Central Office Staff


Eric Russ, Ph.D. - Executive Director

Contact Dr. Russ 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 above.   

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Laurie Grimes, Ph.D. - Director of Professional Affairs & Legislative Agent

Dr. Grimes is available to consult with KPA members concerning best clinical practices and practice-related problems. The DPA serves as KPA liaison to the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology (KBEP), and APA's Legal & Regulatory Affairs Department. DPA consultations may include issues with third-party reimbursement and legislative, regulatory, and advocacy matters in the provision of psychological services.  A request can be submitted via the online form (Professional Issue Consultation Request Form) or by contacting Dr. Grimes directly. Please allow up to 2 business days for a reply.

Click here to contact Dr. Grimes about DPA related questions or items.

Sarah Burress, Director of Operations

Contact Sarah if you have questions about finances (accounts payable and receivable), KPA/KPF Board meetings or leadership retreat logistics, KPA and KBEP elections, or other organizational operations.

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Samm Ownby, Marketing & Membership Coordinator

Contact Samm if you have questions about the KPA website, Op-Eds, media information, KPA membership, social media, sponsorship opportunities, exhibiting, advertising, or marketing.

Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Laura Wittenberg, Program & Development Coordinator

Contact Laura if you have questions about continuing education, the KPA Annual Convention, fundraising or grant seeking, the Community Mental Health Project, volunteer opportunities and general inquiries about KPA or KPF.

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

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Click here to contact about CE Registry.

Zizou, Chief Morale Officer

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

Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Kentucky Psychological Association &
Kentucky Psychological Foundation Central Office 


8004 Lyndon Centre Way, Suite 202
Louisville KY 40222


Office Hours:  

Monday - Friday, 9:00AM - 3:00PM, EST
*Please note that the KPA Central Office does not directly provide psychological services

Contact Information:

Phone: 502-894-0777 
Toll-Free: 1-877-572-8255
Fax: 502-894-0635 
Email: [email protected]