June marks the beginning of a new Board of Directors and Officers, and sadly, the end of the tenure of one who has worked tirelessly to help CDT be the best state Collaborative Association in the country.
New board members are Mary Beth Dennie and Jamie Patterson. Mary Beth is a family counselor based in Weatherford, Texas. She holds a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology and is licensed by the State of Texas to provide psychotherapy and counseling services to individuals of all ages, couples, and families. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a certified group facilitator, as well as a certified parenting instructor. Additionally, Mary Beth has advanced training in parent coordination, intervention for high conflict families as well as family mediation. Best of all, she is a seasoned expert with a passion for helping individuals and families navigate life's challenges caused by stress, anger, anxiety, depression, or marriage and relationship problems.
Jamie is a San Antonio attorney, collaborative divorce professional and a trained mediator with the firm of Bray, Chappell, Patterson &Olsen, Inc. He strives to help clients navigate change and resolve conflict in divorce, family law, and probate matters using collaborative law tools to identify their true goals and interests, gather information needed to make decisions, brainstorm and evaluate possible options, and, finally, negotiate an outcome that best meets the goals and interests of all parties involved.
New Officers are Mike Benaglio, President; Rhonda Cleaves, President -Elect; Cindy Barela Graham, Vice-President; David Brunson, Treasurer; and Julie Quaid, Immediate Past President.
Unfortunately, Suzanne Blake’s time on the board has come to an end. CDT owes a huge debt of gratitude to Suzanne. She served on the CDT Board for six years, the last two as President and Immediate Past President. Even after the time and effort she gave to CDT as its President, she happily took on the Chair of the Credentialing Committee when asked last year. Suzanne brought so much to our organization. Her composed, relaxed style inspired instant confidence from her very first Board Meeting as President. CDT also benefited from her financial acumen.