Minnesota 2022
Update Conference

HCG revision planning commissioners


American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology

Dr. Tony Stringer


Anthony Y. Stringer, Ph.D., ABPP/ABCN is a Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Emory University and is the Director of the Emory Division of Rehabilitation Neuropsychology. Dr. Stringer earned his doctorate at Wayne State University, completed internship at Lafayette Clinic in Detroit, MI, and did his fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Florida. He has been board certified since 2004 and was the first African American neuropsychologist to gain certification. Dr. Stringer is a past president of the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology and leads workshops on preparing for Board Certification annually at the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology and National Academy of Neuropsychology conferences. He is currently the Chair of the AACN Relevance 2050 Committee. Dr. Stringer has authored or edited books on neuropsychological diagnosis and the history of neuropsychology, and has published over 90 articles, abstracts, and book chapters from his research on neuropsychological syndromes and cognitive rehabilitation outcome. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 40/Society for Clinical Neuropsychology) and of the National Academy of Neuropsychology.

Dr. Anita Sim


Anita Sim, Ph.D., ABPP is a Staff Neuropsychologist at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. Dr. Sim completed her Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska in Clinical Psychology, internship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She has worked at the Minneapolis VA since 2008. Her clinical and research interests have primarily focused on traumatic brain injury and neurocognition in Veterans, multicultural factors in neuropsychology, and symptom and performance validity. She is also actively involved in training of interns and residents in clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology. Professionally, she has served as a member of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology’s (AACN) Board of Directors, on the Executive Committee as Secretary, and as the inaugural Chair of the Relevance 2050 Initiative. She is also the incoming chair of the AACN CE Committee. She is currently an oral examiner for the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology. She is a member of the Asian Neuropsychological Association and Hispanic Neuropsychological Society.

American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology

Dr. Kathleen Fuchs


Kathleen Fuchs, Ph.D., ABPP received her undergraduate degree from the University of California San Diego. She earned her doctorate at the University of Houston and completed an internship in Clinical Psychology at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Virginia. She is now an Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology and the Director of Postdoctoral Training in Neuropsychology. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology in clinical neuropsychology and serves as an examiner for the oral boards. In addition to her general clinical practice, Dr. Fuchs is the neuropsychologist for the James Q. Miller MS Clinic. She has been very involved in patient, community, and professional education and currently serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of MS Care. In 2011 she was named to the National MS Society’s Health Professionals Volunteer Hall of Fame. Dr. Fuchs is also affiliated with the UVA Memory & Aging Care Clinic and has partnered with the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association to present several community outreach programs. Dr. Fuchs conducts neuropsychological evaluations and provides psychotherapy services for adults. She most frequently sees individuals with multiple sclerosis, dementing disorders, brain tumors and movement disorder.

Dr. Laura Renteria


Dr. Renteria is bilingual (English & Spanish) and the sole owner of a private practice in Oregon. She primarily works with adults and elderly. She is involved in doing both clinical and forensic work. She also teaches and supervises local graduate students as part of a neuropsychology practicum. Dr. Renteria is board certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). She is currently serving as a board member and secretary for the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN). She is also the Awards Committee Chair for the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society. Prior to moving to Oregon in 2016 Dr. Renteria lived in Chicago for 15 years where she was in private practice and was a clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center.

American Board of Professional Neuropsychology

Dr. Nathan Glassman


Dr. Glassman has been a licensed Psychologist in Wisconsin for almost 30 years. He has extensive training in neuropsychology, rehabilitation, and forensic psychology. He has been on staff in medical hospitals, rehabilitation programs, and in independent practice. In 2009 Dr. Glassman was awarded the Lifetime Service Award for Clinical Practice by the Brain Injury Alliance of Wisconsin. Dr. Glassman has presented widely on topics related to his practice, published articles in peer reviewed journals, and testified as an expert in criminal and civil matters. Dr. Glassman is Board Certified in Neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (ABN) and Clinical Psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Dr. Glassman is Chair of the Academy of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology, AABN.

