Endorsements and Supporters

  • "I'm so encouraged that Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis is running for President of the American Psychological Association. Not only is she an extremely qualified and engaged clinician and scholar; she realizes the importance that context, privilege, and oppression play in the well0being of her clients, her colleagues, and, most importantly those in communities severely under-served with respect to mental health resources. Her powerful messages of healing come through multiple channels and venues and have helped me and others in diverse contexts across the country engage in better self-care. For me, Dr. Thema's voice has been a beacon of light during these dark times in our nation's young history. "
  • Endorsement from Ruth Buczynski PhD


(Affiliations are Listed for Identification Purposes Only)

Honorary Chairs

Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD, ABPP, Past-President, American Psychological Association

Corann Okorodudu, PhD, Professor, Rowan University; Former Lead APA Representative to the United Nations

Directors of Strategy

Shavonne Moore-Lobban, PhD, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington DC; President-Elect for Division 17; Member Divisions 17, 35, 45, 56,

Lillian Comas-Díaz, PhD, Independent Practice; Past-President Division 42; Fellow Divisions 12, 29, 42, 45, 46, 52

Dream Team Leads

Erlanger Turner, PhD, Pepperdine University; Past-President APA Division 37
Edith G. Arrington, PhD, Independent Consultant; Member Divisions 13, 27, 45
Miguel Gallardo, PsyD, Professor and Program Director, Aliento, The Center for Latinx Communities, Pepperdine University; Past-Chair, APA Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA); Former President, California Psychological Association (2008)
Yuying Tsong, PhD, California State University, Fullerton; Past-President APA Division 35
Kathryn Anderson, PhD, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio; Interim President-Elect for Division 35, Member Divisions 35, 48

Dream Team

BraVada Garrett-Atkinsanya, PhD, African American Child Wellness Institute; Former President APA Division 35; Member Divisions 8, 12, 31, 35, 42, 45, 53, 54
Melba Vasquez, PhD, ABPP, Independent Practice, Austin, TX; Former President, American Psychological Association; Member Divisions 9, 17, 29, 31, 35, 42, 44, 45, 51, 56
Tiffany O’Shaughnessy, PhD, San Francisco State University, Psychologist in Independent Practice; Member Interface Board Director APA Division 17; Collective Coordinator, Association for Women in Psychology; Member Divisions 17, 35, 44
Anneliese Singh, PhD, Tulane University; Past-President APA Division 17; Member Divisions 13, 17, 35, 44, 45
Kevin Nadal, PhD, City University of New York
Jackie White, PhD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Member Divisions 8, 9, 35, 56
Melinda Garcia, PhD, Independent Practice, Albuquerque, NM; Member Divisions 35, 45
Michael Mobley, PhD, Merrimack College; Former President APA Division 17; Member Divisions 17, 44, 45, 51
Martha Banks, PhD, Member Divisions 22, 35, 45
Robyn Gobin, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Member Divisions 19, 35, 36, 45, 56
Gimel Rogers, PsyD, ABPP, Member Divisions 35, 56
Gordon Nagayama Hall, PhD, Emeritus Professor at the University of Oregon, APA Council Representative, Division 45, Member Divisions 12, 45
LaTonya Wood, PhD, California Psychological Association, 2021 Past President
William Parham, PhD, ABPP
, Professor, School of Education, Loyola Marymount University; Director, Mental Health and Wellness Program of the National Basketball Players Association; APA Fellow in Divisions 17, 45, & 47
Jaz Robbins, MA, AMFT, Pepperdine University, LACPA Board Member, CPAGS Board Member, ABPsi Member
Doug Haldeman, PhD, Professor and Chair, Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at John F. Kennedy University; Fellow of Divisions 17, 20, 29, 31, 42, 44, 56; Member, Divisions 35, 45, 51
Carrie Castañeda-Sound, PhD, Pepperdine University; President APA Division 35; Member Divisions 17, 35, 45
Janet Shibley Hyde, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Gender & Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin—Madison, Past President, APA Division 35, Society for the Psychology of Women
Ellen Cole, PhD, Member Divisions 27, 35
Amy Reynolds, PhD, University at Buffalo, President APA Division 17; Member Divisions 7, 35, 44, 45
Charmain Jackman, PhD, InnoPsych, Inc.; Member Divisions 17, 35, 46; COR PI Caucus; Women’s Caucus
Mohamed Elnakib, MA, California School of Professional Psychology Doctoral Candidate; Advocacy Committee
Chair, American Arab Middle Eastern and North African Psychological Association (AMENA-Psy), Member
Divisions 35, 45, 52
Hector Adames, PsyD, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL, Past-Chair APA Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs

