Leadership

GA Board

 Board of Directors

President  

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

 

 


President-Elect

cynthiaCynthia Taylor HandrupDNP, APN
Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
University of Illinois at Chicago

 

 

 

Past President  

debbieDeborah Klein Walker, EdD
Public Health Consultant
Cambridge, MA
 

 

 


Secretary
 

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

 

 

 

Treasurer 

johnJohn Sargent, MD
Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Tufts Medical Center 

 

 

 

Directors At Large

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

 

 

jessicaJessica Goodkind, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociology
University of New Mexico  

 

 

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

 

 

 

dannaDanna Mauch, PhD
President and CEO
Massachusetts Association for Mental Health
 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

  

Student and Early Career Representative 

Amber KraftAmber Kraft, MA
PhD Student, Community Psychology Program
University of Illinois at Chicago 

 

 

 

 

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 Assistant

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

 

 

 

Senior Policy and Global Affairs Advisor

GitaGita 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 Deborah Klein Walker
  • Conference - Co-chaired by Cynthia Handrup and Virginia Gil-Rivas
  • Development - Chaired by Deborah Klein Walker
  • Finance - Chaired by John Sargent
  • Membership - Chaired by Virginia Gil-Rivas
  • Nomination - Chaired by Deborah Klein Walker
  • Policy - Chaired by Cynthia Handrup

 

Our Past Presidents