2014 STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
The following people and organizations were honored at the
2014 State Leadership Conference held in Washington, D.C., March 8–11.
• U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) was awarded the
APA Outstanding Leadership Award for championing mental
health and psychology issues, including sponsorship of the
Medicare Mental Health Access Act, which would allow
psychologists to practice in a broader range of Medicare
• Peter L. Sheras, PhD, of the Virginia Psychological
Association was awarded the APA Committee of State Leaders
State Leadership Award for promoting psychological issues at the
local, state, regional and national levels.
• State Sen. Julie Rosen (R-Minn.) was awarded the
APAPO State Legislator of the Year Award for her work to
pass legislation that provided coverage for psychologists’
consultation to primary-care providers — a pivotal step in
enhancing the integration of primary care and psychological
services in the state.
• Judy Devito, executive director of the Maryland
Psychological Association, won the Outstanding Staff
Person from APA’s Div. 31 (State, Provincial and Territorial
Psychological Association Affairs) for her leadership and service
as a role model and mentor to other state association executive
directors and leaders.
• The California Psychological Association won the
APA Div. 31 Outstanding State, Provincial and Territorial
Psychological Association Award for its advocacy programs,
commitment to social justice issues such as immigration, and
the revitalization of its prescriptive authority program.
• The Arkansas Psychological Association was awarded
the APA Div. 31 Diversity Award for its training, continuing
education and mentoring programs that highlight diversity, and
for increasing its leadership from diverse backgrounds.
• The New York Psychological Association won the APA
Div. 31 Early Career Psychologists Award for its diversity
division, which focuses on the concerns of members at the
beginning stages of their careers and has developed innovative
programs focusing on health-care reform.
• The New Jersey Psychological Association was awarded
the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students
Award for its outstanding efforts to promote graduate student
involvement in the association. n
California Psychological Association
leaders accepted the award for
Outstanding State, Provincial and
Territorial Psychological Association.
APA Executive Director for Professional
Practice Dr. Katherine C. Nordal presents
the Outstanding Leadership Award to Sen.
Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) for his leadership
on mental health policy issues.