Committees

Communications Committee
Purpose: Utilize the SPL communication vehicles, such as the website, Listserv, LinkedIn groups, journal, emailed correspondence, etc., to create effective information-sharing and opportunities for interaction regarding SPL and related interests.


Jennifer Patterson
Chair


Beth Mitchell
Member

Jennifer Wisdom Member


Continuing Education Committee 
Purpose: Ensure that SPL meets the standards published by the American Psychological Association, Office of Continuing Education in order to qualify as an approved Sponsor of Continuing Education and to review and approve presentations or programs offered by SPL for which the participants will receive CE credit. 


Elizabeth Thompson
Chair

Sharon Bowman Member 

Linda Fleming Member

Rose Sokol-Chang Member


Development Committee
Purpose: The Development Committee, in coordination with the Foundation for Advancement of Psychology in Management (FAPIM), will (1) develop and review fundraising plans to increase the viability of the organization and enable it to achieve its mission; (2) engage SPL members to contribute to SPL through the FAPIM; and (3) secure sponsorships of the annual meeting and other SPL educational activities.

Jennifer Wisdom Chair


George Watts Member


Finance Committee
Purpose: Develop and review fiscal procedures and annual budget with staff and other Board Members. Facilitate required fiscal processes. The Board must approve the budget and all expenditures must be within budget. Any major change in the budget must be approved by the Board or the Executive Committee. The fiscal year shall be the calendar year. Annual reports are required to be submitted to the board showing income, expenditures and pending income. The budget year for planning purposes runs from July 1 to June 30 of the following year. The financial records of the organization are public information and shall be made available to the membership, Board Members and the public.


Mary Coussons-Read Chair

Sharon Bowman Member


Carl Greenberg
 Member


Membership Committee
Purpose: Verify whether applicants meet requirements of membership, based on the various SPL classes of membership as outlined in the SPL bylaws. This committee also conducts a lapsed member drive and will respond to any questions from potential members.


Bradley Brummel
 Chair


Sarah Early
 Member


Jill Draime
Member

Ashley Junghans
Ashley Junghans-Rutelonis
Member


Ian Kristic
Member


Micah Watson Member


Nominations/DPIM
Purpose: The goal of this committee is to identify qualified candidates for Board positions as well as candidates for the DPIM award. The committee must ensure that proper vetting and voting procedures are used.


Tamara S. Lyn Chair

Linda Fleming Member


Program Committee
Purpose: Plan the annual SPL meeting typically held in February, including institutes and workshops. This includes working with the Sponsorship and Development Committees to ensure that costs are covered, as well as with the Continuing Education Committee to ensure that as many sessions as possible are accepted by APA for Continuing Education (CE) credit.

Jennifer Wisdom Chair


Roxanne DuVivier Member


Bradley Brummel
 Member

Robin Stacia Member


Recruitment, Retention, and Engagement Committee
Purpose: Recruit, retain and actively engage new and current members, in conjunction with the Board of Directors approval and the SPL strategic plan.  

Olin Bittner Chair

John Reed Member 


Joyce Davidson Member



Sarah Early
Member

Brenda Huber Member


 Committee for Journal Guidance 

Purpose: The role of this committee is to define the new scope of the journal consistent with the SPL mission, and assist in providing written materials aligned with the rebrand of the journal.

Jennifer Wisdom Chair


Bradley Brummel
 Member


Mary Coussons-Read Member


Roxanne DuVivier Member

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Elizabeth Lazzara Member

Elizabeth Blickensderfer Member 


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group

The DEI Committee will work to develop the next steps in fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives for SPL as well as recommend activities and programming based on SPL's DEI statement which address issues related to justice and racism. 

Robin Stacia Chair


Roxanne DuVivier Member

Rose Sokol-Chang Member


Strategic Planning Committee

The Strategic Planning Committee will review and revise existing Strategic Plans in place for SPL and provide to the Board of Directors for approval.


Tamara S. Lyn Chair


Elizabeth Thompson
 Co-chair

Olin Bittner Member 

Christina Frederick Member