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Div. 37 Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of the Div. 37 Board of Directors and several elected and appointed representatives.

President (2021)
Elizabeth (Liz) T. Gershoff, PhD
Human Development and Family Sciences
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712  
Email Elizabeth (Liz) T. Gershoff

Past President (President in 2020)
Erlanger "Earl" Turner, PhD
Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA
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President-Elect (President in 2022)
Christina Rodriguez, PhD
Department of Psychology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
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Secretary (2020–22)
Jennifer Woolard, PhD 
Associate Professor 
Department of Psychology 
Georgetown University 
Washington, D.C.
Email Jennifer Woolard

Treasurer (2021–23)
Jenelle Shanley, PhD 
Associate Professor
School of Professional Psychology
Pacific University
Forest Grove, OR
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Member at Large—Advocacy Coordinator (2020–22)
Mel Schneiderman, PhD 
Senior Vice President
Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection
The New York Foundling
New York, NY
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Member at Large—Communications and Technology (2021–23) 
Spencer Evans, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL 33146
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Member at Large—Early Career Professionals (2020–22)
Thomas Vance, PhD
Director of Social Services
Boys & Girls Clubs of America 
Atlanta, GA
Visiting Research Scholar
The New School
New York, NY
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Member at LargeTask Force Coordinator and Diversity Issues (2019–21)
Mirian E. Ofonedu, PhD, LCSW-C 
Director of Training
Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Associate Faculty, Johns Hopkins University
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Department of Mental Health
Faculty Affiliate, Wendy Klag Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
Baltimore, MD 21244
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Representative to APA Council (2017–22)
Mary Ann McCabe, PhD, ABPP
131 E. Broad Street, Suite 201   
Falls Church, VA 22046
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APA Convention Program Chair (2020–21)
Thomas Gross, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Psychology
Department of Psychology
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY
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APA Convention Program Co-Chair (2021–22)
Doris Pu, PhD candidate
Medical/Clinical Psychology Program
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
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Membership Chair (2021–23)
McKenna Cosottile, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Austin College
Sherman, TX
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Fellows Chair (2021–22)
Rick Jay Short, PhD 
Dean and Professor of Psychology
College of Human Sciences and Humanities
University of Houston-Clear Lake
Houston, Texas 77058-1098
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Social Media Chair (2021–22)
Elisa Vele-Tabaddor, PhD
Assistant Director, Research and Evaluation
Research Associate, Harvard Medical School
Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA 02215
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Graduate Student Representative (2020–21)
Nekolas Milton, PsyD candidate
Clinical Psychology Program
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
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Graduate Student Representative (2021–22)
Casie Morgan, PhD candidate
Medical Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program 
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
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President, Section on Child Maltreatment (2021–22)
Karen Appleyard Carmody, PhD
Director of Early Childhood Prevention Programs
Center for Child and Family Health
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC
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Liaison to APA’s Committee on Children Youth and Families (2021–23)
Dara Blachman-Demner, PhD
Health Scientist Administrator
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892
Email Dara Blachman-Demner

Last updated: May 2021Date created: March 2013