Elected National Positions:

  1. American Psychological Association’s Council of Representatives, 2008-2011; 2015-2018
  2. Executive Council, American Psychological Association’s Division on Trauma Psychology (Division 56), 2007–2011; 2015-2018
  3. President, SAIL High School Parent-Teacher-Student Organization, 2002-2003
  4. Member, Board of Directors, Green Cross Academy of Traumatology, 1999-2004
  5. Member, Board of Directors, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), 1993-1996
  6. Member-at-Large, Board of Directors of American Psychological Association’s Family Psychology (Division 43), 1987-1989
  7. Vice President for Publications, National Council on Family Relations, 1986-1988
  8. President, (Co-founder) (International) Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), 1985-1987
  9. President, the Groves Conference on Marriage and the Family, 1981-1984
  10. Chair (founder), Task Force on Families of Catastrophe, 1980-1985
  11. President, the Indiana Planned Parenthood Affiliates Association, 1976 – 1978
  12. Director (founder), National Consortium on Veteran Studies, 1975-1987
  13. President, the Planned Parenthood Association of Tippecanoe County, 1975 -1977
  14. Executive Committee/Board of Directors (Student and Young Professional Representative), National Council on Family Relations, 1972 – 1974

Appointed Positions:

  1. Chair, Awards Committee, American Psychological Association, Division 56 (Trauma Psychology), 2014-2015.
  2. Chair, Research Committee, Tulane School of Social Work, 2012-present
  3. Associate Chair, 2010 Program Committee, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, 2009-2010
  4. Associate Director for Graduate Programs, Tulane University Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, 2009-present
  5. Chair, American Psychological Association Fellows Committee Chair, Division 56 (Trauma Psychology), 2006-2010
  6. Chair, Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists Nominating Committee, 2005.
  7. Chair, Commission on Certification and Accreditation, Academy of Traumatology, October 2003 – present
  8. Member, Tallahassee Regional Medical Center’s Complementary-Alternative Medicine Committee, 1999- present
  9. Member, National Academy of Sciences’ Program on Trauma and Reconciliation in Bosnia Review Team, 1999- 2004.
  10. President, Green Cross Academy of Traumatology, 1997-2006
  11. Member, ISTSS Standards of Practice Committee, 1997-2000.
  12. Director, Green Cross Projects, 1995-1999.
  13. Member, ISTSS, 1996 (Israel) World Conference Program Committee, 1994-1996
  14. Member, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Program Committee, 1994-1995
  15. Chair, AAMFT  Professional Development and Public Information Committee, January 1, 1993-December 31, 1993
  16. Member, Scientific Review Committee, First International Conference on Peace, the Challenge of the Future, September in the Gaza Strip (Israel), 1992-1993
  17. Member, Program Committee (Coordinating Group), World Conference of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, “Trauma and Tragedy” (June
  18. 21-26, 1992, Amsterdam, The Netherlands), 1990-1992
  19. Member, Working Group on Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome in Armenia, U. S. State Department, 1991-1999
  20. Member, International Scientific Board, Centre for Psychosocial Stress Studies, Denmark, 1991- 2000
  21. Member, Advisory Committee, “Trauma and Victimization: Understanding and Healing Survivors,” University of Connecticut Conference (September 27-28, 1991)
  22. Member, International Advisory Board, American Critical Incident Stress Foundation, 1990- present
  23. Member, Governing Body, USA Give (Columbus, Ohio), 1990-1991
  24. Member, Board of Directors, Institute for Victims of Terrorism (McLean, Virginia), 1988-1995
  25. Member, Fellows Committee, Division 43 (Family Psychology), American Psychological Association, member, 1985-1987 (Chair, 1987-1989)
  26. Member, Membership Committee, American Association for Marital and Family Therapy, 1985-1989
  27. Member, Veterans Administration, Scientific Advisory Board, 1985-1989
  28. Member, Scientific Advisory Committee on the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study, Department of Veterans Affairs,1984-present
  29. Member, Publication Committee, National Council on Family Relations, 1983-1988
  30. Member, US Department of Veterans Affairs (Veterans Administration) Advisory Committee on the Readjustment Problems of Vietnam Veterans, 1983-1985
  31. Member, Presidential Task Force on Professional Recognition, Regulation, and Legitimization, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 1983-1984
  32. Program Chair/Board of Directors, the Groves Conference, 1980-1982
  33. Member, US White House Special Working Group on Vietnam Veterans, President’s Commission on Mental Health, 1978-1979
  34. Member, review panels: National Institute of Mental Health, Veterans Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 1978-present
  35. Chair, Legislation and Public Policy Committee, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 1978-1980