Minnesota 2022
Update Conference

Steering Committee


Dr. Kathleen Fuchs

Steering Committee Co-Chair
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 at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Virginia (UVA) where she is now an Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology and the Director of Postdoctoral Training in Neuropsychology. She is board certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and is the current president of the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology. Dr. Fuchs is very involved in patient, community, and professional education. Her clinical interests include MS, brain tumors, and dementia.

Dr. Anthony Stringer

Steering Committee Co-Chair
Anthony Y. Stringer, Ph.D., ABPP received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He completed his internship at Lafayette Clinic in Detroit and his postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Florida. He is Professor Emeritus in the Emory University Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, after retiring from a 35-year career at Emory during which he served as Neuropsychology Training Director and Director of the Division of Rehabilitation Neuropsychology. Dr. Stringer is President-Elect of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) and also serves as Chair of the AACN Relevance 2050 Committee. His research is in tools and approaches to neuropsychological diagnosis and cognitive rehabilitation outcome.

Dr. Thomas Bristow

Thomas Bristow, PsyD, ABN, is the Associate Dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois, and a tenured professor in the Department of Psychology. He earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy at the University of St. Thomas and has a Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Moral Theology degree from St. Thomas Theological Seminary. His doctorate in clinical psychology is from the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Des Plaines, Illinois, and he interned at the Student Counseling Center of the University of Virginia where he did a fifteen-week rotation in neuropsychology at the Blue Ridge psychiatric hospital. He received an advanced degree in clinical neuropsychology from the Fielding Institute. Dr. Bristow is board certified by the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology and is currently the president of the organization. Academic and neuropsychological interests are in the areas of researching Serial 3’s and 7’s, and the significance of practice effect. Theoretical neuropsychological interests are in the areas of consciousness and cognitive evolution.

Dr. Stephen Correia

Stephen Correia, PhD, ABPP/CN is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist. He earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a focus on neuropsychology at the University of Rhode Island. He completed his internship training at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Correia then returned to RI for a clinical neuropsychology fellowship at Brown University/Butler Hospital. Dr. Correia then completed a research fellowship also at Brown/Butler Hospital Memory and Aging Program. Following these fellowships, he became Neuropsychology Section Chief at the Providence VA Medical Center and served as Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University. Dr. Correia served as coordinator of the neuropsychology track of Brown’s Clinical Psychology Internship and later as Director of its postdoctoral Clinical Neuropsychology Specialty Program. Dr. Correia also served several years as the Secretary/Treasurer and President of the Association for Internship Training in Clinical Neuropsychology – he is now AITCN’s immediate past president. Dr. Correia recently joined the faculty at the University of Georgia where he serves as Associate Professor and Director of Neuropsychology in the Institute of Gerontology in the College of Public Health. His clinical and research work is focused mainly on aging and dementia.

Dr. Veronica Bordes Edgar

Veronica Bordes Edgar, PhD, ABPP/CN is an Associate Professor with joint faculty appointments in Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. 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 Neuropsychology and Pediatric Neuropsychology. She earned her PhD from Arizona State University after completing her internship at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. She completed postdoctoral training in neuropsychology at The University of Minnesota Medical School. Her areas of interest include cultural and bilingual issues in assessment, genetic and neurodevelopmental disorders, and interdisciplinary teaching of medical and psychology trainees.

Dr. Suzanne Penna

Treasurer and Ex-Officio Steering Committee Member
Suzanne Penna, PhD, ABPP/CN is an Associate Professor and the Division Director of Rehabilitation Neuropsychology at Emory University in Atlanta GA. She earned her PhD at Georgia State University after completing her internship at Yale University. She completed her postdoctoral training at University of Alabama, Birmingham. Her areas of interest include neuropsychology training, particularly at the advanced practicum, internship and fellowship level, and development of neuropsychology training programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her research interests include traumatic brain injury, from mild to severe, and cognitive consequences of medical disease.

Dr. Anny Reyes

Anny Reyes, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral fellow in neuropsychology at the University of California, San Diego in the Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences. She earned her doctorate at the San Diego State University/UC, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology and completed an internship at Emory School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include cultural neuropsychology and offering culturally-informed clinical services to Spanish-speaking and bilingual patients. Her research interest includes examining cognitive diagnostic frameworks in epilepsy, exploring the cognitive heterogeneity in epilepsy, and understanding and reducing epilepsy-related health disparities. She is a co-founder and facilitator for the Cultural Neuropsychology Council.

Dr. Doug Whiteside

Douglas Whiteside, PhD, ABPP/CN is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist through the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN) 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 also the current president of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN). He earned his PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln after completing a neuropsychology specialty internship at the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center, and he completed postdoctoral training in neuropsychology at the Albuquerque VA Medical Center. He is an adult neuropsychologist who is a generalist but with particular clinical interests in dementia and the cognitive and psychological issues associated with Long COVID. His research interests include performance validity measures and Long COVID.