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Committees and Chairs 2024-25

Board President: Jeff Matranga, Ph.D., ABPP 

Membership: Jamie Pratt, PsyD, BCBA-D

Mission: responsible for maintaining a vibrant MePA membership including providing opportunities for prospective and new members to become acquainted with MePA and maintains close ties to membership. This Committee reviews and redrafts MePA bylaws for membership votes.

Personnel: Jamie Pratt, PsyD, BCBA-D; Thomas Cooper, PsyD; Howard Kunin, PsyD

Mission: responsible for addressing any HR-related issues, complaints, concerns, and compensation changes.

Legislative: Diane Tennies, PhD; Doug Kimmel, PhD

Mission: responsible for monitoring issues affecting psychologists at the State House and in state government, develops annual legislative agenda, and supervises the work of the MePA lobbyist.

Community Engagement & Social Justice: Doug Kimmel, PhD; Laura Slap-Shelton, PsyD

Mission: responsible for outreach and education on topics of diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice and public health.  Activities include Op-eds, public press releases, conference programs, and outreach to mental health providers in diverse communities across Maine.

Finance: Rosemary McCullough, PhD; Howard Kunin, PsyD

Mission: reviews fiscal policies and documents, receives feedback from members on problems they are having with third-party payers, discusses avenues for addressing the problems, acts as an intervenor with insurance companies and meets with officials from the Bureau of Insurance to discuss ongoing concerns. Reviews ED compensation changes.

Ethics: Christine Gray, PsyD

Mission: provides consultations to MePA members about ethical issues related to the clinical practice and conduct of psychologists.

Continuing Education: Susan Maataoui, PhD; Stacy Whitcomb-Smith, PhD

Mission: oversees all member education initiatives including the annual conference and at-home continuing education opportunities.

Members-At-Large: Laura Brennan PhD; Lauren Dattilo, PhD

APA Positions:

Federal Advocacy Coordinator: Diana Prescott, PhD

APA Council of Reps: Mary Donahue, PhD