Good Governance Project Team Biographies
Sandra Shullman, PhD, has had a distinguished career working with executive teams in a wide range of national and multi-national, public and private organizations. Dr. Shullman served as director of managerial effectiveness programs and senior scientist at the Center for Creative Leadership and is currently managing partner of the Executive Development Group in Columbus, Ohio. Sandy has served as a member of the APA Board of Directors, chair of the APA Board of Professional Affairs, President of the Ohio Psychological Association, and currently serves on the APA Committee on Women in Psychology and as the Council of Representatives parliamentarian, as well as the APA Foundation Board of Trustees. She is an APA fellow of the Society of Counseling Psychology, and has been honored with the society's John Black Award and the Woman of the Year Award.
Ronald Rozensky, PhD, is currently professor in the department of clinical and health psychology at the University of Florida having served as department chairperson and then associate dean for international programs in the college of public health and health psychology. He is board certified in both clinical and clinical health psychology. Dr. Rozensky served on APA's Board of Directors and has chaired both the Board of Educational and Professional Affairs and twice the Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology. During the recent health care reform process he helped make federal health care policy recommendations to Congress as chairperson of HRSA's Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary Community Based Linkages. He has received APA's Heiser Presidential Award for Advocacy and Division 52's Award for Distinguished Contributions to Global Psychology. The Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Center's has recognized him with its Distinguished Educator Award and the Matarazzo Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in Academic Health Centers. Ron is APA's 2011 awardee for Distinguished Contributions to Institutional Practice.
Rosie Phillips Bingham, PhD, is vice president for student affairs and a full professor at the University of Memphis. Her primary practical and scholarly interests are in the power of inclusion, multicultural psychology and ethics. She has served on the editorial boards of several journals and is the author of numerous articles and book chapters. She is past president of the Society of Counseling Psychology and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Psychological Association and as co-chair of the Council of Student Affairs for the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities.
Judith S. Blanton, PhD, is an organizational and consulting psychologist who has had over 25 year of experience helping individuals, teams and organizations become more effective, efficient and vital. Through her firm, Blanton Consulting, she works with a broad range of organizations including Fortune 500 companies, growing businesses, government agencies and not-for-profit organizations. Her professional service has included serving as past president of the I-O division of the California Psychological Association and of the Society of Consulting Psychology, where she received its Outstanding Service Award. She was a member of the APA Presidential Task Force to revise the APA Model Licensure Act and is currently on the editorial board of the Consulting Psychology Journal and incoming chair of the Board of Professional Affairs.
Rosalind S. Dorlen, PsyD, is a full-time independent practitioner in Summit, N.J., member of the staff at Overlook Hospital in Summit, past president of NJPA, member of APA council representing New Jersey, fellow of four divisions of APA, and former member of Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice. As NJPA public education coordinator, she created the concept of providing awards to Psychologically Healthy Workplaces in New Jersey, a program that has attained national significance at APA as well as throughout the country. She has also created community programs through developing partnerships with hospitals and community groups with the goal of educating the public about obesity, stress and the economy, bullying, psychological aspects of women's cardiovascular health, diabetes, domestic violence, terrorism and other issues relating to psychological health. Appointed to the New Jersey Governor's Task Force on Postpartum Depression, she chaired its public education committee which culminated in the Mothers Law, federal legislation that provides screening, education and assistance to women with postpartum depression.
Linda Forrest, PhD, is a professor at the University of Oregon where she is the associate director for faculty outreach for the UO Center on Diversity and Community. Much of her time is focused on planning and offering professional development workshops for faculty on diversity focused topics. Over the years, Dr. Forrest has had numerous administrative responsibilities at both the UO and Michigan State University, including serving as assistant chair of a large 55 member department, serving as department chair of a small department and associate dean of a large college. She currently serves as the Chair of the APA Ethics Committee, has had two terms on APA Council of Representatives, was president of Division 17 and was elected to several APA committees, including the Committee on the Structure and Function of Council, the Board of Educational Affairs and the Committee on Women in Psychology. Linda is a fellow in several APA divisions — 17, 35, 44 and 45.
