The PIAC Diversity Subcommittee is an integral part of PIAC’s mission, as it promotes the elevation of historically marginalized populations into the fabric of neuropsychological practice, research, teaching, and training in order to provide neuropsychologists with the knowledge and resources to better understand and serve an increasingly diverse U.S. population. Similarly, Diversity Subcommittee aims to reduce the historic inequities present in the field of neuropsychology. Given that SCN has an Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee (EMA), this committee will focus on diversity concerns beyond race and ethnicity which falls within EMA’s scope.

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Allison Gregg, BA

Allison Gregg, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow in Neuropsychology at McLean Hospital/ Harvard Medical School in Belmont, MA. Working at a psychiatric hospital, her clinical focus is providing outpatient and inpatient neuropsychological and psychodiagnostic assessments for adult patients, with particular focus on the interplay between psychiatric conditions and cognitive function. Her research interests involve the neurocognitive impact of Major Depressive Disorder, as well as the cognitive effects of antidepressant neuromodulation interventions. Her advocacy work focuses on efforts to increase equitable psychological treatment of diverse patient populations as well as support inclusion and diversity amongst psychology providers.

Chris Perriello

Chris Perriello is a doctoral candidate in Clinical-Community Psychology, specializing in clinical neuropsychology, at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Champaign, IL Their research interests focus on examining the relationship between transdiagnostic repetitive negative thinking, executive functioning, and functional connectivity. As part of their clinical practicum training, Chris provides neuropsychological assessments for child and adult populations in the Champaign-Urbana area. Chris is a current student committee member of the APA’s Society for Clinical Neuropsychology Public Interest Advisory Committee, Diversity Subcommittee.
Sarah Cable

Sarah Cable, Ph.D

Sarah Cable, Ph.D. is currently a pediatric neuropsychologist at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. She earned her doctoral degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed a pediatric neuropsychology internship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a post-doctoral fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Cable identifies as a White heterosexual cisgender female and uses she/her pronouns. Clinically, she completes neuropsychological evaluations for children and adolescents with a wide range of medical, neurological, and neurodevelopmental conditions. Dr. Cable feels strongly about disability as diversity and aims to provide culturally competent care through understanding the intersecting identities of her patients and their families. Dr. Cable’s research interests include the neuropsychological sequela and rehabilitation of acquired brain injuries in pediatric populations. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), APA Division 40 Society of Clinical Neuropsychology (SCN), APA Division 22 Rehabilitation Psychology, American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, and Houston Neuropsychological Society. Outside of the professional realm, Dr. Cable loves playing with her dog, spending time outside, and listening to podcasts.
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Nanako Hawley

Nanako Hawley is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Combined-Integrated Clinical and Counseling Psychology program at the University of South Alabama. Her research interest in clinical neuropsychology includes ethnic/racial disparities in cognitive aging, and Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Nanako is a current student committee member of the APA’s Society for Clinical Neuropsychology Public Interest Advisory Committee, Diversity Subcommittee.
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Cynthia Z. Burton, Ph.D.

Cynthia Z. Burton is a licensed clinical psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Neuropsychology Section of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. She earned her doctorate degree from the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, with a focus in neuropsychology. She completed her clinical internship at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan. Clinically, she provides neuropsychological assessment to adult out patients with a range of neurological and psychiatric concerns, and clinical supervision in the neuropsychology postdoctoral program. Her research interests include recovery-oriented cognitive remediation interventions for people with mental health conditions like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, to improve cognition and everyday functioning (e.g., compensatory skills training, non-invasive brain stimulation, computerized cognitive training).
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Jeanelle Ali, Ph.D.

Dr. Jeanelle Ali, C.Psych. is a Staff Psychologist employed at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Ali earned a B.Sc. in Psychology and M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology from the University of the West Indies and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The University of Memphis. She completed her pre-doctoral internship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/ Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Clinical Neuropsychology fellowship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Dr. Ali’s research interests are in neurocognitive trajectories among pediatric cancer survivors as well as cognitive and psychosocial functioning among at-risk, minority/ underserved populations.
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Susanne Duvall, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Dr. Duvall is an Associate Professor at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in the departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry. The majority of her clinical and research work focuses on promoting the value of neurodiversity by supporting individuals with disabilities, complex psychological conditions, and special healthcare needs. She enjoys working with children and young adults with special healthcare needs and sees patients through the Autism Program, the Pediatric Critical Care and Neurotrauma Recovery Program, Pediatric Brain Tumor Program and the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center. Research interests include development of executive function and neurocognitive outcomes in many medically complicated populations (premature birth, childhood cancer and brain tumors and autism spectrum disorders). Dr. Duvall is also very interested in cultural and individual differences that impact coping, functional outcome, diagnosis and treatment in these populations. She is a member of several diversity focused institutional groups at OHSU, such as the OHSU Institute on Development and Disability Diversity Committee. Dr. Duvall is also the inaugural Associate Director of Clinical Training for the Clinical Psychology PhD Program at OHSU and is heavily involved in training at all levels for future psychologists specializing in neuropsychology. She is serving as the co-chair for the APA Society for Clinical Neuropsychology Public Interest Advisory Committee, Diversity Subcommittee.
Lexie Thomas

