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Executive Committee


Bruce Bobbitt, Ph.D., LP
(612) 418-1952


Susan McPherson, Ph.D., LP, ABPP
(612) 709-0589


Matt Syzdek, Ph.D., LP        
(612) 873-6545



Robin McLeod, Ph.D., LP 
(651) 739-7539


Immediate Past President

Steve Girardeau, Psy.D., LP
(612) 227-0244

Council Members

BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya, Ph.D., LP, CAC/BP
APA Council Representative
(612) 839-1449

Yasmine Moideen, Ph.D., LP
General Member
(651) 484-0000

William Scott Slattery, Ph.D., LP
General Member 
(612) 386-9682

Trisha Stark, Ph.D., LP
Federal Advocacy Coordinator
(952) 457-3431


Dirk Miller, Ph.D., M.P.H., LP
General Member
(651) 379-6111

Matt Syzdek, Ph.D., LP
General Member 
(612) 873-6545





Diversity Statement

The Minnesota Psychological Association actively encourages the participation of all psychologists regardless of age, creed, race, ethnic background, gender, socio-economic status, region of residence, physical or mental status, political beliefs, religious or spiritual affiliation, and sexual or affectional orientation.Although we are an organization of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, the Minnesota Psychological Association also recognizes our core unifying identities as Psychologists who practice in America. We also recognize that we may hold unintentional attitudes and beliefs that influence our perceptions of and interactions with others. Within this context of unity and self-exploration, we are committed to increasing our sensitivity to all aspects of diversity as well as our knowledge and appreciation of the unique qualities of different cultures and backgrounds.We aspire to becoming alert to aspects of diversity, previously unseen or unacknowledged in our culture. In this spirit, we are committed to collaborating with multicultural groups to combat racism and other forms of prejudice as we seek to promote diversity in our society. To this end, we are dedicated to increasing our multicultural competencies and effectiveness as educators, researchers, administrators, policy makers, and practitioners.