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Executive Committee

Chair: Cheryl Hall, PhD

President

Alice Ann Holland, PhD, ABPP

President-Elect

Megan Mooney, PhD

President-Elect Designate

Carol Grothues, PhD

Past President

 

Membership Committee

Chair: Jeff Temple, PhD

Andrew Griffin, PhD

Lillie Haynes, PhD

Elisabeth Middleton, PhD 

 

OBJECTIVE(S):

· Conduct socials, hosted by each BOT member, to educate our members about TPA and recruit members

· Enhance membership recruitment in order to increase membership

 

STAFF LIAISON – Sarah Bann

 

Communication Committee

Chair: Jennifer Rocket, PhD

Alice Ann Holland, PhD, ABPP

Brian Stagner, PhD

 

 

OBJECTIVE(S)

· Oversee and publish The Texas Psychologist

· Develop an Editorial Calendar in the 1st quarter of 2018

· Oversee the development and production of the Texas Law and the Practice of Psychology book

 

STAFF LIAISON – David White

 

Governance Committee

Chair: Michael Flynn, PhD

Alice Ann Holland, PhD, ABPP

Marcy Laviage, PhD

Rob Mehl, PhD

Dean Paret, PhD

 

 

 

OBJECTIVE(S)

· Review and recommend any changes to TPA’s Bylaws and/or Policies and Procedures

STAFF LIAISON – Sherry Reisman

 

Elections Committee

Chair : Carol Grothues, PhD

 

OBJECTIVE(S)

· Review the current election process and make recommendations on how to increase higher ballot return

· Conduct the 2018 elections; determine slate and report to BoT for approval

 

STAFF LIAISON – David White

 

Finance Committee

Chair : Bob McPherson, PhD

Carol Grothues, PhD

Cheryl Hall, PhD

Alice Ann Holland, PhD, ABPP

Megan Mooney, PhD

Dean Paret, PhD

 

 

OBJECTIVE(S)

· In conjunction with ED, review TPA finances thought out the year

· Develop 2019 Budget and present budget to TPA Board of Trustees

 

STAFF LIAISON – David White

 

Convention and Awards Committee

Chair : Miguel Ybarra, PhD

Kelly Arnemann, PhD

Ebony Butler, PhD

Billy James, PhD

Stacy Ogbeide, PhD

Amanda Venta, PhD

 

 

OBJECTIVE(S)

· Select TPA Keynotes speakers for convention

· Select workshops for convention

· Review and recommend individuals for TPA’s awards

 

STAFF LIAISON – Sherry Reisman

 

Legislative Committee

Chair : Cheryl Hall, PhD

Paul Andrews, PhD

James Bray, PhD

Fran Douglas, PsyD

Michael Flynn, PhD

Andrew Griffin, PhD

Carol Grothues, PhD

Alice Ann Holland, PhD, ABPP

Megan Mooney, PhD

Anne Morton, PhD

Dean Paret, PhD

Charles Walker, PhD

 

 

OBJECTIVE(S)

· Review assigned bills and make determination what role TPA should play on each bill (weekly conference calls during Legislative Session)

· Contact your legislator at least twice during the legislative session

 

STAFF LIAISON – David White, Kurt Meachum, Jerry Philips, Kevin Stewart

 

 

TSBEP Committee

Chair : Michael Flynn, PhD

Paul Andrews, PhD

Fran Douglas, PsyD

Carol Grothues, PhD

Lillie Haynes, PhD

Dan Roberts, PhD

 

 

OBJECTIVE(S)

· Monitor the activities of TSBEP and keep the TPA Board of Trustee apprised of any proposed rule changes

 

STAFF LIAISON – David White

  

