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2017 WSPA Board of Trustees

 


Add your voice to WSPA’s leadership!

WSPA is always looking for passionate, creative, and service-oriented individuals from early career to advanced career psychologists to help foster our mission.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for guiding the association by adopting ethical and legal governance and financial management policies to advance WSPA's mission. New trustees can be added throughout the year and meet monthly, either in person or via teleconferencing.

Members of the board also chair association committees and represent WSPA on statewide initiatives and at APA national conferences. A maximum of 7 trustees make up the board and leadership is open to all premium and platinum level members. Board terms last two years and a trustee may serve no more than two consecutive terms. A trustee may return to the board after a 1-year absence.

If you are interested in serving on the Board of Trustees, please email a letter of interest and CV to our Executive Director Marvo Reguindin. If you have specialized skills or experience in management, marketing, or finances, please include them in your letter of interest.



Sonia Venkatraman, Ph.D.
President

Dr. Sonia Venkatraman received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oregon, where her research focused on parental factors in adolescent problem behavior and substance use. She completed her clinical internship in Behavioral Medicine/Neuropsychology at the University of Washington Medical Center, and subsequently completed a two-year research fellowship in the UW School of Nursing, which was focused on family interventions to promote adolescent adjustment to maternal cancer. Adult- and child-trained, Dr. Venkatraman currently practices as a psychologist at Seattle Children's Hospital (children and adolescents) and in private practice in downtown Seattle (adults). Clinical interests include evidence-based therapies to address anxiety, depression, insomnia, and adjustment to medical illness in adolescents and adults. Research interests include the development of preventative programs to support the adjustment and coping of children and families with medical illness.








Dominika Breedlove, Psy.D.
President Elect

Dr. Dominika Breedlove is a licensed clinical psychologist at Columbia Valley Community Health (CVCH), a Joint Commission-certified Patient Centered Medical Home serving the Chelan and Douglas counties. She serves a dual role as both a provider and the Director of Training for CVCH’s APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship program and the developing postdoctoral fellowship program. Dr. Breedlove received her Master's and Doctoral degrees from Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Breedlove specializes in working with patients who have histories of psychological trauma, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, and chronic mental and medical health conditions. She has a special interest in clinical hypnosis and other mind-body therapies. At CVCH Dr. Breedlove is currently involved in program development initiatives aimed at further strengthening of behavioral health services integration and chronic illness management.

Dr. Breedlove joined WSPA to begin researching possible leadership opportunities across the state. According to APA, in 2007, early career psychologists comprised more than 20% of APA constituency but less than 3% of its governance. Dr. Breedlove is eager to pursue new leadership opportunities and join the growing ranks of ECP’s who are making important contributions through legislative activities, public education, and professional support. In her spare time, she enjoys running, yoga and reading.




Hilda M. Campbell, Ph.D.
Secretary

I am a clinical psychologist who opened up my private practice in Burien, WA in the fall. My practice entails providing parent consultation, as well as individual and family therapy to children, adolescents and young adults. Prior to this, I worked at Seattle Children’s Hospital for over 12 years. During my tenure at Seattle Children’s, I gained a variety of clinical and leadership experiences by being an Attending Psychologist on the Consultation and Liaison Service and on the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Inpatient Unit. I also worked in the Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic. I was clinical faculty through the University of Washington and provided supervision to child psychology interns and child psychiatry fellows. I have a specialty in pediatric psychology and was the primary psychologist for the Pain Rehabilitation Program through the Pain Medicine Outpatient Clinic.




Julia Mackaronis, Ph.D.
Treasurer

I am a clinical psychologist, licensed in Washington. I work in the Mental Health Clinic of the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center. I am also applying for an adjunct faculty position at the University of Washington (UW), as I supervise psychiatry residents and will be teaching a cognitive-behavioral therapy seminar for the UW-affiliated Spokane Psychiatry Residency.
I have been a member of the WSPA since I became licensed in 2015. As an early career psychologist (ECP) who spent several years moving to several different states to pursue training opportunities, it was important for me to connect to other psychologists at both the local and state level once I felt more settled. I felt welcomed and encouraged at the Chapter 1 meetings I attended, and decided to increase my involvement by volunteering to serve as the chapter’s 2016-2017 president. I greatly enjoyed my first year. My duties included organizing four chapter meetings with networking and one-hour Continuing Education presentations, coordinating referral requests for the chapter listserv, and helping my members feel more fully integrated into WSPA’s statewide efforts. I look forward to another productive year, and I wish that all interested WSPA members could have the chapter-based experience I have enjoyed.