Lexie Thomas

Lexie Thomas is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at the Wright Institute focusing on Neuropsychology and Health Psychology. She aspires to provide culturally proficient neuropsychological services in clinical and forensic practice. Her clinical interests include neuropsychological assessment of adults and older adults with acquired injuries and/or neurological illnesses, non-pharmacological interventions for neuropsychiatric symptoms in cognitive disorders, and brain health among individuals directly impacted by the legal system. She aims to promote focused discussions on the intersection of multiculturalism, neuropsychology, and the law.
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Daija Jackson, MA

Daija Jackson, MA, is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at The Chicago School, Washington, D.C. campus. She is currently completing her predoctoral internship at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX while serving as a Captain (CPT) in the U.S. Army. As a predoctoral intern, she provides a variety of clinical services, including behavioral health and military-specific evaluations, neuropsychological assessments, and psychological interventions to active-duty service members, retirees, and their families. Her research interests include patient reported outcomes among adult patients with medical and neurological conditions and therapeutic interventions to improve cognitive and psychological functioning for these patients and their caregivers. Daija is a current student committee member of the APA's Society for Clinical Neuropsychology Public Interest Advisory Committee, Diversity Subcommittee.

Teddy Cheung, Ph.D

Theodore (Teddy) C.K. Cheung, PhD, is a practicing neuropsychologist and clinical psychologist licensed in Ontario, Canada, Hong Kong and UK. He currently holds the Garry Hurvitz Health Clinician Scientist Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. He is also a research associate affiliated with the Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge. He receives his clinical psychology training at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and his neuropsychology training in University College London, UK, attaching to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. While he received his PhD training in the University of Toronto, he was active in advocating mental health policies for the student communities via different committees. He also advocated for culturally fair neuropsychological assessment for clients with COVID-19 by joining the neuroCOVID taskforce of the International Neuropsychological Society early in the pandemic. As a new immigrant, he experienced the acculturation process to North America with firsthand experience as a father and as a professional. He comprehends the barriers minoritized individuals with different languages, cultural backgrounds and beliefs may experience. He hopes that through the work with the PIAC Diversity subcommittee he could contribute to bring intersectionality to neuropsychology, and to advocate for issues of under-representation of marginalized groups in the psychology professions.
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Kalliopi Megari, Ph.D,

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Counselling psychologist, Health Care Specialist, General Secretary of the board of directors of HELLENIC NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Dr. Kalliopi Megari is a Postdoctoral researcher of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, Academic Director of MSc in Clinical Psychology and Clinical supervisor at City College, University of York, Europe Campus. She is Adjunct lecturer at University of Western Macedonia in Florina, Greece. Dr. Megari is a psychologist with a history of working in the hospital & health care industry, skilled in Clinical Neuropsychology, Clinical Research, Medical Education, Psychological Assessment and Learning Disabilities. She works both in clinical and in research practice and she provides strong professional healthcare services, graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and attended further education from Department of Educational and Social Policy, University of Macedonia, in people with special needs and disabilities. She holds undergraduate degrees in Nursing and Psychology, as well as a Master’ s and a PhD in Neuropsychology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has some years of occupational and research experience working with patients who have neurological, psychiatric, and cognitive disorders, as well as chronic disease patients suffering from cancer and cardiovascular diseases. She is the head of the Centre of creative activities of children and adults with disabilities and she also works as a counseling psychologist in Prison, Diavata Thessaloniki, at the school of second chance. She was the Global Engagement Representative of SLC International Neuropsychological Society from 2018-2021 and she was a research fellow in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery in AHEPA Hospital. Currently she is a Global Membership Committee member of International Neuropsychological Society and leader of Rehabilitation of COVID-19 patients working group of NeuroCOVID International Neuropsychology Taskforce SIG. In addition, she is the General Secretary of the board of directors of Hellenic Neuropsychological Society and Ethics Committee president of Hellenic Neuropsychological Society. Since 2021, she is a member of PIAC Community Outreach Subcommittee of AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION Membership and a member of Engagement Committee of American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA). Her work has earned her many prestigious international awards and was an Ambassador of National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN), USA Leadership and Ambassador Development Program (2022-23). She has given lectures at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University of Warsaw and Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Oslo. She is committed to leadership skills and issues on equity, diversity, and inclusion as her clinical and research work states.
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