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APSAC Board Meets in Chicago; New Board and Officers Elected

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children’s (APSAC) Board of Directors met June 25-26 in Chicago, Illinois. During the meeting, new Board members were seated and 2012 Officers were elected. APSAC’s Board met during its 20th Annual Colloquium and was celebrating its 25th Anniversary as an association.

Officers elected to serve are: President; Viola Vaughan-Eden, Ph.D., LCSW, Child and Family Resources, Newport News, Virginia; Vice President Tricia Gardner, JD, Associate Professor, Center on Child Abuse & Neglect, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Treasurer Vincent J. Palusci, MD, MS, Loeb Child Abuse Center, New York, New York; Secretary William Marshall, BS, Detective, Spokane Police Department, Spokane, Washington; Board Member at Large to the Executive Committee Frank Vandervort, JD, Clinical Assistant Professor at Law, Child Advocacy Law Clinic, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Immediate Past President Ronald C. Hughes, Ph.D., MScSA, Director, Institute for Human Services, Columbus, Ohio.

Board members elected to three-year terms are: Julie Kenniston, LSW (second term), Director of Training and Education, Butler County Children Services, Mason, Ohio; David L. Corwin, MD, Psychiatrist, University of Utah - Pediatrics, Sandy, Utah; Toni Cardenas, LCSW, JJI Borough Director, New City, New Jersey; Brenda Mirabal Rodriguez, MD, UPR School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Marilyn J. Stocker, PhD, Leadership Development, Chicago, Illinois.

Additional APSAC Board members who are currently completing their terms are: Elissa J. Brown, Ph.D., St. John's University, Partners Program/Psychology, Jamaica, New York; Bill S. Forcade, JD, Attorney at Law, Chicago, Illinois; Monica Fitzgerald, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Medical University of Colorado-Denver, Kempe Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect, Denver, Colorado; Lori Frasier, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah; and Michael V. Johnson, BSCJ, Director, Detective (ret), Boy Scouts of America, Irving, Texas.

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