APAPO-PAC is the political action committee (PAC) of the American Psychological Association Practice Organization (APAPO). Created in May 2012, APAPO-PAC is dedicated to supporting candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives who have demonstrated their commitment to psychology and psychologists.

Supporting congressional candidates is crucial for the success of APAPO's legislative advocacy strategy. Other key legislative activities include direct lobbying on Capitol Hill and grassroots psychologists' engagement with their members of Congress.

APAPO-PAC is part of the APA Practice Organization located in Washington. APAPO is devoted to advancing and defending the practice of psychology. In 2005 APAPO created the Education Advocacy Trust, which is dedicated to advocating education in psychology.

APAPO-PAC focuses intensely on addressing practitioners' and educators’ concerns, such as reimbursement for psychological services, inappropriate barriers to psychologists’ scope of practice and funding for psychology education. Our PAC demonstrates that psychology supports those candidates for congressional office who stand for the profession.

2016 APAPO-PAC Management Team

Jennifer Johnson 
Director, APAPO-PAC 
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Katherine Nordal, PhD 
APAPO-PAC Chair

Jim Diaz-Granados, PhD 
APAPO-PAC Vice Chair

Karen Studwell, JD 
AED, Education Government Relations

Doug Walter, JD 
AED, APAPO Government Relations

2016 Advisory Committee

Dr. Kevin Arnold, PhD (OH)
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Dr. Sharon Berry, PhD (MN)
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Dr. Lindsey Buckman, PsyD (AZ)
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Mrs. Sally Cameron (NC)
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Dr. Ronald Fox, PhD (DC)
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Dr. Gilbert Newman, PhD (CA)
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Dr. Derek Phillips, PsyD (FL)
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Dr. Peter Sheras, PhD (VA)
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Dr. Katherine Steele, PsyD (TN)
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If you have any questions, please email Jennifer Johnson, Director, APAPO-PAC.