Federal Education Advocacy Coordinators (FEDAC) at the 2012 Education Leadership Conference

During the 2012 annual Education Leadership Conference (ELC) in Washington, D.C., APA’s Federal Education Advocacy Coordinators (FEDAC), not only helped prepare ELC attendees for their congressional hill visits, but also encouraged ELC attendees to become advocates for psychology by serving as a FEDAC Campus/Training Representative (CTR). 

Why? Because legislators rely heavily on the expressed views of their constituents. Through letters, email, phone calls and face-to-face meetings, legislators learn what’s important to the “people back home." An even greater impact is gained when large numbers of constituents speak with “one voice."

For example, with the help of FEDAC CTRs across the country, hundreds of psychologists are urging members of Congress to protect and increase funding for the Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) Program, the only federal program solely dedicated to the support of psychology education and training.

Learn more about FEDAC and CTRs’ critical role in helping advance APA's education advocacy efforts.

Federal Education Advocacy Coordinators (FEDAC) at the 2012 Education Leadership Conference

Federal Education Advocacy Coordinators (FEDAC) at the 2012 Education Leadership Conference

Current Federal Education Advocacy Coordinators (FEDAC)

FEDAC Region 1

Conn., Maine, Mass., N.H., R.I., Vt.

Kathi Borden, PhD
Associate Chair, Clinical Psychology
Antioch University New England

Kermit A. Crawford, PhD
Director, Center for Multicultural Mental Health & 
Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology
Boston University Medical Campus

FEDAC Region 2

N.J., N.Y.

Laura Palmer, PhD
Associate Professor and Chair
Professional Psychology and Family Therapy
Director of Training Counseling Psychology Program
Seton Hall University

Sonia J. Suchday, PhD
Program Director
Clinical Psychology PhD Program
Yeshiva University

FEDAC Region 3

D.C., Del., Md., Pa., Va., W.Va.

Paul M. Robins, PhD
Director, Psychology Internship Program
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology
Perelman School of Medicine
The University of Pennsylvania

Mary T. Rourke, PhD
Assistant Professor
Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology
Widener University

FEDAC Region 4

Ala., Fla., Ga., Ky., N.C., S.C., Tenn., Miss.

Richard B. Weinberg, PhD
Dean's Office Louis De La Parte
Florida Mental Health Institute

Linda F. Campbell, PhD
Professor and Director of Center for
Counseling and Personal Evaluation
University of Georgia

FEDAC Region 5

Ill., Ind., Mich., Minn., Ohio, Wis.

Sharon Berry, PhD
Psychology Manager/Director of Training
Children's Hospitals and Clinics
Minneapolis, Minn.

Wendy B. Paszkiewicz, PsyD
Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs
Adler School of Professional Psychology
Chicago, Ill.

FEDAC Region 6

Ark., La., N.M., Okla., Texas

Jeff Baker, PhD, ABPP
Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology
Anesthesiology Pain Clinic & Transplant Surgery Clinic
University of Texas Medical Branch

James H. Bray, PhD
Department of Family & Community Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine

FEDAC Region 7

Iowa, Kan., Mo., Neb.

David K. DiLillo, PhD
Department of Psychology
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Michael C. Roberts, PhD, ABPP
Clinical Child Psychology Program
University of Kansas

FEDAC Region 8

Colo., Mont., N.D., S.D., Utah, Wyo.

Jacque Gray, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
School of Medicine & Health Sciences

FEDAC Region 9

Ariz., Calif., Hawaii, Nev.

Gilbert H. Newman, PhD
The Wright Institute
Berkeley, Calif.

Philinda Smith Hutchings, PhD, ABPP
Program Director, Clinical Psychology
Midwestern University

Kathleen M. McNamara, PhD
Pacific Islands Health Care Systems
Honolulu, Hawaii

FEDAC Region 10

Alaska, Idaho, Ore., Wash.

Linda Forrest, PhD
Counseling Psychology and Human Services
University of Oregon

Samantha Slaughter, PsyD
Assistant Director
Fremont Community Therapy Project
Seattle, Wash.