The Diversity Committee (formerly the Diversity Task Force) strives to expand the diversity of Div. 18 membership, to increase the activity of division members from diverse backgrounds, and to encourage these individuals to take advantage of leadership opportunities and influence our practices and professional lives.

The Diversity Committee recognizes diversity as delineated in the Guidelines on Multicultural Education, Training, Research, Practice and Organizational Change for Psychology put forth by APA. This definition includes recognizing the broad scope of dimensions of race, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, class status, education, religious/spiritual orientation and other cultural dimensions.

Committee Members
  • Astrea Greig
  • Charlotte McCloskey
  • Chris AhnAllen
  • Nathan Ainspan
  • Morgan Hight
  • Samantha Kettle
  • Samara Lipsky
  • Jennifer Merrifield
  • Tom Miller
  • Jessica Murakami-Brundage
  • Sharon Malinowski
  • Monica Roy
  • Ray Turner
  • Valene Whittaker
Committee Award Winners
  • 2009: Dolly Sadow

  • 2008: Monica Roy

Diversity Links
Diversity Events and Conferences
  • Winter Roundtable at Teachers College Columbia University
  • National Multicultural Conference & Summit 
  • Diversity Challenge at Boston College

Diversity Committee's symposium presentation at the APA Annual Convention:  

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018
10-10:50 a.m.
Moscone Center
Room 206

Ethics in the Public Health Setting: Complex Concerns and Multiculturally Responsive Care: Ethics and Multiculturalism in the Practice and Training of Psychology in Public Service: Highlights from Working with Complex Populations and Providing Training in Public Service Settings. 

Speakers include Astrea Greig, PsyD: Ethical Issues Related to Working with Undocumented Persons Experiencing Homelessness; Jessica L. Murakami-Brundage, PhD: Gender Dysphoria, Psychosis, and Stigma at a State Psychiatric Hospital; Valene Whittaker, PhD: Diversity Focused Training and Relevant Case Studies in VA Settings; Sharon Malinowski, MA: Considerations for the Ethical Provision of Public Service Psychology by Trainees. Discussant will be Monica Roy, PhD.