🚧 Website Maintenance in Progress: Thank you for visiting! We are currently in the process of enhancing our website to serve you better. Please check back soon for our new and improved website.

ISTSS is only as strong as its members, and we are fortunate that our members generously offer their time, talents and energy to ISTSS throughout the year. Members volunteer in a variety of ways including:

  • serving as peer reviewers for submissions for our annual meeting
  • contributing articles to StressPoints
  • organizing the annual meeting
  • identifying new ways to engage members and recruit new members
  • supporting the fiscal and revenue activities of ISTSS
  • coordinating the activities of special interest groups
  • creating an engaging ISTSS social media presence
  • writing briefing papers
  • drafting treatment guidelines for PTSD
  • and so much more 

We want to take the time to acknowledge the following members who have served ISTSS from January to December 2020. You have played an integral role in supporting this organization, and so we thank you.

We are working on making volunteering for ISTSS a more accessible process by posting new opportunities on our Twitter and Facebook accounts as well as in our our updated Volunteer Information Center on the ISTSS website!

We encourage you to look for ways to get involved and support your professional community. In addition to putting your talents to great use, you will develop connections to other volunteers from around the world. ISTSS welcomes and looks forward to connecting with you in this way.  

2020 Volunteers by Committee/Taskforce

Note: If you volunteered for ISTSS in 2020 and do not find yourself on this list, we apologize for the oversight. Please contact us and we will update the list. If you would like to adjust how your name is presented, please log in to your ‎ISTSS Member profile and update it there. That will change how it is presented in future listings. ‎Thank you!‎

Annual Meeting Organizing Committee and Scientific Program Committee Chairs (2020)
Michele Bedard-‎Gilligan – Scientific Program Chair
Rachel Hiller – Annual Meeting Organizing Committee Chair
Rachel Liebman – Scientific Program Co-Chair
Emily Dworkin – Annual Meeting Organizing Committee Chair
Debra Kaysen – ISTSS President
Synne Stensland – Senior Advisor Annual Meeting Organizing Committee
Teresa Lopez-Castro – Senior Advisor Scientific Program

Annual Meeting Deputies (2020)‎
Damion Grasso
Erika Wolf
Ruby Charak
Tanja Jovanovic
Tanja Michael
Annegret Krause
Robyn Walser
Jessica Lambert
Mark Gapen
Tine Jensen ‎
Heather Littleton
Zachary Steel
Rochelle Hanson
Lisa McTeague
Doug Delahanty
Peter Haugen
Joseph Scotti
Katie Howell
Hilit Kletter
Kate Chard
Sonya Norman
Belinda Liddell
Carly Baetz
Meghan McDevitt-Murphy
Lynn Waelde
Briana Woods-Jaeger
Maureen Allwood
Jana Javakhishvili
Adam Brown
Marit Sijbrandij
Neil Roberts
Birgit Kleim
Jutta Lindert
Jennifer Sumner
Archana Basu
Isaac Galatzer-Levy
Laura Miller-Graff
Diane Elmore Borbon
Eric Kuhn
Sarah Ostrowski-Delahanty
Melissa Milanak
Amy Williams

