State Leadership Conference

The following awards were presented to psychology advocates at the State Leadership Conference this year:

  • State Legislator of the Year Award: Kevin B. Sullivan (D-West Hartford), president pro tempore of the Connecticut Senate, for his leadership in achieving comprehensive mental health parity in Connecticut.

  • APA Outstanding Leadership Award: Rep. Jim Ramstad (R-Minn.), U.S. House of Representatives, in recognition of his efforts on behalf of patients and their right to quality mental health care.

  • Federal Advocacy Coordinator Awards: David Hayes, PhD, federal advocacy coordinator, Ohio Psychological Association, for his leadership in advancing psychology through federal advocacy initiatives in Ohio; Jennifer Kelly, PhD, federal advocacy coordinator, Georgia Psychological Association, for her leadership in advancing psychology through federal advocacy initiatives in Georgia.

  • APA Practice Organization Special Citation: Stanley R. Graham, PhD, former APA president and former New York State Psychological Association president, for his support of practitioners and the APA Practice Organization.

  • Committee of State Leaders State Leadership Award: Jeffrey Barnett, PsyD, member, APA Council Representatives, president-elect of Div. 42 (Independent Practice), for his outstanding service on behalf of state advocacy as a leader of the Maryland Psychological Association and for demonstrating national leadership and achievement through significant contributions that pertain to state issues.

  • Div. 31 (State Psychological Association Affairs) Outstanding State, Provincial or Territorial Psychological Association (SPTPA): Illinois Psychological Association, for providing a model for other associations to emulate.

  • Div. 31 Outstanding Executive Director of a State, Provincial or Territorial Psychological Association: Nancy Gordon Moore, PhD, executive director, Kentucky Psychological Association, for her outstanding achievements, including inspiring greater member involvement.

  • APAGS Award for an Outstanding State or Provincial Psychological Association of the Year: Pennsylvania Psychological Association, for superior performance in promoting graduate student development, involvement and joint APAGS/SPTPA membership.