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From Continuing Education to Federal Advocacy to Independent Practice or the Disaster Response Network, GPA’s committee structure provides many opportunities for members to engage in programmatic and operational activities of the association. Committees are the foundation for accomplishing the goals and objectives of GPA annually. Committee membership and participation is open to all GPA members.

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Finance Committee

The Finance Committee assists the Treasurer in the oversight of and fiduciary responsibility for the Association's finances. The Committee reviews financial reports, participates in the preparation/approval process for the budget, and sets a strategy for keeping the financial health and well-being of the Association strong. The Committee reviews investments regularly, makes recommendations related to the annual audit, and creates a strategy for maintaining, increasing, and replenishing reserves.

Finance Committee Chair: Rabia Subhani, PsyD


Ethics Committee

The fundamental objective of the Committee shall be to promote the application of ethical principles to all manifestations of psychological work by the members of the Association through education, consultation and promotion of activities that focus on issues related to the field of psychology.

Rules and Procedures for membership on the Ethics Committee:

Ethics Committee Chair: Rebecca Beaton, PhD


Continuing Education Directorate


Continuing Education Committee:

The Continuing Education Committee furthers the professional development of member and non-member psychologists and other mental health professionals by selecting, scheduling and executing quality APA approved continuing education workshops on behalf of GPA.  The Committee also functions as an approval resource for other entities wishing to provide GPA-approved workshops using GPA’s ability to review and authorize such educational opportunities for the state of Georgia.

Continuing Education Co-Chairs: Jennifer Steiner, PhD and Anne Imhoff, PhD

 Annual Meeting Program Committee:

The Annual Meeting Program Committee collaborates with the Executive Committee and GPA Staff to develop the program for the annual meeting and to offer onsite support.

Annual Meeting Co-Chairs: Michelle Casimir, PsyD and Brandon Register, PhD


Membership Directorate


Membership Committee:

The Membership Committee develops and manages GPA's membership recruitment and retention programs. The committee actively recruits new members with goals of diversity in ethnicity, demographics, organizational affiliations and areas of professional practice. The Committee consists of representatives from each of the GPA councils plus additional members from the organization.

Membership Chair: Christy Hall, PhD


Academic Affairs:

Academic Affairs works to 1) promote the science of psychology; 2) meet the needs of and engage member academic psychologists; 3) foster relationships with relevant academic departments and their students; and 4) ensures that there are opportunities for academic psychologists to contribute their knowledge and skills to the association. Academic Affairs is also the sponsor of GPA's Annual Student Poster Session.

Academic Affairs Chairs: Rachel Waford, PhD and Jordan Cattie, PhD


Early Career Psychologist Committee:

The Early Career Psychologists Committee strives to recruit and retain early career psychologists as GPA members providing them with opportunities to network, socialize, learn and interact.

Early Career Psychologist Committee Chair: Neha Khorana, PhD


Senior Psychologists' Network:

GPA offers gatherings to late career and psychologists seniors who would like to explore and share topics related to this stage of their career. GPA connects these member psychologists with similar interests and concerns through face-to-face interaction in a casual setting. The goal is to be a resource for both personal and professional needs.

Senior Psychologists' Network Chair: Nick Hume, PhD


Georgia Psychological Association of Graduate Students (GPAGS):

The Georgia Psychological Association of Graduate Students (GPAGS) is the branch of the Georgia Psychological Association (GPA) for all psychology graduate students and trainees who work or reside in Georgia. GPAGS is intended to enhance your development as future psychologists by connecting you with resources and opportunities that have been created specifically for graduate students. GPAGS members are actively engaged in leadership, building representation in political and educational arenas, and working to improve the field of psychology and the world!

GPAGS Chair: Stephen Fogleman, PhD


Business of Practice Directorate


Committee on Family, Children and Assessment:

The general purpose of the Council on Family, Child and Assessment Issues is to represent and advance the interests of psychologists whose professional activities focus on providing services to children and families or conducting psychological assessments, within the larger community of GPA.

