LAMFT Committee Members

Ethics- Ezra Lockhart

Ezra Lockhart

Ethics Committee Chair

With over two decades of experience in the helping profession, I am Dr. Ezra Lockhart, a dedicated therapist, clinical supervisor, mentor, and educator. My academic achievements include a doctorate, two master’s degrees, and dual licensure, supplemented by numerous specialty certifications in Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD/ADD, anxiety disorders, and addiction. Throughout my career, I have provided therapy, assessment, and crisis intervention to approximately 15,000 individuals experiencing suicidality, accumulating significant expertise in suicide prevention. My therapeutic approach is informed by global cultural exploration and a deep-rooted commitment to cultural humility, fostering a safe and inclusive environment for clients from diverse backgrounds.

As a clinical supervisor for 7 years, I have mentored therapists in a collaborative, systemic, and culturally sensitive manner. Over the years, I have mentored hundreds of graduate students, clinical supervisees, and licensed professionals—prioritizing their professional development and growth.

Beyond clinical practice, I have contributed to the field through authorship, presentations, and publications. I have written numerous books and presented at conferences globally, covering topics such as Internet gaming disorder, excessive screen time, and global trends in suicide. Recognized through over 50 awards, nominations, and grants. My dedication to advancing mental health services and education is evident. In addition to my extensive professional background, my Indigenous heritage deeply influences my therapeutic and systemic supervisory approaches. Embracing cultural humility, I acknowledge the richness of diverse cultural backgrounds while recognizing the limitations of my own understanding. As a clinical supervisor and educator, I instill this value in my supervisees and students, emphasizing that cultural humility transcends mere cultural sensitivity. It involves a profound respect for diverse cultural experiences and a continuous commitment to learning from and honoring them.

Elections- Mary Norred

Mary Norred

Elections Committee Chair

Beginning July 1, 2024

Mary Norred earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She has earned her master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in Children and Adolescent Therapy at Northcentral University (COAMFTE). Mary is a Provisionally licensed marriage and family therapist under the supervision of Penny Millhollon, M.A., LMFT-S, AAMFT-S, LPC-S, a Board-approved supervisor, LMFT-S. Mary is a SYMBIS couples facilitator and has had training in different trauma-focused approaches like Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) and is currently training for Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( TF-CBT). Mary is a part of The National Society of Leadership and Society. Mary works as an independent contractor as a family therapist and goes into the families' homes and within the communities to help the families. Mary also provides therapy services as a Provisional Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Caledonia Family Counseling LLC. she focuses more on positive transformations and addressing many issues and concerns with couples and individuals.


Howie Brownell

Government Committee Chair

Beginning July 1, 2024

Howie is a graduate of Harding University with a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, working with individuals, couples, and families with a variety of presenting problems. Howie is also the chaplain for the fire department in the rural community where he lives with his family. Howie has been involved in the new restructuring of LAMFT and continues to be an asset for the Government relationship of LAMFT.


Penny Millhollon

Government Committee Member

Beginning July 1, 2024

Penny Millhollon is a LMFT-S and LPC-S and AAMFT-S and has been in private practice in Shreveport for the last twelve years. She also enjoys providing Supervision for PLMFTs, PLPCs and mentoring for those wishing to become AAMFT Supervisors. She received her M.A. from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and is currently a Doctoral student in Marriage and Family Therapy there as well. She served on the LPC Board of Examiners for eight years as the Chair of the Marriage and Family Therapy Committee and Professional Assistance Program. She and her husband, Eddie, also enjoy training others by offering workshops in the local area. Her desire is to promote the profession of MFTs in the State of Louisiana through active involvement in legislative matters that will help to sustain its important position in the mental health community.

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Eddie Millhollon

Government Committee Member

Beginning July 1, 202

Eddie has a diverse background. He has a Ph.D. from Louisiana State University (LSU) in Agronomy specializing in Plant Physiology. In the midst of a rewarding career as an environmental research scientist with LSU, a family tragedy led him to consider a possible second career as a counselor. He obtained a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from LSU-Shreveport and completed a second Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. His dissertation research brought together his passion for family therapy and his fascination with schizophrenia. After completing licensure requirements to become a licensed professional counselor in Louisiana, he retired from his career with LSU and began his second career as a licensed professional counselor. He has been the Clinical Director for The Center for Families, Shreveport's oldest counseling agency, where he worked extensively with individuals, couples, and families. He also has experience in working with adolescents and adults with serious mental illnesses. More recently, his attention has turned to helping those who have been through psychological trauma and are suffering with trauma-related issues such as PTSD. He is trained in both EMDR and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. He is also a supervisor for provisionally-licensed LPCs in Louisiana. Eddie is a Board-approved teletherapy provider.

We are always seeking individuals who are wanting to help advance the profession.

Our Committees are listed below and always feel free to reach out if you are interested in a position. 

Elections Committee

The Elections Committee shall prepare a slate of nominees for all elected positions and shall oversee the elections of such positions as provided in these bylaws and rules and procedures adopted by the Board for elections. This pertains to LAMFT as well as providing insight into members of MFTAC.

Education Committee

The Educational Committee shall be responsible for reviewing the application of CEU events, as well as finding new events to relay to the Board that meet the standards of CEUs for LMFTs. This committee is responsible for the development and production of the Annual Conference and continued CEU/educational development of the profession. 

Ethic Committee

The Ethics Committee shall be responsible for educating the membership and public regarding the AAMFT Code of Ethics. Educating the membership and the public will be made available at each annual meeting/conference and other training opportunities created by the LAMFT Ethics Committee.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee shall assist the Treasurer in preparing the annual budget for approval by the Board and the membership and shall be responsible for making recommendations to the Board and membership in all matters about the finances of the LAMFT. This committee will look at managing the best way to use our funds to serve our profession.

Government Committee

The Government Committee shall be responsible for monitoring, addressing, and informing the
membership of activities noted on the political agenda for the State of Louisiana that may have a direct impact on mental health services for providers serving the citizens of Louisiana.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee shall be responsible for dispensing information on LAMFT membership requirements and application procedures to potential members and otherwise encouraging inquiry and application to the LAMFT. Additionally, this committee will work on identifying events to hosting professional advocacy events to our members throughout the year.