Barry S. Anton, PhD

Presidential Initiative

Barry S. Anton, PhD

My proposed international summit, "Global Approaches to Integrated Health Care: Translating Science and Practice into Patient-centered Health Care Delivery," will address access to care, health disparities, immigrant mental and physical health, effective treatment, funding challenges for training, minority needs, culturally sensitive training and education, and helping consumers to better understand the multicultural nature of our society. Reduction of cultural barriers to health care delivery, including ways to increase mental health care in primary care and specialty medical settings, is also key.


Barry S. Anton, PhD, is a graduate of the University of Vermont and received his doctorate at Colorado State University. Following a clinical internship at the Harvard Medical School program at Massachusetts Mental Health Center, he completed post-doctoral training in child and adolescent clinical psychology and neuropsychology at the Judge Baker Children’s Center and Boston Children’s Hospital. Anton is board certified in child and adolescent clinical psychology and serves as a board member and examiner in child and adolescent clinical psychology for the American Board of Professional Psychology. Anton was a distinguished professor at the University of Puget Sound, then transitioned from teaching to pursue a full-time, interprofessional private mental health practice with a psychiatrist in 1985. Rainier Behavioral Health has grown since then, and now employs 17 clinicians, including psychiatrists, advanced registered nurse practitioners, psychologists and social workers. Rainier Behavioral Health provides integrated mental health care, serving more than 18,000 patient visits a year. 

Long active in mental health advocacy and public policy, Anton served on the executive committee of the Washington State Psychological Association for 12 years and received numerous awards. Through the American Psychological Association, Anton became active in national advocacy and received the Karl F. Heiser Award for Advocacy and the State Leadership Award. Anton also served as an APA council representative, an at-large member of the APA Board of Directors, was a member of eight APA task forces and work groups, and served two terms as APA recording secretary.  

Widely published, with more than 60 articles, Anton co-authored "Introduction to Clinical Psychology" (Oxford University Press). He has presented at more than 90 national and international conferences on many issues, including mental health advocacy, professional training and interprofessional practice.


Below are members of the 2015 Presidential Cabinet.

Jean Carter, PhD

Jean Carter, PhDCarter has maintained a psychotherapy practice in Washington, D.C., since receiving her PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Maryland in 1980. Although she is active throughout psychology, her primary commitment and ongoing passion are for the practice of psychotherapy.

Carter serves as vice chair of the APA Finance Committee and is a member of the council representing Div. 29 (Psychotherapy). She has served as president of three divisions and is a former member of the Board of Directors. Carter is an adjunct faculty member in counseling psychology at the University of Maryland. She served as an associate editor for Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, is on the editorial board of Psychotherapy, and is on the publications board of Div. 29.

Carter is a fellow in five divisions of APA and is a distinguished practitioner of the National Academies of Practice. Her awards include Distinguished Psychologist (Div. 42, Psychologists in Independent Practice), APA Presidential Citations and both the John D. Black Practitioner Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Practice of Counseling Psychology and the Best Practices Award from the Society of Counseling Psychology.

Armand Cerbone, PhD, ABPP

Armand Cerbone, PhD, ABPPCerbone has been in independent practice in Chicago since 1978. He is a fellow of seven divisions of the American Psychological Association and holds an American Board of Professional Psychology diplomate in clinical psychology. He co-authored the APA’sGuidelines on Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Clients and the APA’s policies on same-sex marriage and same-sex families. He is a former member of the APA Board of Directors, past-president of Div. 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues) and the Illinois Psychological Association, and chair of the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest and APA’s Ethics Committee. He is chair of the Ethics Committee and serves on the boards of Divisions 42 (Psychologists in Independent Practice) and 29 (Psychotherapy). He is a former director of behavioral health at the Howard Brown Memorial Health Center and core faculty at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. In 2001, he co-chaired the first international conference on lesbian, gay and bisexual psychology. 

Miguel E. Gallardo, PsyD

Miguel E. Gallardo, PsyDGallardo is an associate professor of psychology and director of Aliento, The Center for Latina/o Communities at Pepperdine University. He maintains an independent/consultation practice where he conducts therapy with adolescents and adults. Gallardo’s areas of scholarship and research interests include understanding the psychotherapy process when working with ethnocultural communities, particularly the Latina/o community, and in understanding the processes by which individuals develop cultural awareness and responsiveness. Gallardo is director of research and evaluation for the Orange County Multiethnic Collaborative of Community Agencies, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving monolingual Arab, Farsi, Korean, Vietnamese and Spanish speaking communities. Gallardo has published refereed journal articles, book chapters and books in the areas of multicultural psychology, Latina/o psychology, ethics and evidence-based practices. Gallardo is serving a governor-appointed position on the California Board of Psychology. Gallardo is a fellow of the American Psychological Association.

Barry A. Hong, PhD, ABPP

Barry A. Hong, PhD, ABPPHong is a professor of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine. He holds joint appointments in the department of internal medicine and in the department of psychology. He is the vice-chairman for clinical affairs in psychiatry and the chief psychologist for Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Hong has been an investigator of dialysis patients and conducts studies of living donors. He has been a consultant with the United Network of Organ Sharing and the Division of Transplantation (Health Resources and Services Administration). His research funded by the National Institutes of Health concerns living organ donors, hepatitis C behavioral treatments and the study of interstitial cystitis. 

