CP Cal Board and Committees

Collaborative Practice California: Board of Directors

Officers

Dawn Strachan, CEA, CDFA
President
2780 Skypark Drive, Suite 206
Torrance, CA 90505
Office: 310-543-9123
dawn@touchstonedfs.com

Tanya Prioste, JD
President-Elect
2400 Geng Road, Suite 110
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Office: 650-328-7000
tprioste@lakinspears.com

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

Kathleen Faulkner, CDFA, IAR
Secretary
4120 Cameron Park Drive, Suite 403
Cameron Park, CA 95682
Office: 530-676-1777
kathleenfaulkner@sbcglobal.net

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

 

Directors:

Hal Bartholomew
4740 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95819
Office: 916-455-5200
Hal@DivorceWithRespect.com

Don Blythe, CPA
315 Montgomery Street, 9th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Office: 415-829-4575
dblythe@blythepaperless.net

Sharon Clark, PhD
1120 McKendrie Street
San Jose, CA 95010
Office: 408-236-6661
clarkpeace123@gmail.com

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

John Denny, JD
100 Bayview Circle, Suite 3200
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Office: 949-289-9089
john@hsfamilylawyer.com

David Fink, JD
291 Geary Street, Ste. 600
San Francisco, CA 94102
Office: 415-399-8380
david@nachlisfink.com

Camille King, JD
1061 Eastshore Hwy., Suite 2016
Berkeley, CA 94710
Office: 510-685-7948
camille@camillekingfamilylaw.com

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

Diana Martinez, JD
15338 Central Avenue
Chino, CA 91710
Office: 909-548-2171
dianam@wcmediate.com

Beth McClelland, CFP, CDFA
2832 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
Office: 925-876-7668
beth@lamorindafinplan.com

Jaye Jo Portanova, MD
3868 W. Carson Street, Suite 311
Torrance, CA 90503
Office: 424-275-4043
jjpmd1@yahoo.com

Doug Rosner, JD
2625 Townsgate Road, Suite 330
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Office: 818-501-8400
rosnerlaw@earthlink.net

Shawn Skillin, JD
3298 Governor Drive, #22751
San Diego, CA 92122
Office: 619-299-4880
shawn@shawnskillinlaw.com

 


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

Co-Chairs: John Denny and Steve Rutlen

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:  Tanya Prioste, Steven Rutlen, Co-Chairs
  • Delegate Relations South:  Doug Rosner, Chair
    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: John Denny and Steve Rutlen, Co-Chairs
    Review and monitor membership criteria and requirements.

Practice Excellence Committee

Co-Chairs: Sharon Clark and 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: Shawn Weber and Beth McClelland

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
    SoCal PEC: Diana Martinez and Kevin Chroman, liaisons
  • Public Communications:
    • Website and Social Media: Shawn Weber and Beth McClelland, Co-Chairs Promote CP Cal and educate its members and the public through an upgraded website and social media technology.
  • Divorce Options:
    George Richardson and Don Blythe, 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 and Doug Rosner, Co-Chairs
    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.
  • Diversity: inactive
    Address, inform and educate member groups regarding diversity, including: identifying the scope of diversity; engaging in efforts to recruit diverse allied professionals to participate in Collaborative Practice; developing and circulating information on diversity to member groups and their individuals; and increasing diversity awareness not only within member groups but throughout the California community.
  • Professional Outreach: Keith Britany
    Best Practices Guide: JD Heberger
    Introduce and enlist professionals into the Collaborative Practice community, and provide them with education and skills to assist with the team process.

Revenue and Fundraising Committee

Co-Chairs: Keith Britany and Emily De Falla

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

  • Fund Development: Keith Britany and Emily De Falla, Co-Chairs
    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.
  • Fundraising: Keith Britany and Mark Hill, Co-Chairs
    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 Conference Committee (2018)

Co-Chairs: Gloria Flores-Cerul, Neil Penn, and

Oversee and direct the production of the annual statewide conference.