Officers & Board 0F DIRCTORS
Gerardo Rodriguez-Menendez, Ph.D., ABPP, MSCP
Gerardo Rodriquez-Menendez, PhD, is Chair and Professor of the Clinical Psychopharmacology Program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He is also the President of the R-A Pinnacle Group, a private corporation dedicated to providing leadership development, executive coaching and business consulting. He earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology, with a concentration in Neuropsychology, and an MS in General Psychology from Albizu University. Additionally he completed a postdoctoral MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology from Nova Southeastern University.
Rodriguez-Menendez’ career spans a broad spectrum of responsibilities in education, administration, research, and consulting. From 2014 - 2017 he was the Dean of the College of Psychology at John F. Kennedy University. In 2010 – 2012, he served as the Interim Dean of the School of Psychology at Fielding Graduate University. From 2001 – 2007 he served as the Chancellor of Albizu University, Miami Campus. He also maintains a private consulting practice assisting institutions of higher education and business organizations in areas of strategic planning, leadership coaching, accreditation and licensing, academic governance and ethics, program development, and faculty development.
Rodriguez-Menendez is a practicing psychologist and a frequent presenter at conferences across the country. Among his areas of expertise are promoting minority enrollment in clinical psychology programs and developing multicultural training models. Rodriquez-Menendez is bilingual and has published on psychology topics in both English and Spanish.
Dr. Markowicz is a licensed psychologist in California, Michigan, New Mexico, and Florida. She operates a private practice providing consulting, psychological testing, and therapy services. Her career path has been broad and includes forensic psychology and provision of services in community and academic settings. She is also pursuing a post-doctoral MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology. In 2022, she founded the Prescribing Psychologist Network to increase awareness of prescribing psychologists and offer a supportive community for psychologists providing comprehensive mental health care inclusive of psychopharmacological intervention. Dr. Markowicz is also proud to chair AACP’s Clinical Psychopharmacology Committee with her co-chair and AACP BOD member, Dr. George Kapalka.
Mary Ann Norfleet, Ph.D., ABPP, FAPA, FAPS
Dr. Norfleet is a licensed psychologist in California, where she is both a member of the adjunct clinical faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine and in part-time independent practice providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples across the life span.
Her work at Stanford involves training and supervision, as well as administrative duties. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including community mental health, school psychology, forensic psychology, couple and family and individual psychotherapy, and medical psychology.
A Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science, Dr. Norfleet has served on various national committees for continuing professional education, colleague assistance and accreditation of doctoral and postdoctoral training programs.
Dr. Norfleet’s work in the community includes service as President of the Board of Directors of the Mental Research Institute, a non-profit foundation that provides small grants to fund breakthrough research projects that use an interactional approach to facilitate healthy relationships.
Dr. Gus Segura, ABPP
Dr. Segura was born and raised in the West Coast of Puerto Rico. He earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from Albizu University, San Juan campus, and a masters in industrial/organizational psychology from California State University, San Bernardino. During his training years he worked with Dr. Gregory Quirk in the University of Puerto Rico, Fear Learning Laboratory, developing translational research protocols to advance animal fear learning research findings into clinical applications to humans.
Dr. Segura started his behavioral health career in 2011 as an active duty military psychologist for the U.S. Army Medical Command at Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC). Right after serving in MAMC, he had the privilege to deliver behavioral healthcare to the brave soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Division in Camp Casey, South Korea. In 2015, he concluded his time in military service as the first Behavioral Health Officer in Charge for the U.S. Army 89th Military Police Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas.
After finishing his military service, he transitioned into civilian life, and was appointed Internal Behavioral Health Consultant in the primary care service line, for the U.S. Army 121 Combat Support Hospital in Seoul, South Korea. Afterwards, he spent two years managing multi-disciplinary residential treatment programs in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), including the first Center for Sexual Trauma Services in the VHA. Currently, he serves as Deputy Director for Behavioral Health at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Dr. Segura is board certified in behavioral and cognitive psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. His professional interests include leadership in behavioral healthcare; and evidence-based treatments for trauma recovery, depression, and anxiety.
Dr. George Kapalka
Dr. George Kapalka is a clinical and prescribing psychologist practicing at the Children's Treatment Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is a diplomate in clinical psychology since 2000. He has been practicing for over 30 years with primary focus on the treatment of children/adolescents and their families. He is Distinguished Professor and Program Director of the Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology at Alliant International University’s California School of Professional Psychology. He is the author/editor of six books and numerous research publications and presentations, and his book, "Parenting Your Out-of-Control Child" (New Harbinger, 2007) has been translated into 10 foreign languages. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and has received the Researcher of the Year Award from the New Jersey Psychological Association. He has been interviewed in newspapers, Internet publications, and on television.
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