This past June the United Psychologists Political Action Committee (UP-PAC) met to elect new board members and a new board president. Dr. Cindy Chen, resigned as UP-PAC President because her personal obligations did not allow her the bandwidth to continue on the UP-PAC board.
New board members elected to server a three-year term are Dr. Shelley Mackaman from Redmond, Dr. Carol Moore from Spokane, and Dr. Catherine MacLennan from Omak.
Dr. Mackaman was also nominated and elected as UP-PAC board president. She has been a member of WSPA since 2005 and sees the benefit of a united UP-PAC and WSPA to promote psychology, influence policy and legislation, and uniting psychologist to support each other for the benefit of our community and society as a whole.
One of Dr. Mackaman’s goals is to develop a membership culture of giving to UP-PAC throughout the year through more communications and events such as a member field trip to the Capitol. Dr. Mackaman also happens to be a WSPA Trustee, and fortunately there is no conflict of interest as she does not currently have an executive leadership position on the WSPA board.
The new UP-PAC Board Directors consists of: