Florence W. Kaslow, PhD, ABPP - Chair

Florence Kaslow, PhD, the Chair of the ABPP Foundation (2015), is President of Kaslow Associates, a coaching/consulting firm in Florida, and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Florida Institute of Technology. Board Certified in Clinical, Family and Forensic Psychology, editor or author of 31 books, 150 and articles, past president of International Family Therapy Association, International Academy of Family Psychology, Society of Family Psychology (43), and Media Psychology (46) of APA, Kaslow is the recipient of many professional awards including:  APA’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to International Advancement of Psychology (2000), American Psychological Foundation Gold Medal Award for Lifetime Achievement in Psychology (2008).  Kaslow has lectured in over 50 countries, served as an Editor of Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, and currently serves on numerous Editorial Boards.


Morgan Sammons, PhD, ABPP - Vice Chair

Morgan T. Sammons, PhD, ABPP, is Vice-Chair of the board of the American Board of Professional Psychology Foundation; he is executive director of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.  He is a retired Captain in the US Navy.  Dr. Sammons is associate editor of the APA affiliated journal Military Psychology and a past-president of APA’s Division 55 and the Maryland Psychological Association.  He writes and lectures on professional practice issues and prescriptive authority for psychologists.


Meghna Patel, PhD, ABPP - Secretary

Meghna Patel, PhD, ABPP, Secretary of the board of the American Board of Professional Psychology Foundation, is the team leader for the Military Sexual Trauma/Dialectical Behavior Therapy Team at the Atlanta VAMC. In addition to her clinical duties, she manages a multi-interdisciplinary team. Dr. Patel serves as an adjunct assistant professor for Emory University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. As part of this position, she provides clinical supervision, presents seminars, and engages in research. Her clinical interests include cognitive behavioral treatments for PTSD among veterans with complex trauma histories. Her research interests include evaluating the effectiveness of treatments, developing and evaluating alternative treatments, and collecting neurobiological data within this population.


Kirk S. Heilbrun, PhD, ABPP - Treasurer

Kirk Heilbrun, PhD, ABPP, Treasurer of the board of the American Board of Professional Psychology Foundation, is Professor and Interim Head, Department of Psychology, Drexel University. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, and completed postdoctoral fellowship training in psychology and criminal justice at Florida State University. He is board certified in Clinical Psychology and in Forensic Psychology, ABPP, and has previously served as president of both the American Psychology-Law Psychology/APA Division 41, and the American Board of Forensic Psychology. He received the 2004 Distinguished Contributions to Forensic Psychology award and the 2008 Beth Clark Distinguished Service Contribution Award from the American Academy of Forensic Psychology.


G. Andrew H. Benjamin, JD, PhD, ABPP - Board Member

G. Andrew H. Benjamin, PhD, ABPP, is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Board of Professional Psychology Foundation. While working with families engaged in high-conflict litigation and lawyers suffering from various mental health and drug abuse problems, and in various governance positions, Dr. Benjamin has received multiple awards from such groups as the Washington State Bar Association, the Washington State Psychological Association, and the APA.

A Clinical Professor of Psychology and Affiliate Professor of Law at the University of Washington, he has published dozens of peer reviewed articles in Psychology, Law, and Psychiatry journals, and several books published by APA, and one book published by Sage. More information about him can be obtained at:


Stephanie H. Felgoise, PhD, ABPP - Board Member

Stephanie Felgoise, PhD, ABPP, is board certified in Clinical Psychology. She is Professor, Vice-Chair, and Director of the PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Felgoise’s research interests include coping, social problem solving, quality of life, resilience, and distress in caregivers and persons with ALS, and families and individuals affected by Long QT Syndrome. In addition, her cognitive-behavioral private practice serves couples and individuals experiencing life changes, adjustment, anxiety, and depression related or unrelated to chronic medical conditions. She is a member of APA and ABCT, and is Associate Editor of Journal of Clinical Psychology, and Consulting Editor for Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and Training, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.