Annual Meeting Reviewers
Moshe Abramowitz
Ceren Acarturk
Zachary Adams
George Ake III
Christina Armstrong ‎
Christal Badour
Harald BĂŠkkelund
Anne Bakker
Emma Barrett
Devon Bausch
Steve Berkowitz
David Berle
Lucy Berliner
Nancy Bernardy
Johan Bilsen
Marianne Skogbrott Birkeland
Jonathan Bisson
Rebecca Blais
Margaret Blaustein
Sebastian Bliss
Lauren Borges
Ernestine Briggs-King
Adam Brown
Felicity Brown
Lisa Brown
Melissa Brymer
Eric Bui
Mary Bunn
Mark Burton
Brianna Byllesby
Yulisha Byrow ‎
Christy Capone
Emma Cardeli
Jessica Carlsson Lohmann
Sierra Carter
Yael Caspi
Meredith Charney
Karmel Choi
Adam Cobb
Ateka Contractor
Jeffrey Cook
Nida Corry
Mark Creamer
Kathleen Crum
Joseph Currier
Jan Cwik
Joanne Davis
Brittany Davis
Bryann DeBeer
Christy Denckla
Jonathan DePierro
Anne DePrince
Terri deRoon-Cassini
Eleni Dimoulas
Cody G Dodd
Katherine Dondanville
Ashley Doukas
Emily Dworkin
Afsoon Eftekhari
Renee El-Gabalawy
Stephanie Ellickson-Larew
Chris Erbes
Verena Ertl
Wyatt Evans
Norah Feeny
Kim Felmingham
Julian Ford
Alyce Foster
Sheila Frankfurt
Sara Freedman
Andrés Fresno Rodríguez
Daniela Fuhr
Maria Galano
Matthew Gallagher
Tara Galovski
Bizu Gelaye
Ohad Gilbar ‎
Rich Gilman
Amanda Gilmore
Kristin Glad
Madeleine Goodkind
Jaimie Gradus
Belinda Graham
Neil Greenberg
Carolyn Greene
Amie Grills
Suzy Gulliver
Robin Gurwitch
Mandy Habib
Christine Hahn
Jane Halladay-Goldman
Moira Haller
Kelly Harrington
Ellen Harrington ‎
Christina Hassija
Tobias Hecker
Kathy Hegadoren
Rachel Hiller
Hilary Hodgdon
Ryan Holliday
Ashley Howell
Bryce Hruska
Alissa Huth-Bocks
Philip Hyland ‎
Brian Isakson
Arash Javanbakht
Lisa Jaycox
Lisa Jobe-Shields
Laura Jobson
Dawn Johnson
Thanos Karatzias
Karin-Inge Karstoft
Francesca Kassing
Evaldas Kazlauskas
Stephanie Keller
Patrick Kerr
Maryam Kia-Keating
Matthew Kimble
Kelly Kinnish
Namik Kirlic
Nikolaus Kleindienst
Haim Knobler
Ihori Kobayashi
Manja Koenders
Kristen Korte
Christian Kristensen
Sam Landrum
Jason Lang
Cheryl Lanktree
Sadie Larsen
Johanna Lass-Henneman
Winnie Lau ‎
Dean Lauterbach
Christopher Layne
Lauren Lebois
Robyne LeBrocque
Daniel Lee
Lonneke Lenferink
Rachel Liebman
Howard Liu ‎
Miriam Lommen ‎
Teresa Lopez-Castro
Abigail Lott
Sarah Lowe
Shannon Lynch
Fiona Maccallum
Kate Macia
Andreas Maercker
Kathryn Magruder
Kelly Maieritsch
Luana Marques
Meghan Marsac
Cecilia Martinez Torteya
Hilary Marusak
Brian Marx
Ryan Matlow
Monica Matthieu
Sacha McBain
Elissa McCarthy
Shannon McCaslin
Pearl McGee-Vincent
Carmen McLean
Robert McMackin
Lauren McSweeney
Terri Messman-Moore
Jackie Meyers
Vasiliki Michopoulos
Melody Miller                         ‎
Katherine Miller
Angie Moreland
Naser Morina
Sandra Morissette
Leslie Morland
Samantha Moshier
Natalie Mota
Joanne Mouthaan
Laura Murray
Ursula Myers
James Naifeh
Claudia Neely                         ‎
Frauke Nees ‎
Erin Neill
Elana Newman
Elizabeth Newnham
Lauren Ng
Angela Nickerson
Mirjam Nijdam
Barbara Niles
Reg Nixon
Seth Norrholm
Meaghan O'Donnell
Holly Orcutt
Rosaura Orengo-Aguaya
Silje Ormhaug
Jason Owen
Gina Owens
Maria Pacella
Laurie Anne Pearlman
Monique Pfaltz
Elisa Pfeiffer
Victoria Phillips
Scott Pickett
Suzanne Pineles
Keri Pinna
Jonathan Platt
Katherine Porter
Kyle Possemato
Matthew Price
Stefan Priebe
Vic Wei Qi
Christine Rabinak
Mark Rains
Andrew Rasmussen
Gavin Rees
Greg Reger
Alyssa Rheingold
Leigh Elizabeth Ridings
Carie Rodgers
Susan Rogers
Judith Rohde
Michelle Roley-Roberts
Anthony Rossellini ‎
Simon Rosenbaum
Walton Tim Roth
Barbara Rothbaum
Lesia Ruglass ‎
Eric Russ
Justin Russell
Cedric Sachser
Carolina Salgado
Kristen Samuelson
Cate Santiago
Sarah Schaefer
Hanne Scheerer
Julia Schellong
Maartje Schoorl
Katharina Schultebraucks
Jeremiah Schumm
Soraya Seedat
Christopher Sege
Antonia Seligowski
Bruce Shapiro
Mark Shevlin ‎
Kotaro Shoji
Natalie Slopen
Melissa Smigelsky
Brian Smith
Roxanne Sopp ‎
Tobias Spiller
Lily Spost
Rebecca Sripada
Elizabeth Stacom                   ‎
Lise Eilen Stene
Carolin Steuwe
Jennifer Stevens
Bradley Stolbach
Ida Stroem
Liza Suarez
Jennifer Sumner
Janine Thome
Steven Thorp
Marieke Tollenaar
Madeline Uddo
William Unger
Christine Valdez
Charlotte van Schie
Anne Wagner
Kate Walsh
Kristen Walter
Rachel Wamser-Nanney
David Wang
Patricia Watson
Terri Weaver
Ruth Wells
Stephanie Wells
Aditi Sinha Werth
Cornelia Wessels
Maren Westphal
Elizabeth Wieling
Jennifer Wild
Frank Wilhelm ‎
Joah Williams
Sharon Wills
Laura Wilson
Jeff Winer
Erika Wolf
Kristine Woods ‎
Sahika Yuksel
Heidi Zinzow
Lori Zoellner
Anne de Graaff
Hannah Hinkel
Aemal Akhtar
Claire Bird
Caitlyn Strauss
Lia Smith
Theresa Trieu
Mohammad Sibai|

