Maribel Rodriguez Laguna, MA, LPC-S - PRESIDENT

Maribel Rodriguez Laguna is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the Assistant Clinical Director at In His Image Counseling Center, PLLC. The clinicians at IHICC bring to their work a Catholic understanding of the human person as well as training in evidence-based mental health treatment. In 2007, Ms. Laguna graduated from the University of North Texas with a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. In 2004, she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Dallas.

She has worked as a counselor in a variety of settings including the Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center, Genesis Women’s Shelter, and DISD Youth and Family Centers. Ms. Laguna specializes in pre-marital preparation, marital counseling, vocational discernment, as well as with the Baars/Terruwe Model of therapy. She has been an active member of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association since 2012.


Jennifer Madere is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and EMDRIA Approved Consultant in private practice, and founding partner of Intuitus Group in Cedar Park, Texas.  Jennifer earned her BA in Psychology from Benedictine College, and MA in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver. She has accompanied child and adult survivors of trauma on their journey of healing since 2003, and joined CPA as a clinical member in 2011.

Prior to joining the CPA Board, Jennifer served her fellow CPA members by organizing a pre-conference day for private practitioners in 2013, launching the eNewsletter and serving as Editor for 2 years, and serving as Emcee for the 2018 CPA conference in Orlando, FL. After being appointed to the CPA Board to fill the remainder of a vacated term, she served as the Conference Chair for the 2019 CPA Conference.

In addition to serving her clients, Jennifer supervises new clinicians, and consults and conducts training for fellow clinicians on treatment of complex trauma and pathological dissociation. Jennifer has presented internationally on the research, assessment and treatment of Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders since 2014.


Mandy B. Mullen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Georgia and Florida. Ms. Mullen received a B.S. in Human Services and has a Masters of Social Work from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida. Her current professional specialities are play therapy, trauma counseling, child and adolescent behavioral problems as well as marital therapy and relationship counseling. She is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and E.M.D.R. Ms. Mullen is also the System of Care Director and is responsible for ensuring the best patient experience for receiving services at Mosaic Psychological Services LLC. Georgia License CSW004523 & Florida License SW10187

John J. Vizza, MDIV, MCL, JCL, MS (Psychology) - SPEAKER CHAIR

John was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia for 21 years before moving to Canada in 2011. He has resided for the past seven of those years in Edmonton, Alberta, where he lives with his wife and four children. He has been a member of the CPA since 2017 and also serves as the Regional Rep for all the International CPA members. John currently works full-time as a Canon Lawyer, serving as an associate judge in the Interdiocesan Tribunal of Edmonton and as a canonical advisor in the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton. John also runs a private canonical practice assisting clients and other Arch/Dioceses throughout the US and Canada in matters of marriage law, penal law, child protection/safer environments policy and expert psychological reports for marriage nullity cases. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Lethbridge and went on to complete graduate degrees from Newman Theological College, the University of Ottawa, Saint Paul University and Divine Mercy University. He is currently working to finish a few courses to register as a psychologist in the Province of Alberta and hopes to continue with doctoral studies in canon law and psychology. John and his family are Ukrainian Greek Catholics, one of 23 Eastern Catholic Churches in full communion with Rome. In September 2021, John will be entering Holy Spirit Seminary in Edmonton to complete his studies towards the Priesthood. In the generosity of your prayers, please pray for him and his family.


David is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas and the owner of Building Bridges Counseling. He utilizes IMTT and ACT concepts to assist individual adults with trauma, compulsions, depression, anxiety, anger, and other issues. Outside of work, David enjoys time with his family, exercise, music, and watching sci fi and sports.


Sue Stubbs is a Nationally Certified Counselor with over 20 years of experience working with victim/survivors of abuse and trauma. Sue earned her BS in Psychology from North Georgia College in 1988 and her MS in Counseling from Georgia State University in 1993. Sue is currently the Director of the Victim Assistance Program for the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta. Sue is the creator and author of The Way: A Healing Retreat for Survivors of Abuse and co-leader of a Trauma Recovery Group.

Sue began her counseling career with The Bridge Family Center, a residential treatment center for youth in Atlanta. Sue moved on to work as a youth minister, an administrative assistant with a Christian financial planning firm and as a Human Resources Specialist with a software company. Since July 2004, Sue has put her strong faith and her varied skills at the service of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta providing a pastoral response and outreach to victims of abuse by church personnel.

Born and raised in Atlanta, Sue is one of seven children in a large extended family. She is single and relishes the joys of her 37 nieces and nephews.


An alumnus of Franciscan University of Steubenville, Matt began his career as a youth minister and music minister serving in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Diocese of Camden. He has more than twenty years of executive experience across multiple industries including hospitality and telecommunications where he was responsible for building and leading teams across an international footprint. His leadership experience spans from startup to Fortune 50, in non-profit and private sectors. Beyond his career, Matt has also volunteered as a member and Vice President of the Board of Directors for Camden County Habitat for Humanity and served as a member of the Camden Diocesan Pastoral Council. Highly sought after for speaking and facilitation engagements, Matt is enthusiastic about organizational design, team development, customer engagement and business operations strategy, but he is most passionate about family and faith.

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