Committees and Chairs 2023-24
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: Thomas Cooper, PsyD; Thomas Collins, EdD; 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 on-going concerns. Reviews ED compensation changes.
Ethics: Christine Gray, PsyD; Jamie Pratt, 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: Stacy Whitcomb-Smith, PhD; Laura Brennan PhD; Lauren Dattilo, PhD
Federal Advocacy Coordinator: Diana Prescott, PhD
APA Council of Reps: Elise Magnusson, PsyD