Member Benefit of the Month: August 2014

Notice of Special Members Meeting of the Ohio Psychological Association

The Ohio Psychological Association (OPA) Board of Directors has called a special meeting of the members of OPA for Friday, September 19 at 5 p.m. at the Westin Hotel, 310 S. High St., Columbus to elect the new OPA Board of Directors.

Under the Code of Regulations of the Ohio Psychological Association, the Board of Directors must be elected by the membership.

At 6 p.m., there will be a dinner to which OPA members are invited. Cost for the dinner is $35 and reservations must be made by September 11. Contact Joan Bowman at 614.224.0034 or by email  to reserve your spot.

The recommended slate of committee chairs for the 2014-2015 membership year is proposed as follows:

Standing Committee Chairs (Voting members of the Board)
•    Communication/Technology: Dr. Marc Dielman
•    Diversity: Dr. Wanda McEntyre
•    Education: Drs. Jerome Gabis and Kathleen Ashton
•    Ethics: Drs. Richard Ashbrook and Elizabeth Swenson
•    Membership: Drs. Cathy Gaw and Peg Mosher
•    Professional Practice: Dr. Tom Swales
•    Committee on Social Responsibility: Dr. Mary Miller Lewis
•    Public Sector Issues: Dr. Lynne Rustad
•    Science: Dr. Mike Dwyer
•    Early Career Psychologists: Dr. Kathleen Hutchinson
•    OPAGS: Kelly Obert, MSW

Regional Representatives (Voting Members of the Board)
•    Akron Area Professional Psychologists: Dr. Colin Christensen
•    Cincinnati Academy of Professional Psychologists: Dr. Sarah Greenwell
•    Central Ohio Psychological Association: Dr. Margie Kukor
•    Cleveland Psychological Association: Dr. Cathy Gaw
•    Dayton Area Psychological Association: Dr. Rose Mary Shaw
•    Toledo Area Academy of Professional Psychologists: Dr. Mark Babula

Other Appointments (Non-Voting)
•    Ohio Psychologist Editor: Dr. Ky Heinlen
•    Advocacy: Dr. Brad Potts
•    MCE Chair: Dr. Cathy Gaw
•    Personnel: Dr. Lynn Rapin
•    Polices & Procedures: Dr. David Hayes
•    Psychology in the Workplace Network: Dr. Robin Graff Reed
•    Health Care Reform Task Force: Drs. Patrick Palmieri and Gary Sipps
•    Colleague Assistance Program: TBA
•    Disaster Response Network: Dr. Margie Kukor
•    Insurance: Dr. Jim Broyles
•    LGBT Subcommittee: Dr. Jim Brush
•    Public Education: Dr. Todd Finnerty
•    Bullying Task Force: Dr. Nicolette Howells
•    RxP Task Force: Dr. Jerry Strauss
•    BWC Task Force: Dr. David Schwartz
•    Oral History Project: Dr. Kathleen Ashton
•    Awards: Dr. Kathleen Ashton
•    Political Action Committee: Dr. Tom Swales
•    Federal Advocacy Coordinator: Drs. David Hayes & Katie Golden
•    Ohio School Psychologists Liaison: Drs. Erich Merkle and Mary Ann Tietelbaum
•    Ohio Women in Psychology: Christine Agaibi, MA and Dr. Helen Rodebaugh
•    Parliamentarian: Dr. David Hayes
•    Planning and Development: Dr. Cathy McDaniels Wilson
•    Liaison to the Board of Psychology: Dr. David Hayes
•    Elections: Dr. Bob Stinson
•    Foundation Chair: Dr. Cathy McDaniels Wilson