My name is Terri Pelley and I am the 2019 President of the Dayton Area Psychological Association. I am a Clinical Psychologist working in the Counseling Center at the University of Dayton. Originally from Chicago, Dayton has been home since moving here for undergraduate studies at UD. I went on to complete a M.A. at UD, a Ph.D. at the University of Cincinnati, and internship at Wright State’s School of Professional Psychology.
I have served on the DAPA board for the past five years. I started as a graduate student on the board, moved into the Early Career position, and most recently I have been the webmaster. I have found DAPA to be such a great community. I especially look forward to attending workshops as they often showcase local talent and it gives me a chance to connect and collaborate with many of you throughout the Dayton area.
One of my goals as President of DAPA is to encourage more membership involvement. This includes having members reflect on the organizations bylaws as well as recruiting new members to the Board. I would love to hear from each of you during 2019. What do you want DAPA to keep doing? What could we do better? The main mission of the organization is to serve YOU so don’t be shy about letting us know how to do that. And so, the adventure begins!