Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology
Graduate School of Professional Psychology
University of Denver
As Lead Coordinator, Terri represents Division 17, Society of Counseling Psychology. Terri served as the Fundraising and Keynotes Coordinator for the NMCS 2015. She shadowed the Division 35 Fundraising and Keynotes Coordinator during NMCS 2013. She has attended all but the very first Summit. Her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology was earned at The Ohio State University. Her teaching and research interests center on the educational and clinical needs of underserved undergraduate and graduate students and clients.
FUNDRAISING & KEYNOTE COORDINATOR
Associate Professor, Counselor Education
Queens College-City University of New York
David P. Rivera, Ph.D., is the Fundraising and Keynotes coordinator, representing Division 44, the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues. David is an Associate Professor of Counselor Education at Queens College-CUNY. He received his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. He also holds degrees in Psychology and Counseling from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Wyoming. David’s research focuses on cultural competency development and issues impacting the marginalization and wellbeing of people of color and oppressed sexual orientation and gender identity groups, with a focus on microaggressions. He has published journal articles and book chapters in various areas of multicultural psychology. David is currently board co-chair of CLAGS: Center for LGBTQ Studies, on the executive committee of the APA’s Society for the Psychological study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues, a consulting editor of the journal Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, and an adviser to The Steve Fund. His practical work includes consultations and trainings on a variety of cultural competency issues. He has received multiple recognitions for his work, including national honors from the American Psychological Association, the American College Counseling Association, and the American College Personnel Association.
Associate Professor, Psychology
Wheaton College, MA
Peony Fhagen, PhD is the Awards and Entertainment Coordinator for the 2017 National Multicultural Conference and Summit, representing Division 45 Society for Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race. She is Associate Professor of Psychology and African, African American, & Diaspora Studies at a small liberal arts college in New England. She received her masters in Child Clinical Psychology and doctorate in Developmental Psychology from Pennsylvania State University where she worked with the research team that developed the Cross Racial Identity Scale (CRIS). She is currently working with this team developing the Cross Scale of Social Attitudes (CSSA). Her research interests include cultural identity development, the self-conscious emotion humiliation, and cultural socialization mechanisms (i.e., parenting, media, etc.). Peony has published on biracial and African American racial identity development. She recently received an IMAGINE grant to develop a new course in qualitative inquiry that incorporates the arts and technology. She was the recipient of the SPSSI Award for outstanding teaching and mentoring and also APA Division 29 clinical psychology student paper award in the diversity area. She currently organizes faculty forums on teaching and diversity at Wheaton and serves as a faculty representative on the President’s Council on Inclusiveness and Diversity. Peony is also a Posse Mentor for Wheaton and the Posse Foundation. She has served as President of Wheaton’s chapter of American Association of University Professors (AAUP).
Associate Professor, Human Services
California State University, Fullerton
Yuying Tsong, Ph.D. is the programming coordinator for the 2017 National Multicultural Conference and Summit, representing Division 35 Society of the Psychology for Women. Yuying received her Ph.D. degree in Counseling Psychology from University of Southern California, and is currently an Associate Professor of Human Services at California State University, Fullerton. Yuying’s research and clinical areas of interests involve multicultural counseling, training, and supervision, disordered eating/body image concerns, and Asian American mental health, particularly in the areas of immigration and adjustment, transnational family’s bi-cultural adaptation process, and help-seeking. Yuying is the Past-President of APA Division 35 Section 5, Psychology of Asian Pacific American Women, and co-editor of a special issue on Trauma and Psychology Well-being of Asian American Women for the journal of Women and Therapy. Yuying is currently working with Chinese, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese American older adult immigrants to examine the role of their mental health literacy in their help seeking behaviors and attitudes. Yuying has received multiple recognitions for her work, including the 2014 Emerging Professional Contributions to Service Award from Division 45 Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues.
Reisman-White Associations and Meetings Management
Sherry Reisman is co-founder of Reisman-White and has 19 years of experience working with associations, meetings, and mental health professionals. With a proficiency in association management and conference management, Sherry’s understanding of meeting planning, from 10 persons to 1000, is a valuable asset to any Lead Coordinator or coordinating team who wants to maximize meetings successes while minimizing budget expenditures. Sherry has expertise in venue negotiations and budget preparations for any size meeting. The most significant asset she brings to NMCS is her experience working with NMCS in 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013. Additionally, the remarkable relationships she has with venues, convention services staff, and convention suppliers/vendors is a proven asset. Sherry prides herself in her attention to detail which translates to all aspects of meetings running flawlessly.
In addition to meeting planning expertise, her understanding of finances and the overall picture of how various pieces of the meeting all fit together provides NMCS coordinators a peace of mind that the finances are being processed properly. Sherry is a member of Texas Society of Association Executives and the Council for the Executives for State and Provincial Psychological Associations. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Speech Communications from The University of Texas at Austin.