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2019 Election Results

PPA's 2019-2020 Election Results


Dea Silbertrust, Ph.D., J.D.


Private practice, Bryn Mawr. Ph.D. and J.D., Law and Psychology Program, Hahnemann (now Drexel) and Villanova Universities, 1992. PPA: past Board Chair, Program and Education Board; past Member, Executive Committee; past Chair, Political Action Committee (PAC); past Chair, Bulletin Committee; current member of Ethics, Proposal Selection and Child & Family Forensics; past member numerous other committees; presenter PPA Convention and CE conferences.


STATEMENT:  I am delighted to be running for President Elect of PPA. PPA is an amazing organization, and I am fortunate to have been in various positions of leadership over the past decade. Most recently I worked with staff members to expand CE programming to include webinars, podcasts and other online programs to supplement the Convention and CE conferences.


Looking ahead there are many challenges facing our profession. These include the continued expansion of integrated healthcare, the ever-changing role of technology, the complexities of reimbursement, and the possibility of prescription privilege. We work in diverse settings and hold varied opinions on these and other issues. I will continue to strengthen our organization, emphasizing respect and open-mindedness, so that all members have a voice in how we move forward.




Allyson L. Galloway, Psy.D.

Director of Psychology, Center for Neuroscience; 2011.  Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Immaculata University, 2007.  PennPsyPAC Board of Directors-Secretary/Treasurer, Past Co-Chair-Convention Committee, Committee Member: Professional Development, Proposal Selection & Forensic & Criminal Justice.

STATEMENT: I am honored to ask for your vote for Treasurer of PPA.  I have prioritized PPA participation as an essential part of my professional development since joining PPA as a student in 2004 and I believe in the importance of giving back to the organization through leadership.  My four years as Secretary/Treasurer on the PennPsyPAC Board makes me a strong candidate to assist in maintaining and advancing PPA’s status as a strong and financially healthy state psychological association.  My goals for PPA include continuing as a driving force in the ongoing changes in healthcare and to continue to provide excellent continuing education and networking environment for all Pennsylvania psychologists.


Communications Board Chair

Tracie L. Pasold, Ph.D.


Associate Professor, Marywood University, 2012 - present. Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Toledo, 2006. PA licensed Psychologist since 2014. PPA Activities: Editor, PPA’s quarterly publication, Pennsylvania Psychologist and Chair, PPA Publications Committee (2014-2017); Communications Board Chair, (2017-current). Interests: assessment/intervention/prevention of issues in children, adolescents, and families; eating disorders; pediatric/health psychology and behavioral medicine; education/training of undergraduate/graduate students and medical residents/professionals.


STATEMENT: I have been involved with PPA since 2014 and have found the experience to be both personally and professionally enriching and rewarding.  I am thrilled to have been nominated to run for Communications Board Chair.  The opportunity to serve in this role for another term will allow me the opportunity to continue to forge professional connections and to work alongside colleagues in the important efforts of meeting the needs of the membership and promoting our profession.


Internal Affairs Board Chair


Michelle L. Wonders, Psy.D.

Psy.D., Immaculata University; Clinical Director at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health and have a small private practice; Licensed PA Psychologist since 2011. PPA activities include: Current Internal Affairs Board Chair, Interpersonal Violence Task Force, Board Liaison to PPAGS, PPF Board of Directors. Past chair of the ECP Committee, Colleague Assistance Committee and have served on numerous committees and task forces over the years. Areas of interest: ASD/IDD, Eating Disorders.

STATEMENT: As Internal Affairs Board Chair, I will work to increase membership, and to develop new leaders within the organization.  Mentoring tomorrow’s leaders ensures that needs of psychologists are served and that the organization remains on the cutting edge in the field of psychology while continuing to recognize our talented and diverse membership through opportunities for recognition.


School Psychology Board Chair

Richard E. Hall, Ph.D.

Ph.D., School Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, 1995, M.S. Psychology and State Certification in School Psychology, Millersville University, 1983, M.Ed., B.A., Special Education, Califirnia State College, 1976. Adjunct Professor, Psychology, Millersville University, 1995 to Present, 35 years experience as a school Psychologist practitioner, PPA positions: School Psychology Board Outreach/Liaison Committee, Professional Organizations, ASPP President, Membership Chair, NASP Pennsylvania State Delegate, ABA, PSEA, and Trainers of School Psychologists.

STATEMENT: As a School Psychology Board member I’ve been fortunate to see first hand what can be accomplished by a dedicated group of volunteers to advocate for our profession and more importantly improve the learning conditions and address the mental health needs of the student, families and educators we serve. If elected I will contimnue this effort with an emphasis on legislative advocacy, collaboration between professional organizations and the promotion of service models that improve the lives of our clients.