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2017 WSPA Board of Trustees

Sonia Venkatraman, Ph.D.


Dr. Sonia Venkatraman received her PhD 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




Andrea Pascarelli, Psy.D.


Andrea Pascarelli, PsyD is a licensed psychologist who provides evidenced-based interventions in working with children, adolescents, and their families. She has been working in the field for the last 12 years specializing in working with children and adolescents with social, emotional and behavioral challenges. An extensive area of her work includes delivering care to predominantly under-served populations having significant barriers to care. Currently, Dr. Pascarelli holds a clinical psychologist position at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, a community-clinic of Seattle Children’s Hospital. She provides diagnostic evaluations, psychological assessments and therapy for children and adolescents. Additionally, Dr. Pascarelli also works part-time in private practice through Seattle Psychology, PLLC and Eastside Psychological Associates, PLLC.  She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington and credentialed as medical staff at Seattle Children’s Hospital since 2009. She is also a licensed psychologist in the state of New York. 



Russell Hanford, Ph.D.


I made a career change to psychology after earning a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University, an MBA in Accounting from the University of Washington and working in the medical electronics industry for 11 years.  My Ph.D. in clinical psychology is from Emory University in Atlanta, GA.  I completed my pre-doctoral internship at the UW focusing on child and family treatment.  I worked at Seattle Children’s Hospital as a research psychologist for 3 years after my internship.  I am now in full-time private practice in Seattle.  I treat primarily child, adolescent and family clients.  I am an instructor for the UW Clinical Psychology Department serving as a community supervisor to graduate students.  Additionally, I am treasurer for Shepherd’s Counseling Services, a non-profit organization offering low-cost treatment to adults who were sexually abused in childhood.  I am running for a second term on the WSPA board.  I first joined the board in 2015 and served as treasurer in 2016.



Hilda M. Campbell, Ph.D.


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.


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.

Lucy Homans, Ed.D.

Ex Officio

Lucy Homans, EdD 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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