Thank you to all NAN volunteers!

Your contributions of time, talent and expertise help us provide members with resources, education, standards of practice, clinical practice guidelines and so much more.

NAN encourages members to join a committee that fit your area of expertise or interest. These committees offer you opportunities to influence the practice and study of medicine, network with colleagues in your field of expertise, and participate in leadership activities of the National Academy of Neuropsychology.

Now Open - Call for Volunteers

NAN is now accepting applications from dedicated and knowledgeable members at every level who are interested in contributing to initiatives that will further the field of neuropsychology through NAN’s mission and values.
All committee members are expected to participate in regular meetings and approximately 2.5 to 5 hours of volunteer responsibilities per month, depending on the committee. Additionally, there may be a face-to-face meeting, typically held in conjunction with NAN’s Annual Conference.
The deadline for applications is September 30, 2022. Selected committee members will serve three-year terms, starting January 1, 2023 and ending December 31, 2025. Trainee terms are typically 1-2 years in length.
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The Benefits of Volunteerism

The strength of the National Academy of Neuropsychology depends on member involvement. Get Involved! 

Have an impact on the direction of NAN

Increase awareness of issues affecting our profession

Make a contribution to the field of Neuropsychology

Networking opportunities- make connections and meet colleagues and from all over the world

Learn or develop leadership skills that will help with career advancement

Clinical Research Grants Committee

The Clinical Research Grants Committee assists the NAN membership by selecting projects that focus on the practice of clinical neuropsychology and professional issues. The program funds work that, because of its clinical and applied emphasis, may be less likely to receive support funded through other grant mechanisms. The program seeks applications that will advance the profession of neuropsychology by enhancing general clinical knowledge and practice approaches. The Committee reviews applications and makes recommendations to the NAN Board of Directors for funding. Routine duties include issuing calls for grant proposals from the NAN membership, coordinating the review process with the committee members, and monitoring the grants throughout the year(s) of award. Click here for more information on applying and previous recipients.

Chair: Robert Roth, Ph.D.

Committee Members: Preeti Sunderaraman, Ph.D., Vidyulata Kamath, Ph.D., Christopher Stewart, Ph.D., Andrew Kiselica, Ph.D., Dawn Mechanic-Hamilton, Ph.D., Rayna Hirst, Ph.D., Justin Karr, Ph.D., Rebecca MacAulay, Ph.D., Christy Hom, Ph.D., Nanako Hawley, M.A. (Trainee Member), Will Anastasiadis, M.S. (Trainee Member) 

Conflict of Interest Committee

The Task Force on Conflict of Interest (Task Force) was formed by the former Policies and Procedures Committee in December 2002 to respond to concerns of conflict of interest raised by the general membership. Now a standing committee, the committee examines issues of conflict of interest as they related to NAN, and provides recommendations, policies and procedures, and implementation strategies to the Board of Directors. The Committee's focus is on matters of non-trivial conflict of interest and not on more general issues of practice ethics.

Carlton Gass, Ph.D.

Committee Members: 
David Tupper, Ph.D., Patricia Garcia Psy.D., Renee Low Ph.D., Tripti Bhaskar Ph.D.

Culture and Diversity Committee

The mission of the NAN Culture and Diversity Committee is to increase awareness and knowledge regarding the influence of culture and individual diversity in neuropsychological outcomes and to assist neuropsychologists in their efforts to meet the needs of a rapidly changing U.S. population. 

View all culture and diversity committee resources

Interim Chair: Cheryl Silver, Ph.D.
Committee Members: David Gonzalez, Ph.D., Lawrence Pick, Ph.D., Luz Restrepo, Psy.D., Kendra Anderson, Ph.D., Adriana Strutt, Ph.D., Samantha K. Henry, Ph.D., Vera Klinoff, Ph.D., Sonia Syed Rehman (Trainee Member)

DistanCE eLearning Committee

The DistanCE eLearning Committee maintains, advances and develops online continuing education programs.  

View all DistanCE offerings! 

 Anthony Giuliano, Ph.D.