Shelley Mackaman, Ph.D.
Trustee

Shelley Mackaman has been a member of WSPA for more than ten years and has benefited greatly from her membership in the organization. Early in establishing her private practice, WSPA set me up with mentors to guide me in developing my practice. Throughout her career, WSPA has offered additional services to support me including help with ethical decisions, up to date information on changes in policy and legislation, opportunities for continuing education, and mostly, a chance to get together with fellow psychologists who are working and practicing in the local community.

She has been licensed and practicing as a psychologist for over fifteen years and has experience participating on the boards of her children's early elementary school and former church. Shelley has a love not only of not only the profession of psychology, but of the field of psychology and would love to help our state association grow and develop to benefit all psychologists working and practicing in our state in all areas of psychology. Dr. Mackaman sees the benefit of a united organization for those in Washington to promote their field, influence policy and legislation, and gather together to support each other for the benefit of our community and society as a whole.




Debbie Shapiro, Psy.D.
Trustee

Dr. Debbie Shapiro is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Washington and Illinois. She earned Master’s degrees in both Rehabilitative Psychology(1989) and Clinical Psychology (1995) and her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology (1997). She has been a member of WSPA since 1997. Dr. Shapiro has been in private practice for over a decade providing individual therapy to a diverse clientele including young adults and adults across the lifespan. Her practice includes diverse populations such as LGBTQ; individuals of varied cultural and ethnic backgrounds; people living with disabilities and/or chronic illness; survivors of trauma and abuse; individuals with relationship difficulties; and those with a wide range of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, bipolar, personality disorders and comorbid diagnoses.

In addition to her private practice, Dr. Shapiro has worked in varied settings, including, medical settings, community mental health centers, various domestic violence shelters, and shelters that provided housing and comprehensive services for refugees and for those seeking asylum.

Dr. Shapiro has significant interest in contributing to the professional field and has provided training, consultation, supervision and teaching for master’s and doctoral students in clinical psychology. Specifically, she has supported psychology students both in and out of the classroom by teaching and providing individual and group supervision. Her current practice also includes consultation for psychologists and supervision for doctoral students.

Her clinical interests include working with trauma survivors, the psychological effect of technology and social media, mentoring students and new psychologists, ethics, and providing culturally competent services for diverse populations.

Most recently Dr. Shapiro has been providing disaster mental health services through the Red Cross and other psychological agencies and was deployed to Houston to help provide trauma relief for survivors of Hurricane Harvey. Locally, her work also includes working with the Red Cross and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and with Refugees Northwest.




Casey Ward, Psy.D.
Trustee

Casey Ward has been a psychiatric child-care counselor at Western State Hospital in the Child Study and Treatment Center, and at a therapeutic residential group home in Tacoma, Washington called Home on the Hill. For 26 years he worked as a high school counselor and school psychologist in the North Thurston Public Schools in Lacey, Washington, serving students from preschool to grade 12. Casey completed a year long internship working with families and individuals at Behavioral Health Resources (BHR) in Olympia, Washington and worked closely with the Thurston County Coroner's Office in completing his dissertation on teen suicide.

The current political climate has brought even more awareness to the ever-growing need of addressing mental health issues while highlighting the important role psychologists can and must take in providing evidence-based therapeutic services in our communities.

Casey would like the fellowship to continue its active leadership presence at the table when collaborating with primary care providers, schools/universities, the legal system, law enforcement, hospitals, businesses, state agencies, as well as all the other varied professional groups that could benefit from our unique quiver of skills and talents. He is hoping to bring 27 years of working in public education and eight years of private practice to the WSPA Board of Directors. There seems no better time then right now to build consensus and membership that advocates politically and steers our organization.




Lucy Homans, Ed.D.
Ex Officio


Lucy Homans, Ed.D., is a licensed psychologist in Washington State. She is currently the Director of Professional Affairs (DPA) and Legislative Consultant for the Washington State Psychological Association. She has served as DPA since 1992. Dr. Homans received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1982. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Tufts University in 1970. Prior to attending graduate school, Dr. Homans served on the staffs of Boston mayor Kevin H. White and U.S. Representative Paul N. McCloskey, Jr. She maintained a private clinical practice in Seattle, Washington from 1983 through 1999.

Dr. Homans is the recipient of the 1993 Washington State Psychological Association Distinguished Psychologist award, the 1998 American Psychological Association Karl F. Heiser award for excellence in advocacy on behalf of psychology, the 2005 advocacy leadership award from the Washington State Community Mental Health Council for her work in passing comprehensive mental health parity legislation, and the 2006 Washington State Psychological Association Sustained Service award.
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