2018 Board of Directors


Julie Boswell, LMFT

Julie began her career in the mental health field in Los Angeles in 1985.  Julie had worked in schools, a hospital, group homes, substance abuse treatment facility, and for Head Start prior to obtaining her M.S. Degree in Marriage, Family and Counseling from California State University Northridge in 1994.  After graduate school, Julie continued working with homeless and runaway youth in Los Angeles for 5+ years, and then spent 6+ years as a Child Abuse Investigator for Los Angeles County’s Children and Family Services working in south central Los Angeles. 

Julie specializes in Solution Focused therapy,  addiction/recovery, facilitates groups, and began working in private practice exclusively in 2012. 

In addition to a full private practice, Julie provides staff development trainings to public and private industry, non-profit agencies throughout the state of California, nationally and internationally. Additionally, she provides LGBTQ trainings to local and statewide agencies and community groups.  

She enjoys time with family and friends, traveling, cooking, hiking, concerts, photography, personal growth experiences, and is a die-hard San Francisco Giants fan.  She can be found with her fiancĂ© (now husband) at AT&T Park on many occasions throughout baseball season.  


President Elect 

Shanna Havlina LMFT

Program Coordinators

Caty Cundy, LMFT 


Jenna Elam, AMFT

Jenna is excited to join the board as co-program coordinator for the Redding Regional Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (RRCAMFT). Jenna is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist under the supervision of Catherine Cundy, LMFT. She has a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from National University and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Simpson University.

Jenna is experienced in working with children, teens, and young adults struggling with ADHD, ODD, depression, and anxiety, along with other transitions that come with life. She uses sand tray, art, cognitive behavioral techniques, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in her work with clients.

Jenna is married and has two children. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, kayaking, reading, painting, and cooking.



Allison Pinkerton, LMFT

Allison Pinkerton is excited to join the CAMFT Board-Redding Chapter Board as Secretary. Allison is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Redding. Allison is a graduate of the Marriage and Family Counseling program at Sonoma State University (2013). She earned her Bachelors of Arts in psychology with a concentration on child development from Gonzaga University, Magna Cum Laude (2008). Gonzaga provided a strong foundation in attachment theory, and has driven her relational training. Allison has extensive training in family and group therapy Her work in Sonoma, Placer and Shasta County agencies built a broad range of experience in mental health needs and treatment. Allison focuses her treatment is the power of moment-to-moment self-compassion in order to increase self-awareness and self-regulation. Her clinical interests include addressing the impact of chronic physical diagnosis on mental health and self-management. Along side private practice Allison serves Shasta Community Health Center in Family Practice Department.

 Allison is married with a beautiful baby girl. She and her family enjoy skiing, paddle boarding, her boxer puppy, back packing, running, yoga, and settling into the NCAA March Madness every year!

Allison is a clinical member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT) as well as the Redding Regional Chapter of CAMFT (RRC-CAMFT).

Technology Coordinator

Heather Jordan, LMFT

Heather M. Jordan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Redding CA. Heather has a BA in Psychology from Simpson University and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Simpson University where she received the Award for outstanding contributions to the community. Heather has extensive experience working with children and families dealing with a variety of issues including ambiguous loss when a family member has a disability, ADHD, adoption, divorce and remarriage. Her passion is to work with clients to help them discover their unique inner strengths as they come to understand and solve the problems they face. She has worked within the educational system empowering and supporting parents as they navigate the difficulties of parenting and the many transitions they face. Her person-centered approach has proven successful in helping clients as they work through a range of difficulties and life challenges. Heather incorporates several theories in her work but has come to believe the foundation of effective therapy is a strong and trusting relationship between client and therapist.
Heather is married with three beautifully unique children and has called Redding her home for over 20 years. Heather is a clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), as well as the Redding Regional Chapter of CAMFT (RRC-CAMFT).


Sarah Parker, LMFT

Sarah Parker is excited to join the Redding Regional CAMFT Board as Treasurer. Sarah is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been practicing since 2007. Sarah is licensed in both California and Washington. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Psychology, with honors, in 2006 from Simpson University, and a Master’s in Counseling Psychology, with honors, in 2008 from National University. After finishing school her family moved to Spokane, Washington, where she worked in agencies and a private practice for almost nine years. Sarah returned to beautiful northern California in 2017 and is thankful to have come home after her time away.

Sarah specializes in working with couples and is Gottman and Emotional Focused Trained. She also enjoys working with individuals with many different issues and has a focus on chronic illness and grief work.  While working in Spokane, Sarah was part owner of a large for-profit agency that employed therapists, psychologist, and psychiatric nurse practitioners. This agency experience allowed for many years of diverse practice and growth with many different populations.

Sarah is a Clinical Member of both the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, as well as a Clinical Member of the local Redding Chapter of CAMFT

Membership Director

Amy Schulze, Registered Associate MFT

Amy is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Associate under the supervision of Catherine Cundy, LMFT and holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology from National University as well as a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Simpson University.

With over 20 years of marriage, her primary focus is on helping couples and working with families including children, adolescents, and adults. Amy is a Gottman trained couples therapist and uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as her foundation for helping couples get unstuck and develop a deeper connection.

Amy is excited to join the board as Membership Director for the Redding Regional Chapter of California Association of Marriage Family Therapists (RRCAMFT). In her spare time, she enjoys traveling around the world and exploring the North State with her husband and two teenage boys.


Pre-licensed Member At Large

Karen Crum, AMFT & AmyTrent

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