Committees

Committees

Kate Hinrichs, Ph.D., ABPP (she/her)
Psychologist, VA Boston Healthcare System;
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Interests: Intersection of Mental Health and Palliative Care, LGBTQ+ Aging issues, social justice, violence prevention.

Charissa Hosseini, Ph.D. (Chair)(she/her/hers)
General Mental Health Psychologist, Northern California VA Health Care System

Interests: Geropsychology, Veterans health, diversity.

Joy: Playing tennis, enjoying the sun, and trying different types of food.

Diana DiGasbarro, B.A. (Newsletter Co-Editor)
3rd year Ph.D. Candidate, Clinical Psychology, University of Louisville

Interests: Bridging positive psychology with assessment and treatment for people with dementia.

Newsletter Co-Editor

Danielle McDuffie, M.A. (Newsletter Co-Editor) (she/her/hers)
5th year Ph.D. Candidate, Clinical Geropsychology, University of Alabama

Interests: Minority aging (specifically Black/African American older adults), grief, bereavement, religion, spirituality, Positive Psychology, racial trauma.
Joy: Spongebob (my not-so-guilty stress-relief pleasure), brunch, weekly FaceTimes with my immediate family back in NJ, art museums, and all things beautiful (botanical gardens, zoos, aquariums, etc).

Taylor Loskot, B.A.
Research Assistant, VA National Center for PTSD;
2nd year Ph.D. Student, Clinical Psychology, Pacific University in Oregon

Interests: Social connectedness in late life, ageism, veterans, and cultural diversity among older adults.

Website Coordinator

Jennifer Ho, Psy.D. (Website Coordinator) (she/her)
Clinical Psychologist, Home Based Primary Care, VA Palo Alto

Interests: Aging and mental health, multicultural and intergenerational dynamics, identity and role transitions.

Joy: Hiking, biking, and getting lost in the city.

Victoria Beach

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Ana Jessica Alfaro, Psy.D.
Advanced Geriatric Research Fellow, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC), Palo Alto VA

Coming soon

Lifelong Learning Chair

Jessica Strong, Ph.D., ABPP (Chair) (she/her)
Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Prince Edward Island

Julia T. Boyle, Psy.D.(she/her/hers)

Geropsychologist, VA Boston Healthcare System;
Advanced Fellow in Geriatrics, VA New England Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)

Interests: Sleep, Insomnia, Aging, and Physical Function.

Erin Emery-Tiburcio, Ph.D., ABPP (she/her)
Associate Professor of Geriatric and Rehabilitation Psychology – Geriatric Medicine; Co-Director of the Rush Center for Excellence in Aging; Rush University

Andrea June, Ph.D. (she/her)
Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Science; Co-chair, Gerontology Minor; Central Connecticut State University

Coming soon…

Chris Nguyen, Ph.D. (He/Him/His)
Director of Office of Geriatrics and Gerontology,
Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Neurology,
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health,
The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Interests: Aging, decision making, neurodegenerative diseases

Joys: Traveling, gardening, coffee, home brewing, spending time with friends and family

Mentoring Chair

Ira Yenko, Psy.D. (Chair) (he/him)
Clinical Psychologist, Northwell Health

Interests: Healthy aging and physical activity, therapy at end of life, suicide and suicidal behavior in older adults, and the influence of culture and acculturation in therapy.
Joy: Working with his hands (e.g. wood working, shoe restoration), listening to jazz and punk rock, cooking, and trail running.

Coming soon

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Stephanie Liu, M.P.H.
2nd year Doctoral Candidate, Clinical Psychology, Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University

Interests: Attitudes towards dementia and resilience in older adults, psychological and public health research.

Joy: Improving her Spanish, gardening, going on long walks, and all things Jane Austen.

Cecilia Poon, Ph.D., ABPP (she/her)
Staff Psychologist &
Internship Training Director, Psychology Department
Nebraska Medicine

Interests: Geropsychology theory, practice, training, and advocacy.

Joy: Creative arts, theatre, food, languages.

Heather Smith, PhD, ABPP
Lead Psychologist, Milwaukee VA Medical Center
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin

Interests: Psychology training and supervision, neurocognitive disorders, decision-making capacity assessments, organizational development, and palliative care.

Joy: Watching her 4 children’s sporting events, running, practicing yoga, and traveling.

Stacy Yun, M.A. (she/hers)
5th-year Doctoral Candidate, Clinical Psychology (Geropsychology), University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Interests: Dementia-related anxiety, caregiving, aging and mental health disparities, and minority aging

Joy: Cooking, watching movies and documentaries, and pilates

Science & Practice Chair

Ann Pearman, Ph.D. (Chair) (she/her)
Clinical Geriatric Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry , MetroHealth Medical Center

Annika Goldman, M.A. (she/her/hers)
Doctoral Candidate, Miami University, SCOUT Lab

Jay Gregg, Ph.D. 
Durham VA Health Care System, Dept. of Medicine-Geriatrics, Duke University

Michele Karel, Ph.D., ABPP
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Ron Smith, Ph.D.
Staff Psychologist, Providence VA Medical Center

Julie Wetherell, Ph.D., ABPP
Psychiatry, University of California San Diego