Board Members

It’s important to note that all board members and regional leadership are volunteer based. Each one of our board member dedicates their time to Missouri Association for Play Therapy.

If you would like to be involved on the board, as an area rep, or helping with other parts of the organization, please contact the board president.

Solcollin Aliscia Heard (Central)

Solcollin Aliscia Heard (Central)


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Tara Huber (Northeast)

Tara Huber (Northeast)


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Past President

Due to changes in our bylaws, MAPT does not have a past president for the 2018-19 term.

Cindy Anders

Member at Large

Cindy Anders is a licensed professional counselor with a master’s Degree in counseling from Missouri
Baptist University and a master’s degree in gerontology from Lindenwood University. She obtained her
RPT in February 2018. She is currently contracted with White Oak counseling and has offices in Hannibal
and Bowling Green. She is also an adjunct instructor at Missouri Baptist University teaching sociology
and psychology.
Cindy is on the board of several non profits. She is chair of Access to Healing and Wellness which
provides services to individuals in need in the local community. She is vice chair of The Cancer Memorial
Park and a board member of The Libota Project which serves an orphanage in the Democratic Republic
of Congo.
Cindy and her husband Martin have five children and 14 grandchildren. She loves to spend time with
the grandchildren watching their sporting events and attending school activities. In her spare time she
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Heather Ransom (Central)

Heather Ransom (Central)

Technology Officer

Heather is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing at Lawrence Oliver & Associates, a private practice, in Columbia, Mo. In the private practice setting, she enjoys interacting with families, children, adolescents and adults. She received her masters degree in 2014 from Brigham Young University. Heather has worked at the Utah State Prison providing individual counseling services, at Wasatch Mental Health working with families and individuals, and as an outreach therapist to the Nebo UT school district.

Heather is basic trained in EMDR and accredited in Level 2 and Level 3 of Triple P (Positive Parenting Program). Her next endeavor is to work towards her RPT.
Heather’s favorite little people to play with are her two daughters and she loves spending time with her husband. She enjoys traveling, cooking, going on walks, sewing, and reading mystery novels and anything in the Harry Potter series.
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Katie Clayton

Katie Clayton


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Lena Sheets (Central)

Lena Sheets (Central)


Lena is an Licensed Professional Counselor and K-12 certified school counselor.  She is currently an Elementary School Counselor in  Columbia, MO.  Lena has seen the impact of play therapy and is eager to learn more to support her work with children both in and outside of the school setting. Lena plans to be fully engaged in the play therapy community as well as advocate for school-based play therapy and trauma-sensitive practices. When Lena is not working or attending  a training, she is spending time with her family playing cards or reading with her son.


For information about available positions, position descriptions and application process, click below:


2018-19 MAPT Regional Leadership


Patrick Ceveland

Ann Elliott

Monica Wolf

Kansas City: 

MAPT is looking for Area Reps!

For more information click below:



Here are the rules of governance for the not-for-profit corporation that operates in the State of Missouri as the Missouri Association for Play Therapy.

Join MAPT Today!

Potential members can always fill out an application in person at any of our networking meetings, regional workshops or annual conference. Just ask one of our board members or area reps for assistance.