Audit Committee
Lisa Angert-Morris - Chair
Julian D. Ford
Sandro Galea
Dean Kilpatrick
Sacha A. McBain
Miranda Olff
Jeong-ho Chae

Awards Committee
Andrea Phelps – Chair
Jeong-ho Chae
Markus Landolt  
Kathryn Marley Magruder
Cait McMahon
Christin Ogle
Dawne Vogt  

Board of Directors (2020)
Debra Kaysen – President
Angela Nickerson – Vice President
Ananda Amstadter – Secretary
T.H. Eric Bui – Treasurer
Julian D. Ford – Immediate Past President
Candice M. Monson – President Elect
Maureen Allwood
Cherie Armour
Jeong-ho Chae  
Erika Felix
Bita Ghafoori  
Christian Kristensen
Nicole Nugent
Misari Oe
Carolina Salgado
Christian Schmahl  
Soraya Seedat
Marit Sijbrandij
Synne Øien Stensland
Amy Street   

Code of Conduct Task Force
Debra Kaysen – Chair
Diane Elmore Borbon 
Ulrich Schnyder ‎
Christian Schmahl
Ananda Amstadter
Shannon McCaslin-Rodrigo

Data Committee
Brian Smith – Chair
Anica Pless Kaiser
Karen A. Lawrence
Shivani Pandey

Diversity Committee
Kotaro Shoji – Chair
Shannon McCaslin-Rodrigo - Chair
Helene F. Aakvaag
Maureen A. Allwood
Yael Caspi  
Bita Ghafoori
Robyn L. Gobin
Stefanie F. Smith
Yehudis Stokes
Lynn C. Waelde
Briana Woods-Jaeger

Effective Treatments for PTSD, Third Edition Editors
David Forbes
Jonathan Bisson
Candice Monson
Lucy Berliner 

Effective Treatments for PTSD, Third Edition Contributors
Eva Alisic
Sudie E. Back
Lucy Berliner
Jonathan Bisson
Chris R. Brewin
Richard A. Bryant
Mark Burton
Kathleen M. Chard
Kelly Chrestman
Marylene Cloitre
Judith Cohen
Zachary Cohen
Rowena Conroy
Andrea Danese
JoAnn Difede
Shannon Dorsey
Grete Dyb
Anke Ehlers
Edna B. Foa
David Forbes
Julian D. Ford
Tara E. Galovski
Jaimie Gradus
Mathew D. Hoskins
Lisa Jaycox
Tine Jensen
Tammy Jiang
Thanos Karatzias
Nancy Kassam-Adams
Debra L. Kaysen
Justin Kenardy
Karestan C. Koenen
Kristina J. Korte
Ariel J. Lang
Christopher Lee
Catrin Lewis
Andreas Maercker
Sybil Mallonee
Jessica Maples-Keller
Ifigeneia Mavranezouli
Richard Meiser-Stedman
Cathrine Mihalopoulos
Candice M. Monson
Kim T. Mueser
Laura K. Murray
Barbara Niles
Reginald D. V. Nixon
Meaghan L. O’Donnell
Miranda Olff
Belinda J. Pacella
Stephen Pilling
David S. Riggs
Neil P. Roberts
Craig Rosen
Rita Rosner
Barbara O. Rothbaum
Mark C. Russell
Ulrich Schnyder
Sarah J. Schubert
Francine Shapiro
Marit Sijbrandij
Dan J. Stein
Shannon Wiltsey Stirman
Yilang Tang
Larissa Tate
Siri Thoresen
Maegan M. Paxton Willing
Laurence Astill Wright
Katarzyna Wyka

Finance Committee
Synne Øien Stensland – Chair
T.H. Eric Bui
Grete A. Dyb
Nancy Kassam-Adams
Marit Sijbrandij   
Brian N. Smith   
Amy Street   

Global Collaboration Steering Committee
Diane Elmore Borbon  

Global Initiatives Committee
Ulrich Schnyder – Chair
T.H. Eric Bui
Diane Elmore Borbon    
Misari Oe   
Miranda Olff   

Guidelines Committee
Jonathan Bisson – Chair
Lucy Berliner  
Marylene Cloitre   
David Forbes   
Tine Jensen   
Catrin Lewis
Candice M. Monson    
Miranda Olff   
Stephen Pilling  
David Riggs    
Neil Roberts  

