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NationalRegisterPro.org is a recruiting and credentials verification resource provided by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, the largest credentialing organization for psychologists. Since its inception in 1974, the National Register’s primary mission has been to identify qualified health service psychologists to healthcare organizations, hospitals, and licensing boards across the U.S. and Canada. The National Register currently credentials more than 10,000 licensed, doctoral-level psychologists. For more information, see www.NationalRegister.org.

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Morgan T. Sammons, PhD, ABPP

Morgan T. Sammons, PhD, ABPP

Executive Officer of the National Register

Morgan T. Sammons, PhD, ABPP, is the Executive Officer of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. He has a long history of leadership and advocacy in the profession, including many years’ experience working with the National Register, having served as Chair of the Board of Directors from 2004 to 2008. He has also served as Systemwide Dean of the California School of Professional Psychology. He is a retired US Navy Captain, and during his naval career he served as the Navy’s Clinical Psychology Specialty Leader, Special Assistant to the Navy Surgeon General for Mental Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, and in a number of positions both in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Sammons is a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology (Clinical), and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. He contributes regularly to professional literature and presents widely on issues pertaining to clinical practice and the advancement of psychology.

Sarah Shelton, PsyD, MPH, MSCP (2017–2020)

Sarah Shelton, PsyD, MPH, MSCP (2017–2020)

President/Chair & Registrant since 2007

Dr. Shelton received her PsyD in clinical health psychology from Spalding University in 2005. She was appointed Chief Resident at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine for her internship year. She then completed two postdoctoral fellowships at the Medical College of Georgia in medical psychology and behavioral medicine and also earned a Master of Public Health degree. She completed graduate training in Forensics at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and earned a Postdoctoral Masters of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is a licensed psychologist in Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, and Ohio and has been in private practice for over a decade, specializing in medical and forensic psychology assessment and expert witness testimony in her multi-state multi-disciplinary private practice. She is the Director of the Integrative Behavioral Health Scholars Program for Spalding University’s doctoral program in clinical psychology, where she trains and supervises doctoral psychology students working in primary care settings. Additionally, she is a course developer and professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in their Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology program, equipping psychologists in Illinois with the ability to prescribe psychotropic medications. She is also faculty in a Criminal Justice graduate program and has taught in graduate Public Health programs. Dr. Shelton is currently President of the Kentucky Psychological Association, holds an appointment on a committee for the APA Div 41 American Psychology-Law Society, and is the Director of Continuing Education for APA Div 55 American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy.

Joshua P. Henry, JD (2019–2022)

Joshua P. Henry, JD (2019–2022)

Vice Chair & Public Representative

Mr. Henry earned his JD from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2003. He is a Partner at Wells, Marble & Hurst, PLLC, where he specializes in complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on defense. He was peer-nominated a “Rising Star of the Mid-South” for Commercial Defense and Intellectual Property Litigation in Super Lawyers Magazine. He serves on the National Committee of the Boy Scouts of America and on an Advisory Committee to the Secretary of the State in Intellectual Property, Software and Technology. He is also a supporter and Professional Partner of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership.

June W. J. Ching, PhD, ABPP (2017–2020)

June W. J. Ching, PhD, ABPP (2017–2020)

Treasurer, Registrant since 1982

Dr. Ching is a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist who has been practicing in Hawaii for 36 years as a clinical and forensic psychologist, concentrating on the psychological assessment and treatment of a culturally diverse population of children, adults, couples, and families. She is a Clinical Affiliate Faculty with the University of Hawaii’s Clinical Studies Department of Psychology. A Fellow of APA, her contributions have focused on the advancement of psychology as a profession through advocacy, public education, and the promotion of initiatives which further the field for next generation of practicing psychologists. Dr. Ching has served in key leadership positions within her state and national governance, including President of the Hawaii Psychological Association, and as the first Asian-American woman President of APA Division 42 in 2015. She recently completed a term as vice-chair on the APA Practice Organization Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice and holds a seat on the APA Council of Representatives.

Erica H. Wise, PhD (2016–2019)

Erica H. Wise, PhD (2016–2019)

Secretary, Registrant since 1992

Dr. Wise is Clinical Professor and Director of the Psychology Training Clinic for the Department of Psychology at UNC-Chapel Hill. She teaches doctoral level courses that focus on clinical theory and practice, ethics, and diversity. She is a former chair of the American Psychology Association’s Ethics Committee and the North Carolina Psychology Board. Dr. Wise is a frequent presenter and consultant on ethical issues in clinical psychology. Her professional interests include education and training, psychotherapy outcome research, and applications of ethics and self-care in academic and professional practice settings.

Robyn L. Gobin, PhD (2019–2022)

Robyn L. Gobin, PhD (2019–2022)

Registrant since 2016

Robyn L. Gobin, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and is the Director of the Transforming Trauma and Mental Health Research Lab at the institution. For the past two years, Dr. Gobin has worked with the National Register as the liaison from APA’s Committee on Early Career Psychologists. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Life Balance and Wellness Institute (LBWI), and she is the Chair of the External Affairs Committee for DREAAM (Driven to Reach Excellence and Academic Achievement for Males) House. In 2016, Dr. Gobin was awarded the Judy E. Hall, PhD, Early Career Psychologist Award by the National Register. Throughout her career, Dr. Gobin has dedicated herself to understanding the impact of interpersonal violence (e.g., child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence) and betrayal on mental health among high-risk underserved populations, most notably women and veterans. Dr. Gobin is a fellow of the APA Minority Fellowship Program and has held leadership positions in the Association of Black Psychologists, APA’s Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race (Division 45), APA Division of Trauma Psychology, and the National Black Graduate Student Association. She has participated in advocacy on Capitol Hill, informing Congress members about key issues impacting the field of psychology. Dr. Gobin also serves as a dissertation committee member mentoring several doctoral candidates as they complete their degrees.

