Le Ondra Clark Harvey, PhD — State, Provincial and Territorial Associations Representative
Clark Harvey is a policy consultant to the California State Senate. In her role, she oversees approximately 20 health care boards. Clark Harvey analyzes legislation that impacts health care professionals and makes policy recommendations to legislators. Clark Harvey has also worked as a health policy consultant to the office of former Sen. Curren D. Price, Jr. Her lifelong goal is to be instrumental in the elimination of mental health disparities across the nation.
Clark Harvey completed her PhD in counseling psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She completed her pre-doctoral fellowship at the University of Southern California Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles Mattel Children’s Hospital. She was also a social justice fellow at the Center for Policy Analysis in San Francisco.
Clark Harvey has maintained a record of national and local leadership. She has served multiple terms on the board of directors for the Association of Black Psychologists. She has also served on the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs, and on the executive board of APA’s Div. 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women) Section I: Psychology of Black Women. She is a past executive board member of the Los Angeles View Park section of the National Council of Negro Women.
Aaron A. Harris, PhD — Practice Representative
Harris is presently a health psychologist at the Robert J. Dole VAMC (Wichita, Kan.). He earned his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland in 2006 and spent the first five-plus years of his career as an active duty psychologist in the U.S. Air Force. He migrated into the VHA system, initially as director of a substance abuse treatment clinic and then settling into primary care-mental health integration. Certified in multiple clinical approaches for working with veterans and their families, he views the well-being of this population as critical to the overall mental health of the country. Following to his decision to settle in Kansas, he immediately engaged in KPA governance activities and has now been serving on the Board of Governors and advocating for ECPs over the past three years. Mentored by fellow psychologists from Kansas who have been pioneers for promoting ECP interests, he is enthusiastic about guiding outreach and programming on the national level.
Angela Kuemmel, PhD — Public Interest Representative
Kuemmel is currently a staff psychologist at the Louis Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cleveland. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University in 2009. She completed her predoctoral internship at VA Boston/Harvard Medical School and her postdoctoral fellowship in rehabilitation psychology at the James A. Haley VA in Tampa, Fla. She is a rehabilitation psychologist who works with veterans with spinal cord injuries (SCI) and other neurological disabilities. Her research interests include abuse of people with disabilities, adjustment to disability and chronic pain management in patients with SCI. She serves as the awards and membership chairs for Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology) and is a member of the Division 22 early-career task force. Other professional interests include training of future rehabilitation psychologists and telehealth interventions. She is thrilled to represent ECPs and advocate for issues of public interest.
Kimberly Smith, PsyD — Education Representative
Smith is a post-doctoral fellow in neuropsychology with a dual appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences and the Department of Neurology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Smith has a rich career integrating clinical and research responsibilities. Clinically, Dr. Smith’s focus is on neuropsychological and assessment, psychotherapy and pain management in inpatient and outpatient settings. In her role as a clinical researcher, Dr. Smith actively participates in industry-sponsored research, as well as multi-project investigations that utilize imaging, neuropsychological and psychosocial assessment to pursue two overarching themes: 1) the potential differential expression of the neurological and neurocognitive effects of infectious disease and CNS disease progression among underserved populations across the lifespan, and 2) the identification of effective neurobehavioral assessment and potentially promising treatment interventions for translation into patient care. She is Principal Investigator of a grant supported study targeting cognitive rehabilitation and treatment adherence in individuals living with HIV/AIDS. During her three-year term as the Education Representative on the Committee for Early Career Psychologist, Dr. Smith will continue to passionately advocate for early career psychologists across all subfields of psychology concerning licensure, educational opportunities and career development.
Innocent Okozi, PhD — Divisions Representative
Okozi is currently working with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, Me. He graduated from the counseling psychology doctoral program at Seton Hall University, where he has recently taught as an adjunct faculty. He completed his predoctoral internship at the University of Maine Counseling Center, in Orono, and his postdoctoral fellowship at the Riverview Psychiatric Center – Assertive Community Treatment Team, Maine. In previous years, Okozi served as chair of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs, after serving a two-year term as member on the same committee. Currently, he is a member-at-large in Div. 36 (Psychology of Religion and Spirituality), where he also served as APA program chair and hospitality chair. He has been active in both Div. 45 (Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race) and Div. 17 (Counseling Psychology). He has a successful record of advocating for and working directly with early career psychologists to address their concerns and is passionate about mentoring and supporting his colleagues. During his three-year term as divisions representative on the Committee on Early Career Professionals, he plans to continue developing opportunities for integration, networking, and growth for early career psychologists within APA divisions. Further, he plans to build bridges among early career psychologist committees across APA divisions in an effort to strengthen early career psychologist representation and leadership.
Julie Radico, PsyD — Membership & Governance Outreach Representative
Radico will be completing her postdoctoral fellowship in Health Psychology in the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Department of Family Medicine in April of 2015 and will be transitioning into a role as a behavioral health specialist and assistant professor at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s family and community medicine department. Radico completed her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013. Radico served as the early career psychologist chair for the Mississippi Psychological Association for two years and has been active in APA and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association since beginning graduate school. During her three-year term as governance and membership outreach representative with CECP, she plans on advancing its mission to by continuing to identify ways in which APA resources can be focused on the needs of early career psychologists and ways in which communication of that resource availability can be enhanced.
Building Bridges Brochure: Opportunities for Learning, Networking and Leadership (PDF, 58KB)
Early career psychologists need to build bridges that create opportunities to engage, learn, network and become leaders within the discipline of psychology.
CECP Sessions at APA Convention
Session presentations for the following APA Annual Conventions are available:
2012 APA Convention — Orlando
2011 APA Convention — Washington
2009 APA Convention — Toronto
2008 APA Convention — Boston
2007 APA Convention — San Francisco