JIM LIPSKI, LICSW, BCDEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
As of September 1st, 2015, Jim assumed the role of Executive Director for PPC. In this capacity, Jim manages the day to day functions of PPC while also providing direction to the continued growth. He has been a member of PPC for 21 years and had been the organization’s Treasurer for 16 years. In his time on the board, Jim has overseen the transition of PPC into the digital world which has greatly expanded the membership both in terms of numbers and region. He has been very involved in the implementation of the organization’s extremely successful list serve. He has been very active in getting the organization’s website operational. He has also promoted the growth of the continuing education program which now offers 6 CEU conferences each year. As Treasurer, Jim has managed PPC’s finances and made sure that appropriate government filings were completed thoroughly and in a timely manner. During his tenure on the board, PPC became incorporated as a not-for- profit organization and was granted it’s tax exempt charitable organization (501C-3) status. Jim’s experience in these matters continues to be an important resource to the board.
The University of Michigan is where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree and he graduated from Boston University School of Social Work in 1979. He also attended the Postgraduate Fellowship Program at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis.
KIMBERLY T. HUTCHINS, LMHC
Kim has been a member of the Private Practice Colloquium since 2006, which was also the beginning of her private practice career on the North Shore. She joined to gain support and collaboration with other area practitioners. She found it invaluable and wanted to become more a part of it. She joined the Executive Committee shortly following becoming a Member and she joined the Board upon its incorporation in 2011. She has been involved in the transition of the committee to a board and has served in the roles of Secretary, Clerk and now President since 2015. Kim is committed to her participation on the Board and with the PPC Membership and enjoys the collaboration, support and professional development of those in private practice.
Kim holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Maine. Kim’s professional experience includes working in various settings, using multiple modalities in her work with children and families. She serves on various other committees, including the Youth At Risk conference and with volunteering groups and likes to be involved in her community and with her colleagues.
HENRY ZAPATA, LMHC
Henry has been a member of the Private Practice Colloquium (PPC) since 2013. He joined the Board of Directors in 2016. Henry is eager to support the PPC community in their efforts to serve their clients in the most respectful and honoring way possible. He is excited to promote a PPC community where participants raise the bar by challenging each other to create and implement goals for clinical development, brainstorm ideas regarding clinical issues and support each other with total honesty, respect and compassion. He is interested in collaborating on the implementation of mechanisms regarding matters of networking, marketing, finances, growth and business operation.
Henry has worked in outpatient settings in the Merrimack Valley and North Shore for several years as well as for the Community Based Flexible Support program, run by Eliot Community Human Services serving the Department of Mental Health population for 5 years. He has been in an advisory role for Clay Alchemy, an organization in New Hampshire committed to empower the body, mind and spirit with clay, since its inception in 2002. Henry has been a faculty instructor for Middlesex Community College in Bedford, MA.
Before switching his career to healing and human services, Henry attended the Universidad Autonoma Latinoamericana in Medellin, Colombia where he received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. He then worked as a Risk Prevention Engineer for companies such as AIG in their workers compensation division. Henry received a Master of Science degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from Salem State University and is currently a Massachusetts Licensed Mental Health Counselor.
COURTNEY MCHUGH, PSYD
Courtney has been a member of the Private Practice Colloquium since 2014. She joined the Board of Directors in 2016. She currently holds the position of Treasurer. She hopes to deepen the level of community and interpersonal connections experienced by PPC members at large. She also plans to help members become more connected on a professional level and assist them in utilizing each other’s unique clinical areas of expertise for the benefit of clients and their own professional growth.
Courtney's volunteer experience includes providing services at social services agencies serving youths with behavioral and emotional issues. She has also worked for the Essex County Juvenile Court Clinic conducting psychosocial assessments for youths involved in the Juvenile Court and Probation system, making clinical recommendations to promote their future development and a more prosocial involvement with their community. Courtney holds a B.A. in Psychology from Villanova University, a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston College, and a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology now known as William James College. She is a licensed psychologist in both Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.
Rebecca Mores, LICSW
Rebecca started her private practice in May 2017 and joined the Private Practice Colloquium at that time.
She found the community of the PPC to be an invaluable resource and felt great interest ion participating
in the organization's success and advancement. In February of 2018, Rebecca became a member of the
Board and currently holds the position of Vice President. Rebecca is passionate about fostering the com-
munity that the PPC brings together and the development of growth of both the marketing and business
aspects of the organization. Rebecca is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Case
Manager. After getting a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art and Psychology at Regis College, followed by a couple
years working in finance, she went on to receive her Master's Degree in Social Work from Salem State
University. Her professional experience includes a variety of setting, including several years working at
McLean Hospital, the Veterans Administration, psych triage at NSMC Salem Hospital and more currently
with the long-term care insurance industry as a Case Manager. Her focus has been working with adults and
adolescents and she also has significant experience working with veterans and geriatric clients and their families.