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The New Mexico Psychological Association Nominations Committee

Chair:  Deborah Okon, Ph.D.,

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New committee members are welcomed throughout the year.  Simply contact the Committee Chair of the committee you are interested in and log in to the NMPA webpage and go to the Members Only section to find the list of committee chairs and their email addresses.

Nominations are solicited for elected and appointed vacancies every May/June.  Elections are held in October of every year and terms begin in January.  Please contact the nominations chair if you are interested in a position.

A description of every position and committee can be found in the bylaws on the NMPA website.

Elected Positions

President-Elect (This is a three-year commitment; one year as president-elect, the next year as president, and the following year as immediate past president.)

Secretary (up to three consecutive two-year terms)

Treasurer (up to three consecutive two-year terms)

Three (3) Members at Large can be filled by any member category

Early Career Member at Large open to an early career member.

Ethics Committee (4 members, can be elected to serve up to three consecutive two-year terms).  The committee chair is a member of the Board but its members operate separately from the Board.  Committee members provide informal and confidential consultation to members who seek guidance with a clinical, teaching or research issue. 


Positions Appointed by the NMPA Executive Committee:

Committee Chairs and appointed roles:

Continuing Education Program Review Committee Chair

Diversity and Social Responsibilities Committee Chair

Educational Forums Committee Chair

Graduate Student Committee Chair

Legislative Committee Chair

Nominations Committee Chair

Early Career Psychologist Committee Chair

Liaison to the Board of Psychologist Examiners

Federal Advocacy Coordinator – liaison to APA

Public Education Campaign Coordinator – liaison to APA

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