Dr. John Meyers


Dr. Meyers is a past President (2017) and Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN). He is also a past President of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (ABN) (2013-2015). He has published more than 60 times in peer reviewed journals and book chapters. He developed the Rey Complex Figure and Recognition Trial (RCFT) along with several other neuropsychological tests. He is the creator of the Meyers Neuropsychological Battery (MNB) (https://meyersneuropsychological.com). Dr. Meyers has worked in a variety of settings including in and out patient as well as rehabilitation. In 2020 he retired from the Department of Defense (DOD) where he worked as a Neuropsychologist, Program Manager and Neuropsychology subject matter expert for the Office of the Surgeon General of the Army. He has evaluated more than 10,000 patients with a practice history that has spanned 30 years.

American Psychological Association Division 40/Society for Clinical Neuropsychology

Dr. Amy Jak


Dr. Jak received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with specialization in neuropsychology, from the University of Cincinnati. She completed her internship at the UCSD/VA San Diego Psychology Internship Program and a postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at the VA San Diego Healthcare System/Veteran’s Medical Research Foundation. Currently, she is a Professor of Psychiatry at UCSD and a Staff Neuropsychologist and Director or the Cognitive Rehabilitation Clinic at the VA San Diego. She has served as the co-director of the UCSD/VA San Diego Psychology Internship Program since 2014. Dr. Jak’s research interests are in novel treatments for mild TBI as well as in cognitive aging and mild cognitive impairment.

Dr. Michelle Madore


Dr. Madore is multiracial, Filipina woman working as a Clinical Neuropsychologist at VA Palo Alto Healthcare System (VAPAHCS) in the Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC). Here she serves as the Director of the National Clinical Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Program. She is also the Co-Director of the Sierra Pacific MIRECC Advanced Fellowship at VAPAHCS. Dr. Madore is the site PI on two multi-site funded studies looking at neuroimaging biomarkers of treatment response to TMS in treatment-resistant depression. Dr. Madore is also a Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated) at Stanford University School of Medicine’s Department in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Madore is involved in several professional organizations and serves in several leadership positions. She is the Chair of the Public Interest Advisory Committee for the Society of Clinical Neuropsychology, a Co-Finance Officer for the Asian American Psychological Association, and Treasurer for the Asian Neuropsychological Association.

Asian Neuropsychological Association

Dr. Alexander Tan


Alexander Tan, PhD is a pediatric neuropsychologist at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). He completed his doctorate in clinical psychology and internship in pediatric neuropsychology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Medical Center Dallas, and he completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University. Dr. Tan's clinical and research interests include neuropsychological outcomes of congenital heart disease and demyelinating disorders. He serves as the director of the CHOC Heart Institute Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program and is an affiliate member of the Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Collaborative. Internationally, Dr. Tan serves on the Asian Neuropsychological Association's Executive Committee and Society for Clinical Neuropsychology's Education Advisory Committee, and he is a co-founder of KnowNeuropsychology and delegate of the Cultural Neuropsychology Council. He is passionate about advancing and addressing disparities within neuropsychology education, training, and mentorship.

Dr. Nick Thaler


Nicholas Thaler grew up in Santa Monica. He earned his B.A. in psychology at the UCSD, his M.A. in psychology at California State University, Northridge and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology with an emphasis in neuropsychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He completed his clinical internship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and his two-year neuropsychology fellowship at the UCLA Semel Institute. He jointly holds academic appointments at the UCLA Semel Institute and Loyola Marymount University. He has a longstanding interest in pediatric traumatic brain injury and has authored over 15 peer-reviewed publications on this topic. Clinically he conducts neuropsychological assessments for adults and children.

Association of Internship Training Centers in Clinical Neuropsychology

Dr. Steve Correia


Dr. Correia is the Director of the Neuropsychology Section at the Providence VA Medical Center and is Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at Brown University. Dr. Correia also co-leads the Providence VAMC Polytrauma/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Team. His research has focused on using diffusion tensor imaging to assess cerebral white matter integrity in and its relation to cognitive function and psychiatric aspects of healthy and pathological aging. He lends his expertise in behavior and cognition to collaborative functional assessments across CfNN Focus Areas. Dr. Correia has prior and current funding examining white matter contributions to executive function in patients with mild cognitive impairment due to presumed Alzheimer's disease and subcortical ischemic vascular disease.

