Leadership and Committees

SOHP Leadership January 2018-December 2019

Executive Committee:

    • President

      Tammy Allen, University of South Florida

    • President-Elect

      Christopher Cunningham, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

    • Past President

      Lisa Kath, San Diego State University

    • Secretary-Treasurer

      Joseph Mazzola, Meredith College

    • Members at Large

      Larissa (Lacie) Barber, Northern Illinois University
      Gwen Fisher, Colorado State University

Standing & Ad hoc Committees

SOHP relies on the volunteer efforts of our members to make things happen. Individuals who are interested in participating in one of these committees, please contact SOHP President Tammy Allen (President@sohp-online.org) with your name, contact information, and information about preferences, special interests, or special areas of expertise.

Standing Committees

  • Communications Committee

    Chair: Tanya Sidawi-Ostojic

    Responsibilities that fall within the purview of this committee include the SOHP newsletter, the SOHP website, social media outlets, and additional outreach efforts. The functions of the communications committee are to:

    • Manage and promote the exchange of ideas among SOHP members and
    • Promote the activities and mission of SOHP to individuals and groups outside of the Society.
  • Education and Training Committee

    Co-chairs: Ashley Nixon and Irvin Schonfeld

    Members of the Education & Training Committee monitor the state of graduate education in occupational health psychology (OHP), encourage and promote the development of scientific and practitioner skills of the Society’s prospective members, and identify/develop resources for the OHP educators (e.g., sample syllabi, sample curricula, etc.).

  • Graduate Student Issues Committee

    Chair: Nikola Fedorowicz, University of Houston

    The responsibility of the Graduate Student Issues Committee is to facilitate networking, sharing of ideas, and development of collaborative relationships among graduate students in the field of OHP, and to identify issues of particular concern to graduate affiliates of the Society plus a designated liaison between the Executive Council and the committee.

  • Membership Committee

Chair: Yujie (Jessie) Zhan, Wilfrid Laurier University

The main functions of the Membership Committee are to promote membership in SOHP, to evaluate applicants for membership, to maintain information about the membership, and to encourage member involvement in the functioning of the Society. In addition, the committee provides a regular accounting of membership numbers and may initiate special projects to learn about member needs and to increase membership.

  • Practitioner Committee

Chair: Christopher Cunningham, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The purpose of the Practitioner Committee is to promote the inclusion and participation of practitioners in SOHP.  These practitioners can identify as psychologists or a number of other different occupations.

Ad hoc committees and other appointed positions

  • Awards Committee

    Co-chairs: Vicki Magley, University of Connecticut & Naomi Swanson, NIOSH

    The Awards Committee solicits nominations and coordinates the evaluation and recommendations for recipients of student, research and professional OHP awards in conjunction with the biannual Work Stress & Health Conference.

  • Elections Committee

    Chair: President-elect

    The Elections Committee solicits nominations for elected offices and managers the election process. It is chaired by the President-elect, with additional members appointed by the President, as needed.

  • SOHP Newsletter

    Editors: Tanya Sidawi-Ostojic, The City College of the City University of New York & Gary Giumetti, Quinnipiac University

    Responsible for soliciting and editing articles for an electronic Society newsletter; works with the SOHP Webmaster to produce and distribute the newsletter.

  • SOHP-online.org

    Webmaster: Duygu Biricik Gulseren, Saint Mary’s University

    Responsible for maintaining and updating the SOHP website. Coordinates with standing committees to provide current content for the website. Contributes ideas on how to maximize the effective use of current technology resources.

  • Work Stress and Health Conference Workshop Committee

    Chair: Michael Ford, University of Alabama

    Responsible for developing and coordinating pre-conference workshops for the Work Stress and Health biannual conference.