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President Catherine A. Fiorello, PhD, ABPP

Catherine A. Fiorello, Ph.D., is Professor of School Psychology at Temple University, where she currently serves as Chair of the Psychological Studies in Education department. She received a B.A. in psychology from Clark University, and an M.S. in Education and Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Fiorello also completed a clinical postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Kentucky, focusing on assessment and intervention for children with AD/HD. Dr. Fiorello is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania, and holds Board Certification in School Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. She continues to maintain a diagnostic assessment private practice. Dr. Fiorello’s area of research specialization is in the area of cognitive and neuropsychological assessment. She also has publications and clinical experience in the areas of learning and behavior disorders, health-related disorders, low incidence disabilities, and school neuropsychology.

Dr. Fiorello has served Division 16 as Treasurer, Vice-President of Education, Training, and Scientific Affairs, and liaison to the Board of Education Affairs prior to assuming the Presidency.

Past President Lea A. Theodore, PhD

As a professor of school psychology and a licensed psychologist, Lea A. Theodore, PhD, has focused her scholarship on effectively bridging the gap between research and practice to improve the academic, social and emotional adjustment/functioning of all individuals, with the long-term goal of improving overall levels of subjective well-being. Her research focuses on the development of effective and efficient intervention strategies to improve students’ academic and behavioral functioning. Theodore is very interested in evidence-based interventions for children and adolescents, which have been shown to enhance and augment children’s global functioning. She is currently editing a handbook entitled, “The Handbook of Applied Interventions for Children and Adolescents,” scheduled to be published by Springer Publishing Company in summer 2016. Theodore also maintains a private practice, serving children and families, while also consulting with school districts.

Theodore is active in Div. 16 of the American Psychological Association (APA), for which she has served as division co-chair and chair of the APA annual convention hospitality suite, co-chair and chair of the division’s annual convention program and as a member of the Conversation Series Committee. She extended her contributions to APA in nationally elected positions, including president of Div. 16 (2015-2017), vice president of professional affairs (2009-2011) and vice president of Div. 16 membership (2006-2008). Further, Theodore served as associate editor for School Psychology Quarterly, the APA representative to the Public Interest (PI) Directorate network and the division’s representative to co-write the 2012 school psychology petition to the Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology (CRSPPP) within APA. As an advocate for mental health services for children and families, Theodore lobbied legislators on Capitol Hill for the passage of the Mental Health Parity Act.

Vice Presidents & Officers

Vice President for Convention Affairs & Public Relations (VP-CAPR) (2017-19)
Rik D’Amato
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Department of School Psychology
Office 527
325 N. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 467-2505

Vice President for Education, Training, & Scientific Affairs (VP-ETSA) (2017-19)
Franci Crepeau-Hobson
University of Colorado Denver
School of Education and Human Development
1380 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: (303) 315-6315

Vice President for Membership (2015-17)
Amy Briesch
Northeastern University
Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology
415 International Village
Boston, MA 02115
Telephone: (617) 373-8291

Vice President for Professional Affairs (VP-PA) (2015-17)
Michelle Athanasiou
Department of School Psychology
C.B. 131, McKee 297
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639
Telephone: (970) 351-2356
Fax: (970) 351-2625

Vice President of Publications and Communication (VP-PC) (2016-18)
Michelle Perfect
University of Arizona
College of Education
1430 E. Second Street
Tucson, AZ 85721
Telephone: (520) 626-1128

Vice President for Social, Ethical, and Ethnic Minority Affairs (VP-SEREMA) (2016-18)
Yadira Sánchez
Academia Maria Reina
1879 Ave Glasgow
Urb. College Park
San Juan, PR 00921
Telephone: (787) 764-0690
Fax: (787) 282-7556

Secretary (2016-18)
Prerna Arora
Pace University
Department of Psychology
41 Park Row, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Telephone: (212) 346-1434

Treasurer (2017-19)
Cyndi Riccio
Texas A & M University
College of Education and Human Development
716B Harrington Office Building
College Station, TX 77843
Phone: (979) 862-4906

Council Representatives

Tammy Hughes (2017-19)
Duquesne University
Counseling, Psychology & Special Education
102C Canevin Hall
Telephone: (412) 396-5191

Bonnie K. Nastasi (2016-18)
Tulane University
Department of Psychology
2007 Percival Stern Hall
6400 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70018
Telephone: (504) 432-8632

Samuel Y. Song (2016-18)
Seattle University
College of Education
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Telephone: (206) 398-4585