Grassroots Committee

Chair : Megan Mooney, PhD

Paul Andrews, PhD

Kelly Arnemann, PhD
Matt Baysden, PhD
Robin Burks, PhD

Holly Carslon-Zhao, PhD

Teresa Chapa-Cantu, PhD

Michael Ditsky, PhD

Fran Douglas, PsyD

Rowland Folensbee, PhD
Bonny Gardner, PhD

Carol Grothues, PhD

Cheryl Hall, PhD

Michael Hand, PhD

David Hill, PhD

Lisa Kan, PhD

Sydney Kroll, PhD

Elle Lockart, PhD

Joseph McCoy, PhD
Elisabeth Middleton,PhD

Anne Morton, PhD

Jennifer Rockett, PhD
Larry Thomas, PhD

Charles Walker, PhD

 

OBJECTIVE(S)

· Strategize with grassroots contractors/lobbyists on how to get bills passed or defeated that are assigned by the legislative committee

 

STAFF LIAISON – David White, Kurt Meachum, Jerry Philips, Kevin Stewart

 

Disaster Response Committee

Chair : Beckie Hamlin, PhD, Judith Andrews, PhD

Kay Allensworth, PhD

Levi Armstrong, Psy.D.

Fran Douglas, PsyD

Andrew Griffin, PhD

Lillie Haynes, PhD

Cheryl Hall, PhD

Jeff Temple, PhD

Lisa Berg Garmezy, Ph.D. 

 

OBJECTIVE(S)

· Ensure that a body of trained volunteers is continually recruited and maintained by the TPA DRN. 
· Educate and train disaster mental health responders.
· Assist with volunteer deployment at the time of disaster.
· Promote mental health as a necessary part of disaster response.

STAFF LIAISON – Sherry Reisman

 

State Agencies Appointment Committee

Chair : Fran Douglas, PsyD

Lillie Haynes, PhD

Alice Ann Holland, PhD, ABPP

Megan Mooney, PhD

Dean Paret, PhD

 

 

 

OBJECTIVE(S)

· Determine available opportunities for psychologists in state agencies and relay that information to the TPA members and Board of Trustees

 

STAFF LIAISON – David White, Kurt Meachum, Jerry Philips, Kevin Stewart

 

PD Approval Committee

Chair : Alfonso Mercado, PhD

 

OBJECTIVE(S)

· As needed, approve applications for workshops/agency co-sponsored activities.

 

STAFF LIAISON – Sherry Reisman

 

Academic and Higher Education Committee

Chair : Alfonso Mercado, PhD

James Bray, PhD

Ebony Butler, PhD

Andrew Griffin, PhD

Lillie Haynes, PhD

Jeff Temple, PhD

Amanda Venta, PhD 

 

OBJECTIVE(S)

· Liaise with academic programs, internships, fellowships to increase TPA/training connection

· Establish regular communication between training programs and TPA issues

· Survey academic programs

· Interact with researchers

· Interact with/meet with internship sites and universities

 

STAFF LIAISON – Sarah Bann

 

Business of Practice Committee

Chair : Bonny Gardner, PhD

Daphny Ainslie, Psy.D.

Rico Ainslie, Ph.D.

Paul Andrews, Ph.D.

Kim Arredondo, Ph.D.

Kyle Babick, Ph.D.

Laurie Baldwin, Ph.D.

James Bray, Ph.D.

Gail Brothers, Ph.D.

Betty Clark, Ph.D.

Ron Cohorn, Ph.D.

Mary Alice Conroy, Ph.D., ABPP

Angela Cool, Ph.D.

Kirk Coverstone, Ph.D.

Cynthia de las Fuentes, Ph.D.

Frances Douglas, Psy.D.

Michael Flynn, JD, Ph.D.

Ron Garber, Ph.D.

Bonny Gardner, Ph.D.

John Godfrey, Ph.D.

Andrew Griffin, Ph.D.

Carol Grothues, Ph.D.

Cheryl Hall, Ph.D., MS PsyPharm

David R. Hill, Psy.D.

Alice Ann Holland, Ph.D., ABPP

Melora Jacober, Psy.D.

Thomas Kremer, Ph.D.

Sydney Kroll, Psy.D.

Marcy Laviage, Ph.D.

