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PSA Council

The PSA Council (Board of Directors) is composed of the Past-, Present, and Elect- Presidents and Vice Presidents, the Secretary and Treasurer (and Treasurer Elect in some years), as well as elected representatives of the northern, central, and southern regions of the PSA and a graduate student representative.

Council Members 2024-2025:

President: Dwaine Plaza

Vice President: Manuel Barajas

Secretary: Robert Kettlitz

Treasurer: Dan Morrison

Northern region representatives: Hyeyoung Woo (to 2025) and Jennifer Puentes (to 2026)
Central region representatives: Harry Mersmann (to 2025) and Duke Austin (to 2026)
Southern region representatives: Kristy Shih (to 2025) and Michel Estefan (to 2026)
Graduate student representative: Clayton J. Szczech

President-Elect: Michelle Jacob

Vice President-Elect: José Muñoz

Tresurer-Elect: Nelta Edwards

Past President: Alcia Bonaparte 

Past Vice Precident: Celeste Atkins


Council Members 2023-2024:

President Alicia Bonaparte, Past President Shirley Jackson, and President Elect Dwaine Plaza

Vice President Celeste Atkins, Past Vice President Ann Strahm, and Vice President Elect Manuel Barajas

Northern region representatives: Jason Wollschleger (to 2024) and Hyeyoung Woo (to 2025)

Central region representatives: Harry Mersmann (to 2025)

Southern region representatives: Christie Batson (to 2024) and Kristy Shih (to 2025)

Graduate student representative: Karma Rose Zavita

Secretary: Robert Kettlitz

Treasurer: Dan Morrison

Council Members 2022-2023:

President Shirley A. Jackson, Past President Wendy Ng, and President Elect Alicia D. Bonaparte

Vice President Ann Strahm, Past Vice President Sharon Elise, and Vice President Elect Celeste Atkins

Northern region representatives: Allison L. Hurst (to 2023) and Jason Wollschleger (to 2024)

Central region representatives: Elvia Ramirez (to 2023) and Nella Van Dyke (to 2024)

Southern region representatives: Katy M. Pinto (to 2023) and Christie Batson (to 2024)

Graduate student representative: Mahindra Mohan Kumar

Secretary: Amy Leisenring

Treasurer: Christine E. Bose and Treasurer Elect Dan Morrison

Council Members 2021-2022:

President Wendy Ng, Past President Sharon K. Davis, and President Elect

Vice President Sharon Elise, Past Vice President Gary Hytrek, and Vice President Elect Shirley A. Jackson

Northern region representatives: Ryanne Pilgeram (to 2022) and Allison L. Hurst (to 2023)

Central region representatives: Tonmar Johnson (to 2022) and Elvia Ramirez (to 2023)

Southern region representatives: Alicia D. Bonaparte (to 2022) and Katy M. Pinto (to 2023)

Graduate student representative: Melissa Quesada

Secretary: Amy Leisenring

Treasurer: Christine E. Bose

Council Members 2020-2021:

President Sharon K. Davis, Past President Dennis Downey, and President Elect Wendy Ng

Vice President Gary Hytrek, Past Vice President Ellen Reese, and Vice President Elect Sharon Elise

Northern region representatives: Kelley Strawn (to 2021) and Ryanne Pilgeram (to 2022)

Central region representatives: Ynez Wilson Hirst (to 2021) and Tonmar Johnson (to 2022)

Southern region representatives: Ann Strahm (to 2021) and Alicia D. Bonaparte (to 2022)

Graduate student representative: Evelyn Pruneda

Secretary: Amy Leisenring

Treasurer: Christine E. Bose

Council Members 2019-20:

President Dennis Downey, Past President Elaine Bell Kaplan, and President Elect Sharon K. Davis

Vice President Ellen Reese, Past Vice President Kathy Kuipers, and Vice President Elect Gary Hytrek

Northern region representatives: Lora Vess (to 2020) and Kelley Strawn (to 2021)

Central region representatives: Susan Mannon (to 2020) and Ynez Wilson Hirst (to 2021)

Southern region representatives: Katja Guenther (to 2020) and Ann Strahm (to 2021)

Graduate student representative: Michelle Alexander

Secretary: Amy Leisenring

Treasurer: Patricia A. Gwartney Treasurer Elect: Christine E. Bose

Council Members 2018-19:

President Elaine Bell Kaplan, Past President Amy Orr, and President Elect Dennis Downey

Vice President Kathy Kuipers, Past Vice President Wendy Ng, and Vice President Elect Ellen Reese

Northern region representatives: Linda Henderson (to 2019) and Lora Vess (to 2020)

Central region representatives: Marcia Hernandez (to 2019) and Susan Mannon (to 2020)

Southern region representatives: Sharon Elise (to 2019) and Katja Guenther (to 2020)

Graduate student representative: Uriel Serrano

Secretary: Tina Burdsall

Treasurer: Patricia A. Gwartney

Council Members 2017-18:

President Amy Orr, Past President Karen Pyke, and President Elect Elaine Bell Kaplan

Vice President Wendy Ng, Past Vice President Michelle Camacho, and Vice President Elect Kathy Kuipers

Northern region representatives: Vikas Gumbhir (to 2018) and Linda Henderson (to 2019)

Central region representatives: Cynthia Siemsen (to 2018) and Marcia Hernandez (to 2019)

Southern region representatives: Judith Liu (to 2018) and Sharon Elise (to 2019)

Graduate student representative: Amanda Admire (2018)

Secretary: Tina Burdsall

Treasurer: Patricia A. Gwartney

Council Members 2016-17:

President Karen Pyke, Past President Robert Nash Parker, and President Elect Amy Orr

Vice President Michelle Camacho, Past Vice President Mary Virnoche, and Vice President Elect Wendy Ng

Northern region representatives: Leontina Hormel (to 2017) and Vikas Gumbhir (to 2018)

Central region representatives: Kathleen Kaiser (to 2017) and Cynthia Siemsen (to 2018)

Southern region representatives: Augustine Kposowa (to 2017) and Judith Liu (to 2018)

Graduate student representative: Jeanine Cunningham (to 2017)

Secretary: Tina Burdsall

Treasurer: Dean Dorn

Council Members 2015-16:

President Robert Nash Parker, Past President Patricia A. Gwartney, and President Elect Karen Pyke

Vice President Mary Virnoche, Past Vice President Dennis Downey, and Vice President Elect Michelle Camacho

Northern region representatives: Amy Orr (to 2016) and Leontina Hormel (to 2017)

Central region representatives: Sylvanna Falcon (to 2016) and Kathleen Kaiser (to 2017)

Southern region representatives: Michelle Camacho (to 2016) and Augustine Kposowa (to 2017)

Graduate student representative: Sarah Diefendorf (to 2016)

Secretary: Amy Dennissen

Treasurer: Dean Dorn

Council Members 2014-15:

President Patricia A. Gwartney, Past President Amy Wharton, and President Elect Robert Nash Parker

Vice President Dennis Downey, Past Vice President Shari Dworkin, and Vice President Elect Mary Virnoche

Northern region representatives: Jocelyn Hollander (to 2015) and Amy Orr (to 2016)

Central region representatives: Amy Leisenring (to 2015) and Sylvana Falcon (to 2016)

Southern region representatives: Ellen Reese (t0 2015) and Michelle Camacho (to 2016)

Graduate student representative: Miriam Abelson (to 2015)

Secretary: Amy Dennissen

Treasurer: Dean Dorn

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