Leadership Team

President – Heather Cozad Staley

Heather Cozad Staley, MA, LMHCA, is currently taking a leave of absence to care for her young children. She previously worked as a therapeutic case manager for The Coffee Oasis in Tacoma combining mental health counseling with social work to support youth experiencing homelessness. She has a background in community mental health and primarily works with teens and families.

President Elect – Freda Carda

Freda Carda, M.Ed., LMHC, is a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor, that has been in private practice for over 11 years. She has worked in the mental health field for over 25 years, including community health and public schools. Her practice includes working with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, emotional regulation, and relationship issues. Freda is passionate in helping individuals find their personal strength and create a fulfilling life.

Past President – Rick Crozier

Rick Crozier, LMHC, GMHS is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist and certified as a Geriatric Mental Health Specialist through the State of Washington. He recently retired from Community Mental Health and is now active in a part-time private practice in his community with a focus on adults struggling with depression, anxiety, and trauma.

Past President – Paul Duke

Paul Duke, MA, LMHC has a private practice in downtown Tacoma and is part of The Shepherd’s Center in Gig Harbor. Paul is a “generalist” with a large part of his practice focusing on emotional connection and intimacy, working with couples, individuals, and with closed, long-term groups.

Member at Large – Eric Lundstrom

Eric Lundstrom, LICSW, GMHS, works for Multicare Behavioral Health in the Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration program. He provides individual counseling to adults, children, and adolescents. He has worked in community mental health for most of his career and worked primarily with the older adult population for about eleven years.

Treasurer – Susan Cherry

Susan Cherry, BA, SUDP is currently working as a clinical outreach specialist for Northpoint Recovery. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Evergreen State and has been a licensed substance use disorder professional since 2009. She is a fierce advocate for individuals and families in need of recovery services.

Secretary – Charin Hedstrom

Charin Hedstrom, MA, LMHC, has a passion for families in the juvenile justice system. She has worked as a counselor at Remann Hall, has provided Functional Family Therapy to youth on probation, and has assisted the juvenile court with system improvement initiatives. Charin is currently helping her own family, hoping to use her “adventures” with caregiving for her parents to write a humorous novel someday.

How to Get Involved

Become a Member

Regular membership costs $75 a year. As a member, you are able to attend our monthly CEU presentations for free. Most presentations earn 1.5 CEUs, plus we offer at least one annual Ethics training that counts for 3 or 6 CEUs. In addition, we are always looking for new ways to serve our members, the profession as a whole, and our clients. We offer special discounts on membership to students, related professionals, and group members.

Attending a Meeting

All mental health providers and related professionals are encouraged to attend our monthly meetings. No need to contact us in advance. We will be pleased to welcome you when you arrive and answer any of your questions. Attendance costs $20 for non-members but is free if you decide to become a member.

We meet at Trinity Presbyterian Church
1615 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405


We have many opportunities to volunteer and we welcome your participation. We need help with setting up for our meetings or working at our refreshment table or the registration table. We have a number of committees that work on everything from developing our CEU programs to nominating our officers, improving our social media outreach, and refining our bylaws. We also encourage members to consider leadership roles in the organization, including serving on the Executive Council as an officer. If you are interested in volunteering with PCCA, please contact us by email.

Present Your Expertise

Our Education Committee is always looking for great speakers to offer interesting and informative CEU presentations at our monthly meetings. We now offer a small honorarium to our speakers. If you have a topic that reflects your expertise that might be helpful to other mental health providers and related professionals, we would love to hear from you. Please, contact us by email.