Committee of State Leaders

The Committee of State Leaders (CSL) was established by the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP) in order to provide feedback about SPTA concerns and needs, to respond to special projects at the request of CAPP, to provide advisory input to the State Leadership Conference planners and to assist SPTA leaders in becoming more involved in APA governance. The CSL is funded by CAPP and consists of members who are selected by State Leadership Conference participants in accordance with existing procedures.

Staff Liaisons


  • 2014 Chair: Jason Deselms, PhD (2013-14)

  • 2014 Chair-elect: Vacant until March 2014

  • Sarah Bowen (2013-16)
    CESPPA representative

  • Sally Cameron (2013-15)
    CESPPA representative

  • Le Ondra Clark Harvey, PhD (2014-15)
    ECP representative

  • Sabrina Esbitt (2013-14)
    APAGS representative

  • Jerold Grodin, PhD (2013-14)
    DPA representative

  • Mabel Lam, PhD (2013-14)

  • Brent Macdonald, PhD (2013-14)
    Canadian representative

  • Diane McKay, PsyD (2013-15)

  • Bruce Nystrom, PhD (2013-14)
    Federal Advocacy Coordinators representative

  • Lisa Rocchio, PhD (2013-14)

  • Gilbert Sanders, PhD (2013-14)
    Federal Advocacy Coordinators representative

  • Felicia Smith, PhD (2013-15)

  • Takako Suzuki, PhD (2013-14)
    Diversity liaison