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Past presidents of MnCA:

2017: Rebecca Lund 

2016: Helena Stevens

2015: Pete Bjoudak

2014 Katie Lewandowski

2013 Peg Truax

2012 Valerie Fitzgerald

2011 Don Cratchy

2010 Valerie Fitzgerald

2009 Blanca Svedberg

2008 Renae Ludwig

2007 Melissa Engstrom

2006 Max Hines/Leeann Jorgensen

2005 Lynette Sickler

2004 Marlae Cox Kolek

2003 Leeann Jorgensen

2002 Leeann Jorgensen

2001 Colin Ward

2000 Mary Fawcett

1999 Nick Ruiz
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Angie Haag - MA, LPCC, LADC

Position Expires: October 31, 2020

Angie is dually licensed in the behavioral health field as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) in order to better serve the needs of patients struggling with both chemical dependency and mental health concerns. Angie completed her Master's degree in Addiction Studies at The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Graduate School with an emphasis in the advanced practice and treatment of co-occurring mental health disorders in 2014. She is currently working as a Mental Health Crisis Assessor in hospital emergency departments for Behavioral Healthcare Providers. Her expertise also includes work in various levels of care; advanced motivational interviewing training; women's studies; and racial inequalities specific training. Angie's passions in the field include patient advocacy, social services, program development, and field supervision of LADC/LPCC interns.

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Jennifer Holloway - MA, LPCC

Position Expires: October 31, 2021

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Anika Athman, MS, LPCC
Membership Chair

Position Expires: October 31, 2020

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and obtained my Master of Science degree from St. Cloud State University. My areas of specialization are: Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Life Transitions, and Trauma Informed Care. My experience includes in-home therapy, school-based therapy, hospice grief counseling, outpatient therapy in a clinic setting. I also own a private practice. Prior to my therapeutic work experience, I spent many years working within the child protection system at the Department of Human Services. 

My goal with every person I work with is to meet them wherever they are at, with a non-judgmental approach. Building trust is key to the work we will do together, and I am honored to have the opportunity to guide each person on their journey to be the best possible version of themselves.

I look forward to serving on the MnCA Board in the role of Membership Chair, and connecting with all of you soon!

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Markie Gohman, MA, LPCC
Professional Development Co-Chair

Position Expires: October 31, 2022

Markie received her Master of Arts degree from the University of Colorado Springs in 2017. She is Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.  She currently works for a non-profit providing School-Based Therapy to high school students, as well as providing outpatient counseling services. Her experience includes serving adolescents and adults both individually, through family work, and facilitating groups. She hold special interest in working with individuals experiencing Grief and Loss, Depression, Anxiety, and Life Transitions. 

Markie believes it takes courage and bravery to show up and demonstrate vulnerability in counseling. Because of that, she will work to meet each of her clients where they are at and hold light with them, or for them, until they can hold their own light. 

She considers her to be a lover of knowledge and look forward to serving on the MnCA board and working to bring exciting and new training, as well as connecting with you all. 

Position Expires: October 31, 2022. 

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Jamie Mosley, MS, LPCC, CDWF
Professional Development Co- Chair

Position Expires: October 31, 2020

In addition to her LPCC, Jamie is also a Certified Daring Way™ Instructor. She currently has her own private practice, Conscious Healing Counseling, as well as working at Bridging Hope Counseling
and the Anoka County Juvenile Center working with the long term girls. Jamie’s experience includes substance abuse work, inpatient mental health, and group, individual, and couple's therapy. She is trained in Dialectical Behavior therapy,
EMDR, Conscious Discipline, Shame Resilience and is trauma informed.

I am a mother of four kiddos ranging in ages 24 to 3 and enjoy indulging in reading, singing, writing, and spending time engaging in connection. I look forward to serving on the MnCA board by enhancing the area of professional development and making an impact in our field.

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Kjirsten Lipa, MA, LADC

Legislative Co-Chair

Position Expires: Oct 31, 2021

I am very excited to be joining the MnCA Board as the legislative co-chair.  I graduated from Saint Mary's University in June of 2019 from the dual diagnosis program combining clinical counseling with alcohol and drug counseling.  I am currently working as a co-occurring counselor in NE Minneapolis. I am very excited to step into this role, because I have always felt that advocacy for clients and social welfare will be a key component to my career.  I believe that part of this advocacy is staying informed about what is happening within our government both at a local and national level. 

As a new clinician I am excited about learning and growing my expertise in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a feminist-based Relational Cultural Therapy.  I look forward to working alongside MnCA members and serving our community. 

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Lindsey Mackereth MA, LPCC, LADC
Marketing Chair

Position Expires: Oct 31, 2020

Lindsey is dually licensed as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) and currently works as a therapist in private practice in St Paul, MN.  Her clinical experience includes providing counseling for adolescents and adults in a variety of settings including outpatient, intensive outpatient and residential treatment centers.  She has a special interest in working with the unique issues associated with creative individuals and entrepreneurship.  Additionally, Lindsey has experience teaching psychology and counseling courses at a local university and is a board-certified clinical supervisor in the state of Minnesota.  

With a background in the creative fields, Lindsey has a passion for both visual communication and connection is elated to implement these interests as the Marketing Chair at MNCA

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Max Utterberg, MA, LSC, LPCC

Legislative Co-Chair

Position Expires: Oct 31, 2021

Max primarily works with K-5 students in the school-based mental health profession. He currently works for Washburn Center for Children and provides services to students in the Bloomington School District. Clinically, Max identifies as existential humanistic counselor and believes that progress is best made when the client feels safe and can discern meaning from the conflict in their lives. He frequently employs play techniques in his work with K-5 students and is certified nationally in TF-CBT. He also enjoys delivering professional developments to school staff and clinical staff wherever he works.

He is very excited to be involved in MNCA as the legislative committee co-chair, as he believes firmly in the importance of advocacy for the mental health field, and recognizes the continued importance in being involved in the political process. If you have input in terms of what should be in the dialogue with legislators at the capitol, please feel free to contact him at the email below.




Dr. Antwan Player

Dr. Antwan L. Player, Ed.D., LMHC

Ethics Chair

Position Expires: Oct 31, 2021

Dr. Antwan Player is a full-time core faculty instructor at Adler Graduate School located in Minnetonka, Minnesota. He currently holds two licenses, one in Minnesota as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and another in Florida as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC).  Dr. Player received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and his master’s in mental health counseling from Webster University. He concluded his educational journey by obtaining his doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision from Argosy University in 2018.

From an educational standpoint, Dr. Player's goal is for every student to walk away understanding the impact they will have on their community and society. Students are more than just pupils, but rather the next wave of intellectuals that will contribute to the profession, and society. From a clinical standpoint, Dr. Player's clinical philosophy focuses on helping individuals reach self-actualization. His clinical experience has afforded him the opportunity to work with a range of diverse populations, including, high-risk adolescents, parenting enhancement, and individuals of the LGBTQ community to name a few.

As an educator and counselor, Dr. Player believes in using an individual’s strengths to foster an atmosphere full of dialogue to enhance professional and personal development. He plans to bring these qualities to MnCA as he fulfills the obligations of Ethics Chair.






Current MnCA Board Openings:

-Equity + Inclusion Chair 

MnCA Board Positions Opening on November 2020:

-Marketing Chair
-Membership Chair

To apply: Submit resume/CV and letter of intent to

MnCA: A Part of the American Counseling Association

The mission of the Minnesota Counseling Association is “to provide information and resources about the counseling profession; and to provide networking, education, legislative and other support for Minnesota’s professional counselors.”