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OPA Welcomes New Leadership Development Academy Fellows

Thursday, September 22, 2016   (0 Comments)
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The OPA Leadership Development Academy (OPA-LDA) develops and nurtures an active pipeline of future OPA leaders that reflects the broad diversity of psychologists in Ohio. The 9-month program provides opportunities for emerging leaders to develop a deeper understanding of their individual leadership style, to learn how to be an effective leader in a professional association, to expand their engagement, experience and mentoring with OPA leaders, to enhance their leadership skills and to learn about significant leadership challenges in OPA.

Please join OPA in welcoming the 2016-2017 Leadership Development Academy Fellows:

  • Chivonna Childs, PhD
  • Justin A. Dewberry, PsyD
  • Lisa Stines Doane, PhD
  • Catherine M. Golden, PhD
  • Elizabeth Harris, PhD
  • Steven Kniffley, PsyD, ABPP
  • Leslie McClure, PsyD
  • Jessica Smedley, PsyD
  • Cynthia Van Keuren, PsyD
  • Chantel Weisenmuller, PhD

To learn more about our new OPA-LDA Fellows, please click here.


History of the OPA Leadership Development Academy:
In 2007, the Leadership Forum was created with the intent to build a one-day structured program that would encourage and develop future OPA leaders. While the Leadership Forum was very informative, thought provoking and well attended, it seemed that its fullest potential was not being met as a 1-day program. Participants were learning about leadership in general, but not as much about becoming a leader in OPA. Out of this seed grew the idea of the OPA Leadership Development Academy (OPA-LDA). The OPA-LDA launched in 2015 with a class of 11 fellows that reflected the diversity in ethnicity, gender, gender identity, professional specialization, workplace affiliation and career status. OPA is confident that many of our LDA fellows are on their way to become the future leaders of OPA.