The Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health Committees

Communications Committee

This committee is responsible for the publication of the Foundation's newsletter, The Group Assets which is an insert within The Group Circle, AGPA's newsletter. Additionally, this committee overseas the content and written communication of the Group Foundation website and is responsible for identifying the appropriate venue for the reporting of research funded by the Group Foundation.

Chair and Editor:

Connie Concannon, L.C.S.W., CGP, FAGPA*
1844 San Miguel Dr Ste 311
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4963
Office: (925) 944-1800
Fax: (925) 944-0684
E-mail: cconcannon@sbcglobal.net

Vice-Chair: 

Aaron E. Black, Ph.D.
1577 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
Office: (585) 271-1850
Email: aeblackphd@yahoo.com

Development Committee

The Development Committee is responsible for raising the annual General Fund income of the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health, as well as its endowment funds. The Committee also seeks out opportunities for distinguished gifts from AGPA members and outside corporations and foundations, which will benefit the endowment of the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health.

Chair:

Karen S. Travis, M.S.W, L.C.S.W., CGP, FAGPA
7936 Wrenwood Blvd Ste A
Baton Rouge, LA 70809-7701
Office: (225) 927-7936
Fax:  (225) 926-2101
E-mail: karendotcom@prodigy.net

Members:

Phyllis F. Cohen, Ph.D., Psy.D., CGP, LFAGPA
301 West 57th St., #20CD
New York,  NY 10019
Office: (212) 489-7607
Fax: (212) 582-8087
E-mail: phylcraft@aol.com

Barbara Dazzo, L.C.S.W., Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA
1104 Crim Rd
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-1872
Office: (732) 568-9998
Fax: (732) 568-1961
E-mail: bdazzo@verizon.net

Jeffrey S. Hudson, M.Ed., LPC, CGP, FAGPA
506 West 42nd Street
Austin, TX 78751
Office: (512) 472-7476
E-mail: jeff.hudson@mygrande.net

Lisa Mahon, Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA
6065 Lake Forrest Dr., NW #150
Atlanta, GA 30328
Office: (404) 356-3889
Fax: (770) 579-1967
E-mail: mahon-flores@mindspring.com

Carol A. Vaughan, L.C.S.W., CGP, FAGPA
2121 Sage Road, Suite 180
Houston, TX 77056
Office: (713) 622-7591
Fax: (713) 622-7599
E-mail: carol_vaughan@msn.com

Elliot Zeisel, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., CGP, FAGPA* 
118 East 93rd Street, #1C
New York, NY 10128
Office: (212) 289-3616 
Fax: (212) 289-3616
E-mail: dremzeisel@mac.com

Subcommittees of the Development Committee

Planned Giving Subcommittee

Patricia A. Barth, Ph.D., CGP, DLFAGPA
4550 Post Oak Place Drive, Suite 252
Houston, TX 77027
Office: (713) 621-0038
Fax: (713) 621-4920
E-mail: pbarth1631@yahoo.com

David M. Hawkins, M.D., CGP, DLFAGPA
800 Eastowne Drive, Suite 106
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Office: (919) 547-9009
Fax: (919) 490-9733
E-mail: dhawkinsmd@aol.com

Local Fundraising Consultation Group

Jeffrey S. Hudson, M.Ed., LPC, CGP, FAGPA
506 West 42nd Street
Austin, TX 78751
Office: (512) 472-7476
E-mail: jeff.hudson@mygrande.net

Education Committee

The Education Committee supports professional development through continuing education, training, and collegial interaction. The Education Committee coordinates the Group Foundation-sponsored activities at the AGPA Annual Meeting, including early morning educational sessions, the Fellow’s Breakfast speaker, the S.R. Slavson Memorial Lecture, the Louis Ormont Lecture and the Mitchell Hochberg Memorial Public Education presentation.

Chair:

David M. Hawkins, M.D., CGP, DLFAGPA
800 Eastowne Drive, Suite 106
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Office: (919) 547-9009
Fax: (919) 490-9733
E-mail: dhawkinsmd@aol.com

Vice Chair:

Keith J. Rand, M.A., CGP, FAGPA
8170 Beverly Blvd, Suite 204
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Office: (323) 655-4060
Fax: (888) 588-7305
E-mail: keithrand@me.com

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of the Officers of the Foundation and the chairpersons of the various committees. The Executive Committee is charged with planning for the advancement of the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health’s activities and welfare. It reviews and evaluates the affairs of the Foundation; guides, oversees, and coordinates all Foundation Committees; recommends an annual budget to the Board of Directors; and exercises the powers of the Board of Directors in the intervals between its meetings.

