Recently Elected Executive Committee Members
Rebecca L. Toporek, At-Large Representative
I feel honored to be able to join you on the Division 45 Executive Committee as
Division 45 Committees, Task Forces, and Work Groups
Listing of Chairs and Members for 2006–2007
I. Standing Committees
Charge: To handle the Division's business complying with the Bylaws and Manual of Policies/Procedures. To implement, monitor, and update the Division's 5-year strategic plan, to draft reports to present at EC meetings, and to communicate to the membership through brief articles in the FOCUS on priority initiatives.
Beth Boyd, President (2008)
Charge: To handle the Division’s publication, CDEMP, via solicitation of manuscripts, coordination of reviewers for submitted manuscripts, identification of special series issues for the journal, and the creation of a special edition of the journal that serves as an historical marker of the first 20 years of the Division.
Gordon C. Nagayama Hall, CDEMP Editor/Chair
Bryan Kim, Newsletter Editor 2007–2008
Charge: To develop an overall membership recruitment drive and marketing strategy for Division 45 that will increase membership by at least 10% and broaden the disciplines represented in the Division, and to conduct an electronic membership survey that assesses the needs, interests, and concerns of the membership in order to help promote membership satisfaction within the Division
Brian L. Ragsdale, Chair 2006–2008
Charge: To grow the number of Fellows during our 20th Anniversary year as a Division by identifying worthy nominees for this recognition (we aspire to identify 20 worthy individuals for Fellow status in recognition of our 20th Anniversary) and to develop a special 20th Anniversary Fellows certificate to award to all new and current Fellows
Maria Cecilia Zea, Chair 07–09
Nominations and Awards Committee
Charge: To identify individuals (through a more open call for nominations) who are willing to serve as future officers and who reflect the diversity of the membership, and to identify those members worthy of award recognitions by the Division
A. Toy Caldwell-Colbert, Chair 2006–2007
2007 Program Committee
Charge: To plan the Div. 45 convention program
Pamela Deters, Co-Chair (2008)
Publications and Communications Committee
Charge: To work with the membership in identifying high quality previously published books on ethnic minorities/diversity that are out of print, but still in demand where copyrights can be signed over to APA publications, who will in turn digitize the books for availability to psychologists and other interested parties. To facilitate keeping the Division website up-to-date by collecting and sending new information to APA Divisional Services and monitoring that the updates are made. T o facilitate and enhance the dissemination of relevant materials through existing avenues (e.g., newsletter), and to explore new avenues for dissemination (e.g., e-journal, monographs, position papers of color, etc.) issues related to ethnic minorities.
A. Kathleen Burlew, Chair
II.Ad Hoc Committees and Special Task Forces
Charge: To work on financial operations to build the financial infrastructure of Division 45 by, in conjunction with the Treasurer, reviewing the proposed annual budget and helping align it with the Division’s strategic plan for presentation to the membership, drafting fiduciary policies and procedures, creating forms for budget expenditures and reimbursements, and identifying and pursuing strategies and avenues for increasing revenues to the Division through various fund development activities
Asuncion Miteria Austria , Chair
Multicultural Guidelines Casebook Taskforce
Charge: To work with other Divisions in the development of the multicultural guidelines casebook, to review and comment on cases drafted to determine needed changes or additions in relation to the guidelines, and to (in some instances) draft a case based on your familiarity with the multicultural guidelines
Lillian Comas-Diaz, Co-editor
2007 National Multicultural Conference and Summit Planning Committee
Charge: To assist the Division 45 Representative (William Liu) with the task of planning the National Multicultural Conference and Summit
Lisa Y. Flores,
2009 NMCS Representative 2006–2009
Bylaws and Manual of Policies/Procedures Committee
Charge: To review and prepare recommendations for revisions to the Division’s bylaws, to help keep them up-to-date, and to work on the development of a comprehensive Manual of Division Policies and Procedures
Tamara L. Brown, Chair
Links and Shoulders Program Committee
Charge: T o plan an informative gathering for the culmination of the 20th Anniversary celebration during the 2006 APA convention in New Orleans that will involve participants of Links and Shoulders initiative over the years who can share their lessons learned as well as Division 45 Elders who can pass on words of wisdom
Joseph Horvat, Jr., Chair
CODAPAR/BSA Evidence-Based Practice Initiative Work Group
Charge: To plan and draft a CODAPAR and BSA proposal and associated budgets that will allow Division 45 to hold, in conjunction with a host university and other collaborating Divisions, a mini-scientific conference that addresses evidence-based practice as it relates to health disparities and service delivery to people of color
Eduardo Morales, Co-Chair
Charge: To wo rk with Martha Banks, the past Historian, for transition of committee members and the new Historian in planning and conducting oral histories during the year at APA or other meetings were Past-Presidents and other Elders are present in order to create a videotape for the 20th Anniversary Social Hour to share during the New Orleans APA convention and Anniversary celebrations of the Division, to work with Fred Leong to prepare two articles in the FOCUS newsletter that capture the first 20 years as a chronicle of the rich history of our Division through reflection on our activities, and to draft narrative (and potentially videotape) for archiving the Division’s traditions and ceremonies for new Fellows to the Division and the induction of the incoming president to the Division.
Wade Pickren, Co-Chair
Social Policy and Practice Committee
Charge: To address current social policy and practice issues relevant to the Division , to serve on APA committees and task forces representing the Division to foster avenues for promoting ethnic minority issues in the public arena by functioning as social/public policy advocates through the PI Public Policy Office(i.e., Lori V. Greene). To engage in targeted outreach activities to impact the practice of psychologists and services to ethnic minority populations. This committee will have a subcommittee called the Targeted Outreach Work Group to address the latter part of the charge.
Amado Padilla, Chair
Science Task Force
Charge: To identify multicultural issues in developmental psychology and other areas and on training issues.
Cheryl Talley, Chair
Student Representatives Committee
Charge: The enactment of coordinated efforts to identify and advance the agenda of the Division’s student membership.
Arpana "Annie" Gupta, Chair 2006–2007
Coordinator of APA Liaisons and Monitors
Charge: To work with APA Boards and Committees in coordinating Division 45 members to serve as liaisons/monitors who will report back to the Division on issues of relevance/that impact ethnic minorities. In some instances the coordinator may be responsible for assuring letters of invitation are extended to the Division to permit a Division member to serve in a liaison role to a board/committee.
Rebecca Toporek, Coordinator
William G. Masten, Website Coordinator 2006–2008
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