Board of Directors
President Jill Duba Sauerheber
Jill is a professional counselor and counselor educator at Western Kentucky University. Jill is an author and frequent presenter at NASAP as well as other professional organizations. Jill woked with Don Dinkmeyer, Jr. in accumulating evidenced-based research in
support of STEP: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting, which Don co-developed and produces today. Jill was also the co-editor with Drs. Jon Carlson, Len Sperry and Jon Sperry on the new edition of Psychopathology andPsychotherapy (focusing on the integration of the diagnostic featuresof the DSM with systems-based theory of Individual Psychology).
Vice-President Susan Belangee
Susan Belangee has been a member of NASAP since 1999 and served as Co-Managing Editor of the Journal of Individual Psychology while a doctoral student at Georgia State University. After graduation she served two terms as Treasurer of NASAP and also served as the NASAP Newsletter Editor. Her most recent activity has been to serve as the coordinator of the Emerging Leaders Program, which she originally proposed a couple of years ago. Susan is an innovator and very concerned about serving the members of NASAP. She was a faculty member at Holy Family University and just recently moved to Georgia. She now serves on the Core Faculty of the Adler Graduate School's OnLine program from her new home in Georgia.
Secretary Michele Frey
Michele comes from a varied background, having worked in the corporate world of AT&T for 27 years prior to moving into a doctoral program at Georgia State University. She served on the editorial staff of the Journal of Individual Psychology as a student at Georgia State and was a co-managing editor with Susan Belangee for several years. She has been a regular presenter at the NASAP Conference as well as several regional conferences in the southeastern US. She currently teaches at Mercer University in the Community Counseling Program and is actively engaged in the practice of Individual Psychology as well. Michele holds a Diplomate in Adlerian Psychology from NASAP for her leadership in and contribution to Individual Psychology.
Treasurer Susan Brokaw
Susan first became interested in Adlerian Psychology when she took Introduction to Adlerian Psychology from Bill Pew in the late sixties. Soon after that she joined NASAP for the first time. Susan was a founder of the Adler Institute that later became the Adler Graduate School in Minnesota. She uses the individual psychology of Alfred Adler in her practice as a marriage and family therapist and as a core faculty member at the Adler Graduate School. She has been presenting at NASAP conferences for many years and have twice been elected to the COR. She is a strong believer that more professionals and laypeople need to see the value of this psychology in order to function better in all the tasks of life. NASAP needs to find ways to expose more people in the community to this psychology.
Past-President Richard Watts
Richard Watts is our President. Richard served on NASAP’s Council of Representatives as a Member-At-Large and also on the Board as Treasurer. He has also been active in the leadership on the board of the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), served as Senator and President of the Texas Association for Counselor Education and on numerous national and state counseling committees. Richard has also served as Editor of Counseling and Values, the journal of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling. He was recently named University Distinguished Professor at Sam Houston State University where he teaches.
Section Liaison Bill Premo
Bill Premo is an organizational psychologist who focuses on improved organizational effectiveness, the achievement of specific and measurable goals, and leadership skill development to enhance productivity, retention, morale, and profitability. He is on the faculty of the Adler Graduate School and Rochester Institute of Technology. Bill has over 20 years of executive level leadership experiences and accomplishments within the electronics field in manufacturing and testing. He has held various leadership and management positions in the sales, marketing, training, and organizational development areas in addition to his academic experience.
Affiliate Liaison Teal Maedel
Teal is a past-president of NASAP and has served several times on the Council of Representatives as an Affiliate Representative. She teaches at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Vancouver and is a forensic psychologist with the Correctional Service of Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police specializing in critical incident stress and trauma. In addition to teaching at the Adler School, she has also taught at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and the University of British Columbia
President-Elect James R. Bitter
Jim Bitter is a Professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Services at East Tennessee State University. Jim has served as Vice-President of NASAP and a Regional Representative on the Delegate Assembly. He also served on the Long Range Planning Committee and as editor of the Journal of Individual Psychology. He has studied Adlerian Psychology with Ray Lowe, Oscar Christensen and Manford Sonstegard. He studied at the Alfred Adler Institute of Chicago and was taught therapy by Bob Powers and Jane Griffith in their practice in Chicago. In addition to being an Adlerian, he has also enjoyed studying and working with other masters of psychotherapy like Virginia Satir, Erv and Miriam Polster and Michael White. He contributed much to the literature on Adlerian Psychology through his writing and publishing.
Becky is a licensed psychologist with a small private practice and teaches in the Psychology Dept. of Penn State Harrisburg. She previously worked in mental health and school settings and served NASAP for many years as Executive Director before taking on the role of Conference Coordinator.