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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.

2013-2014 Executive Board

President:  Sarah Gammans (2015)

President-Elect:  Deana Pienta (2016)

Past-President:  Danelle Scott (2014)

Treasurer:  Dave Witucki (2014)

Secretary:   Becky Turner (2015)

High School Representative:   Renee Hartman (2014)

High School Representative:  Cara Harvey (2015)

Middle School Representative: Shanna Bell (2014)

Middle School Representative:  Katie Erickson (2015)

Elementary School Representative:  Judy Bouley (2014)

Elementary School Representative:  Vacant (2015)

Representative At Large:  Matt Johnson (2014)

Representative At Large:  Vacant (2015)

Marketing/Advertising:  Becky Telzerow (appointed)

Newsletter:  Barbara Williams (appointed)

Membership:  Kelly Farkas (appointed)

MCA Governing Council Representative:  Becky Telzerow (appointed)

Website:  Shawn Bultsma (appointed)

WMCA Historian:  Shawn Bultsma (appointed)

Graduate Student Representative: Ashlynn Piecuch (appointed)

Conference: Sarah Vant'Hof (appointed)

Urban School Satellite 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 2013-2014

Sept. 12 – Board Room, 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Oct. 4 - Fall Conference at WGVU Eberhard Center 301 W. Fulton; Grand Rapids
Oct. 17 – Kent Room, 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Nov. 14 – Board Room, 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Jan. 9 – Board
Room, 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Feb. 13 - Winter Conference at KISD
March 13 – Board Room, 7:30-9:00 a.m.
April 25 - Spring Banquet at KISD
May 16 – Board Room, 7:30-9:00 a.m.

2014-2015 Board Meeting Dates

Sept. 11 – Bostwick, 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Oct. 16 – Tamarack, 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Nov. 13 – Bostwick, 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Jan. 15 – Bostwick
, 7:30-9:00 a.m.
March 12 – Bostwick, 7:30-9:00 a.m.
May 14 – Bostwick, 7:30-9:00 a.m.





















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