If you would like to contact the Governing Council members about anything, please email the MPA president at [email protected] or email [email protected].

Upcoming GC Meetings
Click here for the July 2023 GC Meeting Agenda. 
If you would like to submit a motion for an upcoming GC  meeting, click here for the Motion Form. 

Past GC Meeting Information
Click here to view Governing Council Responsibilities

Click here to see Governing Council Minutes.

Click here to see Governing Council Motions.

Executive Committee


Sharon McNamara, Ed.D., LP
[email protected]



Matthew Syzdeck, PhD., LP, MBA


Kelly Nelson, Psy.D., LP


Thyra Fossum, Ph.D., LP

Immediate Past President

Yasmine Moideen, Ph.D., LP





Governing Council Members


Tom Allen, Ph.D., LP
Rural Division Chair

Kavita Desai Dakoji, Ph.D., LP
Psychologists in Health Care
Organizations Division

Steve Girardeau, Psy.D., LP
Federal Advocacy Coordinator

Brenda Frye, M.Ed., Ph.D., LP
Forensic Division Chair


Shannon Goecke-Watson, Psy.D., LP
General Member


Rachelle Hansen, Ph.D, LP
Child Psychology Division Chair 


Jennifer L. Harrison, Ph.D., LP
Public Service Division Chair 


Amanda Janke, MA
Student Division Chair

Ashley Junghans-Rutelonis, Ph.D., LP
Women's Division Chair

Tamarind Knutson, Psy.D.
Psychoanalytical Studies Division Chair
Sonal Markanda, Ph.D., LP

Multicultural Division Chair



APA Council Representative


General Member

Brooke Palmer Ph.D., LP
ECP Division Chair

Susan T. Rydell, Ph.D., LP
General Member

Michael Sharland, Ph.D., ABPP
General Member

Renee von Weiss, Ph.D, LP
Child Psychology Division Co-Chair


Jenny Wettersten, M.A., LP
Academic Division Chair

Clinical Psychopharmacology
& Collaborative Practice Chair


Psychology Practice Division Chair