Leadership

Full Board

 Board of Directors

President

cynthia
Cynthia Taylor Handrup
DNP, APN
Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
University of Illinois at Chicago



President-Elect

Jill
Jill D. McLeigh, PhD

Director, Policy, Advocacy, & Research 
Children'
s Health, Dallas, TX

 


Past President
  

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

 


Secretary
 

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

 

Treasurer 

William
William R. Beardslee, MD
Distinguished Gardner-Monks Professor of Child Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
Chairman Emeritus and Director of the Baer Prevention Initiatives in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital



Directors At Large

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

jessica
Jessica Goodkind
, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociology
University of New Mexico  

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

 
Arelis
Arelis Moorede Peralta, MD, MEd, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor Department of Languages and Department of Youth, Family and Community Studies 
Clemson University 

 



danna
Danna Mauch
, PhD
President and CEO
Massachusetts Association for Mental Health
 
 

Rebecca Singer
Rebecca Singer
, DNP, RN 

Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
University of Illinois at Chicago

 

  

Student and Early Career Representative 

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

 

 
CR
Cathryn Richmond
, MA
PhD Student
Virginia Commonwealth University

 

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

cecily
Cecily Basquin
, MA
 
PhD Student, Health Psychology Program
University of North Carolina at Charlotte 

 
Senior Policy and Global Affairs Advisor

Gita
Gita 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