Governing Council

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Neil Stafford

Avondale Elementary School District
Phone: (623) 687-7460

President Elect

Evelyn Burrell

Arise Consultation and Training Services
Phone: (602) 918-3876

Past President

Rebbeca Lahann

Spectrum Psychology and Wellness, LLC
Phone: (480) 621-7257


Laura Wingers

Laura Wingers, Psy.D., LLC
Phone: (602) 734-0794


J. Rick Day

JRDA, Inc.
Phone: (480) 747-8581

Academic Representative

David Sbarra

Dept. of Psychology, University of Arizona
Phone: (520) 626-6426

APA Council Representative

Stephanie Vitanza

Garden of Hope Counseling
Phone: (602) 391-4308

Communications Representative

Michelle Melton

Melton Psychology Group, LLC
Phone: (480) 442-1506

Diversity Representative

Shirley Yang

Arizona State University
Phone: n/a

Education Representative

Lesley Manson

Phone: (602) 496-6790

Graduate Student Representative

Stacey Bouffard

Counseling/School Psychology PhD program
Phone: 520-360-2270

Legislative Representative

Garret Blankenship, Dr.

Options in Psychology
Phone: 817-727-9525

Membership Representative

Arie Zakaryan, Dr.

Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phone: 602-933-0414

Professional Practice Representative

Marisa Menchola, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Banner University Medicine Neurology
Phone: (520) 694-0403

Early Career Psychologist Representative

Sarah Bald, Dr.

NEST Psychological
Phone: 602-284-4555

Northern Arizona Representative

Mary Zemansky

Psychological Pathways
Phone: (928) 776-7885

Southern Arizona Representative

Andy Bernstein

Andrew D. Bernstein, PhD
Phone: (520) 396-4956

Board Member Emeritus

John Stapert, Dr.

Private Practice
Phone: 480-922-8693
Fax: 602-279-8920