The Santa Barbara County Psychological Association (SBCPA) held its annual board installation and presented its 2020 Legacy Awards Jan. 19 at the University Club. The association includes 150 licensed area psychologists and graduate students in the field of psychology.
SBCPA board and members work to promote the practice of psychology, provide continuing education, and offer resources in the community including disaster and trauma services. The 2020 board members and committee chairs include:
Megan Donahue, president; Katherine Olson, president-elect; Winifred Lender, past president; Eric Nelson, treasurer; Avery Voos, secretary; Oriana McGee, student representative; Juliet Rhode-Brown, local advocacy network representative.
James Fortman, website chair; Jordan Witt, media/public relations chair; Hallie D’Agruma and Christina Donaldson, continuing education chairs; Anahita Holden, membership committee chair; Kimberley Taylor, ethics committee chair; Karen Lehman, disaster response committee chair; Anna Krasno and Betsy Bates Freed, social committee chairs.
The 2020 Legacy Awards recognized outstanding service in the field of psychology. Seven licensed psychologists were honored for their service to the community, the practice of psychology and the association. They included the following SBCPA members:
Heidi Zetzer, Legacy Award for Mentoring and Clinical Supervision
Lisa Firestone, Legacy Award for Scholarship
Chuck Lepkowsky, Legacy Award for Legislative Advocacy and Contributions to CPA
Deborah Schiller, Legacy Award for Distinguished Clinical Service
Deirdre Patrick Morse, Legacy Award for Distinguished Clinical Service
Melissa Cantekin, Legacy Award for Significant Contributions to SBCPA
Winifred Lender, Legacy Award for Significant Contributions to SBCPA