Board Members and Staff

Miranda Croteau, LMFT, CST — Executive Director
Miranda Hughes is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. She received her Master’s degree from the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT where she later became adjunct faculty teaching both the Counseling Families and Sex Therapy courses. Miranda sees clients in her private practice virtually and in her office in Salem, MA. She specializes in working with clients in the queer, kink, and polyamorous/CNM communities and is licensed in CT and MA.


Mike Lynch, MA, LMFT — Board President (term ends 2026)
Mike Lynch, LMFT received his MA in Clinical Psychology from Anitoch University Los Angeles in 2009.  He provides integrative treatment grounded in existential psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families and groups of most ages, identities and populations and currently runs a private practice in Burlington, MA called Men's Center New England focused on treatment-averse men.

Jessie Lane, M.Ed, LMFT — Secretary (term ends 2025)
Jessie Lane is a licensed marriage and family therapist who leads a small group practice on the South Shore of Massachusetts where she supports professional development, provides outpatient therapy to families, couples and children, and co-creates policies and procedures to increase treatment efficacy and clinician well-being. She is a member of The World Professional Association for Transgender Health and is an advocate for access to quality medical and mental health care within LGBT communities.

Jason Neely, PhD, LMFT — Treasurer (term ends 2025)
Jason Neely has been working in the world of autism and developmental disabilities for about 20 years. He has worked with individuals, couples, and families in various therapeutic contexts. Currently, he works at the May Institute in the Children’s Services Division.


Rachel Blum Cantone, MA, LMFT — Board Member (term ends 2025)
Rachel Blum Cantone is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who serves families, couples, and adults in her Cambridge, MA based private practice. She specializes in adoption related issues and trauma. Rachel graduated from Antioch University Seattle and has worked in community mental health in the states of Washington and Massachusetts.


Donna Harris-Richards, LICSW, CST — Board Member (term ends 2024)
Donna is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, Couples Therapist and Family Therapist specializing in sexual health and intimacy, couples therapy, and family therapy. Donna has been practicing as a therapist since 2002, and currently owns and operates her private practice, Sex and Couples Therapy, in the charming seaport city of New Bedford, MA. where she utilizes a systemic therapy approach with individuals, couples and families. Born and raised in New York City, her professional, real-world experience in the arts and business for more than forty years has given her a broad, unique range of experience. Donna enjoys recording her growing podcast, and is also a professional musician and avid long-time fan of world travel.

Emma Vukelic, MA — Board Member (term ends 2025)
Emma Vukelic is a Masters Level systemic therapist who graduated in 2020 from William James College with a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling and emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Utilizing a systemic, strength-based approach, Emma has worked and collaborated with individuals, couples, and families across different levels of care. Currently, Emma works as a behavioral health crisis clinician at Advocates in Framingham, MA. 


Amanda Sheehan, LMFT — Continuing Education Program Director
Amanda Sheehan graduated from Springfield College in 2014 with her M.Ed in Marriage and Family Therapy. Amanda has worked in various settings and now currently has a small private practice in Longmeadow, MA where she sees children, families, and adults.


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