Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Alaska Psychological Association. The Board is comprised of the Association Officers (President, President-Elect, Past President, Treasurer, and Secretary), Federal/State Advocacy Coordinator (FAC), Legislative Chair, Alaska Representative to the APA Council of Representatives, six Members-at-Large, Continuing Education Coordinator, and an APA Graduate Student (APAGS) Representative.  Most Board members are elected by the general membership, though several are appointed by the President and/or the Board.  In addition, there are a number of appointed ad hoc committees and positions based on current needs of the membership and profession.

Elections to the Board of Directors are held each May for the following session, which runs from August 16 through the following August 15. Listed below are the various positions and current members holding them.

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Tonie Protzman, MS
Executive Director

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Jana Zeedyk, PhD
President

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Vacant
President-Elect

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Michael Sobocinski, PhD
Past President

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Kun-Yueh (Jayson) Hsieh, PhD
Secretary
Disaster Response Network Coordinator

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Vacant
Treasurer

Annie Derthick

Annie Derthick, PhD
Member-at-Large
Early Career Psychologist

Hannah-Ekstrom

Hannah Ekstrom, PsyD
Member-at-Large

Brittany Freitas-Murrell

Brittany Freitas-Murrell, MS
Member-at-Large

Erin Johnson

Erin Johnson, PhD
Member-at-Large
Rural Health Coordinator

Mike Reed

Michael Reed, MS, LPA
Member-at-Large

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Chris Reynolds, PsyD
Member-at-Large
Public Education Coordinator

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Robert Lane, PhD
Federal/State Advocacy Coordinator

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Phil Baker, EdD
Legislative Chair

Ruddy Taylor

Ruddy Taylor, PhD
APA COR Representative
Diversity Committee Chair

Michael Arnatt

Michael Arnatt, MS
APAGS Representative (APU)

Amanda Elkins

Amanda Elkins, MS
APAGS Representative (UAA)

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Suzanne Womack Strisik, PhD
Ethics Committee Chair

Jennifer Burkhart

Jennifer Burkhart, PhD
Webmaster / Technology Committee Chair
Continuing Education Committee Chair