The Division 19 executive committee consists of the president, president-elect, past-president, secretary, treasurer, members-at-large and representative to APA council.
President: Rebecca I. Porter
COL Becky Porter received her Army commission from the University of Washington in 1983, where she was a distinguished military graduate and began her Army career as a military police officer. She served as a platoon leader and battalion personnel officer before transferring to the United States Army Reserve, where she was assigned as a Civil Affairs officer. While serving in the Reserves, COL Porter received her Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Chapman University. She subsequently entered the doctoral program at Fielding Graduate University. COL Porter transferred from the MP Corps to the Medical Service Corps in 1995 and returned to active duty to complete the Clinical Psychology Internship Program at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii. She is also a graduate of Tripler's Postdoctoral Health Psychology Fellowship, is a board-certified clinical health psychologist, and is licensed in Alabama.
Her Army assignments include 272d MP Company (Kaefertal, Germany), 95th MP Battalion (Mannheim, Germany), 448th Civil Affairs Battalion (Fort Lewis, Wash.), Tripler Army Medical Center (Honolulu), William Beaumont Army Medical Center (Fort Bliss, Texas), Office of the Chief of Legislative Liaison (Washington, D.C.), Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army (Washington, D.C.), United States Military Academy (West Point, N.Y.), Walter Reed Army Medical Center (Washington, D.C.) and the Joint Task Force, National Capital Region Medical (Bethesda, Md.). She is currently the chief of the Behavioral Health Division at the Office of the Surgeon General, Army.
COL Porter's military education includes MP Officer Basic Course (honor graduate), MP Officer Advanced Course (honor graduate), Civil Affairs Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School and the Command and Staff College. She is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit, as well as the American Psychological Association, the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States and the Society of Behavioral Medicine.
President-Elect and Treasurer: Kathryn T. Lindsey
Kathryn T. Lindsey is an active duty Navy Lieutenant Commander stationed at the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, Md., as the director of the Midshipmen Development Center. Dr. Lindsey was previously an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Leadership, Ethics, and Law at USNA while she also served as a guest provider in outpatient Mental Health at the Naval Health Clinic (NHCA), Annapolis. Prior to reporting to the Naval Academy, she served as the Behavioral Health Department Head at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC), Bethesda, Md., and as the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) Director in Naples, Italy. She has been on active duty for 23 years, serving 12 years as a line officer prior to receiving her doctoral degree in psychology. She received a master’s degree in management at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, followed by both a master’s and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She was first author on a psychophysiological study applied to Seasonal Affective Disorder published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. She has also co-authored several other articles on cognitive-behavioral therapy for seasonal affective disorder and given numerous presentations at professional conferences, including chairing a panel on psychology internships and careers in the Air Force, Army and Navy. Dr. Lindsey has been active in Division 19 since 2000 and has served as the Graduate Student Committee Chair, the Membership chair, division secretary and currently serves as the division treasurer.
Past President: Tonia Heffner
Dr. Tonia Heffner is a team leader in the Personnel Assessment Research Unit at the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences. She received a PhD in industrial/organizational psychology from The Pennsylvania State University in 1997 and an MS in human factors and industrial/organizational psychology from Wright State University in 1992. Dr. Heffner has presented at numerous military and psychological conferences and published technical reports and articles in journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior and Military Psychology. She currently is the president for the APA’s Division 19 (Military Psychology). Dr. Heffner’s primary research focus is selection, classification, and promotion systems for Soldiers and Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs). Her current research focuses on longitudinal validation of noncognitive assessments for selection and classification of new soldiers.
Secretary: Thomas Rhett Graves
Thomas Rhett Graves, PhD is a senior research psychologist with the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Field Unit at Fort Benning, Ga. His research interests concern how Soldiers and their instructors/trainers perceive, think and perform in various institutional training settings, with research covering areas related to decision-making, negotiation, marksmanship, individual learning strategies, training transfer, tailored training and training technologies and methods. Dr. Graves holds a PhD from the University of Tennessee—Knoxville, in Experimental Psychology (cognitive/psycholinguistics emphasis) and an MA from the University of Chicago in Social Science (cultural psychology/psychological anthropology emphasis).
Member-at-Large: Morgan Banks
Morgan Banks recently retired from the Army after 37 years of service, with over 27 of those years as a clinical psychologist. While on active duty, he served as an operational psychologist performing psychological assessment for high risk assignments, supporting training and repatriation activities as a SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape) psychologist, and as a special staff officer for a variety of military organizations at the Brigade and Major Command level. He also commanded a medical company in a Mechanized Infantry Division, culminating in providing medical care to Kurdish refugees in Iraq.
Member-at-Large: Nathan Ainspan
Nathan D. Ainspan, PhD is a senior personnel psychologist with the Army’s G-1 for Civilian Personnel. In addition to his work with Army as an industrial/organizational psychologist he has also conducted research, written, and spoken on the needs of transitioning service members and wounded warriors. He has edited the books When the Warrior Returns: Managing the Transition at Home (2012) and Wars’ Returning Wounded, Injured and Ill: A Handbook (2008) and contributed chapters to the books Treating PTSD in Military Personnel: A Clinical Handbook (2010) and Living and Surviving in Harm’s Way (2008). Ainspan has led continuing education (CE) and other classes on providing services for transitioning service members and their families. He served as a facilitator for the Army’s “Beyond the Front” suicide prevention program. His research has focused on treatments for PTSD and TBI among service members, disability and employment, and improving the transition for service members into civilian employment.
Member-at-Large: Kristin K. Woolley
Kristin K. Woolley has a PhD in counseling psychology from Texas A&M University and has recently retired from active duty with 23 years of Army service. She was formerly a Signal Officer serving as a platoon leader in Operation Desert Shield/Storm and spent the past seven years serving as an operational psychologist with the U.S. Army Special Forces. She is a graduate of the Tripler Army Medical Center Postdoctoral Neuropsychology Fellowship and is board certified in clinical psychology. She is licensed in Alabama and North Carolina and currently works as a contractor for the United States Army Special Operations Command. In addition, she supports part-time projects in executive coaching and veteran nonprofit organizations.