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 11 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 firstname.lastname@example.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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Jennifer L. DelVentura, Ph.D., ABPP
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.
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!
Starlyn Hawes, Ph.D.
Dr. Hawes is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with Health and Rehabilitation Psychology specialties. Her private practice supports people who are faced with various health challenges, mental health diagnoses within the context of their health-related concerns, caregiver and provider adjustment, and multicultural considerations. She has effectively facilitated various consultation groups among diverse, highly skilled providers. In addition, she founded a consultation + coaching business specifically designed to MPower diverse clinicians to build a private practice and legacy while honoring life balance. She also offers career and academic coaching to graduate students and beyond. Dr. Hawes is a board member of HaRT3S, a social purpose corporation. HaRT3S was created to provide information and training systems to substance-use treatment and other service providers using evidence-based and culturally-appropriate methods of reducing substance-related harm and improve quality of life for their clients and their communities.
Her participation with the Legislative Advocacy Committee is a way to learn more about the issues that impact our profession and to advocate for our profession. She sees serving on the Board of Trustees as a broader application of being a part of a motivated team of clinicians who are invested in doing positive work for our profession and for the communities that we serve.
Lynda Hernández, Ph.D., NCSP
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.
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.
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.
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.
Phyllis Sanchez, Ph.D.
Born and raised in south Seattle, she was the first in her family to finish college and then went on to earn a Ph.D.. She finished a postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in 1991 and has been licensed in Washington since 1990. She has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, (HMC/UWMC), and clinics and is now working in private practices both in Seattle and Kirkland. She is involved in general neuropsychological practice and also performs independent exams for injured workers, forensic exams, and is involved in the NCAA post settlement concussion monitoring program. As an adjunct faculty member, she supervises psychiatry residents from the UW in psychotherapy technique. Her publications vary in topics and include the accuracy of psychologist's ability to distinguish medical conditions that can masquerade as psychological disorders, to the significant negative impact of third party observers on test performance.
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.