Dr. Suzanne Penna


Dr. Suzanne Penna is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist and Associate Professor in the Division of Rehabilitation Neuropsychology in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. Prior to coming to Emory, she worked first at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and then at the Atlanta VA Medical Center from 2008-2014. Dr. Penna joined the faculty at Emory full-time in 2014, and has been teaching in the DPT program since 2012. She teaches both the Interpersonal Communications course, as well as Explorations of Human Behavior. She is currently the training director for the neuropsychology fellowship, as well as the neuropsychology practicum; and was awarded the Dr. Anthony Y. Stringer Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2015. Her clinical specialty is the assessment of cognitive and emotional functioning with individuals with acquired brain injury and other neurological disorders. Research interests include cognitive and emotional functioning in chronic medical illnesses, and rehabilitation of brain injury. Her current areas of research are in the clinical profile of mild traumatic brain injury across populations, including sports concussion and veteran populations.

Association of Neuropsychology Students and Trainees

Dr. Emily Duggan


Dr. Emily Duggan is a neuropsychology post-doctoral fellow in Medical Psychology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She completed her BA in psychology at Boston University, her MSc and PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Victoria, and her pre-doctoral internship at the Charleston Consortium. She is a former recipient of the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, and she has received several awards recognizing her work in differential psychology and psychometrics. Dr. Duggan’s research focuses on developing valid and reliable neuropsychological tools and frameworks, particularly in the areas of intelligence, executive functioning, and cross-cultural assessment among neuromedical and normative populations. Dr. Duggan is a senior scientist for Global Neuropsychology, Inc. and she has led many multinational research and consulting projects. She is extensively involved in professional governance and serves as the Chair of the Society for Clinical Neuropsychology’s Association of Neuropsychology Students and Trainees (SCN ANST), the trainee representative to numerous committees and organizations, including the SCN Strategic Planning Commission, the SCN Education Advisory Committee, and the Clinical Neuropsychology Synarchy. She is also a founding member of KnowNeuropsych.org, an organization that provides free, high-quality didactic education to neuropsychology trainees around the world.

Dr. Zach Resch


Dr. Zachary Resch is about to begin a neuropsychology postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed his BA in psychology, neuroscience, and Great Ideas (the study of foundational texts in philosophy, literature, religion, and science) at Carthage College, his MSc and PhD in clinical psychology at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, and his predoctoral internship at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, FL. Dr. Resch’s primary areas of research focuses on evaluating the psychometrics of neuropsychological assessment measures, especially performance validity tests, among neuropsychiatric and neuromedical populations as well as the neuropsychological sequalae of electrical shock injuries. Dr. Resch has become increasingly involved in leadership and advocacy in neuropsychology and currently serves as the Programming Officer of the Society for Clinical Neuropsychology’s Association of Neuropsychology Students and Trainees (SCN ANST) and a student member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology’s Legislative Action and Advocacy Committee (NAN LAAC). He will be assuming the role of Chair of SCN ANST following the upcoming annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology

Dr. Sakina Butt

sbutt1@jhmi.edu, smbutt@gmail.com

Dr. Butt is a neuropsychologist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She joined the hospital staff in 2019. Some of Dr. Butt’s areas of clinical expertise include neuropsychological evaluations and consultations for children in the neonatal intensive care unit and pediatric intensive care unit. Dr. Butt earned her medical degree from Florida School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University in Tampa, Florida. After graduating from Argosy, she completed a pediatric internship and fellowship at the University of Miami/Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Butt is board certified in pediatric neuropsychology and clinical neuropsychology.

