Governance

Advocacy governance index

Advocacy Coordinating Committee

The Advocacy Coordinating Committee (ACC) whose responsibility shall be to evaluate and prioritize advocacy goals with respect to impact on both the discipline of psychology and the professions of psychologists in scientific, educational, public interest, health service practice and applied practice settings. ACC shall consist of no fewer than 12 members who shall broadly represent all aspects of the Corporation’s diverse membership including disciplinary focus, demographic diversity, student membership, and members at all career stages, and in various employment settings.

Mission and Purpose

The ACC is responsible for evaluating and recommending to the Board of Directors biennial advocacy priorities with respect to impact on both the discipline of psychology and the professions of psychologists in scientific, educational, public interest, health service practice and applied practice settings. Within APA/APASI’s newly integrated c3/c6 advocacy model, the ACC is responsible for developing a highly inclusive and transparent input process that recognizes the importance of both long-term advocacy goals and the need for agility in carrying out advocacy priorities in a fast-paced political environment.

Staff Liaison

Members

  • Kathleen Brown, PhD (2019-21), Chair
  • Sharon Berry, PhD (2021-23), Chair-elect
  • Eugene Borgida, PhD (2021-23)
  • Ayli Carrero Pinedo, MA (2020-22)
  • Amanda Dettmer, PhD (2021-2023)
  • Robert G. Frank, PhD (2019-21)
  • April Harris-Britt, PhD (2019-21)
  • Chuck Hollister, PhD (2020-22)
  • Steve Kozlowski, PhD (2019-21)
  • Debra Major, PhD (2021-23)
  • Nadika Paranamana, MA (2021-23)
  • William Stoops, PhD (2020-22)

Board of Directors Liaison

  • Sandra Shullman, PhD, APA Past-president

APA Advocacy Staff

  • Katherine McGuire, MS, Chief Advocacy Officer
  • Karen Studwell, JD, Deputy Chief Advocacy Officer

ACC Minutes

To be uploaded in March 2021.