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Public Interest Staff
Kerry Bolger, PhD │ Senior Legislative & Federal Affairs Officer
Responsible for children, youth, and families and socio-economic status issues.
Nida H. Corry, PhD │ Senior Legislative & Federal Affairs Officer
Responsible for aging and women’s issues.
Micah Haskell-Hoehl │ Senior Policy Associate
Program Administrator for the APA Congressional Fellowship. Coordinates communications efforts, including website and social media. Assists Public Interest Government Relations staff in tracking legislation and conducting policy-related research.
Ivy K. Pendleton, MS │ Program Coordinator
Administrates and coordinates all of the day-to-day operations of PI-GRO, including key financial, personnel and programmatic activities. This position serves as the initial point of contact for APA members, congressional and federal agency offices, outside organizations and others interested in PI-GRO matters.
Stefanie Reeves, MA, CAE │ Senior Legislative & Federal Affairs Officer
Responsible for issues related to individuals with disabilities and ethnic minority affairs.
Leo Rennie, MPA │ Senior Legislative & Federal Affairs Officer
Responsible for issues related to individuals infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual concerns.
Ben Vonachen │ Senior Legislative Assistant
Responsible for issues related to immigration and American Indians and Alaska Natives. Administers the Public Interest Government Relations Graduate Student Internship Program. Also assists Public Interest Government Relations staff in tracking legislation and conducting policy-related research.
Ashley Boal, MS │ Graduate student intern
Stephen Miller, MA │ Graduate student intern
Nina Levitt, EdD │ Associate Executive Director for Education Government Relations
Responsible for authorizing and appropriating legislation and agency relations regarding education and training programs for psychology in the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration including the Graduate Psychology Education Program.
Jennifer B. Smulson │ Senior Legislative and Federal Affairs Officer
Responsible for authorizing and appropriating legislation and agency relations regarding the application of psychology to schools and education including the Higher Education Act and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as well as mental and behavioral health on college campuses.
Alexandra M. Ginsberg │ Legislative Assistant
Provides support and coordination for legislative initiatives of the Education Government Relations Office.
Geoffrey Mumford, PhD │ Director for Science Government Relations
Liaison to National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Science Foundation (Biological Sciences Directorate), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and Federal Aviation Administration (human factors research).
Patricia Kobor, MA │ Senior Science Policy Analyst
Liaison to National Institutes of Health (NIH) (all institutes except NICHD, NIAAA, NIDA, and NIMH), NIH women's health research, and NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research.
Heather Kelly, PhD │ Senior Legislative & Federal Affairs Officer
Liaison to Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Science Foundation (Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate), and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Karen Studwell, JD │ Senior Legislative & Federal Affairs Officer
Liaison to National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and Institute of Education Sciences (IES) within the Department of Education.
Christine Jamieson │ Science Policy Associate
Liaison to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Assists rest of Science Government Relations staff in tracking legislation and coordinates events including Capitol Hill briefings.