Division Leadership

The Board of Directors (BoD) is the governing body for the Division and is elected by the membership. The BoD meets three times a year to debate and discuss the activities of the Division.

Current Leadership


  • President: Laura Simons, PhD
  • Past President: Wendy Ward, PhD, ABPP
  • President Elect: Melissa Santos, PhD
  • Secretary: Tammi Young-Saleme, PhD
  • Treasurer: Robin Everhart, PhD

Diversity Committee


The SPP Diversity Committee is comprised of 13 professional and student members from a variety of institutions and committed to promoting diversity in pediatric psychology research and clinical care.

Mentorship Program


The Mentorship Program provides professional development to students and colleagues at all stages of their careers.

Mission and Vision Statements


Mission statement: To actively promote the health and psychological well-being of all children, youth and families.

Vision statement: Healthier children, youth, and families.

Student Advisory Board


The Student Advisory Board works with the Student Representative to promote student interests in Division programming, structure, and training, and to encourage other students to get involved.

Strategic Plan


The SPP Board has devised a strategic plan to guide the society's goals and priorities for the future.