Conference Committee

Mary Coussons-Read Chair

Greg Pennington Member 

 Chamarlyn Fairley Member

 Jennifer Wisdom Member 

Rachel Wernicke Member

Arpana Inman Member

Nikki Taggart  Member

Communications Committee

Purpose: Utilize the SPL communication vehicles, such as the website, Listserv, LinkedIn groups, journal, emailed correspondence, etc., to create effective information-sharing and opportunities for interaction regarding SPL and related interests.

Jennifer Patterson

Beth Mitchell

Rose Sokol Member

Olin Bittner Member 

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Christopher Linke Member

Continuing Education Committee 
Purpose: Ensure that SPL meets the standards published by the American Psychological Association, Office of Continuing Education in order to qualify as an approved Sponsor of Continuing Education and to review and approve presentations or programs offered by SPL for which the participants will receive CE credit. 

Rachel Wernicke Chair 

Jennifer Wisdom Member

Development Committee
Purpose: The Development Committee, in coordination with the Foundation for Advancement of Psychology in Management (FAPIM), will (1) develop and review fundraising plans to increase the viability of the organization and enable it to achieve its mission; (2) engage SPL members to contribute to SPL through the FAPIM; and (3) secure sponsorships of the annual meeting and other SPL educational activities.

Bradley Brummel Chair

Jennifer Wisdom Member

George Watts Member

Mary Coussons-Read Member

Judith Albino Member

Finance Committee
Purpose: Develop and review fiscal procedures and annual budget with staff and other Board Members. Facilitate required fiscal processes. The Board must approve the budget and all expenditures must be within budget. Any major change in the budget must be approved by the Board or the Executive Committee. The fiscal year shall be the calendar year. Annual reports are required to be submitted to the board showing income, expenditures and pending income. The budget year for planning purposes runs from July 1 to June 30 of the following year. The financial records of the organization are public information and shall be made available to the membership, Board Members and the public.


Thuy Boardman, PhD, MPH Chair

Mary Coussons-Read Member

Sharon Bowman Member

Membership & Recruitment Committee
Purpose: Verify whether applicants meet requirements of membership, based on the various SPL classes of membership as outlined in the SPL bylaws. This committee also conducts a lapsed member drive and will respond to any questions from potential members.

Brenda Huber Chair

Bradley Brummel Member

Jill Draime

Ashley Junghans
Ashley Junghans-Rutelonis

Ian Kristic

Micah Watson Member

Purpose: The goal of this committee is to identify qualified candidates for Board positions as well as candidates for the DPL award. The committee must ensure that proper vetting and voting procedures are used.

Jennifer Wisdom Chair

Christina Frederick Member

Linda Fleming Member

Recruitment, Retention, and Engagement Committee
Purpose: Recruit, retain and actively engage new and current members, in conjunction with the Board of Directors approval and the SPL strategic plan.  

Rose Sokol Chair

Patricia Delgado Member 

Lisa Duckworth Member 

Joyce Davidson Member

Sarah Early

Brenda Huber Member

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group

The DEI Committee will work to develop the next steps in fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives for SPL as well as recommend activities and programming based on SPL's DEI statement which address issues related to justice and racism. 

Greg Pennington, Ph.D Chair

Mary Coussons-Read Member

Strategic Planning Committee

The Strategic Planning Committee will review and revise existing Strategic Plans in place for SPL and provide recommendations to the Board of Directors for approval.

Jennifer Wisdom Chair

Christina Frederick Member

Olin Bittner Member 

Tamara S. Lyn Member

Elizabeth Blickensderfer Member 

Journal Guidance Committee 

The role of this committee is to define the new scope of the journal consistent with the SPL mission, and assist in providing written materials aligned with the rebrand of the journal.

Bradley Brummel

Mary Coussons-Read Member

Elizabeth Lazzara Member

Elizabeth Blickensderfer Member 


Jennifer Wisdom Member