Strength In Support Team

Board of Directors


Dr. Evan Fewsmith

Dr. Evan Fewsmith

Co-Founder and Vice President

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Jill Boultinghouse

Jill Boultinghouse, M.A., M.F.T.

Co-Founder and Executive Director

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Bob Greenberg, board member photo

Bob Greenberg

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John Martin

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Barbara Deming

Barbara Deming


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Charles “Chuck” Cox

Board Member (US Veteran)

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Larry Behm (photo coming soon!)

Board Member (US Veteran)

Kellie Nowell (photo coming soon!)

Board Secretary


Jill Boultinghouse, MFT, EMDR Trained, Executive Director

Connie Thomas, MA, LMFT, Clinical Director

Amber Portz, Development Director

Karen FirestoneAdvisor to the Board, Political Liaison

Los Angeles County:

Kyla Campbell, AMFT 

Tina Arias, MFT Trainee, Military Family Member

Chris Wakim, MFT Trainee, US Army Veteran


Orange County:

Vincent Lin, ASW (USC School of Social Work, Military), EMDR Trained

Kate Bryan, MFT 

Donysia Green-Gilmore, LCSW, EMDR Trained

Kyla Campbell, AMFT 

Miguel Gomez, AMFT, USMC Veteran

James Van Wilgen Moore, AMFT, US Navy Veteran

Chris Wakim, MFT Trainee, US Army Veteran

Justin Paige, US Marine Veteran Outreach Coordinator

Alex Ortega, BS, Army Veteran Outreach Coordinator

Jeffery Williams, Air Force Veteran Outreach Coordinator

Tony Guilder, Golf Pro

Jerry Woods, Golf Workshop

Jacqi Haas, Financial Advisor, Financial Workshop Educator

Golf Fundraising Committee:

Jill Boultinghouse, Chairwoman

Junior Sperazza (OC Golf Events)

Dave Erney (Beacon)

Board Development Committee:

Jill Boultinghouse, Co Chair

Larry Behm, Co Chair

Chase Wickersham

Danielle Wilson

Bob Greenberg

Financial Committee:

Jill Boultinghouse, Co Chair

John Martin, Co Chair

Greg Coleman 

Melodie Reguero

Programs Committee:

Jill Boultinghouse, Chair

Connie Thomas, LMFT

Development, PR and Marketing Interns:

Chad Baker

Tara Thomas

Anthony Sommers

Volunteer Coordinator:

Jo Wells


Marcella Chiappetta

Administrative Assistants:

Jason Le

Available Programs

SIS serves all military and family members, including active, non-active, reserve, guard, or veteran, from any branch of the military to address their challenges in a timely, competent, and supportive manner. All ages are welcome, and while no family will be turned away, most are low-income. As described in our mission statement, SIS structures its programs on three pillars:


Building on the experience of its founders in offering low fee and pro bono mental health services to veterans and their families, SIS allows our military, our vets and their families to receive low-cost (and free if necessary) individual, couple, family, or group therapy and counseling each week. Read on »


Strength in Support Mentorship Program

There are many reasons why our clients choose to enter our mentorship program. Our mentorship program can help you manage conflict and stress, as well as ease the transition of deployment or reintegration into civilian life. Our mentors are veterans and spouses of veterans who can act like a friend and guide. Read on »

Educational Workshops



Pageant of the Masters Recreational Workshop for Military Families: Laguna Beach, CA 

To register contact Connie Thomas at 949-505-5015 x 5

(first come first serve basis)

Thursdays in August 2017

August 10, 17 and 24th

 SIS 9/11 4th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser and Recreational Workshop for Vets to be sponsored. 


SIS workshops are founded in the belief that not everything therapeutic happens in a counseling room. Often the social, educational and physical components of our workshops offer just the right help one needs!

Educational Workshops:

Financial Planning, VA Home Loan Benefits, Resume Building, Salary Negotiations, Wellness Education, and moreā€¦.

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Serving Those Who Served Us

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our mission

The mission of Strength In Support is to provide mental health services to military personnel, veterans and their families, including individual and family therapy, mentorship and education to address all areas of our heroes well being.



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