Position: President Elect
Nominee: Seth Green, Ph.D.
Seth Green is a licensed clinical psychologist and he is a Commander in the United States Public Health Service. His clinical work is primarily focused on positive psychology, supervision, and training and education. He worked in a number of states as a psychologist and with two tribal health organizations in Alaska and he is committed to serving the underserved. He also served as the Co-Director of the Alaska Psychology Internship Consortium, an APA accredited training site for psychology interns. Before working with tribal health organizations he worked with the Department of Defense with the US Army Special Operations 75th Ranger Regiment and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment as an embedded battalion psychologist for a number of years. Seth was voted to the board as Member at Large in 2020.
Nominee: Sandra Mitchell, Ph.D.
Sandra Mitchell and her family moved to Anchorage after she completed her post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology in 2013 and made Alaska their forever home. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, reading, cooking, and exploring Alaska with her family.
Professionally, she is a clinical neuropsychologist at Providence Alaska Medical Center. She earned her PhD in neuropsychology at the University of Florida. She completed a neuropsychology track internship at the Connecticut VA followed by a rigorous two-year post-doctoral neuropsychology fellowship at the New Mexico VA, where she specialized in cognitive aging, dementia, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and a wide range of neurodegenerative conditions. Although her first love was clinical research, she discovered that she loves helping patients understand their cognitive problems and helping them and their families to manage the day-to-day effects of brain dysfunction. Sandra Mitchell is AK-PA’s current treasurer and will start her 2nd term.
Nominee: Michelle Fellows, Ph.D.
My name is Michelle and I am an Associate Professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage and Kenai Peninsula College. I moved to Alaska last summer for this position, leaving behind the high deserts of southern Idaho for life on the Kenai Peninsula. That has turned out to be a great choice, as the people here have been welcoming and the land around us is extraordinary.
I love exploring the landscape via hiking in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter, playing with color through various types of crafts, and hanging out with my cat. I have been a professor for 12+ years, which of course includes teaching in the classroom. However, I have also been very active in a wide-range of committees and initiatives at the institutions where I have taught. Therefore, I will bring organizational, collaboration, and leadership skills to the AK-PA board if I am the successful candidate.
Position: Member at Large
Nominee: Marjorie T. Kyle
My entre into the field of psychology was as a teacher of young children with special needs. I became interested in the intersection of family systems with the larger systems of the medicine, education and law, so I subsequently obtained my doctor of psychology degree. Upon licensure, I established a private practice specializing in treatment of children and adolescence. But I longed to return to Anchorage, where I raised my children and where they still lived. Consequently, I took a position as a civilian working for the military.
At this time, I work as a Psychologist with the Medical Evaluation Board at JBER Richardson. Evenings and weekends you may find me with Jack Frost, my Australian Shepard on the Coastal Trail or in a local dog park. On Sunday evening, you will always find me at my dinner table with my children and grandchildren. It is my intent with my varied occupational background and my interest in working within the intersection of systems, that I will be able to serve the membership of the Alaska Psychological Association by meeting the interests of the membership while advancing psychology as a science, profession, and means for promoting human welfare.