Individual Endorsements

(Affiliations are Listed for Identification Purposes Only)

Dr. Fred Bemak, Professor Emeritus, George Mason University, Fellow Divisions 17 and 52

Laura Brown, PhD, ABPP, she/her/hers, Past President, Division 35, 44, 56, and the Washington State Psychological Association
Psychologist in Independent Practice, Seattle WA, living on the unceded land of the Duwamish Nation.

Carolyn Zerbe Enns, Ph.D., Cornell College, Emerita Professor of Psychology, Licensed Psychologist, State of Iowa

Robert deMayo, PhD, ABPP, Associate Dean and Professor of Psychology, Former President, California Psychological Association

Dr. Beverly Green, Fellow APA 1983 – present; Professor of Psychology St. John’s University; Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology

Iva GreyWolf, PhD, Clinical Psychologist/Cultural Consultant; Fellow Division 35; Member Divisions 18, 45

Debra Kawahara, PhD, Editor of Women & Therapy; Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs; Fellow of Division 35 & 45 and Asian American Psychological Association; APA Council of Representative; APA Divisions of Social Justice Representative

Mary M. Lewis, PhD, ABPP, Associate Professor of Psychology at Columbus State Community College, Past-President of the Ohio Psychological Association

Paul J. Marcille, PhD, President of the Santa Clara County Psychological Association, Past President of the California Psychological Association, Northern California Federal Advocacy Coordinator, American Psychological Association

Indhushree Rajan, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and CEO, The Conscious Life Psychological Services and Project Satori, Adjunct Faculty, Pacifica Graduate Institute

Dr. Robert M. Sellers, Charles D. Moody Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Vice Provost for Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, University of Michigan

Ed Shafranske, Ph.D., ABPP, Pepperdine University (Fellow Divisions 12, 29, 36 and member Division 39, former president APA Division 36)

J. Goosby Smith, MBA, PhD, The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, Asst. Provost Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Usha Tummala-Narra, PhD, Professor, Director of Training, Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program, Boston College, Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology

Wendi Williams, PhD, Dean, School of Education, Mills College; President, APA Division 35, Society for the Psychology of Women

Arpana G. Inman, PhD, Associate Dean, College of Education and Human Ecology, (Fellow Divisions 17, 29, 35, 45, 52; Past President Division 17)

Gonzalo Bacigalupe, EdD, MPH, Professor of Counseling Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Massachusetts Boston, Fellow Divisions 5, 10, 43, 52

Organizational Endorsements

APA Division 2: The Society for the Teaching of Psychology

APA Division 17: Society of Counseling Psychology

APA Division 35: Society for the Psychology of Women

APA Division 39: Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology

APA Division 45: Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race

APA Division 51: Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities

APA Division 56: Trauma Psychology

APA Ethnic Minority Issues in Psychology Caucus (EMIC)

APA Caucus for the Optimal Utilization of New Talent (COUNT)

APA Women’s Caucus

Association of Black Women Physicians

Massachusetts Psychological Association

National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP)

Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa (SIOPSA)

The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM)

CSU-Dominguez Hills Latinx Cultural Resource Center

Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Month

APA Members – Add your Endorsement

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