Leadership

Board of Directors

President: Paulene Popek 
Past President: Myra Pomerantz 
Secretary: Gabrielle Taylor
Treasurer: David Thomsen
Dean: Jill Model Barth 
Director, Division of Membership Services: Sandra Landen
Director, Psychotherapy Division: Lucia Melito
Chair, Child Analytic Committee: Susan Donner
Chair, Diversities and Sociocultural Issues Committee: Michele Gomes
Co-Chairs, Program Committee: Michael Gales & Heather Silverman
Co-Chairs, Extension Committee: Elena Balashova-Shamis & Luis Nagy
Co-Senior At-Large Members: Julie Tepper & Kenneth House
Junior At-Large Member: Agnes Regeczkey
President Clinical Associates Organization: Aimee Martinez
Executive Councilor: Jeffrey Prager
Executive Councilor Alternate:* Elena Bezzubova

  • Executive Councilor Alternate is not an official member of the Board.

Education Committee

Dean: Jill Model Barth
Faculty Committee Chair: Janet K. Smith
Student Progression Committee Chair:  Lynn Kuttnauer/Martha Slagerman
Research Training Committee Chair: Jeffrey Prager
Research Committee Chair: Linda Goodman/Morris Eagle
Curriculum Committee Chair: Van Dyke DeGolia
Admissions Committee Chair: Sidonie Freeman/Nanette Karapatian
Thesis Committee Chair: Agnes Regeczkey
Child Analytic Program Chair: Susan Donner
At Large Senior Faculty: Heather Silverman
At Large Junior Faculty: Elena Balashova-Shamis/Gerard Sobnosky
Clinical Associates Organization Co-Presidents: Aimee Martinez
Diversities and Sociocultural Issues Committee Representative: Joseph Verrone

Ex officio Members:
President:
 Paulene Popek
Psychotherapy Division Director: Lucia Melito
IAC Chair: Julie Tepper

Committees

Admissions Committee

  • Scott Tommey
  • Jill Model Barth
  • Sidonie Freeman
  • Jeff Prager
  • Lynn Kuttnauer
  • Richard Weiss
  • Gittelle Sones

 

Outreach & Recruitment Sub-committee

  • Michele Gomes, Co-Chair
  • Claudia Feldman, Co-Chair

 

Child Program

  • Susan Donner, Chair
  • Elena Balashova-Shamis
  • Barton Blinder
  • Van Dyke DeGolia
  • Katharine Gould
  • Ben Kohn
  • Sandra Landen
  • Stanley Leiken
  • Deborah Lynn
  • James Rosenblum
  • Anita Saunders
  • Thomas Trott
  • Andrea Weiss

Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Committee

  • Katharine Gould, Chair
  • Anita Saunders
  • Roslyn Menitoff
  • Fay Gawryn
  • Sandra Landen
  • Joseph Verrone

Clinic Committee

  • Lucia Melito, Administrator

Clinical Moments Program

  • Janet K. Smith, Co-Chair
  • Sidonie Freeman, Co-Chair

 

 

 

Curriculum Committee

  • Van DeGolia, Chair
  • Jill Model Barth
  • Melvin Lansky
  • Claudia Feldman
  • Margaret Rubin
  • Lynn Kuttnauer
  • Dahlia Nissan Russ
  • Martha Slagerman
  • Janet K. Smith
  • Julie Tepper
  • Travis Tanner

Diversities Committee

  • Michele Gomes, Co-Chair
  • Justin Shubert, Co-Chair
  • Joseph Verrone, Co-Chair
  • Rachel Bartur
  • Elizabeth Diamond
  • Rina Freedman
  • Sidonie Freeman
  • Ethan Grumbach
  • Julie Tepper
  • Mara Thorsen
 Ethics Committee
  • Meiram Bendat, Chair
  • Robin Frasier
  • Elyn Saks
  • Barbara Sax
  • David Sones
  • Fredelle Spiegel
  • Louis Weisberg
  • Richard Weiss

Executive Councilor/APsaA Board of Directors

  • Jeffrey Prager
  • Elena Bezzubova (Alternate)
 Extension Committee
  • Elena Balashova-Shamis, Chair
  • Luis Nagy, Co-Chair
  • Thomas Brod, Film & Mind Program Co-Chair
  • Apurva Shah, Film & Mind Program Co-Chair

Faculty Committee

  • Elena Bezzubova, Chair

Membership Committee

  • Sandra Landen, Director

NCP/UCI Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program Steering Committee

  • Joel Kotin
  • Michael Wolf
  • Peter Gelker
Program Committee
  • Michael Gales, Co-Chair
  • Heather Silverman, Co-Chair
  • Thomas Brod
  • Rina Freedman
  • Jennifer Langham
  • Dahlia Nissan Russ

Progression Committee

  • Martha Slagerman, Co-Chair
  • Lynn Kuttnauer, Co-Chair
  • Elena Bezzubova
  • Van Dyke DeGolia
  • Nanette Karapetian
  • Margaret Rubin
  • Jane Rubin-Gerstein
  • Julie Tepper

Psychotherapy Committee

  • Lucia Melito, Director
  • Lisa Oxman
  • Rina Freedman
  • Linda Goodman
  • Cage Hall 
  • Daniel Kaushansky
  • David F. Mann
  • Marvin Osman
  • Julie Tepper
  • Mary L. Thomsen
  • Leslie Tuchman
  • Doug Wilson

Research Committee

  • Morris Eagle, Co-chair
  • Linda Goodman, Co-chair
  • Barton Blinder
  • Morris Eagle
  • Beverly Feinstein
  • Andrei Novac
  • Joshua Pretsky
  • Richard Rosenthal
  • Jeffrey Seitelman
  • Heather Silverman 
  • Andrea Weiss
  • Miriam Tasini
  • Cage Hall

Training Analysts Committee

  • Lynn Kuttnauer, Chair