

Treasurer:  Dave Witucki (2017)

Secretary:   Phyllis Powers-Fata (2016)

High School Representative:   Kasey Hagler (2017)

High School Representative:  Liz Pellegrom (2016)

Middle School Representative: Kelly Green (2016)

Middle School Representative:  Katie Erickson (2017)

Elementary School Representative:  Christine Lance (2017)

Elementary School Representative:  Collin DeVos (2016)

Representative At Large:  Matt Johnson (2017)

Representative At Large:  Lee Chassee (2016)

Marketing/Advertising:  Vacant (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:  Erika Dvorak (appointed)

Partnerships and Programs Representative: Cindy Urban (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 2015-2016

Sept. 17 – Bostwick, 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Oct. 1 - Bostwick, 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Oct. 9 - ITT Technical Institute, Fall Conference
Nov. 12 – Bostwick, 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Jan. 14 – Rogue A Room
, 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Feb. 4 - Kent ISD, Winter Conference 
March 10 – Rogue A Room, 7:30-9:00 a.m.
April 29 - Spring Banquet, Downtown Market, Noon-1:30 p.m.
May 12 – Bostwick, 7:30-9:00 a.m.































WMCA Constitution & By-Laws