AACN is fortunate to have several committees dedicated to supporting its health, growth, and mission. The chairperson(s) of each committee is/are pictured.

Awards Committee

Brett Parmenter and Stephanie Towns, Co-Chairs

Charter: The awards committee monitors all AACN awards and collaborates with other committees administering awards. The committee is responsible for direct administration of the Distinguished Neuropsychologist Award and the Leadership award.


Be Ready for ABPP in Neuropsychology (BRAIN)

Eric Waldron, Chair

Charter: Develop and maintain mechanisms (e.g., listserve, website, study materials, study groups) to support neuropsychologists who are pursuing ABCN Diplomate status.

Board Certification Promotion

Tannahill Glen and Emily MacKillop, Co-Chairs

Charter: Engender awareness of the ABCN board certification process within upcoming and current neuropsychologists; promotes the benefits of board certification within professional neuropsychology and instills motivation to follow through with the board certification process.


Board of Directors Orientation

Jennifer Cass, Chair

Charter: Develop and implement orientation training activities for all newly elected members of the Board of Directors; facilitates integration of newly elected Board members into standing and ad hoc committees.



Nicholas Jasinski, Chair

Charter: Review, revise and update Academy Bylaws and maintains them in a condition that accurately reflects the needs, goals, and services of the Academy.


Conflict of Interest

Brandon Baughman, Chair

Charter: Establishes policies of the Academy with respect to conflicts of interest, reviews member allegations that involve conflicts of interest, makes recommendations for enforcement of conflict of interest policies, and maintains records of actions taken regarding conflicts of interest.

Convention Management

Jennifer Cass and Lisa Ravdin, Co-Chairs

Charter: Develops and recommends policies for structure, format and operation of annual meeting; recommends meeting sites to Executive Board; coordinates planning with Academy staff.


Disruptive Technology

Robert Bilder, Chair

Charter: The Disruptive Technology Initiative aims to advance education and practice models to prepare the next generation of neuropsychologists to embrace engineering, coding, and biotech, and to re-imagine assessment and intervention to consider ubiquitous technologies, big data, and other innovations with the potential to disrupt current models.



Julie Janecek, Chair

Charter: Develops and maintains an effective educational program for the annual meeting of the Academy; develops recommendations and monitors activities related to other educational issues of importance to the Academy.


Continuing Education Subcommittee

Anita Sim, Chair

Email List Committee

Jennifer Cass, Chair

Charter: Serves an advisory committee to the Board of Directors regarding concerning behavior on the following AACN supported email lists: AACN, AACN Community Discussion, AACN Pediatric Subspecialty, AACN Pediatric Subspecialty Special Interest Group (SIG), Be Ready for ABPP in Clinical Neuropsychology (BRAIN), Forensic Neuropsychology SIG, and Minnesota Conference Discussion.

Forensic Neuropsychology Special Interest Group

Joel Morgan and Mike Westerveld, Co-Chairs



Dean Beebe, Chair

Charter: Nominates individuals to run for election to the Board of Directors by the voting members of the Academy.


Pediatric Subspecialty Interest Group

Marsha Vasserman, Chair

Charter: The Pediatric SIG is particularly focused on the interests of pediatric, child-clinical, and lifespan developmental neuropsychologists, as well as the children they see.


Practice and Public Policy

Mark Barisa, Chair

Charter: Monitors and addresses issues related to the professional practice of neuropsychology, including federal and state legislative and regulatory concerns. The committee keeps the board advised of relevant issues and makes recommendations regarding possible courses of action.


Public and Professional Information

Stephanie Towns, Chair

Charter: Manage the public relations communication of the organization, including management of all public communication accounts.



Kirk Stucky, Chair

Charter: Develops recommendations for maintenance and expansion of the Academy’s publication interests.


Relevance 2050

Anthony Stringer, Chair

Charter: Supports new assessment methods, training models, mid-career supervision models, and clinical strategies that every Academy member can access in order to begin to substantially increase the percentage of patients we, and the generation of neuropsychologists who follow us, are able to competently serve.

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Student Affairs

Alissa Butts, Chair

Charter: Promotes initiatives and activities to encourage involvement of students in Academy activities; oversees student-focused events at the Academy’s annual meeting.