Dr. Douglas Whiteside


Doug Whiteside is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist and Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Minnesota where he is the Director of Training for the Neuropsychology Division’s Postdoctoral Residency Program. He is currently President of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN) and is an Associate Editor for The Clinical Neuropsychologist. He earned his PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln after completing internship at the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center, and he completed postdoctoral training in neuropsychology at the Albuquerque VA Medical Center. He is actively involved in clinical neuropsychological practice, teaching, research, and community service. His research interests focus primarily on performance validity tests, personality assessment measures in neuropsychological assessment, and long term cognitive and emotional outcome of COVID-19 infection.

Canadian Psychological Association, Clinical Neuropsychology Section

Dr. Brenda Spiegler


Dr. Spiegler is a board-certified pediatric neuropsychologist with a specialty in concussion and the late effects of childhood cancer. She worked in the Division of Oncology at the Hospital for Sick Children for most of her career. She was Director of Training in the Psychology Department at SickKids between 1995-2006 and was Department Chair from 2006 to 2018, when she retired from full time employment. In her retirement, Dr. Spiegler continues to serve as a concussion consultant to professional sports leagues in the Toronto area, including the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Football Club. As well, she maintains active involvement with the Psychology Board Certification Community, organizing the oral exam cadre for ABCN and currently serving as President Elect of ABPP. She is passionate about encouraging Canadian psychologists to recognize board certification as an essential phase of professional development.

Dr. Kristina Gicas


Dr. Kristina Gicas completed her graduate training in Clinical Neuropsychology at Simon Fraser University and her pre-doctoral residency with the London Clinical Psychology Residency Consortium in the Adult Neuropsychology track. She obtained further training as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. Currently, Dr. Gicas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at York University and a core faculty member of York’s CPA-accredited Clinical Neuropsychology Program. She conducts research on brain-behaviour relationships in vulnerable populations, including the homeless and persons with concurrent psychotic and substance use disorders. She also has ongoing collaborations with the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Centre examining early cognitive markers of abnormal aging. Dr. Gicas is a registered Clinical Neuropsychologist in Ontario and current Chair of CPA’s Clinical Neuropsychology Section.

Clinical Neuropsychology Specialty Council

Dr. Amanda Gooding


Amanda Gooding, PhD, ABPP is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and clinical neuropsychologist at UC San Diego, where she serves as the Director of Clinical Training for the Cognitive Medicine Group (overseeing recruitment, training, and supervision of practicum students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows). She has been actively engaged in service initiatives related to training, education, and professional development of early career psychologists through various institutional, national and international organizations. This includes holding leadership/service positions in AACN (past Student Representative to the BOD), APA/SCN (current Chair and past Programming Officer of the SCN Early Career Neuropsychologist Committee), the Clinical Neuropsychology Specialty Council (current ECP representative), HNS (former BOD Treasurer and Conference Logistics Chair), INS (past and current member of the Programming Committee), and NAN (past Chair of the Student and Postdoctoral Resident Committee). At UCSD, she serves as a member of the Psychology Internship Training Committee, as Co-Lead for the Gender Issues Subcommittee of the Department of Psychiatry’s Diversity Committee, and as Secretary and Treasurer for the Women in Health Sciences (WiHS) Committee. She also served previously on the UCSD School of Medicine Associated Health Professions Education Committee.

Dr. Brad Roper

Brad.Roper@va.gov, neuromemphis@gmail.com

Dr. Roper is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist who directs the Neuropsychology Fellowship Program at the Memphis VA Medical Center and is an Associate Professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Neurology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He has served within multiple training organizations, including the Association for Internship Training in Clinical Neuropsychology (AITCN; President 2003-2005; Clinical Neuropsychology Specialty Council [CNS] Representative 2005-2009), Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (President 2009-2011; Liaison to APPIC 2006-2011; CNS Representative 2012-2014), Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC; Newsletter Associate Editor for Neuropsychology 2001-2014; Postdoctoral Committee 2021-present), and Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (SCN; Educational Advisory Committee [EAC] Chair 2014-2017). He served on the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of APA (2007-2012; Cochair of Postdoctoral Policy Panel 2010-2012). As EAC Chair, he organized and collaborated with other organizations to develop the Clinical Neuropsychology Training Taxonomy. Along with Celiane Rey-Casserly and Rus Bauer, he coauthored a 2012 article that frames Houston Conference Guidelines from a modern competency perspective. Years later, he led an interorganizational effort to develop consensus-based entry-level competencies for clinical neuropsychology practice that was approved by all member organizations of the CNS (Smith, 2018). He also served as Member of the Practicum Guidelines Workgroup from 2013-2015 within the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. More recently, through the CNS, he Cochaired the Postdoctoral Competencies Workgroup (2017-2021).