Jennifer F. Kelly, PhD, ABPP - Board Member

Dr. Jennifer F. Kelly, PhD, ABPP is a Licensed Psychologist and is Board Certified in Clinical Health Psychology.  She is the Director of the Atlanta Center for Behavioral Medicine in Atlanta, GA.  She addresses a variety of mental health concerns in her practice, with expertise in treating health related conditions. Dr. Kelly currently serves as Recording Secretary for the American Psychological Association.  A past president of the Georgia Psychological Association, she has served as the Federal Advocacy Coordinator for 16 years.  She is a recipient of APA’s State Leadership Award, Karl F. Heiser Advocacy Award, Legislative Award by the Georgia Psychological Association, and the APA Practice Organization’s Federal Advocacy Award.


Jarrod M. Leffler, PhD, ABPP - Board Member

Jarrod M. Leffler, Ph.D., ABPP is board certified in child and adolescent psychology.  He is a consultant in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology and assistant professor at Mayo Clinic where he is the director of the Child and Adolescent Integrated Mood Program (CAIMP) and co-director of the Pediatric Mood Clinic and the Pediatric National Clinic.  He is the recipient of the ABPP Inaugural Early Career Psychologist Award.  He holds positions on the ABPP Child and Adolescent executive board and is active in the ABCT Child and Adolescent Depression SIG and with APA Division 53.


Kevin D. Arnold, PhD, ABPP - Member-at-Large

Dr. Arnold is a psychologist, licensed in Ohio and Wisconsin, and Board Certified in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology.  Dr. Arnold is an Auxiliary Assistant Professor at the Ohio State Dept. of Psychiatry, has authored scholarly journal articles, book chapters, a rating scale, and a published manual. He serves, or served, as President of the Council of Specialties, Vice-President of the American Board of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, Vice-Chair of the Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology (CRSPPP), past-president and past-finance officer of both the Ohio Psychological Associations and the Ohio Board of Psychology, past Committee Chair for ABCT, past-president of the American Academy of Behavioral Psychology, and current advisory committee member for the Education Directorate PAC (EdAC). 


Ex Officio Members


David R. Cox, PhD, ABPP - Executive Officer ABPP

David R. Cox, PhD, ABPP is Executive Officer of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is board certified in Rehabilitation Psychology and was a founding member of the American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology.  Dr. Cox has served on the staff and faculty of U.C. San Diego, Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Florida.  He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association Divisions of Rehabilitation (22), Neuropsychology (40) and Independent Practice (42) and is also a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He is a recipient of the Heiser Award of the American Psychological Association, the Lifetime Practice Excellence Award from APA Division 22, a past president of the Florida Psychological Association and recipient of that organization’s Distinguished Practitioner Award, Distinguished Service Award and Legislative Affairs & Public Policy Board Chapter Representative of the Year.  Dr. Cox has widely presented and published in the areas of rehabilitation, neuropsychology, and competency in professional psychology. 


Michael E. Tansy, PhD, ABPP - Representative, ABPP BOT

Michael Tansy, Ph.D., ABPP, serves in an ex-officio capacity on the board of the American Board of Professional Psychology Foundation; he has administered inpatient, outpatient, and school programs, served on university faculties, consulted in numerous school districts across the country, presented at national and international conferences, and published articles/chapters related to childhood psychopathology, assessment, and treatment.

He has served in Division 16 (School) leadership, as President of the American Board of School Psychology, the President of the American Academy of School Psychology, and as a Trustee of the American Board of Professional Psychology Board. Currently, Dr. Tansy is the ABPP President-Elect as well as the Chair of the ABPP Maintenance of Certification Task Force.



Foundation Administrator


Alessandra Kostolitz, PsyD

Alessandra Kostolitz, PsyD, serves as the Administrator of the American Board of Professional Psychology Foundation. She is an early career psychologist who works in private clinical practice in Hollywood, Florida. Kostolitz is enthusiastic about pursuing board certification in the near future.