Kurt Geisinger, PhD, has accumulated 34 years working in higher education. During that time, he has spent six years as the psychology department chair at Fordham University, then five years as a dean of arts and sciences and nine years (at two schools) as chief academic officer/vice president for academic affairs/provost. He is now director of the Buros Center for Testing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has engaged in consulting during his career, doing everything from building police officer and fire fighter civil service testing for New York City through organizational consulting at colleges and universities. He has served on two APA committees, represented Division 5 on the Council of Representatives and has recently joined the APA Board of Directors. He is a member of Divisions 2 and 14 and a fellow in Divisions 5, 15 and 52.
Gary Hawley, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist with American Hospital Service Group working with active duty military personnel at a military treatment facility. He supervises an assessment program for traumatic brain injury and also provides treatment to military members for a variety of conditions. He served as the 2009 chair of the Committee on Early Career Psychologists for the American Psychological Association, as a member of the 2009 APA Presidential Task Force on the Future of Psychology Practice, as the 2007 president of the Kansas Psychological Association and as a member-at-large of APA's Committee of State Leaders. His clinical interests include self-harm and suicidal behaviors, posttraumatic stress disorder, integrated healthcare, underserved populations and serious mental illness.
Frederick Leong, PhD, is professor of psychology and director of the Consortium for Multicultural Psychology Research at Michigan State University. He has authored or co-authored over 200 journal articles and book chapters, and edited or co-edited ten books. He is editor-in-chief of the APA Handbook of Multicultural Psychology (in preparation) and founding editor of the Asian American Journal of Psychology. He was the recipient of the 2007 APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology and the 2009 Stanley Sue Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology from Division 12.
Mary Miller Lewis, PhD, received her doctorate in counseling psychology and certification in gerontology from the University of Akron in 2001. Dr. Lewis is employed by Senior Life Consultants Inc., and provides assessments and individual psychotherapy in long-term care and retirement communities. She is the prior chair and a member of the Ohio Psychological Association Committee on Social Responsibility, as well as a member of APA Divisions 17, 20, and 31, and Psychologists in Long Term Care. She recently served on the 2010 Presidential Task Force on Advancing Practice. Her research and professional interests include end-of-life issues, counseling individuals with dementia, spirituality in long-term care, and social responsibility with underserved populations.
Gilbert H. Newman, PhD, is the director of clinical training at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, Calif. His governance experience includes service as a member and chair (2008-2009) of the APA Committee of State Leaders and as a member and chair (2008) of the Board of Educational Affairs. Dr. Newman remains active as a Federal Education Advocacy Coordinator and as one of California's Federal Advocacy Coordinators for practice. He was president of the California Psychological Association in 2006 and is the current chair of CPA's Foundation. In addition to administrative management of the graduate program and five public psychological service/training programs, Dr. Newman maintains a small independent psychological services and consultation practice.
Konjit V. Page is a psychology fellow in the supportive housing program and public sector mental health administration in the department of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. Her research and clinical interests include diversity training and consultation for organizations and direct care staff, racial and sexual identity development within diverse populations, access and service development for LGBT populations dealing with serious mental illnesses, and the training and supervision of future clinicians. Konjit has been involved with APA for several years, including in her positions as chair of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students, as a voting student member on the APA Council of Representatives and the APA Board of Directors, and involvement with Divisions 17, 35 and 42.
Mitchell J. Prinstein, PhD, is a Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor and the director of clinical psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mitch's research examines interpersonal models of internalizing symptoms and health risk behaviors among adolescents, with funding from NIH, the National Institute of Child and Human Development and several private foundations. He is the incoming editor of the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and has received several national and university-based awards recognizing his contributions to research (APA Society of Clinical Psychology Theodore Blau Early Career Award, Columbia University/Brickell Award for research on suicidality, APA fellow of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology), teaching (UNC Chapel Hill Tanner Award for Undergraduate Teaching) and professional development of graduate students (American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Raymond D. Fowler Award). He was chair of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students, was the first student representative on the APA Board of Directors and has served on the APA Council of Representatives, the Psychology Executives Roundtable, APPIC and the APA Board of Educational Affairs. He is a fellow of Divisions 12 and 53.
