NASAP is governed by a Board of Directors and Council of Representatives composed of representatives from each Section and from Affiliate Organizations that have sufficient active members of NASAP and who choose to send delegates. The Board of Directors consists of the Officers of NASAP, who are also officers of the COR and two Liaison Directors, one for Affiliate Organizations and one for Sections. To learn about the Council of Representatives or to read the Constitution or By-Laws see Governance.
Board of Directors
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.
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 (Zsuzsanna) Burak
Susan was born in Hungary and grew up in Canada. She has a background in public health and law. She has practiced law in the areas of Mediation, Conflict Resolution and Collaborative Law for over 20 years. She completed her M.A. in Counselling Psychology at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Vancouver and is also a certified Adlerian Parenting Facilitator and Certified Adlerian Counselor through the Alfred Adler Institute of the Adlerian Psychology Association of British Columbia (APABC). Susan served on the board of APABC and was "Nash-napped" to assist with the planning of the NASAP Conferences in Vancouver. Susan is Associate Director of the Lawyer's Assistance Program in British Columbia and a Continuing Studies Instructor at Langara College in Vancouver. Susan was awarded a silver pin for her twenty years of assistance with the Access to Justice program of the Canadian Bar Association
Past-President Steven J. Stein
Steve is a graduate of Antioch Graduate School of Education and the Alfred Adler Institute of Chicago. He has experience in community mental health, serving high-risk youth in a largely Latino neighborhood of Chicago, worked as a school counselor at the American School in Honduras, where he co-developed an eight-week educational series based on the Spanish translation of Dinkmeyer & McKay’s STEP Program. He has lived in Maryland since 1989 and is an independent private practitioner. He has served as president of the McAbee Adlerian Psychology Society (MAPS) and chaired NASAP’s national convention in Baltimore in 1996. He served as Secretary of NASAP and served on the COR for many years.
Section Liaison Robin Scrofani
Robin Scrofani has been a practicing Adlerian for more than 30 years both personally and in her work with early childhood special education students and their families. She currently works with the Chicago Public Schools in the Office of Special Education Services. She has been a COR/BOD member since 2008.
Affiiliate Liaison Leigh Johnson-Migalski
Leigh Johnson-Migalski is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been working in the psychology field since 1997. Currently, she is an associate professor at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago teaching classes on Adlerian theory and practice as well as publishing when the time allows. LJM resurrected the Adler School affiliate in 2007 and currently acts as the faculty advisor for this student run affiliate. As a member of NASAP for a couple years, upon starting up the affiliate, LJM has participated in COR as the affiliate representative until her recent post as the Affiliate Liasion for all affiliates to the Board of NASAP.
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.