Dear ATSA colleagues:
As you are probably aware, the ATSA Board decided a couple of years ago that we must take public positions on issues for which we have scientific data, both to fulfill our mission of educating and protecting the public, and to protect our ability to practice according to the best data available. ATSA has hired Alisa Klein part time to help us track important issues, formulate positions, and make our positions known. We have had a voice in many important issues, and we are pleased with our success to date, but there is much more to do. For a comprehensive overview of what Alisa has accomplished in her first nearly six months, be sure to read her article in the this issue of the ATSA Forum.
The board is very interested in whether you would be willing to increase ATSA's public policy voice with either (1) a modest dues increase for all members like $10-$20/year, or (2) a voluntary contribution paid along with your dues, or (3) some combination of these options? We would also appreciate any other suggestions you may have about funding our public policy efforts.
Please feel free to e-mail your thoughts and ideas to your regional coordinator at the addresses below.
Regional representatives can be contacted at:
Canadian Provincial Coordinator: Robin J. Wilson, Ph.D.
Phone: (416 675 6622 ext 3255; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastern Regional Coordinator: Craig A. Latham, Ph.D.
Phone: (508) 650-4800; E-mail: email@example.com
Representing: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont
Midwestern Regional Coordinator: Rebecca Palmer, M.S.
Phone: (708) 386-8145 ext. 23; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Representing: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin
Mountain Regional Coordinator: Peggy Heil, L.C.S.W.
Phone: (719) 240-8360; E-mail: email@example.com
Representing: Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming
Pacific Regional Coordinator: Gerry D. Blasingame, M.A.
Phone: (530) 248-3000; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Representing: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington
Southern Regional Coordinator: Jill S. Levenson, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.
Phone: (954) 735-6240; E-mail: email@example.com
Representing: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia
Southwestern Regional Coordinator: Grace L. Davis, LMSW-ACP
Phone: (512) 936-1598; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Representing: Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas [Back to Top]