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AVAPL Business Meeting at the APA Convention, August 2015

Photos courtesy of Lisa Kearney, Ph.D., ABPP

John McQuaid shows his signature on the AVAPL sweatshirt.
Following years of tradition, John McQuaid dons the AVAPL Chief of Chiefs/Leader of Leaders sweatshirt to show his signature and his unique contribution to the sweatshirt, a drawing of the Golden Gate Bridge.
 
Monica Cortez-Garland, Secretary for AVAPL, addresses the audience at the AVAPL Business Meeting at the APA Convention in Toronto, Canada.
Monica Cortez-Garland, Secretary of AVAPL
Heather Kelly, APA
Heather Kelly from APA updates the audience about her advocacy related to military and veterans' issues at the AVAPL Business Meeting at the APA Convention in Toronto.
Randy Phelps, APA, updates the audience at the AVAPL Business Meeting at the APA Convention in Toronto.
Randy Phelps, APA
Amee Patel and Howard Steinberg
Amee Patel and Howard Steinberg updated the attendees at the AVAPL Business eeting at the APA Convention about the upcoming VA Psychology Leadership Conference.
Pat DeLeon and Kathy McNamara made up part of the small but mighty audience at the AVAPL Business Meeting at the APA Convention in Toronto, Canada.
Pat DeLeon and Kathy McNamara

AVAPL Business Meeting at the APA Convention, August 2012

Mary Levenson and Pamela Fischer
Outgoing AVAPL President Pam Fischer hands the traditional "Chief of Chiefs/Leader of Leaders" sweatshirt to incoming President Mary Levenson. The sweatshirt honors years' worth of Presidents of AVAPL and has often been decorated to reflect the personality of the President.
Past President George Shorter makes an emphatic point at the annual AVAPL Business Meeting at the APA Convention in Orlando.
George Shorter
George Shorter and Pam Fischer
AVAPL President Pam Fischer honors Past President George Shorter for his three years of service on the Executive Committee of AVAPL.
 
President-Elect John Klocek and Secretary Steve Cavicchia listen to questions from the attendees at the annual AVAPL Business Meeting at the APA Convention in Orlando.
John Klocek and Steve Cavicchia
Mary Levenson and Amy Street
Amy Street receives the AVAPL Leadership Award from incoming President Mary Levenson during the annual AVAPL Business Meeting at the APA Convention in Orlando.
 
Diane Elmore (right) and Heather Kelly (left) from the American Psychological Association discuss their efforts to support and advocate for VA psychologists.
Diane Elmore and Heather Kelly

AVAPL Business Meeting at the APA Convention, August 2011

AVAPL Executive Committee
The AVAPL Executive Committee presides over the Annual Business Meeting at the APA Convention. From left to right, outgoing President George Shorter, Treasurer Ann Landes, incoming President Pam Fischer, and Secretary Lisa Kearney.

 

Outgoing AVAPL President George Shorter presents the Antonette Zeiss Distinguished Leadership Award to Bob Gresen. Dr. Gresen is a former President of AVAPL.
George Shorter presents the Antonette Zeiss Distinguished Leadership Award to Bob Gresen.

 

Bob Gresen announces Toni Zeiss' new position.
Bob Gresen introduces Toni Zeiss, the newly selected Chief Consultant for the Office of Mental Health Services in VA Central Office. Dr. Zeiss is the first woman and the first psychologist to hold this position in VA history.

 

Outgoing AVAPL President George Shorter congratulates Toni Zeiss for her appointment as Chief Consultant for the Office of Mental Health Services.
George Shorter congratulates Toni Zeiss.

 

Lisa Kearney and Toni Zeiss
Lisa Kearney and Toni Zeiss discuss the upcoming workload productivity directive during the Office of Mental Health Services update at the 2011 APA Convention.

2008 AVAPL Business Meeting at the APA Convention in Boston

Jamie Adler and Bob Gresen Bob Gresen accepting the Distinguished Career Award from Past President Jamie Adler.
Richard Greenblatt and June Malone Treasurer, and newly elected President-Elect, June Malone presents Richard Greenblatt the AVAPL Leadership Award.
Lisa Kearney and Jim Besyner Lisa Kearney accepts the AVAPL Professional Service Award for Stephen Getsinger. Secretary Jim Besyner presents the award.
Wayne Siegel and Steven Lovett AVAPL President presents Wayne Siegel with the AVAPL Professional Service Award.
June Malone and Steven Lovett June Malone accepts awards for the completion of her term as Treasurer and for her tireless work as Chair for the annual VA Psychology Leadership Conference.
Jamie Adler and Steven Lovett Jamie Adler is recognized for the completion of his work as President-Elect, President, and Past President of AVAPL. President Steven Lovett presents the award.
Mark Hinterthuer Mark Hinterthuer takes over as President of AVAPL and dons the traditional "Chief of Chiefs/Leader of Leaders" sweatshirt.

2005 APA Convention Washington, DC

Kathy McNamara, incoming President of AVAPL, received the ceremonial "Chief of Chiefs/Leader of Leaders" sweatshirt from outgoing President Terry Keane at the 2005 Business Meeting held at the APA Convention in Washington, DC. Jamie Adler, Ph.D., was introduced as the new President-Elect at the AVAPL Business Meeting at the APA Convention in Washington, DC.  
 

2005 VA Leadership Conference Dallas, Texas