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Candidates for APA Council of Representatives


by SIOP Administrative Office

SIOP members Kristin Saboe and Stephen Stark are candidates for election to the APA Council of Representatives, which is composed of representatives of divisions, representatives of state, provincial, and territorial psychological associations and the members of the APA Board of Directors.

SIOP members who are also voting APA members will elect one candidate to serve a 3-year term on the APA Council of Representatives. The election will be conducted by APA and ballots will be sent to eligible voters on or around April 15. Results are expected in mid-June.

The successful candidate will also serve as a member of SIOP’s Executive Board of Directors and take office January 1, 2017. SIOP’s current APA representatives are Lori Foster, Georgia Chao, Deirdre Knapp, and Gary Latham.

Saboe is a research psychologist with the U. S. Army and Stark is associate chair of the department of psychology at the University of South Florida.

Following are brief bios as submitted by the two candidates:

Kristin Saboe
She is an active member of SIOP, Military Psychology (Division 19), and the APA and serves as the co-director of SIOP’s Veterans Transition Prosocial Community Outreach Program, as a media contact for SIOP and the APA, and as a representative of SIOP’s interests to key stakeholders, to include Congress. She notably has experience in public relations, Congressional and Executive Branch reporting, and project management which allows her a perspective and skillset that facilitate communicating SIOP’s unique interests, needs, and equities to the APA. Professionally, Kristin serves as an integrator of stakeholders and oversees the translation of science into strategy, policy, and budgeting in high-stress, deadline driven political environments. As a Research Psychologist in the U.S. Army, she has significant experience as a program manager and subject matter expert as a science and research consultant working with top Army and Department of Defense leaders on military strategy, policy, training, and programs which directly affect over 1.5 million people annually. Kristin’s research expertise rests in leadership, motivation, occupational health psychology; in an applied-setting Kristin is an expert in high impact policy-related research, military psychology, and organizational change and strategy. Kristin received her doctoral and master’s degrees from the University of South Florida in Industrial-Organizational Psychologist and bachelor degrees in philosophy and psychology from Austin College.

Stephen Stark
Since my first conference in 1998, I have actively participated in society affairs by presenting at annual meetings and serving on committees – most recently, Scientific Affairs, which I now chair. I have had the privilege of learning from and working closely with SIOP leaders, whose professional influences extend beyond the traditional “boundaries” of I-O psychology. These experiences have solidified my belief that we must connect with professionals in other disciplines to stay abreast of new developments and respond proactively. Of particular import are the continuing questions regarding licensure, credentialing, and policies on testing, selection, and research practices. In 2014, I was named a Fellow of SIOP and APA (Division 14). I also joined APA Divisions 5 (Quantitative and Qualitative Methods) and 19 (Military Psychology) in accordance with my longstanding research and consulting activities with the U.S. Army Research Institute (Consortium Fellow since 2004). I was also appointed to the International Test Commission Council, served on the National Research Council Committee on Measuring Human Capabilities (2012-15), and accepted a role as the American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference program co-chair for Statistics in 2015-16 and 2016-17. I continue to serve as Associate Chair of the USF Department of Psychology and Vice-Chair of my community Board of Supervisors. Service has been an integral part of my professional and civic life, and I would be honored to become your APA representative.