Joseph McCoy, PhD

Richard McGraw, Ph.D.

Alfonso Mercado, Ph.D.

Elisabeth Middleton, Ph.D.

Megan Mooney, Ph.D.

Lee Morrison, Ph.D.

Anne Morton, Ph.D.

Lane Ogden, Ph.D.

Ron Palomares, Ph.D.

Dean Paret, PhD

Michael Pelfrey, Ph.D.

Timothy Peterson, Psy.D.

Michael Ratheal, Ed.D.

Dan Roberts, Ph.D.

Ollie Seay, Ph.D.

Gregory Simonsen, Ph.D.

Brian Stagner, Ph.D.

Pete Stavinoha, Ph.D., ABPP

Thomas Van Hoose, Ph.D.

Jo Vendl, Psy.D.

Charles Walker, Ph.D.

Miguel Ybarra, Ph.D.

 

OBJECTIVE(S)

· Serve as a resource on insurance reimbursement issues and changes affecting practicing psychologists

· Share information on emerging health policy issues relevant to psychologists

· Develop and implement strategies for solving practice problems

STAFF LIAISON – Sherry Reisman

 

Public Education Committee (PEC)

Chair : Alice Ann Holland, PhD, ABPP

Levi Armstrong, PsyD

Sydney Kroll, PhD

Megan Mooney, PhD

 

OBJECTIVE(S)

· Develop and recruit for TPA’s Speakers Bureau

· Work in conjunction with the LAS’s to educate the public about psychology

 

STAFF LIAISON – Sherry Reisman

 

Practical Practice Committee

Chair: Brian Stagner, PhD

Lillie Haynes, PhD

Laura Lamminen, PhD

Jennifer Rocket, PhD

Jeff Temple, PhD

 

 

 

OBJECTIVE(S)

· Develop practical advice for Texas psychologists

· Keep members abreast of current need-to-know practice issues

· Messages to be posted on website, FB, Twitter, and then summarized in Texas Psychologist

 

STAFF LIAISON – TBD

 

Sunset Strategic Task Force

Chair: Cheryl Hall, PhD

Gail Brothers, PhD

Fran Douglas, PsyD

Bonny Gardner, PhD

Carol Grothues, PhD

Alice Ann Holland, PhD, ABPP

Elisabeth Middleton, PhD

Megan Mooney, PhD

Dean Paret, PhD

Charles Walker, PhD

 

OBJECTIVE(S)

 

· Establish strategies to pass a Sunset bill that preserves an independent board, an independent agency, maintains the doctoral standard, includes post-doctoral supervision year, oral exam and PsyPact.

 

 

 

STAFF LIAISON – David White, Kurt Meachum, Jerry Philips, Kevin Stewart

 

Litigation Task Force

Chair: Carol Grothues, PhD

James Bray, PhD

Gail Brothers, PhD

Cheryl Hall, PhD

Amanda Venta, PhD

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJECTIVE(S)

 

· Provide assistance to TPA attorneys regarding the lawsuit against TSBEP for their action of removing the supervision requirement for LPAs.

 

 

STAFF LIAISON – David White, Kurt Meachum, Jerry Philips, Kevin Stewart

 

RxP Task Force

Chair: Cheryl Hall, PhD

Levi Armstrong, PsyD

Alycia Bellah, PhD

Ryan Cooper, PhD

Andrew Grifffin, PhD

Carol Grothues, PhD

Billy James, PhD

Melody Jones, PhD

Elle Lockart, PhD

Rob Mehl, PhD

Bret Moore, PhD

Lane Ogden, PhD

Elizabeth Richeson, PhD

Kirby Ruetter, PhD

James Underhill, PhD*

Mimi Wright, PhD

 

OBJECTIVE(S)

 

· Pass a bill in Texas that allows specially trained psychologists to prescribe psychotropic medication.

 

STAFF LIAISON – David White, Kevin Stewart

 

 updated 9.21.18

 
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