OPA Governance and Staff


OPA is governed by a Board of Directors of voting members elected by the membership of the Association. Five elected officers (President, Past-President, President-Elect, Finance Officer and the Representative to APA Council) serve on the Executive Committee. The Board is comprised of the officers, the chairs of the standing committees, the OPAGS Chair and the six regional representatives. Chairs of subcommittees, functional committees, task forces and liaisons from affiliated special interest groups also regularly attend Board meetings. If you are interested in becoming a member of the executive committee, review the Election Timeline and Reference Guide. The committees and task forces focus on a variety of issues pertaining to psychology including education, communications and technology, ethics and colleague assistance, social responsibility, public education, advocacy, diversity and more.


OPA’s central office has five full-time employees and one part-time director of professional affairs.

Click the links to the right for more information about OPA Governance and Staff, including contact information.


Choose a County


RSS News From OPA

  • President’s Message: November 2015
    By: Bob Stinson, PsyD, JD, LICDC-CS, ABPP; OPA President Do you think individuals with a mental illness should be subject to the death penalty?  Should first ...
  • The Broad View: November 2015
    Michael Ranney, MPA OPA Executive Director APA’s Apportionment Ballot recently came out. This determines the composition of the APA Council of Representatives for the 2016 legislative ...
  • Conversion Therapy: Science vs. Stereotypes
    Download media fact sheet on conversion therapy Overview includes excerpts from The American Psychological Association (www.apa.org) All major national mental health organizations have officially expressed concerns ...