Board of Directors (July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024)

Past President:
President Elect:

Brittany St. Jean, Psy.D.
Jes Leonard, Ph.D.
Sheila Gaphardt, Psy.D.

James Bomersbach, Ph.D.

Brittany St. Jean, Psy.D.


One of my favorite things about being a psychologist is having the opportunity to connect with others who share the common goal of providing quality psychological care and advocating for the individuals we serve. I joined the board to be a part of something greater than myself, and to be an agent of change. I’m deeply committed to strengthening New Hampshire communities and improving access to mental health care across the state, which aligns with NHPA’s value of practicing psychology to promote human welfare. It’s an honor to be part of the NHPA’s  dedicated group of psychologists working together to better our profession and our state.

Years on board: 4 years

Practice Location: Currently practicing across the Merrimack School District and southern NH region; adjunct faculty member at Rivier University

Professional Interest Areas: Consultation, psychological assessment for children and adolescents, trauma-informed care (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and school psychology

Committee Work: Behavioral Healthcare Advocacy Committee (BHAC) Member

Jes Leonard, Ph.D.

Past President, NHPA Liaison to the Board of Psychologists, APA Council of Representatives

I am a strong proponent of collegiality and professional relationships as well as a promoter of high quality and ethical treatment to our clients. I appreciate NHPA's long-standing tradition in both of these areas; therefore I joined to assist in promoting NHPA's mission for our current providers and their clients.

Years on Board: 6 years

Practice Location: Lifestance Health (formally known as The Counseling Center of Nashua/New England), offices in Londonderry and Exeter, NH.

Professional Interest Areas: I work with adults providing both individual and group therapy. I am trained as a generalist, but specialize in trauma work, specifically in the area of sexual trauma. I am trained in ACT, CBT, CPT, PE, IFS, and DBT skills. Though my clinical hours have shifted a bit, I am currently the Training Director for post-doc and practicum students as well as the Regional Clinical Assessment Director for NH/ME at Lifestance Health.

Committee Work: Board of Psychologist Liaison, Early Career Psychologists Committee interim co-chair

Sheila Gaphardt, Psy.D.


 It's fun and fulfilling to be connected with other energetic and caring psychologists, all working to enhance the welfare of our  profession and improve services to clients in NH.

Years on board: years

Practice Location: Lifestance Health (formally known as The Counseling Center of Nashua/New England) office in Nashua, NH

Professional Interest Areas: Although I am trained as a generalist, I most frequently work with clients who are seeking to address anxiety, anger, trauma, and/or phase of life challenges. I practice primarily from an ACT perspective, but am also trained in CBT, CPT, PE, IFS, and DBT skills. 

Committee Work: Continuing Education

James Bomersbach, Ph.D.

Treasurer, Legislative Committee Chair

Years on board: years
Practice Location: State Government Agency in Concord, NH
Professional Interest Areas: Forensic psychology, measurement and assessment, legislative advocacy
Committee Work: Legislative Committee

Alex Brown, Ph.D.

Member-At-Large (2023-2025)

I am a licensed psychologist and resident of Concord NH where I am the Associate Program Director and a core faculty member of the NH Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency program. In this role I teach behavioral science and population health to family medicine residents and medical students, as well as oversee resident academic development. I am committed to training healthcare providers in our state who are compassionate, psychologically-minded, and have strong understanding of the social, behavioral, and political determinants of health. I feel strongly about the need for continued development of a Psychology workforce that can function easily within general medical settings and at a legislative level as an equal partner in the health outcomes of New Hampshire's patient communities.

Years on board: 1

Practice Location: Concord Hospital Family Health Center/NH Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency

Professional Interest Areas: graduate medical education, primary care integration, health psychology, healthy policy advocacy

Personal Interest Areas: Bread baking, record collecting, crosswords, film, hiking, skiing, my kids

Past NHPA Committee Work: former member and chair of ECP

John Cabibi, Ph.D.

Member-At-Large (2022-2024)

I have been involved in NHPA at some level since moving to NH 46 years ago and continuously for the last 10 years. Most recently, I was the Chair of the Professional Affairs and Professional Wills Committees and am presently a member of the Behavioral Health Advocacy Committee. Membership and participation in NHPA is part of my identity and supports the role of a professional in psychology. My goal is, and has been, to enhance the awareness of the profession in the community at large and in the insurance industry to enable career psychologists to provide their services to the public; and for the value of their service to be recognized and fairly compensated. 

Years on board: 10+ years

Practice Location: Retired from private therapeutic and evaluative practice. Now available for consultation and supervision.  Former experience at NH State Hospital, Clinical evaluation and consultation to public schools, placement in private schools and treatment facilities, consultation to courts and police departments

Professional Interest Areas: CBT, Mindfulness, adolescence and non-verbal communication

Personal Interests: Photography, Fly Fishing, Kayaking, Bird Watching, Good Food, Etymology of Words

Committee Work: Currently member of BHAC.

Past Work: Chair of Professional Affairs, Professional Wills, Board Secretary, Grass-roots Liaison to APA, Liaison to NH Mental Health Coalition. Over the years I have participated on numerous other committees and have frequently testified before the NH Legislature.

Liza Colby, Psy.D.

Member-At-Large (2023-2025)

Years on board: 1 year

Natasha Haughton, Ph.D.

