Public Education Coordinators and State Executive Directors

Together, APA and the YMCA are offering strategies and tools for addressing unhealthy lifestyles and behaviors that contribute to chronic conditions and help parents increase family motivation toward healthier choices.

With more than 2,600 YMCAs in America, serving more than 20 million people, APA can directly connect psychologists to the public.

For information on working with the YMCA, please contact your public education coordinator (PEC) or your state executive director (ED) listed below.

Alabama

PEC: Heather Austin, PhD

ED: Kelley Durrance

Alaska

PEC: Rebecca Robinson, PhD

ED: Tonie Matie Quaintance, MS

Arizona

PEC: Sandra Klar, LLB, PsyD

ED: Dianne Fitzgerald-Verbonitz, RN, MA

Arkansas 

PEC: Rebekah Evans, PhD

ED: Anne Fuller

California

PEC: Michael G. Ritz, PhD

ED: Jo Linder-Crow, PhD

Colorado 

PEC: Stephanie S. Smith, PsyD

ED: Karen Wojdyla

Connecticut 

PEC: Elaine Ducharme, PhD

ED: Tricia Priebe; Lisa Winkler

Delaware

PEC: Patrick A. Litle, PhD

ED: Bill Mentzer

District of Columbia

ED: David White, CAE

Florida

PEC: Regina Mendoza, PsyD, PA; Laura Cohen, PhD

ED: Connie Galietti, JD

Georgia

PEC: Angela Londoño-McConnell, PhD; J. Kip Matthews, PhD

ED: Kathie Garland

Hawaii 

PEC: June W. J. Ching, PhDl

ED: Alex Santiago, MSW

Idaho

PEC: Amy S. Walters, PhD

ED: Deborah Katz

Illinois 

PEC: Nancy Molitor, PhD

ED: Terrence J. Koller, PhD

Indiana 

PEC: Carrie Cadwell, PsyD, HSPP

ED: Tabitha Arnett, MSEd, CAE

Iowa 

PEC: Amanda Johnson, PhD

ED: Carmella Schultes

Kansas 

PEC: Melissa T. Hopper, PsyD

ED: Sherry Reisman

Kentucky 

PEC: Patrick Pössel, Dr. rer. soc.

ED: Lisa Willner, PhD

Louisiana

PEC: Sherry Kaye Desselle, PhD

ED: David White, CAE

Maine

PEC: David Prescott, PhD

ED: Sheila Comerford

Maryland 

PEC: Mary K. Alvord, PhD

ED: Judith DeVito

Massachusetts 

ED: Pamela Goodspeed

Michigan

ED: Cheval Breggins

Minnesota

PEC: Maryanne Lassegard, PhD

ED: Rhea Sullivan

Mississippi

PEC: Suzanne Jourdan, PhD

ED: Amy Wilson

Missouri 

PEC: Deborah J. Schlitt, PhD

ED: David White, CAE

Montana

PEC: Sandra L Micken, PhD

ED: Marti Wangen

Nebraska 

PEC: Diane Marti, PhD

ED: Anne E Talbot, PsyD

Nevada 

PEC: Tiger Devore, PhD

ED: Wendi O’Conner

New Hampshire 

PEC: Kathryn H. Robbins, PhD

ED: Kathryn E. Saylor, PsyD

New Jersey

PEC: Lynn Schiller, PhD

ED: Jane Selzer

New Mexico 

PEC: Maria Williams, PhD

ED: Amelia Myer

New York  

PEC: Peter Steve Kanaris, PhD

ED: Diane Fisher

North Carolina

PEC: Pamela S. Perkins, PsyD

ED: Sally R. Cameron

North Dakota

PEC: Sandra Grissom, PhD

ED:Bonnie Staiger

Ohio 

PEC: Todd Finnerty, PsyD

ED: Michael O. Ranney, MPA

Oklahoma 

PEC: Teri Bourdeau, PhD

ED: Vickie White-Rankin

Oregon 

PEC: Tony Farrenkopf, PhD

ED: Sandra Fisher, CAE

Pennsylvania 

PEC: Nicole Quinlan, PhD; Marti Evans

ED: Krista Paternostro

Puerto Rico 

PEC: Ana Cecilia Sala, PsyD

ED: Gerardo Lopez Sanchez

Rhode Island  

PEC: Benjamin Johnson, PhD

ED: Jack Hutson

South Carolina

PEC: Jeannine Monnier, PhD

ED: David White, CAE   

South Dakota  

PEC: Laura Hughes, PsyD

ED: Rachel Day

Tennessee 

PEC: Andrew Adler, PhD

ED: Connie S. Paul, PhD

Texas

PEC: Kay D. Allensworth, PhD

ED: David White, CAE

Utah  

PEC: Jane M. Blackwell, PhD

ED: Teresa Bruce

Vermont 

ED: Rosanna Lak

Virgin Islands

PEC: Lucia DiMeo, PhD

ED: Dara Hamilton

Virginia

PEC: Phyllis R Koch-Sheras, PhD; Robin Haight, PsyD

ED: Bruce Keeney

Washington

PEC: Nancy Goldov, PsyD

ED: Kathleen Hosfeld

West Virginia 

PEC: Jack Berkley, PsyD, PLLC

ED: Martin Boone

Wisconsin 

PEC: Benjamin Rader, PsyD

ED: Sarah Bowen

Wyoming

PEC: Thomas Schnatterbeck, PsyD

ED: Larry Biggio