OPA Staff

The Ohio Psychological Association staff is available to assist members from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact us at 614-224-0034/800-783-1983 or via email by clicking the names below.


Michael O. Ranney, MPA, Executive Director – x13

Contact Michael about the OPA Political Action Committee (PAC), Project FAIR (Focused Advocacy Insurance Reform) and the Foundation for Psychology in Ohio.




Bobbie L. Celeste, PhD, Director of Professional Affairs – x12

Contact Bobbie about advocacy issues and general psychology questions. Note: Bobbie is in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays.




Joan Bowman, MS, Director of Membership and Education – x11

Contact Joan for questions about membership, workshops, homestudies and the annual Convention.






Jim Sulzer, Director of Operations and Finance – x19

Contact Jim for questions about general office operations, listservs, accounting and billing.


Karen Hardin, Director of Communications & Marketing – x15

Contact the Director of Communications & Marketing for questions about the OPA publications and e-newsletter, advertising, the OPA website, Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards  and media related information.




Beth Wherley, BA, Director of Mandatory Continuing Education– 614-224-9620 or 888-672-6231

Contact Beth about tracking continuing education credits and registering with OPA MCE.



James R. Moats, JD, General Counsel – 614-628-0777


OPA Central Office hours:

9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Staff meetings are held every Thursday from 10 a.m. – noon. During these hours, you may leave a message for the appropriate staff member and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

The OPA Central Office is closed for all state observed holidays, as well as during the week prior to New Year’s Day.

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