Candidate Statements

Candidates for members at large

Meet the candidates for Div. 37 members at large.
Daniel Dogden, PhD

Daniel Dogden, PhDDespite involvement in many professional organizations, Div. 37 has always been my professional home. As a child clinical psychologist trained in community mental health who has moved into the national policy arena, my career has consistently aligned with the priorities of the division. Beginning at a child guidance clinic, moving to a congressional committee, working at APA's Public Policy Office and finally moving to my present job, I have sustained a focus on the intersection of psychology, public health and public policy, with particular emphasis on children and other vulnerable individuals. My current role is with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where I direct the division responsible for coordinating all mental health activities and all activities related to children for our nation's public health emergency preparedness and response efforts. This has required persistent advocacy for inclusive national planning efforts that fully integrate the needs of children, youth, families and pregnant women, along with integration of mental health. I have always tried to support the values of the division and also support the division itself. During my time working in APA's Public Policy Office, I served as liaison to Div. 37 and to the APA Committee on Children, Youth, and Families. Among my professional recognitions and awards, I am proudest that I was selected for the APA Early Career Award for Contribution to Psychology in the Public Interest in 2005 and elected a fellow of APA and Div. 37 in 2012. I strongly support the mission of Div. 37 and the great work of its members. I would welcome the opportunity to serve the division further by being a member at large on the executive committee.

Joaquin P. Borrego, Jr., PhD

Joaquin P. Borrego, Jr., PhDIt is a great honor to be considered for service on the APA Div. 37 Board as a member at large for the task force coordinator and coordinator of diversity activities position. I look forward to the opportunity to serve the Div. 37 membership in continuing to address issues of social and public health significance that impact children, youth and families. I am particularly interested in working on projects that focus on improving the well-being of underserved populations.

A unique aspect of Div. 37 is the diversity of its membership with respect to disciplines (e.g., psychology, law) and careers (e.g., advocates, practitioners, administrators, policy makers) represented. This type of professional diversity presents a great opportunity to maximize the dissemination and impact of advocacy-related initiatives at a local, regional and national level. I will work closely with the Div. 37 Board toward meeting its goals as well as overseeing future projects that have a meaningful impact for children, youth and families. I will bring great enthusiasm, strong work ethic and years of experience to this position.

Thank you for considering me for this important position.