Ethnic and Minority Affairs (EMA)

Dr. Alice Ann Holland

lynetteas@unm.edu, lynettesilva@gmail.com

Alice Ann Holland, PhD, ABPP is the Director of the Psychology Department Clinic at the University of New Mexico (UNM), overseeing clinical training experiences of graduate students and teaching several core and elective classes through the Psychology Department. She is also in private practice serving a broad adult patient population in Albuquerque. She serves as the current chair of the SCN (Division 40) Ethnic Minority Affairs subcommittee and is board certified through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in Clinical Neuropsychology. Her areas of interest include cultural competence in neuropsychology, in practice and training; mentoring fellow BIPOC junior colleagues; neuropsychological evaluations of medically complex patients; forensic and clinical work with indigenous populations; and adapting neuropsychological practices for those transitioning out of homelessness.

Dr. Rebecca Avila-Rieger


Dr. Avila-Rieger received her doctorate from the University of New Mexico. She completed her internship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she created a projected that investigated inclusion of sociocultural factors in pediatric neuropsychological reports. Dr. Avila-Rieger is currently completing her postdoctoral fellowship at the Neuropsychology Assessment Service at Montefiore Medical Center, where she works with individuals throughout the lifespan. She is also a member of the SCN (Division 40) Ethnic and Minority Affairs subcommittee and is adapting her project to investigate inclusion of sociocultural factors to a larger scale. The goal of this project is to identify current trends and highlight the need for more specific guidelines to improve cultural competence in neuropsychology.

Hispanic Neuropsychological Society

Dr. Veronica Bordes Edgar


Veronica Bordes Edgar, PhD, ABPP is an Associate Professor with joint faculty appointments in Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She serves as a bilingual Pediatric Neuropsychologist at Children’s Health and is Co-Director for the Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She is Board certified through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in Clinical Psychology and Pediatric Neuropsychology. Her areas of interest include cultural and bilingual issues in assessment, genetic and neurodevelopmental disorders, and interdisciplinary teaching of medical and psychology trainees. She currently serves in her final year as President of the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society (HNS) and is on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN). Most recently, she was elected as American Psychological Association Council Representative for the Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (Division 40).

Dr. Jose Lafosse


Jose M. Lafosse, Ph.D., ABPP/ABCN, is a Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience at Regis University in Denver. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California after earning a B.A. from Loyola Marymount University. He completed his internship at the Palo Alto V.A. Medical Center, followed by a residency in clinical neuropsychology in the Department of Neurology at the University of California Davis School of Medicine. Dr. Lafosse is also a consulting neuropsychologist at Craig Hospital in Denver. In addition, Dr. Lafosse maintains an active clinical and forensic private practice, with offices in San Diego and Denver. He is a native Spanish speaker and performs neuropsychological evaluations in Spanish. Dr. Lafosse is currently the Treasurer of the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology.

International Neuropsychological Society (Observers)

Dr. Celiane Rey-Casserly


Celiane Rey-Casserly, PhD, ABPP directs the Center for Neuropsychology and the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Clinical Neuropsychology at Boston Children’s Hospital. She holds a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School and is on staff at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and is board certified in clinical neuropsychology (subspecialty pediatric neuropsychology) through the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Rey-Casserly holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from Boston University with internship at Children’s National Medical Center and neuropsychology fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her clinical work has focused on neuropsychological functioning in children with complex (medical, neurological) disorders, providing services in English and Spanish. Her scholarly work examines neurobehavioral outcomes in neurofibromatosis-1 and childhood cancer. She has been involved in education and training in professional psychology and clinical neuropsychology at the national level, serving on the APA Committee/Commission on Accreditation, APA Board of Educational Affairs, and as Chair of the Clinical Neuropsychology Synarchy, now Clinical Neuropsychology Specialty Council. She recently completed a term as Secretary of the International Neuropsychological Society. With Brad Roper and Rus Bauer, she published a competency based approach to clinical neuropsychology professional practice that has served as a foundation for the current entry level competency guidelines.