Kenneth J. Sher, PhD, is Curators' Distinguished Professor of psychological sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia where he serves on the clinical psychology faculty, as associate chair for research enhancement and as director of predoctoral and postdoctoral training in alcohol research. His research has been continually supported by NIAAA for close to 30 years and he currently holds a Senior Scientist and Mentoring Award (K05), serves as PI on predoctoral and postdoctoral institutional training grants, is site PI and co-director of an NIH-supported national research center and is a PI and co-investigator on other research grants. He has provided service to the NIH via service on study sections, the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the Extramural Advisory Board to the NIAAA. He has been active in a number of professional societies in psychology and alcohol research. At APA, he currently serves as the council representative to Division 28 (Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse) and on the Board of Scientific Affairs. His research and service contributions have been recognized with a variety of awards including an NIH MERIT Award, the Distinguished Researcher Award from the Research Society on Alcoholism, the Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award from Division 50 (Addictions) and a presidential citation from APA.
Richard M. Suinn, PhD, a past president of APA, served as head of the psychology department at Colorado State University, mayor of the city of Fort Collins, Colo., and sport psychologist for U.S. Olympic teams. He has been on the Board of Directors/Trustees for ABPP, the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, the American Psychological Foundation, the Asian American Psychological Association and several APA Divisions. He has chaired five APA boards and is a member of the APA Council of Representatives. Among his honors are an honorary doctorate of humane letters, the Raymond D. Fowler Award, the Tomes Lifetime Contribution to Ethnic Minority Psychology Award and the Career Contribution to Education and Training Award.
Cygnet Strategy Team Members
Marybeth Fidler is a trusted coach, advisor and strategic partner to many executives and boards of state, national and international associations, societies, foundations and for-profit businesses. As a specialist in leadership and large group processes for change, her work includes stakeholder research and consultation related to creating the future, governance, strategic planning and leadership development. Her office is in Lancaster, Pa.
Ms. Fidler is past executive director of a 190,000-member charitable organization based in New York City, as well as the volunteer president of a 30,000-member professional association in the financial services field. A published poet and artist, Fidler co-authored ASAE's best-selling book “Successful Association Leadership: Dimensions of 21st Century Competency for the CEO.” A member of the Future Search Network, she has served on the board of directors of the National Assembly of National Voluntary Health and Social Welfare Organizations, Inc., and committees of the Independent Sector. She has also served as a board member and president of Big Sisters of Washington, Inc., and as a board member of the Washington Urban League.
Catherine D. “Cate” Bower, FASAE, CAE, IOM, has extensive experience in strategy development, governance and organizational structure alignment, strategic communications and culture change, primarily with not-for-profit organizations in the U.S. and Canada. Prior to co-founding Cygnet Strategy, LLC, in 2010, she was a principal partner with Tecker International, LLC in Yardley, Pa., for 18 years. Her office is in West River, Md. A fellow of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), she served for several years as editor of Working Smart Newsletter, and was an editor of the highly regarded business books “Work in the 21st Century” and “Worklife Visions”. She is a recipient of the GWSAE Monument Award for leadership. A frequent speaker on management issues, association management and communications, Ms. Bower is a certified association executive and a graduate of the U.S. Chamber's 6-year Institute of Organizational Management. She has served on the ASAE and ASAE foundation's boards of directors.
Nancy Moore, executive director, Governance Affairs.
Nancy Gordon Moore, PhD, MBA, was named executive director of Governance Affairs for the American Psychological Association in 2009. She oversees the Office of the President, APA's board and committee operations, elections, division services, and the convention and travel offices.
Moore joined the staff of APA after serving since 2000 as executive director of the Kentucky Psychological Association. During her tenure at KPA, the organization doubled its membership and more than doubled its revenue. She also developed a public art and public education project called "Heads Up Kentucky!" that promoted the connection between physical and mental health. Earlier in her career, Moore had a private practice in Louisville.
Maureen O'Brien, associate executive director, Governance Affairs.