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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. 


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

Brad Norford, Ph.D. - President-Elect
Private Practice

Marie McGrath, Ph.D. - Past President
Immaculata University

Molly Cowan, Psy.D. - Secretary 
Upturn LLC

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

Valerie Lemmon, Psy.D. - Program and Education Board
Messiah College

Julie Radico, Psy.D. - Public Interest Board
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

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


Kaseem Parsley, BA- Chair

Tyshawn Thompson, BA - Chair-Elect

Kalei Mills, BS - Programming Focus

Michelle Hanna Collins, MS Ed - Communications Focus

Tina Benno, MS Ed- Diversity Focus

Carrie French, MA - State Advocacy Coordinator

Marie McGrath, PhD - 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

Valerie Lemmon, Psy.D. - Board Chair

Public Interest Board Chair and Committee Chairs

Julie Radico, Psy.D.- Board Chair

School Psychology Board Chair and Committee Chairs

Richard Hall, Ph.D. - Board Chair