The Division 19 executive committee consists of the president, president-elect, past-president, secretary, treasurer, members-at-large and representative to APA council.
President: Kathryn T. Lindsey
Dr. Kathryn T. Lindsey is currently an active duty Commander in the Navy and has been on active duty for 25 years. She received her Navy commission from Iowa State University in 1988 as a scholarship midshipman in the Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. She served 12 years as a line officer in the Navy before transferring to the Medical Service Corps. She earned a master’s degree in management at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., followed by both a master’s and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md.
CDR Lindsey studied psychophysiological reactivity to light- and season-relevant stimuli in seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and is published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. She has coauthored several articles on cognitive-behavioral therapy for SAD. CDR Lindsey also designed a study to provide information about gang members in the military, interviewing self-identified gang members and extremists incarcerated in Navy and Marine Corps brigs as well as the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth. This work has made a number of substantive and significant contributions that have not only served to strengthen our scientific understanding of these topics but also have informed development of policy and practice of psychology within the U.S. military.
Her Navy assignments include: Assistant Administrative Officer, Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas; Protocol Officer, Commander, Fleet Air Mediterranean/ Commander, Maritime Air Forces Mediterranean/Commander, Task Force 67, Naples, Italy; Administrative Department Head, Commander, U.S. Naval Activities, United Kingdom, London; student, Manpower Systems Analyses, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.; Enlisted End Strength Planner (N13), Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, D.C.; student, medical and clinical psychology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md.; psychology intern, National Naval Medical Center (NNMC), Bethesda, Md.; Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) Director, U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, Italy; Behavioral Health Department Head, NNMC, Bethesda, Md.; Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Leadership, Ethics, and Law, U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, Md.; and Director, Midshipmen Development Center, USNA, Annapolis, Md. She is currently the Mental Health Department Head at the Naval Health Clinic, Annapolis, Md.
CDR Lindsey has been active in Div. 19 since 2000 and has served in the following positions: graduate student committee chair; membership chair; Newsletter, Public Relations, and Outreach Committee Member; Division secretary; division treasurer; co-chair, Financial Planning Committee; and president-elect. She also is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Div. 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology).
President-Elect: Thomas Williams
Past President: Rebecca 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 master 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, Hawai’i. She is also a graduate of Tripler's Postdoctoral Health Psychology Fellowship and is a board certified clinical health psychologist.
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 served as director of psychological health for the Army and the chief of the Behavioral Health Division at the Office of the Surgeon General, Falls Church, Va., and is currently the commander of the Dunham U.S. Army Health Clinic at Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
Secretary: Eric Surface
Eric A. Surface, PhD, is the co-founder, president and principal scientist of SWA Consulting Inc. (SWA), an applied research and consulting firm in Raleigh, N.C. SWA’s mission is to make a difference in learning and performance for individuals and organizations. Eric has worked with military personnel and organizations since 1997 in the areas of needs assessment, training evaluation and effectiveness, learning, assessment, and organizational effectiveness. He has been the principal investigator of numerous learning and testing related projects, including training effectiveness studies and needs assessment projects across the special operations forces (SOF) community for the Special Operations Forces Language Office (SOFLO). He has presented numerous conference papers and is published in peer-reviewed journals, such as Military Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Performance and Foreign Language Annals. He also authored the chapter on training needs assessment for the “Handbook of Work Analysis” (2012) edited by Mark Alan Wilson, Winston Bennett Jr., Shanan Gwaltney Gibson and George Michael Alliger. His research interests include learning, training evaluation and effectiveness, needs assessment, work performance, context, validation and work-related foreign language. He received his PhD in I/O psychology from North Carolina State University, his MA in psychology from East Carolina University and his BA in psychology from Wake Forest University. He was a consortium research fellow and postdoctoral fellow with the U.S. Army Research Institute. Read more about his publications and conference papers.
Treasurer: Scott Johnston
Member-at-Large: Nathan Ainspan
Nathan D. Ainspan, PhD has conducted research, written and spoken extensively about the psychological issues impacting wounded and transitioning service members. He is the research psychologist with the Transition to Veterans Program Office (TVPO) of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. This office has been tasked with revising the Transition Assistance Program that is a requirement for all service members. Ainspan’s role is to ensure that the revision of the program is based on behavioral science and psychological research. His research focus has been on improving civilian employment opportunities for returning service members and the positive impact that employment can have on service members with posttraumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and other injuries. He is editing the “Handbook of Psychosocial Interventions for Veterans” to be published by Oxford University Press in 2015 and has edited “When the Warrior Returns: Making the Transition at Home” and “Returning Wars Wounded, Injured, and Ill: A Handbook.”
Member-at-Large: Kristin Woolley
Kristin 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.