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The Pennsylvania Psychological Association is governed by the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, and the General Assembly. It shall be their aggregate responsibility to establish policy, make decisions and implement action consistent with the philosophy and objectives of PPA. PPA's current Board of Directors took office during the Annual Convention, June 2019 and will continue in office through June 2020. 


Marie C. McGrath, Ph.D. President
Immaculata University

Dea Silbertrust, Ph.D., J.D. - President-Elect
Private Practice

Nicole P. Quinlan, Ph.D. - Past President
Geisinger Medical Center

Jeanne Slattery, Ph.D. - Secretary 
Clarion University

Allyson Galloway, Psy.D. - Treasurer
Center for Neuroscience/Riddle Healthcare Center II


Paul W. Kettlewell, Ph.D.
Geisinger Medical Center


Tracie Pasold, Ph.D. - Communications Board
Marywood University

Michelle Wonders, Psy.D. - Internal Affairs Board
Devereux Pocono Center

Brett Schur, Ph.D. - Professional Psychology Board
Private Practice

Molly Cowan, Psy.D. - Program and Education Board
Upturn LLC

Tim Barksdale, Psy.D. - Public Interest Board

Richard Hall, Ph.D.  -School Psychology Board
Millersville University


Whitney Quinlan, MS - Chair

Kaseem Parsley, BA - Chair-Elect

Victoria Kelly, MA - Programming Focus

Tyshawn Thompson, BA - Communications Focus

Adam Zahn, MS - Diversity Focus

Carrie French, BA - State Advocacy Coordinator

Tracie Pasold - Representative from PPA Board of Directors

The PPA General Assembly is comprised of all of the members of the Board of Directors and the chairs of all PPA committees, as described below:

Communications Board Chair and Committee Chairs 

Tracie Pasold, Ph.D. - Board Chair

Internal Affairs Board Chair and Committee Chairs

Michelle L. Wonders, Psy.D. - Board Chair

Professional Psychology Board Chair and Committee Chairs

Brett Schur, Ph.D. - Board Chair

Program and Education Board Chair and Committee Chairs

Molly H. Cowan, Psy.D. - Board Chair

Public Interest Board Chair and Committee Chairs

Tim Barksdale, Psy.D. - Board Chair

School Psychology Board Chair and Committee Chairs

Richard Hall, Ph.D. - Board Chair