CP Cal Board and Committees

Collaborative Practice California: Board of Directors


Tanya Prioste, JD
2400 Geng Road, Ste 110
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Office: 650-328-7000

Don Blythe, CPA
580 California St., 12th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Office: 913-485-8527

George B. Richardson, JD
Vice President
2225 East Bayshore Rd., Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Office: 650-324-4801

Kathleen Faulkner, CDFA
4120 Cameron Park Drive, Suite 403
Cameron Park, CA 95682
Office: 530-676-1777

JD Heberger, CPA, CVA
5090 N. Fruit Avenue, Suite 102
Fresno, CA 93711
Office: 559-227-9772



Hal Bartholomew
4740 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95819
Office: 916-455-5200

John Denny, JD
Past President
4940 Campus Drive, Suite A
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Office: 949-274-4595

Jane Euler, JD
111 North Sepulveda Blvd.,
Suite 345
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Office: 310-962-8011

Emily De Falla, JD
1990 N. California Blvd., Suite 600
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Office: 925-309-4550

Meredith Lewis, JD
777 S. Highway 101, Suite 123
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Office: 858-768-0007

Kimberly Madigan, JD
3 Lagoon Drive, Suite 190
Redwood City, CA 94065
Office: 650-482-8481

Diana Martinez, JD
1897 California Ave., Ste. 102
Corona, CA 92881

Beth McClelland, CFP, CDFA
2832 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
Office: 925-876-7668

Jaye Jo Portanova, MD
3868 W. Carson Street, Suite 311
Torrance, CA 90503
Office: 424-275-4043

Shawn Skillin, JD
3298 Governor Drive, #22751
San Diego, CA 92122
Office: 619-299-4880

Dawn Strachan, CEA, CDFA
Immediate Past President
2780 Skypark Drive, Suite 206
Torrance, CA 90505
Office: 310-543-9123

Lynn Waldman, LCSW
11622 El Camino Real, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92130
Office: 619-865-3203

Collaborative Practice California: Committees

Committees drive the initiatives and benefits on behalf of Collaborative Practice California members, providing the support and tools to promote Collaborative Practice and deliver services statewide.

All CP Cal members are welcome to join, serve, and contribute their skills and expertise for the benefit of both professionals and the clients they serve.

If you are interested in serving on a committee, click here

All subcommittees and initiatives fall under the umbrella of one of the standing committees, as outlined below:

Membership and Protocol Committee

Chair: Camille King 

The Membership Committee shall make recommendations regarding protocol, qualification standards, and maintain records relating to membership qualifications, and such other related activities.

  • Delegate Relations North:  Camille King, Chair
  • Delegate Relations South: 
    Nurture the board’s relationships with the delegates, enlist practitioners to committees, task forces, and delegate/leadership positions, convene bi-annual conclaves, and support intergroup projects and trainings for the practice groups throughout California.
  • Membership Protocols: Camille King, Chair
    Review and monitor membership criteria and requirements.

Practice Excellence Committee

Co-Chairs: Sharon Clark & Shawn Skillin

The Practice Excellence Committee shall seek to provide, directly and/or through others, opportunities for the enhancement of Collaborative Practitioners’ skills and understanding in order to better provide for the needs of Collaborative clients.

  • Professional Education: Sharon Clark, Chair
    Outreach to members, increase quality of practice, and produce monthly Practice Tips.

Public Education Committee

Co-Chairs: Beth McClelland & Shawn Weber

The Public Education Committee shall develop and disseminate materials for the education of the public and professionals about CP Cal and Collaborative Practice through various modes, including, without limitation, print and electronic media, direct presentations and other methods and to conduct other activities related to the promotion of CP Cal, its members and their interests.

  • Statewide PEC Coordination:
    NorCal PEC: Beth McClelland, Liaison
  • Website and Social Media: Beth McClelland, Chair
    Promote CP Cal and educate its members and the public through an upgraded website and social media technology.
  • Branding: Shawn Weber, Chair
  • Divorce Options: Don Blythe & Beth Proudfoot, Co-Chairs
    Revise and modify the Divorce Options presentation and brochure for the use of CP Cal member groups, and groups outside California, in their effort to educate the public about their divorce choices.
  • Trusts and Estates/Civil: Keith Britany, Chair
    Promote education for both professionals and the public on Collaborative Practice for Trusts, Estates, and Civil disputes.  Professional education/training and outreach to practice groups to expand the practice groups to include Trusts and Estates and Civil practitioners.  Public education outreach through workshops (similar to Divorce Options) and other public education initiatives that may be identified.
  • Professional Outreach: John Denny, Chair
  • Best Practices Guide: JD Heberger, Chair
    Introduce and enlist professionals into the Collaborative Practice community, and provide them with education and skills to assist with the team process.

Resource Development Committee

Chair: Emily De Falla

Ensures that CP Cal has the financial resources to accomplish its mission.

  • Resource Development: Emily De Falla, Chair
    To develop Collaborative Practice California’s (CP Cal) Fund Development capabilities and raise the funds necessary to support the organization’s short- and long-term goals and to develop fundraising ideas to reach out to Collaborative professionals and other donors to generate funds for CP Cal to be used in its general fund, which includes public education, educating Collaborative professionals and promoting Collaborative Practice.

Annual Celebration Committee (2019)

Co-Chairs: Meredith Lewis & Shawn Skillin

Oversee and direct the production of the annual statewide conference.