How Are We Doing?

The leadership of the Research DPG is a dedicated group of volunteers, working on behalf of our membership. Please let us know how we are doing. 

Looking for a Few Good Wo/men

There's lots of ways to get involved!
  • Advocate by responding to the advocacy e-blasts and posts
  • Write an article for The Digest
  • Share with colleagues on the EML
  • Run for an elected position, click here for more information! 

Current Leadership: 2018-2019 Executive Committee

The list below recognizes volunteers with ongoing contributions to the Research DPG. Please contact us to get in touch with one of our Executive Committee members. Also, to learn more about the voting members of the DPG, please review their bios.


  • Chair: Ashley Vargas
  • Chair-elect: Barbara Gordon
  • Past Chair: Lauri Byerley
  • Secretary: Tracey Ledoux
  • Treasurer: Maria Morgan-Bathke
  • Nominating Committee Chair: Mary-Jon Ludy
  • HOD Delegate: David Holben

  Academy Liaisons

  • Academy Manager - DPG Relations: Katie Gustafson
  • Council on Research (COR) Liaison: Barbara Gordon
  • ACEND Liaison: Tara LaRowe
  • CPE Administrator: Ines Anchondo
  • Student Representative Chair: Katie Arlinghaus
  • Diversity Liaison: Suzanne Baxter
  • Policy and Advocacy Leader: Brook Harmon

  Newsletter Committee

  • Editor-in-Chief: Tricia Psota
  • Assistant Editors: Judy Gould and Lori Stockert
  • Assistant Editor for Student Articles: Chelsea Schulman
  • Special Reporter: Danielle Torisky
  Awards Committee
  • Co-Chair: Jennifer Hanson
  • Co-Chair: Joann McDermid
  Webinar Committee
  • Webinar Chair: Maria Azrad
  • Webinar Co-Chair: Kevin Klatt
  Fundraising Committee
  • Chair: Lauri Byerley
  • Co-Chair: Carol Berg Sloan 
  Website Committee
  • Chair: Valisa Hedrick
  • Social Network Chair: Kevin Klatt
  Nominating Committee
  • Chair: Mary-Jon Ludy
  • Members: Mary Lesser and Robin Tucker
  Other Positions
  • Membership Chair: Kathryn Hoy
  • Mentorship Chair: Whitney Linsenmeyer
  • EML Administrator: Ines Anchondo
  • Historian: Ingrid Lofgren