To support continuing advocacy for the field of traumatic stress and the annual meeting
Executive Liaisons: American Psychological Association (APA) Division 56, April 2010 Symposium Zurich, History of ISTSS Task Force, International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), Program Committee, United Nations Representatives.

Vice President:

To expand our membership and to continue to focus on collaboration with other STSSs
Executive Liaisons: Diversity Committee, Institute on Violence Abuse and Trauma (IVAT), International Structure & Affiliations Committee, Membership Committee, Special Interest Groups (SIGs).


To promote advancement and exchange of knowledge about severe stress and trauma, including the exchange of information and research and to translate the implications of research findings for practice and policy
Executive Liaisons: Annual Meeting Committee, Complex Trauma Task Force, Distance Learning Task Force, Learning Collaboratives Task Force, Publications Committee (includes JTS Editor, StressPoints Editor, Web Site Editor), Web Site Committee, Web Site Development Task Force.


To establish mechanisms to foster a dialogue between clinicians and researchers as well as continuing to establish standards of best practice based on best available research
Executive Liaisons: Awards Committee, Ombudsperson, Public Education Committee, Public Policy Committee, Student Section Liaison, Student Research Grants Committee, Travel Grants Committee.


To protect and increase the Society's resources
Executive Liaisons: Audit Committee, Finance Committee, Revenue Generation Committee.


To reward achievement in the Society, to develop new leaders and to liaise with other past presidents
Executive Liaisons: DART Center, Leadership Development Task Force, Nominations Committee, Past Presidents Council.