PSWC Leadership

The history of the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists, Social Workers & Counselors organization and now the PSWC Section of the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals is enduring and distinguished. Tradition, professional standing, leadership and commitment in the area of spinal cord healthcare are exemplified in the Founders and Presidents. Similarly, the Board of Directors, Chairpersons and Committee members have provided the solid organizational and professional foundation upon which to build.


American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists, Social Workers & Counselors (AASCIPSWC) Founders

Vivian Beyda, DrPH; Helen T. Bosshart, MSW; Karen Boies-Hickman, PhD; Dawn Cooke, ACSW; William H. Cooley, LCSW; Marguerite J. David, MSW; Michael E. Dunn, PhD; Paul B. Johnson, PhD; E. Jason Mask, ACSW; Lloyd Irwin Moore, PhD; James J. Peters; Gail B. Price, RN, BS.; Marcy Ritt, MSW; Irene Saperstein, LCSW; Joan H. Sheldon, MSSW; Theresa M. Sorota, LCSW; Patricia D. Strasberg, EdD; Hugh B. Taylor, MSW; Robert L. Umiauf, PhD; and Grady N. Williams, PhD


AASCIPSWC / PSWC Presidents

Joan H. Sheldon, MSSW 1986-1987

Helen T. Bosshart, MSSW, LCSW 1987-1988

E. Jason Mask, MSW, LCSW 1988-1989

Michael E. Dunn, PhD, 1989-1990

Theresa M. Sorota, MSW, LCSW 1990-1991

Frances M. Buck, Ph.D. 1991-1992

Craig L. Alexander, PhD 1992-1993

Helen T. Bosshart, MSSW, LCSW 1993-1994

Frances M. Buck, PhD 1994-1995

Mickey L. Ginsburg, PhD 1995-1996

Dawn Cooke, MSW, ACSW 1996-1998

Stanley H. Ducharme, Ph.D. 1998-2000

Lester Butt, Ph.D., ABPP 2000-2002

Marcia L. Bernstein, MSW, LCSW 2002-2003

Helen T. Bosshart, MSSW, LCSW 2003-2004

L. Scott Richards, PhD, ABPP 2004-2005

Terrie L. Price, PhD, ABPP 2005-2008

E. Jason Mask, MSW, LCSW 2008-2009

Sigmund Hough, PhD, ABPP 2009-2011

Glenn Curtiss, PhD 2011-2012

Toby A. Huston, PhD 2012-2015
Heather Russell, PhD 2015-Present