Alison H. Tverdov, PsyD

Committee Members: 
Mark Zacharewicz, Ph.D., Lonnie Bradford, Psy.D., Kristin Wilmoth, Ph.D., Efland Amerson, Psy.D., Kelly Cornett, Psy.D., Matthew Calamia, Ph.D., Linette Savage, Ph.D., Aya Haneda, M.A. (Trainee Member), Hudaisa Fatima, M.S. (Trainee Member)

Education Committee

The Education Committee provides the overall organization and supervision of the continuing education activities of the Academy ensuring all APA guidelines and requirements are met.

Victoria Merritt, Ph.D.

Committee Members: Carey Mintz, Ph.D., Martin Woon, Ph.D., Pooja Vekaria, Ph.D., Tammy Wilgenbusch, Ph.D.; Brittney Otruba Randolph, Ph.D., Christine M. Mullen, Psy.D., Joel S. Eppig, Ph.D., Summer Rolin, Psy.D., Liora Greenberg, Ph.D. (Trainee Member)

Honors and Awards Committee

The Honors and Awards Committee seeks out nominations, determines eligibility, and evaluates nominees for a number of NAN awards. For each award, the Committee uses standardized criteria to recommend a short list of finalists to the Board of Directors. The Committee is also responsible for proposing changes to the Board of Directors regarding the rules and regulations related to the Committee’s work.

View all honors and awards of NAN! 

Robert Ruchinskas, Psy.D.

Committee Members: Pete Stavinoha, Ph.D., Katherine Gifford, Psy.D., Kelsey Hewitt, Psy.D.

Legislative Action & Advocacy Committee

The LAAC researches and studies public policy issues that impact the field of neuropsychology, provides feedback to the Board of Directors, takes a position on national legislative issues, communicates with elected officials on issues that pertain to neuropsychology, and educates the membership regarding laws that impact the field of neuropsychology.
Co-Chair: Sarah Cook, Ph.D.    

Co-Chair: Daryaneh Badaly, Ph.D.

Committee Members: K. Chase Bailey, Ph.D., Lindsey Frazier-Goss, Psy.D., Matthew Garlinghouse, Ph.D., Erik Ringdahl, Ph.D., Michelle Chen, Ph.D., Delia Maria Silva, Psy.D., Alexandria Perle, Psy.D., Ciaran Michael Considine, Ph.D., Jonathan DeRight, Ph.D., Jasmin Pizer (Trainee Member), Racheal Smetana, Psy.D.(Trainee Member)

Membership Committee 

The general purpose of this committee is to recruit and retain members, to review applications for membership, and to develop new and innovative ways to attract new members as well as retain current membership.
Chair:  Jasdeep Hundal, Psy.D.
Committee Members: Alyssa Braaten, Ph.D., Brandon Korman, Psy.D., Ph.D., Jon Bentz, Ph.D., Sean Hollis, Ph.D., Alison Donnell, Ph.D., Jessica Rivera, Psy.D., Jacqueline Shinall (Trainee Member)

Policy and Planning Committee

The role and function of the Policy & Planning Committee is to develop recommendations to present to the Board of Directors relative to such matters as long-term goals and planning and amendments to the By-Laws.

Chair: Laura Lacritz, Ph.D.
Co-Chair: Molly Colvin, Ph.D.

Committee Members: Shawn Acheson, Ph.D., Scott Sperling, Psy.D., Jason Bailie, Ph.D., Scott Bender, Ph.D, Kirstine Carter, Ph.D., Patricia Espe-Pfeifer, Ph.D., Eli Dapolonia, (Trainee Member)

Professional Affairs and Information Committee

The Professional Affairs and Information Committee (PAIC) was developed to address professional issues in neuropsychology. The PAIC’s goals are to provide practice-related information to the NAN membership, provide professional advocacy on behalf of clinical neuropsychology and consumers of neuropsychological services, develop and provide practice-related information and resources, promote the profession of clinical neuropsychology by interacting with local and national organizations that directly impact the profession of neuropsychology (e.g., health insurance companies, other health care professionals) and educate the general public regarding neuropsychology’s role in health care.

