Main Statement 

Serving as President of APA would be a continuation of my life’s work – which has been promoting psychology and breaking down silos.  I was the first in my family to graduate from college, and I have acquired rich training and experience in psychology because of hard work and opportunity. I am an independent practitioner, and have held leadership roles in science, education, public policy, and communications.  I have a longstanding record – both inside APA and other organizations – of working on interests beyond my own and for fostering collaboration and consensus.

“The many impacts of the pandemic year provide both opportunity and demand for the full range of psychological science and all its applications.”


National Academies Forum on Children’s Wellbeing (2016)

Need for Cross-Sector Collaboration

CDC Presentation

Addressing Health Disparities in Early Childhood