Inclusion & Equity Committee Co-Chair

 Committee Work: Inclusion & Equity Co-Chair 

Sue H. Kim, Ph.D.

Membership Committee Co-Chair

As a clinician in solo private practice, I appreciate how NHPA has given me connections with talented and dedicated clinicians from all over the state. I like being part of a hard-working team of people who want to improve mental health services for the citizens of NH, who want to support clinicians to be successful, and who want to apply psychological knowledge and skills to tackle systemic injustices like racism. 

 Years on board: 10 years
 Practice Location: Private Practice in Wilton, NH
 Professional Interest Areas:
Providing individual and family therapy for adolescents and adults; treating  depression, anxiety, trauma, identity exploration.
 Committee Work: Continuing Education, BHAC, Early Career, Membership, Inclusion & Equity

Erika Mesojednik, Psy.D.

Membership Committee Co-Chair

I joined NHPA as a way to continue advocating for psychology and the residents of New Hampshire. I enjoy connecting with others, am passionate about increasing access to mental health care among children, and reducing barriers surrounding mental health care.

 Years on board: year
 Practice Location: 
Currently, I am working in a group practice in Hanover, NH where I specialize in commonly   occurring disorders among children and their families ages 2-21
 Professional Interest Areas:
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), SPACE, mood disorders, diabetes psychology
 Personal Interests: Running, hiking, kayaking, swimming, watching Survivor, and traveling

 Committee Work: Membership Committee and Board of Directors

Celia Oliver, Ph.D., Psy.D.

CE Committee Chair, Ethics Committee Chair, NHPA Liaison to the Board of Psychologists

Years on board: 16 years

Practice Location: Retired from Private Practice in Peterborough, NH

Professional Interest Areas: Cognitive-behavioral therapy, specializing in the treatment of anxiety and autism spectrum disorders  in children, teens, and adults; ethics in clinical practice

Committee Work: Chair of the Ethics Committee (on committee since 2005)

Tracy Robinson-Wood, Ed.D.

Member At-Large (2022-2024), Inclusion & Equity Committee Co-Chair

Committee Work: Continuing Education, Inclusion & Equity Co-Chair

Catherine C. Schuman, Ph.D.

Member-At-Large (2023-2025)

I am the Director of Behavioral Science for the Family Medicine Residency at Cheshire Medical Center, a part of the Dartmouth Health system, in Keene, New Hampshire. I received her PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, in San Diego, in 1997 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado. I’ve been on the faculty at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado; University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont; Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts; and University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wisconsin. At every stage of my career, I’ve maintained a commitment to teaching, patient care, research, advocacy, and serving to promote the role of psychology in health care. I teach psychology students, interns and fellows, resident physicians, and medical students. As training director of behavioral science for the Cheshire Family Medicine Residency, I provide and coordinate specialty training in behavioral health for family medicine physicians. I also run a clinical service that provides integrated behavioral medicine treatments to children and adults. I am a member of the Motivation Interviewing Network of Trainers and regularly provide training. I also conduct research in the areas of pain, sleep, and clinical training.

Years on board: 1 year

Practice Location: Director of Behavioral Science for the Family Medicine Residency at Cheshire Medical Center, part of the Dartmouth Health system, in Keene, New Hampshire

Professional Interest Areas: Teaching, researching and providing clinic services primarily utilizing CBT and motivational interviewing with a focus on stress, physical disease, psychological well-being, and the impact of health disparities

Personal Interests: Weaving, beekeeping, gardening, traveling with family and friends, seeking places with yummy food, and the continuous journey of learning!

Committee Work: Behavioral Health Advocacy Committee (BHAC) Member

Lindsay Staples, Ph.D.

Member At-Large (2022-2024)

It is important for New Hampshire psychologists to stay connected in order to support each other and the clients we serve. I am grateful to be included among such a passionate and kindhearted group of individuals. I have valued the opportunity to join NHPA in advancing the practice and in providing advocacy efforts in the behavioral health space.

Years on Board: 2 years
Practice Location: 
Staples Counseling, LLC - Concord, NH
Professional Interest Areas:
 Obsessive compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, dialectical behavior therapy
Committee Work:
 Behavioral Healthcare Advocacy Committee (BHAC)

Cynthia Whitaker, Psy.D. MLADC

HR Chair

I was the only psychologist within my work setting for many years. Being part of the NHPA Ethics Committee and now the Board of NHPA has given me the opportunity to continue to be challenged and grow as a psychologist. I appreciate all that others have shared with me as a member of NHPA.

Years on Board: 7 years
Practice Location: 
President & CEO, Greater Nashua Mental Health (GNMH)
Professional Interest Areas: Working with individuals who are Deaf or Hard-Of-Hearing, Community Psychology, Wholistic Treatment, Treatment Courts, Public Health, Consultation, and Teaching
Committee Work: Ethics Committee since 2014

Julie Wolter, Psy.D.

Behavioral Healthcare Advocacy Committee Chair

I enjoy advocating for the future of psychologists in a fast-changing healthcare system.  As systems change and  research advances, we must continue to prioritize the importance of the therapeutic relationship in healing.  It’s an  honor to be a part of a dedicated group of psychologists who care about both the health of the profession and the  health of the New Hampshire community.

 Years on board: 5 years

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