Brian Carpenter, Ph.D. (he/him)
Professor, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

Professional interests: communication in late-life families, end-of-life care, dementia education

Hobbies: swimming, biking, hiking, to make room for baking


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Douglas W. Lane, Ph.D., ABPP 
Board Certified in Geriatric Psychology and Clinical Psychology
Olympic Psychology Services
Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine

Past Chair

Janet Yang, Ph.D., ABPP (she/her/hers)
Clinical Director, Heritage Clinic

Communications Chair

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.

Newsletter Co-Editor

Victoria Beach, Ph.D.


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.

Stacy Yun, Ph.D. (she/her/hers)
Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow, Palliative Care Focus, VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Professional interests: aging and mental health disparities and end-of-life issues particularly in Asian American older adult mental health, caregiving, dementia-related anxiety, and advance care planning

Hobbies: exploring local gems and eats, watching movies and documentaries, and practicing yoga and pilates

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

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.

Coming soon

Claudia Son, M.A. (she/hers)
4th year Doctoral Candidate, Clinical Psychology, Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University

Interests: Coping and adjustment to aging and cognitive decline, caregiver support, cognitive rehabilitation

Joy: Spending time with husband and friends, golfing, going to the gym, watching Korean dramas, eating good food.

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