Central Office Staff

Lisa Willner, Ph.D. - Executive Director

Contact Lisa for KPA board member and committee chair support, info about KPA leadership development and deepening your involvement in KPA or KPF, strategic planning, legislative advocacy, staffing, organizational policy, opportunities for community partnerships, or other issues not listed below.   

Office Hours: Monday & Wednesdays; office hours can vary due to other circumstances.

Contact at: [email protected]

Sarah Burress, Office Manager

Contact Sarah if you have questions about Continuing Education, the KPA Annual Convention, the KPF Spring Academic Conference, Elections, or the CE Registry. 

Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday: 9 am - 3 pm 

Contact at: [email protected]

CE Registry: [email protected]

Joy Kaplan, Operations Manager

Contact Joy if you have questions about KPA membership, KPA or KPF board meeting or leadership retreat logistics, sponsorship opportunities, advertising, contracts with external entities, or financials. 
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 9 am - 3 pm. Tuesdays: Works remotely. 

Contact at: [email protected]

Samm Collins, Operations Assistant

Contact Samm if you have questions about KPA or KPF website, Volunteer Opportunities at events and in the KPA office, social media, or general questions about KPA or KPF.
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9 am - 1 pm. Tuesday & Thursday: 9 am - 3 pm.

Contact at: [email protected]

Laurie Grimes, Director of Professional Affairs

Contact Laurie if you are a KPA member seeking guidance or consultation on issues specific to clinical practice.  


Piper Kaplan, Chief Morale Officer 

Contact Piper for walks on break, stress relief and much more. 

Office Hours: Vary - due to her motorcycle rides