These are the candidates for the 2021 SVC-CAMFT Board - Executive Committee
Candidate for President
Jessica Moreno, DMFT, LMFT
Dr. Jessica Moreno is an Assistant Professor at California State University, Sacramento with the Counselor Education program, Marriage Couple Family Counseling specialty. She is the MCFC program coordinator, licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California, and is currently in private practice. She is the clinical supervisor at the Center for Counseling and Diagnostic Services at Sac State. Credentials include: B.A. in Psychology, California State University, Chico; M.S. in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy, California State University, Chico; Doctorate in Marital & Family Therapy (DMFT), Loma Linda University.
Candidate for Secretary (incumbent)
Marianna Jakucska, LMFT
Marianna Jakucska has been a licensed marriage and family therapist since December 2014. She got her Bachelor of Arts degree at San Francisco State University in Psychology and her two minor focus-of-interest in Philosophy of Religion and Religious Studies. She received her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology at John F. Kennedy University in Berkeley, CA. She is originally from Hungary and she finished her high school education there. She moved to the U.S. in 1993, lived in New York, then moved to the East Bay, California in 2003. She has been a Sacramento resident since 2015.
Marianna worked at Alameda County Crisis Support Services in Oakland and counseled many people who called the crisis hotline. She acted as a milieu counselor for adults using substances at New Bridge Foundation in Berkeley. In Sacramento, she was employed by WellSpace Health and provided much-needed trauma counseling to children, young adults and their caregivers as well as to parents who were mandated to counseling by CPS. She also provided therapy at Lions Heart Counseling. Since February of this year, she is in her private practice full time.
Next year? Marianna is aiming for the Secretary position at SVC-CAMFT to give back to the Community that has provided so much support to her. While developing her private practice with a focus on coaxing creative thinking from her clients, that integrates the intuitive and symbolic language of emotions and the critical, questioning language of reason, she hopes she has gained enough wit to fulfill this position to benefit the Sacramento therapist community.
Candidate for Treasurer
Ann Leber, LMFT