Welcome to my APA Campaign Website!
My presidential theme is: “Psychology Works!” As a scientist-practitioner, university professor, interprofessional practitioner, and fierce advocate, I bring extensive APA governance experience to this campaign. Dedicating my professional life to advancing the science, practice and impact of psychology to my students, colleagues, and the public has been my mission. My extensive experience as an active listener, collaborator, and nurturing mentor to students and early career psychologists make me well prepared to take a strong leadership role in moving our profession forward.
I joined the APA as a graduate student and have served in leadership positions ever since, at both the state and national level. My last six years service as APA Recording Secretary followed a three year term as a member-at-large on the APA Board of Directors. As a member or chair of eight APA task forces, a member of the Boards of Professional Affairs and Educational Affairs, and as board liaison to the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS), the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB), the APA Ethics Committee, The Practice Directorate and Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP), the Commission on Accreditation, the APA Publications and Communications Board, and nine years on the Board of Directors Budget and Finance subcommittee (through good times and bad), I learned to work collaboratively with diverse interest groups and multiple points of view to reach a common goal. My goals have always included being an attentive listener and practical problem solver, while respecting different points of view.
Agreeing to disagree without being disagreeable is a core value. My governance and professional experiences have introduced me to wonderful colleagues and challenging problems. Solving problems through working together in meaningful ways to move the profession forward forms my basic governing philosophy. Becoming APA president would enable me to expand my collaborative work with psychologists around the world to flexibly advance our discipline in these rapidly changing times. Please join me in this quest.