Elections & Nominations

The 2023 SPA Leadership Ballot closed on May 31. 

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Election winner information can be found below. 

For the 2022 Election cycle, the following positions are open (please click on a position title to see a job description of each position, including qualifications, duties, and estimated time commitments):

Similar to last year, the committee, whose full roster you can see below, has created a more open and transparent process to identify future SPA leadership. Once the nomination date of January 9 has passed, SPA staff will be in contact with all individuals to share more information about the positions and the process. All individuals nominated will be invited to submit their interest through an application by February 6, and from those that apply, references will be requested by March 1, and the committee will identify a set of finalists to interview during the month of April 2022. The election slate will then be presented to the SPA Board for approval. Once approved, members will be able to vote on the ballot in May 2022, and then the new leaders will join on January 1, 2023.  

If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please feel free to reach out to Dr. John McNulty, SPA Past President and Chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee, or Nathan Victoria, SPA Executive Director, through email at john-mcnulty@utulsa.edu or nvictoria@spaonline.org


Election Winners
Secretary 

Jaime Anderson | Sam Houston State University 

Treasurer 

Tayla T.C. Lee | Ball State University 

Representatives-at-Large 

Kinshasa Bennett | The Wright Institute 

Katie C. Lewis | Austen Riggs Center 

Abby L. Mulay | Medical University of South Carolina 

Kate Thomas | Center for Therapeutic Assessment 


In 2021, the Elections and Nominations Committee identified the ideal qualities of SPA Board Members. See below for that information.

2022 Nominations & Elections Committee

The Elections and Nominations Committee is responsible for identifying the slate of candidates running for SPA Board Member positions. Members on the Nominations and Elections Committee are ineligible to be a candidate for positions they review. If an individual is interesting in running for office, they must recuse themselves from the review of the specific position(s), and the chair will be responsible for filling that position with a similarly qualified individual. 
John L. McNulty

John L. McNulty

SPA Past President - Chair

Joni L. Mihura

Joni L. Mihura

PhD, ABAP

Professor, University of Toledo

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(419)530-2716

SPA President

Anita L. Boss

Anita L. Boss

Clinical & Forensic Consulting, PLC

SPA President-Elect

Ksera Dyette

Ksera Dyette

Williams James College

Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Chair

Chloe Frances Bliton

Chloe Frances Bliton

Pennsylvania State University

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(615)403-5449

Immediate Past SPAGS Chair

Julie Cradock O'Leary

Julie Cradock O'Leary

Thurston Cradock Test of Shame, private practice

Member-at-Large

Luciano Giromini

Luciano Giromini

University of Turin

Member-at-Large

John B. Miner

Member-at-Large

Abby L. Mulay

Abby L. Mulay

Medical University of South Carolina

Member-at-Large

Madeleine Starin

Psy.D.

Post-Doctoral Psychological Asst. & Professor, Dr. Abraham Loebenstein, A forensic corporation

Member-at-Large

Matthew Yalch

Matthew Yalch

Member-at-Large