About the Alliance

Board of Directors

We look forward to seeing you at one of our many events and offerings, but also welcome you to contact us through our website or by getting in touch with any of the board members listed below. We’d love to talk with you about opportunities to become more involved at the Alliance, or to hear your thoughts and feedback.

Alliance Executive Committee

Jenae Kronbach
PRESIDENT
jenae@jenaekronbach.com
Jenny Gardon
PAST-PRESIDENT
jennygardon@gmail.com
Ambre Olsen
SECRETARY
ambre@ambreolsen.com
Laura Pucher
TREASURER
laura@LPCbellevue.com
Kerry Ragain
ACPC CHAIR
drkerryragain@gmail.com

 

Alliance Officers
Eric Mann
COMMUNITY RELATIONS
eric5mann@gmail.com
Michael Allison
FORUM CONFERENCE
info@michaelrallison.com
(Position open)
SPECIAL INITIATIVES GRANTS
 
Tori Allen
MEMBERSHIP
toriallen@icloud.com
Erin Carruth
DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS
erinray@comcast.net
Anne Ihnen
WEBSITE
anneihnen@gmail.com
Susan Jenkins
DORPAT 
susan@quidnunc.net
Daniel Brown
CHILD THERAPY 
daniel.brown@theseattleschool.edu
Tori Allen
POTENTIAL SPACE 
toriallen@icloud.com
Alliance Committees


These committees manage the operations of our organization's many and varied offerings, and are dedicated to serving the needs of members. As such, they welcome your suggestions and feedback.

Executive Committee

The executive committee is comprised of the board officers and the director of the Alliance Community Psychotherapy Clinic.  The president serves a 4-year term, first year as president-elect, two years as president, and a final year as past-president. The secretary and treasurer serve  two-year terms and their terms may be renewable without election. As chairof this committee, the president has discretion about this committee's purpose and function.

Jenae Kronbach, chair
206-992-9660
jenae@jenaekronbach.com

Members
  • Jenny Gardon
  • Laura Pucher
  • Ambre Olsen
  • Kerry Ragain

 

Alliance Community Psychotherapy Clinic

The Alliance Community Psychotherapy Clinic has an operations committee which assists the chair in all aspects of clinic operations including recruitment of therapists and consultants and developing counsultation groups and other supports for clinic volunteers. 

Kerry Ragain, Chair
drkerryragain@gmail.com
425-802-5829

Members
  • David Allen
  • Ann DeMaris Davids
  • Marla Herbig

 

Community Relations Committee

This committee considers a range of questions and concerns pertaining to, but not limited to, various configurations of Alliance communities within the membership, between the membership and the board, within the board, between the Alliance and the larger community.

Eric Mann, Chair
eric5mann@gmail.com
206-659-9071

Members

We are seeking new members. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact the committee chair.

 

Dorpat Lecture in Psychoanalysis & Society Committee

The Alliance was entrusted by an anonymous donor with the creation and oversight of a lecture series to honor Theo Dorpat, MD. The Dorpat Lecture in Psychoanalysis and Society recognizes significant work in applying psychoanalytic understanding to social problems, and is presented to the general public to help inform about psychoanalytic concepts and their value in addressing societal issues. Lectures are presented every one to two years, free of charge.

A committee of Alliance members works to identify and present outstanding public servants whose work meets the standards outlined above. Learn more

Susan Jenkins, Chair
susan@quidnunc.net
206-285-7215

Members
  • Marcia Robbins
  • Robert Bergman
  • Janet Carter
  • Judith Foley
  • Kathleen Heppell
  • Ann DeLancey
  • Rebecca DiNino
  • Robin Westby

 

Education Committee

This committee works to facilitate meaningful opportunities for the ongoing development of professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest who value psychoanalytic theory, knowledge and practice.

Many courses are offered each fall, winter and spring by various Alliance members and other professionals from the wider psychoanalytic community. Alliance Education Committee sponsored courses generally require pre-enrollment and are offered in one of the three following formats:

Classes: courses offered by a specific instructor(s) with a specific fee structure.

Seminars: courses offered by a specific instructor(s) at no cost to Alliance members.

Study Groups: peer learning experiences organized and led by facilitators with expectation that the group will learn material together.

Learn more

Julie Freyberg, Co-chair
freebird@well.com
206-953-2202

Ginger White, Co-chair
gingerwhitetherapy@gmail.com
 

Members
  • O'Donnell Day
  • Terry Hanson
  • Elana Kupor
  • Mary Murphy
  • Josh Sandoz
  • Ralph Fragale
  • Anna Benedict
  • Will Collins
  • Eliza Baugh
  • Nicola Mucci

 

The Forum Conference Committee

Each April, for more than 25 years, the Northwest psychoanalytic community has come together to experience the Forum -- the Alliance's annual professional conference. Master clinicians, as well as newer faces in our profession, present on a wide variety of psychoanalytic subjects. Many years we also have an afternoon plenary session, in which all attendees meet together to share an experience. The conference also serves as the organization's annual meeting. The Northwest psychoanalytic community enjoys an abundance of experience, training and expertise representing much of the psychoanalytic landscape.  It is the aim of the Forum to share this wealth with our members and the community at large. Learn more

Michael Allison, Chair
info@michaelrallison.com
206-321-2519

Members
  • David Allen
  • Gloria Tolpin
  • Marian Evans
  • Trip Quillman
  • Matt Brooks
  • Rebecca Brabo Silva

 

Membership Committee

This committee manages the membership database and collects dues, provides orientation for new members, encourages renewal in expiring members, and develops projects that will strengthen and broaden our membership base. Learn more

Tori Allen, Chair
toriallen@icloud.com
(206) 284-4321

 

Members

We are seeking new members. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact the committee chair.

 

Potential Space Committee

“Potential space” is a term Donald Winnicott coined to describe an intermediate zone where a person’s experience of inside me and outside are not clearly separate, but come together in a dynamic interplay with other selves. And this is what the Alliance seeks to recreate every October in our annual evening of arts and performance, The Potential Space. Learn more

Tori Allen, Chair
toriallen@icloud.com
(206) 284-4321

 
Members
  • Donna Lee
  • Elizabeth Stern
  • Carole Poole
  • Contance Jones
  • Perry Janssen

 

 

Distinguished Speakers Committee

The Distinguished Speakers committee presents conferences featuring nationally and internationally known psychoanalytic speakers several times a year.

Erin Carruth, Chair
erinray@comcast.net
206-267-3090

Members
  • Deb Gruber
  • Donna Lee
  • Kerry Bramhall
  • Cheryl Henry

 

Alliance Website Committee

This committee oversees and manages the two websites associated with The Alliance: www.nwaps.org (The Alliance’s main site) and www.alliancecommunityclinic.org (The Alliance Community Psychotherapy Clinic’s site).

Anne Ihnen, Chair
anneihnen@gmail.com
206-748-9640

Members
  • Erin Menser

 

Child Therapy Committee

The Child Therapy Committee seeks to serve our region's child therapists and those interested in learning about psychotherapy through the study of children. We hope to provide therapists and professionals working with children a network to connect professionally and socially with colleagues and friends. We work to provide Alliance members with lectures and training opportunities to deepen clinical work with children as well as community events to feel supported and connected.

Daniel Brown, Chair
daniel.brown@theseattleschool.edu
206-883-6746

Members
  • Patty Cannon
  • Leslie Fields
  • Rosie Newmann
  • Shanna Donhauser