The Nomination Committee has presented the following three members who have expressed interest in a leadership position with WSPA as a Trustee on the board. Two would be new Trustees and one would start a second term.
Two current Trustees will continue with their first term which would bring the board to the minimum 5 members. WSPA bylaws allow a maximum of 7 Trustees on the board.
This ballot has been sent out via Constant Contact to all current members and will close on January 4th per our bylaws that allow members 14 days to vote. Once you have voted please ignore the second email reminder as we are not be able to remove the names that have already voted. Members also have an opportunity to vote via the poll at the bottom of this story. We will compare names with the Constant Contact ballot to avoid double votes.
Should you have interest in serving as a Trustee in the future, please send an email to the Executive Director, Marvo Reguindin at email@example.com
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.
At this point in my career, I am interested in furthering my involvement in the community at large including participating in policy making related to mental health care and advocating for psychologists at the state level. Becoming a member of the Board of Trustees would align with my goals. I believe that I would provide a unique contribution to the board given that I am a child psychologist who worked at a major pediatric hospital and I am now learning first-hand about starting a private practice. These experiences will enable to be a strong advocate for clinical psychologists. Furthermore, working closely with families has enabled me to understand the many challenges they face with regards to access to mental health care. I can use my experiences to inform policymakers.
In terms of personal characteristics that I can offer, I am reliable, organized, enthusiastic and greatly enjoy working collaboratively with other professionals. I would be honored to serve on the WSPA Board of Trustees.
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.
Serving on the Board of Trustees would be a meaningful and productive opportunity for me for a number of reasons. First, Chapter 1 is a vibrant professional community in eastern Washington, but ongoing integration between the western and eastern sides of the state is important. Having an eastern representative might help with such collaboration. Second, WSPA has been very important for me in the early stages of my career, but I also understand that recruiting other psychologists in my cohort is a critical component of WSPA’s ongoing success. To the extent that I can represent the interests and needs of other ECPs, I would be excited to help grow WSPA’s membership and member engagement.
I have held a variety of leadership positions in the past, including directing a 24-hour student-run crisis hotline in college, and co-creating a National Didactic Seminar Series for Family Services Fellows during my VA-based fellowship. I am also organized, efficient, collaborative, and enthusiastic. I would be honored to use my skills and strengths to more deeply serve WSPA.
Russ 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.
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