About Psychology PAC
Psychology PAC is the political action committee (PAC) of the American Psychological Association Practice Organization (APAPO). Created in May 2012, Psychology 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.
Psychology 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.
Psychology 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.
2017 Psychology PAC Management Team
Director, Psychology PAC
Katherine Nordal, PhD
Psychology PAC Chair
Jim Diaz-Granados, PhD
Psychology PAC Vice Chair
Karen Studwell, JD
AED, Education Government Relations
Doug Walter, JD
AED, APAPO Government Relations
2017 Advisory Committee
Kevin Arnold, PhD (Ohio)
Sharon Berry, PhD (Minn.)
Lindsey Buckman, PsyD (Ariz.)
Sally Cameron (N.C.)
Ronald Fox, PhD (D.C.)
Gilbert Newman, PhD (Calif.)
Derek Phillips, PsyD (Fla.)
Peter Sheras, PhD (Va.)
If you have any questions, please email Jennifer Johnson, director, Psychology PAC.
Log in to Contribute
To make a contribution to the Psychology PAC, select one of the options below to log in to your MyAPA account. If you do not have a MyAPA account, you will be prompted to create one.
*APA employees and division members, and members and employees of state and regional psychological associations