CPA Division VIII: Neuropsychology
Elected Officers Candidate Statements
Secretary - Roxanna Rahban, PhD
I received my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UC Santa Barbara and my B.A. from UCLA. I am an early career member of the Division. I received my post-doctoral training in neuropsychology, and now have a private practice in Los Angeles and work part-time as a visiting psychologist at Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center. I work with children and adults and specialize in the area of cognitive and psychiatric disabilities, ADHD, and LD. I have had the fortune and pleasure of serving as the editor of the Neuropsychology Division VIII Newsletter. I have had the opportunity to also serve as the secretary elect for the monthly board meetings and have been working on developing my note taking skills this year. I have really enjoyed my experience writing articles as well as editing articles from other division members for the newsletter. furthermore, I would like to contribute to the board by assisting with social gatherings and continuing education programs we can develop in order to connect fellow neuropsychologists and psychologists in our community to learn more about what we do and exchange ideas. I feel that it would be very valuable for members to meet locally, socialize, mingle and talk about complicated and interesting cases as well as seek mentorship. I look forward to serving as a contributing member to Division 8 and expanding our division together.
CPA LAN Representative - Charles Filanosky, PhD, ABPP
I have been active at the local and regional level supporting initiatives and alerting colleagues to concerns and calls for action as they relate to our profession for almost a decade. I have held leadership positions in the Northern California Neuropsychology Forum including the position of President and I have served on the Executive Board of the San Francisco Psychological Association for many years, currently in the role of Treasurer. While professional organizations serve a variety of purposes, I believe their prime directive to be supporting our profession at the State level, which is essential. This is where practice and licensure issues are determined. While I've been active at this for years, I believe I can be more effective and more efficient by taking on this role formally as the Division VIII LAN Representative, enhancing timely communication between concerned and affected parties.
Thank you for your consideration!
Member-at-Large - Thomas Hardey, PhD, ABN
As a member of CPA since graduate school, I am pleased to run again for the Member-at-Large position on the Division VIII Board. Over the last few years, I have worked on a number of Neuropsychology issues including arranging the well-attended Erin Bigler all day institute at this year’s San Diego CPA convention. My particular interest remains concussion screening, evaluation & treatment at all levels of sport & work. I am the neuropsychology consultant to the Oakland Raiders & to other college & high school sports programs. Thank you for considering me for this volunteer position.
Member-at-Large - Erin David Bigler, PhD, ABPP
I have been a licensed psychologist specializing in neuropsychology since 1975 and have been involved in the academic and clinical training of neuropsychologists, first at the University of Texas and then Brigham Young University since 1990. I have a particular expertise in the interface of neuroimaging with clinical neuropsychology and am running to bring this unique perspective to members of this Division as I believe neuroimaging and its use by clinical neuropsychology is critical to its future. I am very interested in the future of both brain imaging technology as well as virtual technology that may be used in cognitive and neuropsychological assessment. There are lots of 21st century pressures for technology to be utilized by psychologists and I hope to be a part of that development.
I established the sub-specialty clinical neuropsychology training program at the University of Texas in 1977 and directed that program until I took a similar position in Utah at Brigham Young University which I have directed ever since. In 1990, I established the Brain Imaging and Behavior Laboratory at Brigham Young University in Utah, which studies the role of neuroimaging variables in cognitive and neurobehavioral disorders such as traumatic brain injuries, neurodevelopmental disorders including autism and learning disabilities, anoxic brain injuries and other acquired injuries of the brain as well as aging and Alzheimer's disease. In 2012, I became the University's Founding Director of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research Facility. I have written or edited 11 textbooks and published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles. I am licensed in the states of California, Utah, Texas and Hawaii.