Hong is a fellow of the American Psychological Association in health and clinical psychology. He is a diplomate in clinical psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Martin Y. Iguchi, PhD

Martin Y. Iguchi, PhDIguchi is professor in the departments of psychology and international health, Georgetown University, in Washington, D.C. He received his PhD in experimental psychology from Boston University and an AB from Vassar College, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Recent positions include: dean and professor, School of Nursing & Health Studies, Georgetown University; chair and professor, department of community health sciences, University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health; and director, Drug Policy Research Center, RAND Corp. Iguchi is a member of the APA Board of Scientific Affairs, as well as the APA Health Disparities Steering Committee. He is a former member of APA's Board of Professional Affairs, as well as the Div. 50 (Society of Addiction Psychology) Board of Directors. He is a fellow in Div. 6 (Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology), Div. 28 (Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse), and Div. 50. He is a senior editor of Addiction, and serves on the editorial boards of Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Journal of Drug Issues and Journal of Drug Policy Analysis.

Joshua G. Kellison
Joshua G. KellisonKellison is completing his internship at the University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital (Child Track) from the clinical psychology doctoral program at Arizona State University with an emphasis on children and families. His overarching research interests involve minority (both sexual and racial minorities) family dynamics, but also include gender studies, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) community interventions, and Hispanic health issues. Kellison has presented on LGBTQI topics at national conferences, and has provided several professional trainings on serving the health care needs of LGBTQI youth and their families. Combined with his experiences as a past member of the APAGS Executive Committee, member for the APAGS Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, APAGS liaison to the APA Board of Education, and APA Div. 44’s chair (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues) for the Health Initiatives Task Force have provided him with the requisite skills to collaborate with professionals across different areas of interest to achieve the common goals and initiatives of the APA and 2015 APA President Barry S. Anton, PhD. 
Keely Kolmes, PsyD

Keely Kolmes, PsyDKolmes is a licensed psychologist in private practice in San Francisco. She was formerly the digital director for APA Div. 42 (Psychologists in Independent Practice) and serves on the Ethics Committee of the California Psychological Association. She serves as president and treasurer of Bay Area Open Minds, a psychotherapist group she founded for clinicians who work with sexual and gender diversity. She writes, does research, and provides consultation and training on clinical and ethical issues related to social networking and technology. Her private practice social media policy has been internationally cited across health disciplines. She has published a New York Times op-ed on the challenge of consumer reviews of mental health services and has been quoted in The Washington Post, Forbes, BBC News, and HuffPostLive on the internet, ethics and mental health. (See more at her website.)

Emil R. Rodolfa, PhD

Emil R. Rodolfa, PhDRodolfa is a professor of psychology at Alliant International University’s California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) in Sacramento. Prior to joining the faculty at CSPP, he worked at University of California Davis and Humboldt State University Counseling and Psychological Services, Arcata, Calif.

He is a fellow of the APA, a fellow of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB), founding editor of Training and Education in Professional Psychology® and a past president of the State of California Board of Psychology. Rodolfa has served as a president of ASPPB, chair of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers, chair of the Council of Chairs of Training Councils (CCTC), president of the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA), and a member of the governing board of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD). He is a member of the APA Commission on Accreditation and chair of the ASPPB Assessment of Competency Task Force.

Rodolfa received the Distinguished Contributions of Applications of Psychology to Education and Training Award from APA, the ASPPB Norma Simon Award for distinguished contributions to psychology licensure on a national level, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the AUCCCD, the John D. Black Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Practice of Counseling Psychology from the APA Society of Counseling Psychology (Div. 17), the Educational Advocacy Distinguished Service Award from the APA Board of Educational Affairs, the Helen Roehlke Distinguished Service Award from ACCTA and the Paul Nelson Award from the CCTC for his “outstanding leadership in professional psychology education and training, collaboration with colleagues throughout the profession, and dedication to assuring competence in new psychologists.”

Erin Schoenfelder, PhD

Erin Schoenfelder, PhDSchoenfelder is an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She practices at Seattle Children’s Hospital, where she works primarily with children and adolescents with ADHD, disruptive behaviors and anxiety disorders. Her clinical work primarily involves cognitive and behavioral treatments for children and adolescents and behavior management training for caregivers of youth with ADHD. Schoenfelder is also involved in training students and residents in clinical psychology and pediatrics through Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Program to Evaluate and Enhance Attention, Regulation and Learning Clinic. Her research interests focus on strategies for engaging families in multimodal treatments, as well as family-based prevention of health risk behaviors in youth with ADHD. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Arizona State University and previously trained and worked in the Duke ADHD Program at Duke University Medical Center.

Nadia Webb, PsyD, ABPdN, ABN

Nadia Webb, PsyD, ABPdN, ABNWebb is a medical “prescribing” psychologist, double-boarded neuropsychologist, executive director of the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology, and member of the executive committee of the Illinois Psychological Association. Webb’s first license was as a family therapist, which launched a commitment to systemic change — particularly the development of integrative care models serving individuals with neurobehavioral impairments, their families and the medical providers and communities that care for them.

Webb took a position at a Children’s Hospital in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina. She was able to blend elements from neuropsychological, clinical and medical psychology to serve medically fragile children. She prescribed at the request of physician colleagues from the intensive care unit, neurology, neurosurgery, gastroenterology and outpatient clinics. She serves as a member of the Blue Ribbon Committee on Education and Training of Prescribing Psychologists, which has been tasked with integrating the best aspects of New Mexico, Louisiana and Department of Defense models. She has also been building national infrastructure to support safe prescribing, creating the first national peer consultation email list for prescribing psychologists.

As a neuropsychologist, she remains committed to improving the quality of life for neurologically compromised children. She is a professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, bringing rigorous training in clinical neuropsychology and psychopharmacology to doctoral level school psychologists. Webb also serves as board examiner for the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology.

Presidential Citations
APA President Barry S. Anton, PhD, presents Presidential Citations to outstanding psychologists. View the 2015 Presidential Citation awardees