Terry S. Gock, PhD, MPA (2019–2022)

Terry S. Gock, PhD, MPA (2019–2022)

Registrant since 1983

Terry S. Gock, PhD, MPA, is the Divisional Director of Pacific Clinics’ Asian Pacific Family Center, which serves the Asian-American and Pacific Islander populations in the San Gabriel Valley by providing behavioral healthcare programs in mental health, substance abuse prevention, child abuse prevention, gang and violence prevention, mentoring, family life enhancement, and other related human services. For the past 30+ years, he has also worked as an organizational consultant, as well as a clinical and forensic psychologist, in private practice. He previously served as Acting Program Director for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and as staff psychologist at the Pasadena Child Guidance Clinic (now Pacific Clinics). He also previously served as a Board Member on the Board of Directors at the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association. Dr. Gock has served in numerous roles for the American Psychological Association, including as member on the Council of Representatives, Chair of both the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in Public Interest and the Board of Professional Affairs as well as the President of the now Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. He currently serves as the Consulting Editor for APA’s Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity and recently presented a symposium at the APA Annual Convention in San Francisco, CA. In 2011, Dr. Gock was the recipient of the APA Presidential Citation for “devotion to multiculturalism” in psychology and for “lifelong concern for the well-being of marginalized people, and for the promotion of a diversification of psychology.”

Patricia Logan, PhD (2016–2019)

Patricia Logan, PhD (2016–2019)

Registrant since 2011

Dr. Logan is a practicing School Psychologist in the Gwinnett County School District in Georgia and has a part-time private practice in Cumming, Georgia. Dr. Logan received her B.A., M.S., and PhD at Mississippi State University. She completed an APA-accredited internship in Pediatric Psychology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has held several research and faculty positions since completing her training, including her most recent appointments at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology. Previous experience includes a faculty position at the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa), a research fellowship at the University of Georgia, and serving on the Executive Board of the Georgia Association of School Psychologists. She has expertise working with a wide spectrum of patients, including children and adolescents with congenital cardiac defects and comorbid social and emotional regulation difficulties. In addition to being a currently licensed psychologist in Ohio, Dr. Logan is recognized as a Health Service Psychologist by the National Register.

Ron Manderscheid, PhD (2018–2021)

Ron Manderscheid, PhD (2018–2021)

Public Representative

Ron Manderscheid, PhD, serves as the Executive Director of the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors. Concurrently, he is Executive Director of the National Association for Rural Mental Health, Adjunct Professor at the Department of Mental Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, and Adjunct Professor, School of Social Work, University of Southern California. Dr. Manderscheid serves on the boards of the Cosmos Club, the Employee Assistance Research Foundation, the Danya Institute, the Council on Quality and Leadership, the NASMHPD Research Institute, and the Nation Register of Health Service Psychologists. He also serves as the Co-Chair of the Coalition for Whole Health. Previously, he served as the Director of Mental Health and Substance Use Programs at the Global Health Sector of SRA International and in several federal leadership roles in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Throughout his career, he has emphasized and promoted peer and family concerns.

Beth N. Rom-Rymer, PhD (2019–2022)

Beth N. Rom-Rymer, PhD (2019–2022)

Registrant since 1998

Beth N. Rom-Rymer, PhD, serves as a member of the Board of Directors of APA; incoming Chair (2019) of the APA Council Leadership Team; and the President and co-founder of the Illinois Association of Prescribing Psychologists. Dr. Rom-Rymer has been adjunct lecturer at The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry; a guest lecturer at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science; a lecturer at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology; and a guest lecturer at Chicago’s Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. She has chaired and served several governance positions on multiple Caucuses of APA Council, including Education and Training, Public Interest, Healthcare/Health Science, and Women’s. Dr. Rom-Rymer was a 6-year member of the APA Finance Committee; served as President of the APA Division of Pharmacotherapy (55) and the APA Division of Trauma (56), in addition to other governance roles in those Divisions. Dr. Rom-Rymer has served two terms as the President of the Illinois Psychological Association and spearheaded the successful IPA’s prescriptive authority legislative movement. She continues to lead the implementation of the prescriptive authority legislation in Illinois while consulting with states throughout the country on similar legislative initiatives. Dr. Rom-Rymer is a co-founder of Refuge House in Tallahassee, Florida, a shelter for women and children, that celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2018. Dr. Rom-Rymer works as a clinician in Chicago and as a forensic expert witness in civil litigation in her national consulting practice. Dr. Rom-Rymer was recently awarded the Chicago Social Impact Leader Award from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Throughout her 40+ year career, she has worked to create training and practice opportunities for prescribing and non-prescribing psychologists in public service venues. She was awarded the National Register’s 2016 Alfred M. Wellner, PhD, Lifetime Achievement Award; the Karl F. Heiser APA Presidential Award for Advocacy (2015); the APA Presidential Citation for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Professional Psychology (2015), among many other awards.

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