FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Maine Psychological Association Welcomes Randy Moser as Executive Director
Saco, Maine (Oct. 11, 2023): The Maine Psychological Association (MePA) announced that Randy Moser joined the organization as Executive Director in September 2023. Moser brings more than two decades of executive nonprofit leadership experience to his role at MePA, and his extensive background in communications, development, and program management makes him a valuable addition to the membership organization.
In his previous roles as Marketing Director at Harbor Care in Nashua, New Hampshire and Director of Development and Communications at Crisis and Counseling Centers in Augusta, Maine, Moser led marketing initiatives and developed innovative fundraising strategies. These skills will be instrumental in advancing MePA’s mission.
Moser’s direct service experiences as Clinical Manager of the Doorway at Concord, New Hampshire and Site Manager at the HIV/HCV Resource Center in Claremont, New Hampshire reflect his commitment to addressing critical behavioral health issues such as substance use disorder and his leadership in the arena of public health.
Moser holds a master’s degree in liberal studies from the University of New Hampshire, a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Maine, and a State University of New York Nonprofit Graduate Management Certificate. He demonstrates a commitment to education and professional development.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Moser has been an active volunteer, contributing his expertise to a wide range of organizations, including Brigid’s House of Hope, York County Shelter Programs, the United Way of Kennebec Valley, the United Way of Mid-Maine, and the Kennebec Valley Humane Society.
Mr. Moser succeeds Amy Safford, who previously led MePA as its Executive Director for four years.Under Safford’s leadership, the organization implemented a robust online membership database, grew its membership, expanded its continuing education offerings for psychologists, and received the National 2022 American Psychological Association (APA) Advocacy Award. Safford played a key role in securing an APA grant that was critical for the adoption of Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT) legislation that allows Maine psychologists to serve out-of-state clients.
“MePA is confident that Randy’s leadership, dynamic approach, and exceptional communication skills will propel the organization toward achieving its mission,” said MePA President Jamie Pratt. She added, “His appointment as Executive Director marks a significant milestone in MePA’s commitment to promoting psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare in Maine.”
Founded in 1950, MePA has a long history of principled leadership in Maine, represents the 600+ psychologists and psychological examiners in Maine, and has a mission to advance psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare. The organization’s membership consists of psychologists, academicians, researchers, students, and other professionals committed to the practice of psychology.
In addition, MePA helps consumers identify psychologists around the state for referral and provides a searchable online database at no charge. For more information about MePA and its mission, please visit mepa.org.