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.
Call for Nominations
Nominations are sought for the ACC. Four new ACC member appointments will begin on January 1, 2022 and end December 31, 2024. The deadline for nominations is September 6, 2021.
- Andrew Ferreira, Manager of Congressional and Federal Relations
- Kathleen Brown, PhD (2019–21), Chair
- Sharon Berry, PhD (2021–23), Chair-elect
- Eugene Borgida, PhD (2021–23)
- Ayli Carrero Pinedo, PhD (2020–22)
- Amanda Dettmer, PhD (2021–23)
- Stephanie L. Fitzpatrick, PhD (2021–22)
- Robert G. Frank, PhD (2019–21)
- April Harris-Britt, PhD (2019–21)
- Chuck Hollister, PhD (2020–22)
- 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
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