The mission of the Maine Psychological Association (MePA) is: “…to advance psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare.”
I am honored and inspired to be called back into service to the Maine Psychological Association (MePA), an organization with a worthwhile mission. My connection with MePA spans about three decades. I served as President in 2012 and 2013 and I have served in other roles over the decades.
Earlier this year, as Amy, the Executive Director, departed, and the President-Elect had to step away from the leadership cycle due to a family illness, I was invited to step back into the role of president due to my prior experience in that role. Although I am about 80% retired and happily engaged in a couple of other activities, after discussing the situation with some MePA leaders and with my wife, I decided it would be a privilege to serve once again in a leadership capacity.
My goal over the next two years is simply to help provide continuity as early and mid-career members continue growing into leadership roles.
MePA is a wonderful organization and Psychology is a wonderful healthcare profession, grounded in science and focused on increasing the well-being of the citizens of Maine and beyond.
I look forward to working with you all so that we can be of continued service to our communities.
Jeff Matranga, Ph.D., ABPP (Clinical Health Psychology)