AMHCA Credential Certification Board

Credential Certification Board

The mission of the AMHCA Credential Certification Board is:
a)To promote and recognize advanced training and specialization by establishing relevant and contemporary standards for the AMHCA Diplomate, AMHCA Fellow and AMHCA Specialist, as well as forthcoming credentials approved by the AMHCA Board of Directors.
b) To assess the applications and qualifications of Clinical Mental Health Counselors who apply for a credential.
c) To assure that each candidate recommended to the AMHCA Board of Directors for credential status meets the requirements in post-graduate professional development, advanced clinical practice, ethical conduct, contributions to the profession, and (if applicable) demonstrates excellence in practice in the designated clinical specialty area.


  • Chair: Mary Lutzo, PhD, LMHC, NCC
    Dr. Mary D. Lutzo Counseling & Psychotherapy

  • Board Liaison: Tony Onorato, LMHC

  • Staff Liaison: Rebecca Gibson

  • Dorothy C. 'Thea' Farrell, MEd, LMHC, DCMHS, NCC
    Falmouth Counseling

  • Mark Gerig, PhD
    Indiana Wesleyan University

  • Angele Moss-Baker, LPC, LMFT, MAC, EAS-C, DCMHS
    Comprehensive Addiction & Psychological Services, LLC

  • Ron Nicolet, LMHC, LCAC, NCC, CFDS, AFC
    Nicolet Counseling, LLC

  • Greggus Yahr, PhD, DCMHS
    Midcoast Counseling & Senior Services, LLC

  • Frederick Dombrowski, PHD, LMHC
    Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services of Connecticut

  • David Engstrom, PhD, DCMHS
    Honor Health Hospital, University of Phoenix

  • Cynthia Jamison, LPC, LCADC, MAC, SAP, CCFC, CRAT, DCMHS
    P&G Counseling and Educational Institute