LAMFT Board Members


Jennifer Rush


Jennifer has been in Louisiana since 2012. She has been working as a counselor since 2008 and has a background of working with addictions, relationship enhancement, and emotional development. She works to live by a motto of “living a happier and healthier life.” She is an energetic spirit and brings smile and laughter everywhere she goes. In her downtime, she loves to crochet and watch the Yankees and is never far from her books. She is active member of the Junior League of Greater Covington. Currently, she is working on finishing up her PsyD and looks forward to growing and advancing in the field.


Madelynn Fellon


Beginning July 1, 2024 (President July 1, 2026)

Madelynn is a Licensed Professional Counselor (Supervisor) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Supervisor Candidate), specializing in relationship counseling. Madelynn completed her Master’s Degree in both Clinical Mental Health and Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Holy Cross. Madelynn’s previous community experience has made her passionate about working with couples and individuals with various types of therapeutic needs such as marital issues, communication problems, infidelity, grief, depression, anxiety, and emotional regulation. Madelynn has been taught by the best systemic thinking and hopes to pass on that knowledge to new counselors who share the same passion. Where Madelynn goes, therapy dog Gladys goes too. In her spare time, Madelynn enjoys reading, cross-stitching, and taking naps.


Katherine Arnold


Beginning July 1, 2024

A Livingston Parish native , Katherine S. Arnold grew up on the outskirts of the Walker city limits. She attended Livingston Parish schools and graduated from Walker High School before attending Southeastern Louisiana University (SELU). Katherine achieved her Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from SELU in 1995. Katherine worked fourteen years in the pharmaceutical industry before changing careers. In the last decade of her first career, Katherine was responsible for managing a department of people from varying cultures, ages, and ethnicities. Through this, Katherine truly learned about herself and others. She learned that people are more than just productivity, more than a job, and more than the "mask" they wear in public. "mask" Katherine learned to value relationships, to honor the journey of others, and to sit in the sufferings with them.

​Katherine achieved a Masters in Marriage and Family counseling from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) in 2013. She also achieved additional credits at NOBTS in the Doctoral program. Katherine began working as a counselor at the Eastern Louisiana Baptist Association (ELBA) Christian Counseling Center, a local non-profit organization, until launching Present Hope Counseling, LLC. Katherine is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Katherine has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, veterans, and first responders. She has been trained in specialty areas such as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional-Focused Therapy for couples (EFT), Sand tray, Managing Suicide Risks (CAMS) and Trauma therapy. She has achieved a certification in helping First Responders. Katherine has also worked at the New Orleans Theological Seminary as an Adjunct Professor and Student Superviso


Susan Harrington


Beginning July 1, 2024

Susan Harrington, LPC-S, LMFT-S, AAMFT-AS has earned two Master of Arts degrees, Psychological Counseling from Nichols State University in 1999 and Marriage and Family Therapy from National University in 2014. She is dually licensed as an LPC and LMFT since 2002 and earned the status as a dually LPC Board Approved Supervisor and as an approved supervisor with AAMFT in 2005. Ms. Harrington’s mental health work has mostly been conducted through private practice, diversion programs, and non-profit agencies in the Greater New Orleans metropolitan area. Her professional and clinical experience specializes in working with LGBTQ+ and heterosexual adult relationship distress, grief-related concerns, and family dynamic issues. Her work experience began in addiction and working with the families and friends negatively impacted by its dis-ease. Ms. Harrington began supervising licensees as Hurricane Katrina began developing in the Gulf of Mexico, which enhanced her ability to gain experience with a wider range of populations, presenting concerns and demographics in diverse locations/settings, including in the Lafayette region of Louisiana where she now resides. She is actively engaged in supervising marriage and therapy interns, PLPCs, and PLMFTs, as well LMFTs seeking credentialing as an approved supervisor with AAMFT (within Louisiana and in other states) all within the systemic perspective. Ms. Harrington has also been an active member with her professional organizations (AAMFT, LAMFT, and LCA). After over 20 years in the amazing field of mental health, Ms. Harrington is currently enjoying working virtually from home, being with family, and making very long-term retirement plans.


Nikki Lombardo

Associate Representative

Beginning July 1, 2024

I am a native of Louisiana and reside with my husband, three children, and dog in a rural area. I taught high school and college English for many years and worked as a transitional coordinator for the local trade/community college. I currently attend Southern University pursuing a master’s degree in mental health counseling and will graduate in spring of 2025. I volunteer as the children’s committee chairman at church. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, exercising, hiking, and traveling.