Officers and Board of IFTA

The International Family Therapy Association has a distinguished Board of Directors and officers, all leaders in the family therapy field in their respective countries and recognized around the world. Meet your Board and officers.

IFTA Board of Directors, July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024


Desiree Seponski, PhD, USA (2022-2025)

Jake Johnson, PhD, USA (2022-2024)

Joyce Ma, PhD, Hong Kong (2022-2024)

Recording Secretary
Ozge Alkanat, PhD, Turkey  (2020-2023)

Shan Tate, MSW, United Kingdom

Directors At Large

2021-2024, Term Ends June 30, 2024
Margaret Hodge, MS, Australia
Martine Nisse, Cert.F.T., France
Senem Zeytinoglu, Ph.D., Turkey

2022-2025 Term Ends June 30, 2025  
Reggie Berger, PhD, Switzerland
Sebastian Perumbilly, PhD, USA
Kathereyn Whittaker. Ph.D., Cayman Islands

2023-2026, Term Ends June 30, 2026
Jacqueline Fonseca de Abreu, MS, USA
Manijeh Daneshpour, Ph.D., USA
Warwick Phipps, PhD., South Africa


General Secretary
William J. Hiebert, DMin

Congress CFO and Membership Director
Fred L.H. Jefferson

Congress Event Manager
Doug Tschopp

Journal of Family Psychotherapy Editor
Christian Jordal, PhD, USA

Research E-forum Editor
Daniel Stillwell, PhD, 2018 - 2021