2012 Recording Secretary Election Results
The 2012 Recording Secretary ballot was sent to members of the 2011 Council of Representatives on June 29. The election closed July 30. Following is the elected.
Jennifer F. Kelly, PhD
Dr. Kelly is a licensed psychologist and is board certified in clinical health psychology. She is the director of the Atlanta Center for Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Kelly received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Florida State University. In addition to maintaining an independent practice, she serves on the Board of Directors of the American Psychological Association. A past president of the Georgia Psychological Association (GPA), she has served as the Federal Advocacy Coordinator of the association for 13 years. She is a past chair of the Board of Professional Affairs with APA and a past president of Division 31. She is the past chair of the Association for the Advancement of Psychology.
Dr. Kelly is the 2012 recipient of the APA Division of Health Psychology/American Psychological Foundation Timothy B. Jeffrey Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Health Psychology. For her advocacy work on behalf of psychology, she has been the recipient of the following awards: APA’s State Leadership Award, Federal Advocacy Award of the Practice Organization of APA, Karl F. Heiser Advocacy Award, and GPA’s Legislative Advocacy Award. She received the Outstanding Psychologist Award from Division 31 of APA in 2006, and in 2011 was presented with the Diversity Award from the Committee of State Leaders of APA. She is a graduate of the 2003 class of Leadership Atlanta. She serves on the Board/Executive Committee of Project Interconnections and ChrisKids in Atlanta, Ga.
Other professional organizations in which Dr. Kelly is a member include the International Association for the Study of Pain and the American Pain Society. She was an associate editor of Professional Psychology: Research and Practice 2007-2012.
The newly elected Recording Secretary will begin her term Jan. 1, 2013. Her term will end Dec. 31, 2015.