Dr. Ingram Wright


Professor Ingram Wright is a Consultant Paediatric Neuropsychologist and Head of Psychology Services at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Trust. He has worked a Clinical Neuropsychologist at several tertiary neuroscience centres in the UK since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in 2000. His clinical role involves assessment and intervention for children who have acquired brain injury. Professor Ingram has published numerous studies in scientific journals, and regularly presents at international conferences on aspects of childhood brain injury. He contributes to teaching programmes at UCL, and the Universities of Bristol and Cardiff. Within the BPS Professor Ingram was appointed inaugural Chair of the Faculty of Paediatric Neuropsychology in 2011. In 2006, he was appointed Chief Assessor in Neuropsychology in 2012, Chair of the Clinical Neuropsychology Qualifications Board and most recently Chair of the Division of neuropsychology’s Professional Standards Unit.

National Academy of Neuropsychology

Dr. Beth Arredondo


Dr. Beth Arredondo is board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology and serves as a delegate to the Houston Conference Revision Planning Commission on behalf of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. She completed a B.S. in psychology at Louisiana State University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. She completed a general internship and postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. For five years post-training, Dr. Arredondo directed the Division of Behavioral Medicine at Western State Hospital in Staunton, VA, and co-directed the clinical neuropsychology residency with faculty at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She joined the team at Ochsner Health in 2017 and helped to start their post-doctoral residency program in 2020. Dr. Arredondo is actively engaged in clinical work, criminal and civil forensic work, research, and training. She also holds current service positions in national neuropsychology and forensic psychology organizations.

Dr. Laura Lacritz


Laura Lacritz, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. Dr. Lacritz obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology at UT Austin in 1989 with highest honors. She went on to obtain her doctorate degree at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Clinical Psychology where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Lacritz completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at UT Southwestern in Neuropsychology from 1995 to 1997. She joined the UT Southwestern Faculty in 1997 where her departmental activities include neuropsychological/cognitive evaluation of persons with known or suspected neurological disorders, involvement with the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at UT Southwestern, and teaching/training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. She serves as a member of the Steering, Clinical Training, Admissions and Competency Committees in the graduate Clinical Psychology program. Dr. Lacritz’s clinical expertise is in the area of neuropsychological assessment, with particular interest in working with individuals who have dementia, epilepsy, movement disorders, brain tumors, and head injury. Dr. Lacritz’s research foci are in the areas of Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, movement disorders, epilepsy, and psychometric assessment. She is also interested in how to best use neuropsychological assessment in the early detection of dementia.

Queer Neuropsychology Society

Dr. Sara Mason


Dr. Mason is a postdoctoral fellow with San Francisco Neuropsychology. She earned master’s degree in clinical psychology/biopsychology from New York University and then completed a doctorate in clinical psychology, with an emphasis in Neuropsychology, at the University of Denver. She completed a pre-doctoral internship in the Neuropsychology Track at California Pacific Medical Center’s Ray Dolby Brain Health Center. She has conducted additional research examining lateralization of cognitive function in Parkinson’s disease and explored neuroanatomical correlates of chronically elevated cortisol. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at professional conferences nationwide. Dr. Mason is a member of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS), the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN), Northern California Neuropsychology Forum (NCNF), and Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology), Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology), and Division 44 (Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity) of the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Kris Verroulx


Dr. Verroulx is a postdoctoral fellow with San Francisco Neuropsychology. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from John F. Kennedy University, after completing her predoctoral internship with Neuropsychological Associates of California. Research interests include validity in assessment and the importance of lifestyle factors in cognitive functioning. Dr. Verroulx is a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society, the Asian Neuropsychological Association, and the Societies for Clinical Neuropsychology (Division 40) and for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (Division 44) of the American Psychological Association.

