WSPA Board of Trustees


Add your voice to WSPA's leadership!

WSPA is always looking for passionate, creative, and service-oriented individuals from early career to advanced career psychologists to help foster our mission.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for guiding the association by adopting ethical and legal governance and financial management policies to advance WSPA's mission. New trustees can be added throughout the year and meet monthly, either in person or via teleconferencing.

Members of the board also chair association committees and represent WSPA on statewide initiatives and at APA national conferences. A maximum of 9 trustees make up the board and leadership is open to all premium and platinum level members. Board terms last three (3) years and a trustee may serve no more than two consecutive terms. A trustee may return to the board after a 1-year absence.

If you are interested in serving on the Board of Trustees, please contact our Executive Director, Marvo Reguindin at executive@wspapsych.org and provide us with your name, contact information, and a brief rationale for your interest. For more information, please review the Board Member Expectations and Board Member Recruitment & Election process documents.


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Christen A. Carson, Ph.D., ABPP
President


Dr. Carson is a clinical and forensic psychologist who conducts evaluations and provides expert testimony in civil and criminal cases. Specializations include parenting evaluations, personal Injury/IME evaluations, and criminal mitigation, competency, and risk assessments. Dr. Carson provides consultation to other psychologists and to attorneys. Dr. Carson is on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Couple and Family Psychology, and is past President of the American Academy of Couple and Family Psychology. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Family Trauma, Child Custody, and Child Development. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in both Forensic Psychology and Couple and Family Psychology. Dr. Carson also sees therapy patients in her Seattle based private practice.



Jennifer L. DelVentura, Ph.D., ABPP

Co-Vice President


Dr. DelVentura is a clinical health psychologist licensed in Washington (and Georgia).  She specializes in evidenced-based assessment and intervention with patients with chronic pain.  She is active in many quality improvement and clinical program evaluation projects aiming to improve access and quality of pain care in her local facility.  Additionally,  she has presented for many regional and national audiences on equity, diversity, and inclusion in pain care and on evidence-based assessment/intervention for patients with chronic pain  (e.g., ACT, CBT, mindfulness, presurgical assessment).  She serves as an ad hoc peer reviewer for various pain and health psychology journals.  She is also active in behavioral medicine training for psychology interns and postdoctoral residents. 


Dr. DelVentura's current WSPA roles include:  member of the Board of Trustees, co-Vice President (shared role with Dr. Wagoner), and Continuing Education Committee Chair.  She has been an active WSPA member since relocating to Washington State in 2019 and has enjoyed the opportunity to meet, collaborate with, and support psychologists and trainees across the state.  She values the role that state psychological associations play in advocacy, education, advancing the field, and creating professional community and believes in active engagement in professional service as a means of living professional values and supporting the community.


Megan Wagoner, Psy.D.
Co-Vice President, Treasurer


I am a licensed psychologist in private practice in Seattle.  I enjoy working with adults using lenses of psychoanalytic, feminist, and liberation theories. Though I have been a WSPA member since my internship year, I only became more active in the organization when the Good Trouble committee was formed in 2020. Through participation in that group, I have found significant meaning in connection with my psychologist colleagues as we wrestle to identify and work towards shared mission, vision, and goals. My collaborative process skills have deepened through this work as well. I enjoy working on these processes with the wider WSPA board, and helping the organization meet the needs of our members and of the practice of psychology in Washington state as a whole. I am thrilled to share co-leadership responsibilities with Jenna DelVentura and look forward to continuing to connect with WSPA!


Lynda Hernández, Ph.D., NCSP
Trustee, Secretary


Dr. Hernández is a licensed clinical psychologist and nationally certified school psychologist (NCSP). She earned her doctorate in School Psychology at Illinois State University and completed her post-doctoral training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine within Kennedy Krieger Institute's outpatient behavior management clinic in Baltimore. Dr. Hernández works in private practice and specializes in the treatment of children with disruptive behavior disorders and provides caregiver behavior management training. Her clinical passions lie in providing high integrity care to all children through systemic, cultural, and evidence-based lenses.

Dr. Hernández's current WSPA roles include: Trustee, Secretary, Co-chair of the Early Career Psychologist (ECP) committee, member of the Good Trouble Committee.


Matt Goldenberg, Psy.D.Matt Goldenberg, Psy.D.
Trustee


Dr. Matt Goldenberg is a Washington state based Licensed Clinical Psychologist  (License number PY60416098).  He earned his Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA, a generalist training program that has been accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).  His internship at the University of Washington Counseling Center was also accredited by the American Psychological Association.  Prior to doctoral training, he completed a Masters of Arts in Psychology at Seattle University, where the Existential-Phenomenological tradition is emphasized.  He has worked with clients as young as five months through older age on a variety of issues.  Additionally, Dr. Goldenberg has benefited from clinical training in public, private, and forensic settings and is able to provide psychotherapy for a wide span of symptoms, concerns, and issues.  He has received various awards and acknowledgements for his focus on social justice and leadership development.


Kiranmayi (Kiran) Neelarambam, Ph.D.
Trustee


I grew up in India and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, English Literature, and Political Science and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology there. After several years of work experience, I moved to the United States to pursue a Master’s degree in counseling and then completed a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in Georgia. I enjoy working with adults using ACT as a primary modality with a strong multicultural feminist lens. While I’ve been a WSPA member since moving to Washington State, my active involvement began with the Good Trouble committee founded in 2020 and that experience motivated me to find more meaningful ways to contribute to WSPA as a board member. I hope to use my organizational experience and professional background to enhance the support we provide to our state’s psychology workforce.


Kenneth Cole, Psy.D.
Trustee

 

Dr. Cole has worked in many different legal and community-based environments conducting assessments, writing reports, giving testimony, doing direct treatment and working with various therapeutic communities. Focus of assessment services has included court-related issues; Court-ordered psychological evaluations, Competency to Stand Trial, Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity and Diminished Capacity, as well as parenting evaluations related to guardianship issues. Dr. Cole also conducts pre-hire psychological assessments and fit for duty assessments for various local law enforcement agencies, fire departments, security organizations and school districts. Dr. Cole has extensive experience evaluating children for use in education-related identification of mental health conditions contributing to learning disabilities. He also evaluates children and adults for Autism Spectrum Disorder.


Mandi Maycumber, LMHC, SUDP
Graduate Student Trustee


I have over 9 years of behavioral health experience in both direct care and administration. I am a licensed mental health counselor, a substance use disorder professional, and a doctoral student at Northwest University. It is an honor to serve as the WSPA graduate student trustee. 
I have a background in forensic counseling and am especially interested in honing my skills in assessment as I work toward becoming a psychologist. My current research is into the pandemic and its effects on practitioners – psychologists in particular. 
As long-time PNW resident, I enjoy making the most of the natural beauty around us. When not working or partaking in graduate studies, you may find me hiking, climbing, or skiing around the Cascade or Olympic Mountain ranges. My husband and son accompany me on many journeys and bring the utmost joy to my daily life.