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Dear Colleague,

A new decade is upon us, and a new chapter has begun at TPA. My presidential theme is inclusion. I ran on a platform to diversify the membership of TPA. But diversity of membership without people actually feeling included and valued is meaningless. Unfortunately, TPA has historically excluded many people from our membership and activities. Whatever the reason this occurred, we need fresh, new voices and ideas. In the coming days, you will see a request for participation on our committees and I truly hope you will consider joining one or more committees to share your unique voice in this exciting new time for the association and our profession.

I am also excited to be working with TPA’s new executive director, Jessica Magee, who joined TPA January 2. Jessica is a long-time Capitol veteran and brings with her extensive experience and a deep understanding of the legislative process. Jessica comes to us most recently from the HHSC Office of Inspector General, where she was involved in the rulemaking process and stakeholder engagement. Together with TPA government relations consultant Kevin Stewart, TPA is well-positioned to play an important role in behavioral health considerations by the legislature this interim and next session.

As many of you know, the newly created Behavioral Health Executive Council (BHEC) has begun meeting and is seeking input from stakeholders including TPA and our membership. TPA staff and leadership have been meeting with members of TSBEP and their staff and have created a task force to study BHEC outcomes and present those findings to the legislature. In the coming months you may see survey requests for participation in this process and I hope you will make sure to have your voice heard during this important time for our profession.

It is also time for TPA to modernize. TPA needs a facelift. As part of its strategic plan, TPA is looking to update its website and integrate its social media. We know that information distribution to you, our members, is crucial to increasing member participation. I will be working with our staff and leadership to find better and easier ways for our membership to receive information and to participate actively in discussions of TPA activities.

All of these exciting initiatives do take time and money. Your continued membership provides the budgetary means to ensure psychologists have a voice at the Capitol and are promoted as experts in mental health to the public. I hope that you will consider getting more involved in TPA this year. And if you are unsure of the best way to do that, please feel free to email me! I would love to learn more about your interests and expertise and find the best way to include you in the future of TPA.

Thank you for your continued support.


Megan Mooney, Ph.D.

2020 President, Texas Psychological Association


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