Above left to right: Angel Ortiz, LMFT for president, Cassandra Flagg, LMFT, for secretary, and Victoria Tognozzi, LMFT, for secretary
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BOARD PRESIDENT NOMINEE
Ortiz is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works for
Mindpath Health in Elk Grove, CA where he treats those who struggle with
anxiety, depression, PTSD and other mental health challenges from a
variety of modalities. Originally from the Bay Area, Angel grew up in a
diverse community and was happy to have served on the SVC-CAMFT Board of
Directors since January of 2021. He answered the call when the chapter
faced the possibility of closing. It was with the same passion for his
clients that Angel decided to commit to serving the local community of
mental health professionals, committing to champion the cause of
diversity as Diversity Chair. As Diversity Chair, he assembled a
Diversity committee who helped draft SVC-CAMFT’s DEI statement. Angel
also organized a three-chapter collaboration to host an impactful
RaceTalk workshop. As a partially sighted therapist, Angel also
understands the importance of serving our disabled community more
effectively as he prepares to organize a workshop with the Society for
the Blind and NorCal Peace of Mind (a deaf/hard of hearing agency) in
Angel looks forward to serving as Board President and would appreciate your vote.
BOARD TREASURER NOMINEE
Flagg is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private
practice in Davis. She is passionate in her work with adult individuals
struggling with anxiety and trauma and strives to emphasize on
everyone’s strengths and resilience. In addition to talk therapy,
Cassandra utilizes brainspotting, somatic awareness and mindfulness
practices to help her clients achieve their desired outcome. She also
enjoyed hosting SVC-CAMFT’s peer consultation group this year, which
provided a space for therapists to come together and share their work
with each other.
Cassandra is excited and motivated to volunteer
and serve again on the SVC-CAMFT board. She believes connecting with the
community is vital and is enthusiastic about building relationships
with SVC-CAMFT members. As Treasurer, Cassandra is driven to ensure
SVC-CAMFT is financially secure and sustainable for many years to come.
She had a previous career with a focus in the areas of
billing/accounting, business, and management. Cassandra brings multiple
perspectives into this role and is honored with the opportunity to serve
in the community.
BOARD SECRETARY NOMINEE
has been a CAMFT member for 11 years and is new to the board. She works
as a virtual therapist at Palo Alto Therapy seeing adolescents, couples
and adults. Victoria spent many years as an orchestral violinist and
violin teacher, and has a lifelong interest in how we grow and change.
She has been a licensed therapist for 7 years.
Victoria is a
TEAM-CBT therapist at level 3 and is passionate about the tools it
offers to help clients. She also uses Gottman methods, for which she has
completed two levels of training, and has completed the first level of
EMDR training at the Shapiro Institute. She enjoys learning, and
acquiring new skills to make therapy more effective.
has found being a board member rewarding and enjoyable. She hopes to
continue to help support the excellent resources that SVC-CAMFT offers,
and help provide the assistance necessary to maintain the organization.