Co-Chair: Jonathan Woodhouse, Psy.D. 

Co-Chair: Trevor Hall, Psy.D.

Committee Members: Nicholas Bott, Psy.D., David Lechuga, Ph.D., Kari Eng, Psy.D., Kristin Slyne, Psy.D., Michael Vanderlind, Ph.D., Jay Rosen, Ph.D., Janet J. Yañez, Ph.D. (Trainee Member)

Program Committee

The Program Committee is responsible for planning and organizing the scientific and professional aspects of the Annual Conference. In consultation with the President and Board of Directors, the Program Committee develops and implements a thematic scientific program of relevance to the needs of the NAN membership. The Chair of the Program Committee works closely with a wide range of collaborators, including the Past and Incoming Chairs, the Poster Chair, and the Program Committee Members, as well as the NAN Office and the Education Committee.

2022 Chair: Keenan Walker, Ph.D.

Committee Members: Laura Rabin, Ph.D. (Program Chair Elect), Jill Winegardner, Ph.D. (Immediate Past Program Chair), Victoria Merritt, Ph.D. (Past Poster Chair),  Dede Ukueberuwa O'Shea, Ph.D. (Poster Chair),  Kirk Szczepkowski (Student Volunteer Coordinator), Alexandra Clark, Ph.D., Christen Holder, Ph.D., Seth Margolis, Ph.D., Sheina Emrani, Ph.D. (Trainee Member)


Publications Committee

The Publications Committee oversees the publications of NAN, including the official journal, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology.

Chair: Amelia Anderson-Mooney, Ph.D.

Committee Members: Matthew Clem, Ph.D., Victor Del Bene, Ph.D., Seth Margolis, Ph.D., Jared Link, Psy.D., Beth Springate, Ph.D., Kathryn Wyman-Chick, Psy.D., Josh Becker, Ph.D. (Trainee Member), Lauren Ratcliffe (Trainee Member)

Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology Editor: Gregory P. Lee, Ph.D.

Social Media Committee

The Committee’s role is to support and fulfill NAN’s social media goals (list in no particular order): Build professionalism and the image of NAN as a powerful and credible professional organization, Improve the public image of neuropsychologists as professionals, Increase the image of NAN as a valued and trusted organization, Engage the neuropsychology community in discussions to build overall community, Grow NAN membership and relevance, Change practice through advocacy, Communicate important announcements, volunteer opportunities, and relevant new research findings and Collect real time feedback from members on NAN organizational matters.

Chair: P. Tyler Roskos, Ph.D.

Committee Members: 
Daniel Brown, Ph.D., Kristin Addison-Brown, Ph.D., Kaltra Dhima, Ph.D., Kathleen Breslin, Psy.D., Shelby Hunter (Trainee Member), Megan Bradson (Trainee Member), Kaitlin Riegler (Trainee Member)

Trainee Committee

The mission of the NAN Trainee Committee is to: a) promote the professional development of trainees in neuropsychology as both a clinical practice and a science, by providing resources and guidance for their academic and professional growth; and b) to empower trainees to become leaders and advocates within NAN, other organizations, and the profession of neuropsychology.

Jacob Koudys 

Ryan Thompson

Committee Members:
John O’Hara, Psy.D., Tasha Rhoads, Laura Campbell, Lexie Thomas, Cali Joyce, Jared Hammond, Grace Goodwin, Phoebe Ka Yin Tse, Amanda Wisinger, Chad Gaudet, Ph.D. (Past Chair)

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Women in Leadership Committee

The mission of the NAN Women in Leadership (WIL) Committee is to educate,encourage, and mentor female neuropsychologists to become leaders within NAN and in the field.

 Nyaz Didehbani, Ph.D.

Committee Members: 
Kathryn Dunham, Psy.D., Janice Marceaux, Ph.D., Kayla Whearty, Ph.D., Ellen Woo, Ph.D., Cortney Bindrich, Ed.D., Jennifer Peraza, Psy.D., Kara Stevens (Trainee Member), Julia Swan (Trainee Member)

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