Chair:

Karen S. Travis, M.S.W, L.C.S.W., CGP, FAGPA
7936 Wrenwood Blvd Ste A
Baton Rouge, LA 70809-7701
Office: (225) 927-7936
Fax:  (225) 926-2101
E-mail: karendotcom@prodigy.net

Members:

Phyllis F. Cohen, Ph.D., Psy.D.,CGP, LFAGPA
301 West 57th Street
#20CD
New York, NY 10019
Office: (212) 489-7607
Fax: (212) 582-8087
E-mail: phylcraft@aol.com

Les R. Greene, Ph.D., CGP, LFAGPA
35 Laurel Road
Hamden, CT 06517
Office: (203) 932-5711 x5173
Fax: (203) 937-4951
E-mail: lesrgreene@peoplepc.com

David Hawkins, M.D., CGP, DFAGPA*
800 Eastowne Dr., Suite 106
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Office: (919) 547-9009
Fax: (919) 490-9733
E-mail: dhawkinsmd@aol.com

Barry Helfmann, Psy.D., CGP, DFAGPA*
28 Milburn Avenue
Springfield, NJ 07081-1039
Office: (973) 467-9333 x221
E-mail: drblh@aol.com

Jeffrey Hudson, M.Ed., LPC, CGP, FAGPA*
506 West 42nd St.
Austin, TX 78751
Office: (512) 472-7476
Fax: (512) 454-6158
E-mail: jeff.hudson@mygrande.net

Mary W. Nicholas, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., CGP, FAGPA
441 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Office: (203) 776-4495
Fax: (203) 776-0217
E-mail: marynicholas09@gmail.com


Scholarship and Awards Committee

The Scholarship and Awards Committee oversees the selection process of qualified candidates who receive funding and recognition from the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health.  In addition to the Scholarships and the Endowed Awards, their tasks include calling for applications and identifying qualified candidates for the Honor Your Mentor Award, the Social Responsibility Award, and the Humanitarian Award.

Chair:

Mary W. Nicholas, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., CGP, FAGPA
441 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Office: (203) 776-4495
Fax: (203) 776-0217
E-mail: marynicholas09@gmail.com

Vice-Chair:

Darryl L. Pure, Ph.D., ABPP, CGP, FAGPA*
333 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601
Office: (847) 498-6969
Fax: (847) 410-7236
E-mail: darryl@fatheringu.com

Search Committee

The Search Committee is charged with recommending persons with diverse skills and expertise to participate on the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health’s Board of Directors. Comprised of the President-Elect of AGPA, two elected members from the AGPA Board of Directors, and two members elected from the Group Foundation’s Board of Directors, the Search Committee is formed every two years.

Chair:

Christine G.M. Fitzstevens, LCSW-R, CGP
1577 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
Office: (585) 442-1616
Fax: (585) 442-5032
Email: cgmfit@gmail.com 

Members:

Eleanor F. Counselman, EdD, CGP, LFAGPA*
42 Crestview Road
Belmont, MA 02478
Office: (617) 484-1179
Fax: (617) 489-5783
E-mail: eleanorF@counselman.com

Barbara Dazzo, L.C.S.W., Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA
1104 Crim Rd
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-1872
Office: (732) 568-9998
Fax: (732) 568-1961
E-mail: bdazzo@verizon.net

Nancy W. Kelly, Ph.D., M.S.S.W., CGP
4103 Marathon Boulevard
Suite 100Y
Austin, TX 78756
Office: (512) 458-4646
Email: nw_kelly@msn.com

Darryl L. Pure, Ph.D., ABPP, CGP, FAGPA*
333 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601
Office: (847) 498-6969
Fax: (847) 410-7236
E-mail: darryl@fatheringu.com

Study Grants Committee

The Study Grants Committee is responsible for enhancing the profession’s and the public’s awareness of the value of groups. It does this by supporting and initiating research and promoting the collection, interpretation and dissemination of information on group methods and group psychotherapy. The Committee works with the Corporate, Government and Foundation Grants Committee to explore and solicit outside grants that fulfill its objectives.

Chair:

 Les Greene, Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA
35 Laurel Road
Hamden, CT 06517
Office: (203) 932-5711 x5173
Fax: (203) 937-4951
E-mail: Lesrgreene@peoplepc.com

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