Kim I. Mills is deputy executive director for public and member communications at APA, a post she has held since 2007. In addition to her other duties, Mills oversees APA’s social media strategy, including this blog and APA’s corporate presence on such sites as Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and Twitter. A former wire service reporter, Mills has more than 30 years’ experience as a communications professional. She holds degrees in biology and journalism.
Britney Brinkman, PhD, is an assistant professor of counseling psychology and women’s studies at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She completed her doctorate in counseling psychology at Colorado State University. She specializes in the psychology of social justice, with a particular emphasis on children and adolescents. Dr. Brinkman has published numerous articles and presented at conferences on gender identity development, youth activism, girls’ studies, and confronting discrimination. Dr. Brinkman received the 2014 American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women for her work on her upcoming book, “Detection and Prevention of Identity-Based Bullying: Social Justice Perspectives,” which examines children’s experiences of bullying based on of aspects of their identity. She writes about gender and the media on her blog, empowertainment.
Jamie Chamberlin is the senior editor of APA’s two magazines, Monitor on Psychology and gradPSYCH. She lives in Fairfax, Virginia, with her husband and two children.
Audrey Hamilton has been working in the APA Public Affairs Office since 2008. A former broadcast news reporter, she writes and produces “Speaking of Psychology.” In addition, she handles media requests and writes press releases on research published in APA’s scholarly journals as well as about the work APA does for its members and the discipline of psychology. She lives in Northern Virginia with her journalist husband and two young children.
Stacy Lu is associate editor of APA’s Monitor on Psychology and gradPSYCH magazines. She is a former senior health editor at ABCNEWS.com, and has written for The New York Times, Prevention, and NBCNews.com. When not micromanaging her family’s chaotic schedule, she escapes to a yoga studio or to the hammock with a book.
Sara Martin is editor of the APA Monitor on Psychology, APA’s flagship magazine, and gradPSYCH, the magazine for APA’s student members. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and 11-year-old son.
Amy Novotney is a freelance writer for APA’s Monitor on Psychology and gradPSYCH magazines. She lives in Chicago with her husband and two children.
Kipp Pietrantonio, PhD, is an early career psychologist employed at The Ohio State University Counseling and Consultation Service. He completed his doctorate in counseling psychology at the University of North Dakota, his doctoral internship at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan. He is a member of APA’s Committee on Socioeconomic Status. Dr. Pietrantonio’s primary interests include establishing competent practices for people from low-income backgrounds, college men’s mental health, psychological political advocacy and the importance of psychologists engaging in new media. Dr. Pietrantonio co-hosts a weekly podcast, The Midwestern Social Scientists, along with co-host Keith McIntosh, MA.
Aric A. Prather, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry and associate director of the Center for Health and Community at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a clinical health psychologist with expertise in psychoneuroimmunology, and his research focuses on the bidirectional links between psychological stress and sleep and how these processes uniquely and synergistically impact physical and mental health.
Jim Sliwa is director of public affairs at APA, where he oversees publicity efforts for a variety of APA programs including the annual convention. He previously managed similar efforts for the American Society for Microbiology for nearly 25 years. A lifelong native of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, he holds degrees from the University of Maryland in journalism and public relations. When not writing about science, Jim likes to explore the ever-growing culinary landscape of Washington and can often be found relaxing in a park somewhere with a good science fiction book.
Katelynn Wiggins is the public relations associate in the Practice Directorate at APA. She works with psychologists involved in the Public Education Campaign and Disaster Response Network and is the assistant editor of APA’s “Your Mind Your Body” blog. When not at work, she enjoys playing tennis and trying new restaurants. She lives in Odenton, Maryland, with her husband and two dogs.