The Santa Barbara County Psychological Association (SBCPA) includes approximately 150 licensed psychologists, registered psychological assistants, and student members within Santa Barbara County.


Our Santa Barbara County Psychological Association is administered by a volunteer Board of Directors and a group of committee chairs. The officers are elected by the general membership annually and are installed in office at an annual dinner meeting of the membership. The board meets on a monthly basis, and attendance is open to all SBCPA members.

Click here to view SBCPA Board Meeting agendas and minutes


Founded as a informal group in 1947, some Santa Barbara psychologists began to work within the community addressing local mental health problems and the broader spectrum of professional interests. In 1977 SBCPA became a chapter of the California Psychological Association (CPA), a state association of the American Psychological Association (APA). The APA is the national psychological association with over 159,000 psychologists, and SBCPA members follow the ethical standards and guidelines for professional practice set forth by APA.


2020 Board of Directors

Position Name
President Dr. Megan Donahue
President Elect Dr. Katherine Olson
Past-President Dr. Winifred Lender
Secretary Dr. Avery Voos
Treasurer Dr. Eric Nelson
Local Advocacy Network Chair
Dr. Juliet Rohde-Brown
Student Representative Oriana McGee, M.S.
Membership Committee Chair Dr. Anahita Holden
Website Committee Chair Dr. James Fortman
Social Committee Chair

Dr. Anna Krasno

Dr. Betsy Bates Freed

Community and Media Relations Committee Chair Dr. Jordan Witt
Ethics Committee Chair
Dr. Kimberley Taylor
Salon/Continuing Education Committee Chair

Dr. Hallie D'Agruma

Dr. Christina Donaldson

Disaster Committee Chair Dr. Karen Lehman

This contact information is provided for people seeking information about the Association. It should not be used for psychological advice or in the event of an emergency.

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