2023 KPA Board of Directors


Our Board of Directors is elected by the KPA Membership.  KPA Board Members have a unique opportunity to guide the future of psychology in Kentucky and to develop collegial relationships with psychologists across the state. All voting members in good standing are encouraged to run. Click here for a general description of Board duties. Specific descriptions can be found in the links on the Board positions below.

Officers

  President
Patti Weiter, Psy.D. 
(Term 
Expires: 12/31/2024)
  President-Elect
A.J. Steele, Psy.D.
(Term Expires: 12/31/2025)
Past President
Steven Kniffley, Jr., Psy.D.
(Term Expires: 12/31/2023)
  Secretary
Kari Jones, Psy.D.
(Term Expires: 12/31/2024)
  Treasurer
Pam Cartor, Ph.D.
(Term Expires: 12/31/2024)

 

Representatives

 

Appalachian Region 
Leigh Ann Ford, Ph.D.
(Term Expires: 12/31/2024)

  Bluegrass Region 
Federico Aldarondo, Ph.D.
(Term Expires: 12/31/2024)
  Ohio River Region
Mariya Leyderman, Psy.D. 
(Term Expires: 12/31/2023)
Western-Central Region 
Maggie Sergeant, Ph.D. 
(Term Expires: 12/31/2023)
  Academic
Rick Grieve, Ph.D. 
(Term Expires: 12/31/2024)
  Early Career Psychologist
Megan Summers, M.A.
(Term Expires: 12/31/2024)
  Masters
Sarah Nolan, M.A. 
(Term Expires: 12/31/2023)
  APA Council
Felicia Smith, Ph.D.
(Term Expires: 12/31/2024)
 

KPA Graduate Student
(KPAGS)
Jack Seelye, M.A.
(Term Expires: 12/31/2024)

Child & Adolescent 
Interest Section

Courtney Smith, Ph.D. 
(Term Expires: 12/31/2023)
  Clinical Interest Section
Alex Pruitt, Psy.D. 
(Term Expires: 12/31/2023)
Education & Training 
Interest Section

Gina DeArth-Pendley, Ph.D.
(Term Expires: 12/31/2024)

  Diversity Interest Section
Clinton Nowicke, Psy.D. 
(Term Expires: 12/31/2023)
  Health Psychology
Interest Section

Lisa Steelsmith, Psy.D.
(Term Expires: 12/31/2024)

  Rural Interest Section
Abby Dowdy, Psy.D.
(Term Expires: 12/31/2024)

  At-Large Representative
Brenda Arellano, M.S.
(Term Expires: 12/31/2024)

 

At-Large Representative
Kayla Veasey, Psy.D. 
(Term expires: 12/31/2024)

   

 

Click here for Committee Chairs & Liaisons
Click here for KPA/KPF Central Office Staff Directory

KPA Board of Directors Meeting Minutes & Annual Report

List of Past KPA Presidents

To contact a member of the KPA Board of Directors email the KPA Central office at [email protected].

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