Message and Update From NMCA


HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT JOINING NMCA? We have positions becoming available for July 2025: Executive Director, Executive Assistant, Special Interest Chair, Membership Chair,  President Elect- Elect.  Please reach out to if you are interested in finding out more information

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NMCA is making some structural changes, but we are optimistic that these changes will create more opportunities and assist our profession with bettering and supporting our communities.

What does this mean?

We will continue to have NMCASJ and NMMHCA divisions; these two divisions have calendar events set for this year for members to participate in.

NMSAIGE and NMSERVIC sub-divisions will be dissolved and merged into the main NMCA division, creating a unique opportunity for a Special Interests Group. This group’s goals are not only to support the other Divisions of NMCA but to give back by focusing on important affairs. We hope that creating this Special Interests Group will open opportunities to do more, learn more, and create more. If you are interested in being a part of this movement, contact Heather Smith at

Something amazing resulted from our conference this year! With our Government Relations Chair’s commitment to helping the mental health profession, we now have a committee of mental health professionals like you working towards common goals and ensuring your voice is heard. If you are interested in being part of this committee, it does not require a special membership selection, just email Jeannie Montoya at

2023-2024 NMCA Executive Board

NMCA President- Arianna Trott, LPCC, NCC

NMCA President Elect- Debra Perez PHD, LPCC-S, BCTP-ll, SCPG

NMCA President Elect-Elect- Jeannie Montoya, LPCC

NMCA Past President 2022-2023-Lora Smalley, LMFT

NMCA VP of Professional Development- Janet Birkey, LPCC, LPC-S

Government Relations Chair- Jeannie Montoya, LPCC

Governance Chair- Edith Bermudez, MSC

Membership Committee Chair- La’Quesha Boston, LPCC

Special Interest Chair- Heather Smith, PhD, LPCC, NCC, RDN

Social Media Chair- Emily Miles, LMFT

Executive Director- Kelsi Serrano, LMSW

Executive Assistant- Vacant

NMCA Treasurer- Kathleen Charest, MBA, LPCC, NCC, CCHMC

Our Ethics Chair is currently vacant. If this is something that interests you,
please contact the Executive Director at