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 You!

There are 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: 2022-2023 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.

Executive Committee Members

Voting Members

  • Chair: Mary Lesser
  • Chair-Elect: Tracey Ledoux
  • Past Chair: Maria Morgan-Bathke
  • Secretary: Andrea Arikawa
  • Treasurer: Taylor Wallace
  • Nominating Committee Chair: Kellie E. Mayfield
  • HOD Delegate: Kim Beals

Academy Liaisons

  • Academy Manager - DPG Relations: Katie Gustafson
  • Academy Manager - Online Communities: Kaylen Hickman
  • Council on Research (COR) Liaison: Heidi J. Silver
  • ACEND Liaison: Jen Ross
  • Policy and Advocacy Leader: Marqui Benavides
  • Historian: Sandra L. Gomez-Perez

Awards Committee

  • Co-Chair: Rebecca Koch
  • Co-Chair: Kelsey McLimans
  • Member: Samantha Pritchard

Newsletter Committee

  • Editor-in-Chief: Andrea Lobene
  • Assistant Editors: Judy Gould and Lori Stockert
  • Assistant Editor for Student Articles: Jingyi Wang
  • Special Reporter: Danielle M. Torisky

Fundraising Committee

  • Chair: Jennifer Hanson

Nominating Committee

  • Chair: Kellie E. Mayfield
  • Members: Janet Antwi and Henna Muzaffar

Member Relations

  • Membership Coordinator: Emily Heying
  • Membership Liaison: Eliza Short
  • Mentorship Chair: Erin McKinley
  • Student Representative Chair: Joanna Wirkus
  • CPE Administrator: Inés Anchondo
  • Diversity Liaison: Claudia Follette

Web Committee

  • Website Committee Chair: Jenifer Ross
  • Website Committee Member: Shannon Curtis
  • Social Networking Chair: Kendal Burstad
  • Webinar Co-Chair: Linda Fergus
  • Webinar Co-Chair: Justine Karduck
  • Webinar Committee Members: Mary Ellen Camire and Catherine Cioffi Cohen


Please contact Andrea Arikawa (secretary@researchdpg.org) for passwords to these RDPG email accounts. If you change the password to your designated email, please let Andrea know.