Charissa Hosseini (Chair, Listserv Moderator, Social Media Overseer) is a fifth-year doctoral student at Palo Alto University. She is in the process of completing her Pre-doctoral training at the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center also known as the Loma Linda VA. Charissa’s clinical experiences include administering assessment batteries at Stanford University in Dr. Amit Etkin’s Lab and conducting individual at the Gronowski Center, Institute on Aging, and Palo Alto VA Geropsychiatry Community Living Center. Charissa’s research interest are regarding aging and trauma, she has published book chapters, a journal article, and has presented several poster presentations at national conferences. Her long-term career goals are to work in the field of geropsychology. Charissa enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, as well growing her succulent garden.
Rachael Spalding (Website Coordinator) is a second-year graduate student in the clinical psychology doctoral program at West Virginia University. Her research interests include end-of-life decision-making, consent capacity issues, and late-life sexuality. She aspires to practice as a clinical geropsychologist in the future. In her spare time, she enjoys long-distance running, reading fiction and true-crime novels, and cooking.
Caroline Merz (Website Content Creator)is a 6th year PhD student in Brian Carpenter’s lab at Washington University in St. Louis. She is currently completing clinical internship at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington DC. Caroline’s interests are broad and include end of life, palliative care, psycho-oncology, and health psychology. Her dissertation is on psychologists’ knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding medical aid in dying, and psychological evaluation in patients with terminal illness. In her (almost-nonexistent) spare time, she enjoys yoga, running with her husband, and playing with their dog.
Brenna Renn (Newsletter Editor)
Elissa Kozlov (Newsletter Editor)
For further information regarding the Communications Committee, please contact Charissa Hosseini, Committee Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org