Council of National Psychology Associations for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Interests

CNPAAEMI is comprised of leaders of national psychology organizations whom meet to address issues of importance to ethnic minorities and to the advancement of ethnic minority interests.

Mission & Goals

The presidents of the member associations along with the APA president (or his/her designee) constitute the Council of National Psychological Associations for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Interests (CNPAAEMI). The goals of the council are to:

  • Promote the professional/career development of ethnic/racial minority psychologists.

  • Advance multicultural competence of psychologists.

  • Promote culturally competent service delivery models of psychological care.

  • Increase the recruitment and retention of ethnic/racial minorities in the profession of psychology.

  • Liaison and collaborate with other appropriate organizations interested in ethnic/racial minority issues and/or projects.

  • Promote research and understanding using alternative cultural paradigms.

Contact the Council

750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Telephone: (202) 336-6029
Fax: (202) 336-6040

Staff Liaisons


Council Members
  • Norman B. Anderson, PhD
    Chief Executive Officer │ American Psychological Association

  • Nadine Kaslow, PhD 
    President │ American Psychological Association

  • Jacque Gray, PhD
    President, SIP │ University of North Dakota

  • Cheryl Grills, PhD
    President, ABPsi │ Loyola Marymount University

  • Lynda D. Field, PhD
    President, NLPA │ University of Suffolk

  • Gwendolyn P. Keita, PhD
    Executive Director, APA Public Interest Directorate

  • Richard M. Lee, PhD
    President, AAPA │ University of Minnesota

  • Linda James Myers, PhD
    Designated ABPsi Representative To CNPAAEMI │ The Ohio State University

  • Luis A. Vázquez, PhD
    President, APA Div. 45 │ New Mexico State University