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Government and Professional Relations Committee 2013-2014

The NASP Government and Professional Relations (GPR) Committee communicates a clear and consistent message about school psychology and its contribution to children, their families, and the systems that serve them. John Kelly serves as the chair of the GPR committee. Stacy Skalski and Kelly Vaillancourt are a frequent voices "on the hill" in Washington, D.C. GPR committee members serve as a resources for those engaged in advocacy at the state and local level, while NASP GPR staff work among coalitions and members of Congress. They can be reached at the NASP national office.

Barry Barbarasch
Leader: Northeast Region Coordinator

Katie Eklund-Co-chair
Leader: Medicaid, RTI
Western Region

Candis Hogan
Leader: Central Region Coordinator

John Kelly, Chair
Leader: School Mental Health, Medicaid
Northeast Region

Laurie Klose
Leader: Southeast Regional Coordinator, Credentialing, Standards
Southeast Region

Trisha Pedley
Western Region

Margaret Sedor
Leader: Western Region Coordinator

Charlotte Smith
Central Region

Nate von der Embse
Southeast Region

Faith Zabek
Leader: Graduate Student Representative
Southeast Region

Ex Officio

Sally Baas, NASP President

Brent Duncan, Advocacy Program Manager

NASP Professional Relations Program Staff

All staff can be reached at the NASP office:
4340 East West Highway, Suite 402
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 657-0270
Fax: (301) 657-0275

Stacy Skalski
Director, Professional Policy and Practice

Kelly Vaillancourt
Director, Government Relations

Mary Beth Klotz
Director, IDEA Projects & Technical Assistance

Jeffrey L. Charvat
Director, Research and Information Services

Allison Bollinger Miller
Manager, Professional Relations