Society for Black Neuropsychology

Dr. Natalie Kelly


Natalie C. Kelly, Ph.D., ABPP-CN is a clinical neuropsychologist in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine who began City of Hope in January of 2011. Dr. Kelly is double-boarded in Clinical Neuropsychology and as a Subspecialist in Pediatric Neuropsychology since 2014. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development from Vanderbilt University, and then went on to earn her Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Clinical Rehabilitation Psychology from Indiana University-Purdue University- Indianapolis. Dr. Kelly completed her clinical internship in Pediatric Psychology at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan and postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Kelly conducts neuropsychological assessments across the lifespan at City of Hope. Dr. Kelly has served as the Director of the Neuropsychology Clerkship for the past 10 years and trains local doctoral-level Psychology students in all aspects of neuropsychological practice. She is also the neuropsychologist for several clinical trials across the institution. Her research interests include characterizing neurocognitive impairment in the Adolescent and Young Adult population across cancer diagnosis groups and creating clinical pathways to address this area of function. Dr. Kelly also serves as an Advisory Board member for the Society for Black Neuropsychology.

Dr. Courtney Ray


Originally from New York City, Dr. Ray received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Loma Linda University in California. Dr. Ray completed a 2-year postdoctoral program at Positive Outcomes Psychological Services where she worked with a variety of patients providing forensic, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological assessments to a variety of clients in the Athens, GA area. Dr. Ray completed her APA accredited psychology internship at Loma Linda University School of Medicine where she conducted assessments and individual and group psychotherapy with pre- and post-surgical patients. She was also part of the inaugural team of integrated psychological care specialists at Riverside County Regional Medical Center. There, Dr. Ray provided evaluation and therapy services to patients in the Chronic Heart Failure, Diabetes, and Respiratory Clinics. She is President and a founding member of the Society for Black Neuropsychology.

Women in Neuropsychology (WIN)

Dr. Melanie Chandler


Dr. Melanie Chandler is board certified clinical neuropsychologist at Mayo Clinic Florida. Dr. Chandler’s professional responsibilities include a mixture of research, patient care, and teaching. She has been consistently funded for the last 15 years to conduct research into behavioral interventions in MCI, including funding from the Alzheimer’s Association, NIH-NINR, and PCORI. She co-founded the Healthy Actions to Benefit Independence and Thinking program that provides behavioral interventions and rehabilitation techniques in patients with MCI offered now at multiple major medical centers and leads the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation Endowment for the HABIT Program at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Chandler also serves as Core Faculty for Mayo’s Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology. The mother of 3 children, she’s been a strong advocate for women in the field of neuropsychology with almost 10 years’ service, first to the Women in Leadership Committee in NAN, and subsequently the Women in Neuropsychology Committee for SCN.

Dr. Rachael Ellison


Dr. Rachael Ellison is currently serving a three-year term as the Chair for the Division 40 Women in Neuropsychology (WIN) subcommittee. Dr. Ellison is an Assistant Professor of Psychology, and incoming Associate DCT/Practicum Coordinator at Illinois Institute of Technology. She also works as a clinical neuropsychologist in private practice through Chicago Neuropsychology Group, conducting neuropsychological evaluations and cognitive rehabilitation. Dr. Ellison completed her clinical internship through the UCSD/VA San Diego Healthcare System (with specialized rotations in neuropsychology, TBI, cognitive rehabilitation, and PTSD), and post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology through Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, while also engaging in post-doctoral research at Northwestern University throughout my fellowship. Her doctoral degree in Clinical/Community Psychology from DePaul University focused on reducing systemic injustice and improving the lives of marginalized individuals/groups (e.g., through research on racial privilege, increasing openness to diversity and cultural competence, engaging individuals and groups from privileged backgrounds in social justice work). Dr. Ellison’s current research merges her background and interest in social justice/community psychology with neuropsychology through her Socially Conscious lab.