Section I: Governance Structure


Guerda Nicolas, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
University of Miami School of Education
5205 University Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Office: 305 284 9124
Fax: 305 284-9125

Current Research: As a multicultural (Haitian American) and multilingual psychologist, my work centers on promoting culture and well-being of ethnically diverse children, adolescents, and families with a particular focus on Haitians and other Caribbean immigrant populations.

Immediate Past President

Berryl Wingate, PhD


Cat Thompson, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
University of California, San Diego
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
9500 Gilman Drive MC 0304
La Jolla, CA 92093-0304
Office: (858) 534-3987
Fax: (858) 534-2628 

Clinical Interests: As a Multicultural Feminist psychologist working in a college counseling center, my work focuses on assisting students in their transition to college and facilitating their movement into young adulthood. I am particularly interested in issues related to identity development, especially among biracial/multi-racial/ethnic/cultural and LGBT individuals.

Beatrice A. Tatem, PhD
Counseling Psychologist
Director, Student Counseling Services
Mississippi State University
Room 101 Lee Hall
PO Box N L
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Dr. Tatem possesses a strong interest in multicultural issues particularly as it relates to ethnicity and culture, ethics and university counseling center services. In addition to her work at the Counseling Center, she enjoys being involved with campus activities and programs. She also values the opportunity to work with professionals across campus, within the local community, and on regional and national levels.


Vivian Barnette, Ph.D., HSP-P
Licensed Psychologist
Executive Director
Counseling Services
North Carolina A & T State University
1601 E. Market Street
109 Murphy Hall
Office: 336.334.7727
Fax: 336.334.7284

Awards Chair

Wendi S. Williams, PhD
Assistant Professor of Counseling
Long Island University – Brooklyn
School of Education
One University Plaza
230 Pratt Bldg.
Brooklyn, NY 11233
Office: 718-780-4369
Fax: 718.246.6351 

My work aims to address health disparities among African descent and Latina girls in urban settings through implementing a psychosocial and spiritual intervention which decrease sexual risk vulnerability through development of girls’ racial/ethnic identities and leadership efficacy.

Students Committee Members

Le Ondra Clark, MS
Doctoral Candidate of Counseling Psychology
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Research Interests: Organizational cultural competence. Black women and mental health. Mental health stigma in racial/ethnic minority groups.

Julii Green, MS
Doctoral Candidate
APAGS Student Representative to Div. 35
University of North Dakota-American Indian Student Services
315 Princeton St. Stop 8274
Grand Forks, ND 58202
Office: 701-777-6285
Fax: 701-777-3292

Current Research: My dissertation research exams the impact of intimate partner violence on Northern Plains American Indian mother—daughter attachment relationships. I am also very passionate about developing culturally-appropriate family violence preventions as well as policies regarding intimate partner violence within ethnically diverse communities.

Elizabeth Pierre, MA
MA Counseling Psychology, Boston College
APAGS Student Representative to Div. 35
17 Wainwright Street
Dorchester, MA 02124

Research interests: Racial/ethnic identify and its influence on one’s experience of trauma; mental health issues and needs within the Haitian community.