Committee on Family & Children Chair: Anita Grover, PsyD


Committee on Independent Practice:

The general purpose of the Committee on Independent Practice is to coordinate and further the interest of psychologists in independent practice.

Committee on Independent Practice Chair: Leah Farrell-Carnahan, PhD

Insurance & Managed Care Committee (IMC):

The IMC serves as a resource for tracking of and providing information about insurance and managed care “issues.”  The IMC responds to inquiries and directs members to resources for the resolution of payment challenges and seeks answers to questions related to insurance company policy.  On an as needed basis, the Committee also advocates on behalf of members and proposes legislation to regulate the insurance industry

Insurance & Managed Care Committee Co-Chairs: Tina, Caudill, PsyD and Kyle Raque, PsyD


Diversity Directorate


Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs:

The focus of the Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee is to broaden awareness of ethnic minority affairs issues and concerns among the membership and within the state. The committee serves as a change agent supporting the acquisition of new knowledge through research to inform members and constituents. Striving to increase the multi-cultural effectiveness of practitioners and educators, the Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee is committed to increasing leadership and membership sensitivity on all aspects of diversity as related to ethnic minority.

Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs Chair: Speshal Walker, PhD


Committee on Gender & Sexual Diversity:

The general purpose of the Committee on Gender and Sexual Diversity is to facilitate and further the advocacy related to issues of human gender and sexual identity

Committee on Gender & Sexual Diversity Chair: Carly Hanks, PhD


Committee on Psychology on Women & Girls:

The general purpose of the Committee on the Psychology of Women and Girls is to be informed and to promote feminist ideals regarding the psychological issues of women and girls.

Committee on Psychology on Women & Girls Chair: Adriana Flores, PhD


Legal and Legislative Affairs Directorate


Legal and Legislative Committee:

The LLC monitors all legal and legislative issues that impact or might impact the mental health of Georgians. In addition to monitoring issues and bills brought before the State Legislature, the committee works in concert with the GPA lobbyist to influence and educate state legislators and to keep the GPA membership informed of actions related to legislative advocacy.

Legal and Legislative Chair: Courtney Crooks, PhD

Federal Advocacy Coordinator: Jennifer Kelly, PhD.


Public Education Directorate


Public Education Committee:

The primary purpose of the Public Education Committee is to inform the public about psychologically-related matters with the intention of empowering them to make informed health care decisions, to reduce mental health stigma and to educate them about the role that psychologists play in their lives and within their communities. This work is accomplished through educational opportunities, the creation of a Speaker’s Bureau with a list of members who are qualified to present public education presentations and media interviews on a regular basis.


Speakers Bureau:

The Georgia Psychological Association (GPA) offers dynamic speakers who are skilled at delivering informative and engaging presentations. These programs can be tailored to suit an organization's training and development needs.

More information here:


Public Education Directorate Representative: Zachary Friedman, PsyD

Atlanta Science Festival: Howard Drutman, PhD


Public Interest Review Committee (PIRC)

The fundamental objective of the Committee shall be to consider, and perhaps, taking action regarding public policy, issues of public interest, or legislation of relevance to the practice and/or science of psychology. It is impossible to anticipate all circumstances to which GPA may opt to respond. And different circumstances will warrant different responses. However, the goal of PIRC is facilitating GPA's role in addressing public policy issues to enhance the welfare of all Georgia's citizens.

Any member of GPA can initiate a process urging the Association to take a position on an issue of public policy, social action and/or legislation.  Instructions:

PIRC Chair: Dora Soublis, PhD


President-Appointed Task Forces


Facilities and Infrastructure Task Force:

Chair: Rachel Kieran, PsyD


Psychologists Practicing in Organizations Task Force

Co-Chairs: Ginny Chan, PhD and Meghna Patel, PhD


Insurance Benefits Task Force:

Chair: Natalie Arnette, PhD


Endowments Task Force:

Chair: Nick Hume, PhD