Central Office Staff

Eric Russ, Ph.D. - Executive Director

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

Click here to email Eric. 



Katie McBride, Ph.D. - Director of Professional Affairs

Click here to email Katie. 




Sarah Burress, Office Manager

Contact Sarah if you have questions about Continuing Education, the KPA Annual Convention, the KPF Spring Academic Conference, KPA or KPF board meeting or leadership retreat logistics, elections, contracts with external entities, or financials. 

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Samm Ownby, Marketing & Membership Coordinator

Contact Samm if you have questions about KPA or KPF website, KPA membership, social media, sponsorship opportunities, exhibiting, advertising, or marketing.

Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 9am - 3pm

Click here to email Samm.


William Summay, Administrative Assistant

Contact William if you have questions about the KPA CE registry, KPA/KPF volunteer opportunities at events, and general questions about KPA or KPF.

Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 9am - 1pm

Click here to email William.

Click here to email about CE Registry.


Zizou, Chief Morale Officer

Contact Samm to make an appointment for morale-boosting! Zizou enjoys long walks, tennis balls, belly rubs, & milk bones!

Office Hours: Monday & Tuesdays: 9 am - 3 pm