Leadership

2020 BoardBoard of Directors

President

Cynthia
Cynthia Taylor Handrup, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
University of Illinois at Chicago

 

 

President-Elect

Jill
Jill D. McLeigh, PhD
Director, Policy, Advocacy, & Research 
Children's Health, Dallas, TX

 

Past President  

Ryan
Ryan P. Kilmer, PhD
Professor of Psychology
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

 

 

Our Past Presidents

Secretary 

edilma
Edilma L. Yearwood
, PhD
Associate Professor of Nursing & Health Studies
Georgetown University Medical Center

 

Treasurer 

William
William R. Beardslee, MD
Distinguished Gardner-Monks Professor of Child Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
Chairman Emeritus and Director of the Baer Prevention Initiatives in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital



Directors At Large

Swarnima Chaudhary, MPH
Technology Project Manager, National Mental Health Innovation Center
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Bio

 

Virginia
Virginia Gil-Rivas, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
University of North Carolina Charlotte 

 

monica
Monica Landers
, MSW
Child and Family Behavioral Health 
University of South Florida

 
Arelis
Arelis Moore de Peralta, MD, MEd, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor Department of Languages and Department of Youth, Family and Community Studies 
Clemson University 

 

 


Maury Nation, PhD

Associate Professor of Human and Organizational Development, Peabody College
Vanderbilt University

 

 

Rebecca Singer
Rebecca Singer, DNP, RN 
Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
University of Illinois at Chicago

 

  

Student Representatives


Nadha Hassen, HBSc, MPH
PhD Student, Environmental and Urban Change
York University 

 

CR
Cathryn Richmond, MA
PhD Student
Virginia Commonwealth University

 


American Journal of Orthopsychiatry

Co-Editors

Jill
Jill D. McLeigh, PhD (ex officio)
Director, Policy, Advocacy & Research 
Children's Health, Dallas, TX

 

will


William Spaulding, PhD (ex officio)
Professor of Psychology
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 


Executive Office

Executive Officer

Robin
Robin Kimbrough-Melton, JD (ex officio)
Research Professor
Colorado School of Public Health

 

 

Communications and Policy Assistants

Melissa Lewis


Melissa Lewis
Charlotte, NC

 

Kirby Magid


Kirby Magid, MA 

PhD Student, Health Psychology Program
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

 
  

Clysha Whitlow


Clysha Whitlow, MA
PhD Student, Health Psychology Program
University of North Carolina at Charlotte 

 

Senior Policy and Global Affairs Advisor

Gita
Gita Jaffe, PhD
Consultant
Toronto, Canada

 

 


Committees

The Global Alliance Board of Directors appoints committees to assist in carrying out the business of the association. Committee meetingMembers of the Global Alliance are welcome to join these committees. Contact the Central Office for more information.

  • Awards - Chaired by Ryan Kilmer
  • Conference (2020) - Co-chaired by Rebecca Singer and Mary Armstrong
  • Development - Chaired by Deborah Klein Walker
  • Finance - Chaired by William Beardslee
  • Membership - Chaired by Monica Landers and Arelis Moore de Peralta
  • Nomination - Chaired by Ryan Kilmer
  • Policy - Chaired by Jill McLeigh