Leadership Committee

The leadership committee for the Family Therapists in Healthcare Topical Interest Network consists of the Chair, Chair-elect, Treasurer, Secretary and Graduate Student Rep. The leadership committee is responsible for the functioning of the network and associated activities as well as the strategic plan and managing the budget. The TIN also receives support from Staff with overall guidance, structure, policies, and offerings. The TIN reports to the AAMFT Board and the Component Evaluation Committee.


As Founder of Live Well Counseling LLC, Dr. Ruth N. Faucette is a passionate, collaborative, and innovative clinician committed to driving positive mental health outcomes. As Founder of Live Well Consulting LLC, she partners with professional business owners and leadership teams who are dedicated to achieving excellence and growth. Her expertise in influencing others, demonstrating a strategic mindset, and creating evidence-based programming allows her to support other leaders in developing themselves, developing others, and prospering their organizations. 

Her background includes executive leadership, clinical training, program development and evaluation, and elevating clinical offerings for a national integrated behavioral health vendor. Additionally, she has been a leading voice in behavioral health integration as an expert at equipping and empowering practitioners, launching an integrated behavioral health program within primary and pediatric care settings, implementing trauma informed care and screening of ACES, and developing and evaluating physician well-being programs. 

Clinical and Research Interests: Integrated Behavioral Health, Trauma Informed Care, and Provider Well-being



Max Zubatsky is an Associate Professor and Program Director in the Medical Family Therapy Program  at Saint Louis University. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and AAMFT Approved Supervisor. He is the Associate Director of the Geriatric Education Center at SLU and the founder of the SLU Aging and Memory Clinic.  He co-authored a book with Jackie Williams-Reade titled "Self of the Therapist in Medical Settings: A Sociocultural and Systemic Perspective." 

Clinical and Research Interests: Geriatrics, Caregiving, Integrated Behavioral Health, Couples Therapy, Residency Education


David Johnson is an Associate Professor and Director of Behavioral Health Resident Education in the Family Medicine Residency Program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and AAMFT Approved Supervisor. His scholarly activity centers on how technology use can be leveraged to increase individual and relational health and wellbeing.

Clinical and Research Interests: Relational Based Healthcare, Technology Use, Patient-Healthcare Team Relationship


Brittany Huelett-Lyons is an Assistant Professor at Texas Woman's University within the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. She has previous experience working in integrated primary healthcare settings in both family and internal medicine. In her current role, she works to supervise and train Marriage and Family Therapy Master's students who work in integrated healthcare settings. A published author, her most recent work, co-authored with Jackie Williams-Reade, focused on the sociocultural context of medicine and the influence it has on BHP identity development.

Clinical Interests: Medical Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Chronic Illness Experiences and Family Functioning


Angela Ge is a second-year student majoring in Marriage and Family Therapy at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Angela's primary interests include assessing the prevalence of undiagnosed and untreated mental health problems in Asian American youths, identifying barriers to accessing mental health resources, and promoting awareness and resilience within the Asian American community. She was selected as an Impact Investing Fellow by the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network and as a Minority Fellow by the Foundation for the Advancement of Human Systems. In her managerial and entrepreneurial roles, she strives to combine her business background with a passion for creating social impact.

Clinical and Research Interests: Mental Health, Parenting, and Intergenerational Connections in Immigrant Families