History of ISTSS Task Force
Harold Kudler   

Intellectual Property Rights Task Force
David Forbes
Bita Ghafoori
Denise Hien
Angela Nickerson
Marit Sijbrandij

Journal of Traumatic Stress Editor
Patricia Kerig   

Journal of Traumatic Stress Editor Elect
Denise Sloan   

Journal of Traumatic Stress Deputy Editor
Kathryn Marley Magruder

Journal of Traumatic Stress Statistical Editor
Mark Shevlin

Journal of Traumatic Stress Associate Editors
Joanne L. Davis   
Christopher Erbes   
Tara Galovski   
Cengiz Kilic      
Alytia Levendosky   
Christian Schmahl    

Journal of Traumatic Stress Editor Search Task Force
Jonathan‎ Bisson – Chair
Diane Elmore Borbon
Mark Creamer
Soraya Seedat
Paula Schnurr

Journal of Traumatic Stress Editorial Advisory Board
Ananda Amstadter  
Cherie Armour  
Lauren M. Borges  
Bekh Bradley  
Ruby Charak  
Holly K. Orcutt  
Gina P. Owens  
Monique Pfaltz  
Ricardo Pinto  
Matthew Price  
Ateka A. Contractor  
Nicole D. Pukay-Martin  
J. Don Richardson     
Grete Dyb      
Ulrich Schnyder  
Fang Fan  
Jeremiah Schumm     
Julian D. Ford     
Andy P. Siddaway  
Matt J. Gray  
Tyler C. Smith  
Tobias Hecker  
Edward M. Sosu  
Thanos Karatzias  
Sarah E. Ullman  
Elisa Lewis  
Lynn C. Waelde  
Heather Littleton  
Li Wang  
Meghan L. Marsac  
Erika Wolf  
Eoin McElroy  
Mark W. Miller  
Matthew M. Yalch  
Leslie Morland  
Angela Nickerson  
Douglas Zatzick   

Journal of Traumatic Stress Editorial Assistants
Michele A. Scelza 

Journal of Traumatic Stress Planning Committee
Amy Street
Nancy Kassam-Adams
Christian Schmahl

­­Journal of Traumatic Stress Production Assistant
Tara Pierson Hoey

Journal of Traumatic Stress Translation
Daggi Bruenig - Coordinator

Journal of Traumatic Stress Abstracts, Spanish Translation Team
Nadia Amira Ramos Alvarado 
Maria Carolina GonzĂĄlez Urrutia
Carolina Magdalena Salgado Monares
Maria de la Luz Aylwin Ostalé
Johanna Margarita Kreither Olivares
Paula Francisca Albornoz Bravo
Rodrigo Alexander Toro Toro
Camila Paz Espinoza Chaparro
Patricia Bravo Tapia
Julia Carranza Neira

Journal of Traumatic Stress Abstracts, Chinese Translation Team
Kan Chung Sing
Karen Shum
Wong Mui Fong (Rose)

Membership Committee
Janine Shelby
Bita Ghafoori
Carolina Salgado
Chelsea Cogan
Liz Goetter
Anne de Graaff
Christina Sheerin
Julia Carranza
Xin Wang
Bosco Cheng
Rachel Goldman
Dana Rose Garfin
Diana Santacrose
Duane Booysen

Membership Committee, Corresponding Member Subcommittee
Duane Booysen
Carolina Salgado   
Rachel Goldman   
Anushka Patel

Membership Committee, New Attendee Orientation Subcommittee
Sacha A. McBain   
Diana Evdoxia Santacrose

Membership Committee, Data Subcommittee
Bita Ghafoori   
Janine Shelby   
Xin Wang 

Membership Committee, Member Recruitment/Social Media Subcommittee
Chelsea M. Cogan  
Anne Marijn De Graaff

Membership Committee, Retention Subcommittee
Elizabeth Goetter

Membership Engagement Task Force
Erika Felix – Co-Chair
Joanne Davis – Co-Chair
Adam Brown   
Ateka Contractor   
Melissa Anne Janson  
Harold Kudler   
Sarah Katheryn Stevens
Christopher Wigg

New in Peer Review Editor
Damion Grasso   

Nominations and Elections Committee
Julian Ford – Chair
Diane Elmore Borbon     
Mark Creamer   
Yoshiharu Kim      
Ulrich Schnyder   
Amy Street   
Sharon M. Wills    

Ombudsperson
Sandra Bloom

Past President’s Council
Diane Elmore Borbon – Chair

Public Health and Policy Committee
Diane Elmore Borbon   
Judith Bass    
Debra Kaysen   
Kathryn Marley Magruder   
Elana Newman   
Angela Nickerson   
Autumn Slaughter  

Public Information and Education Oversight Committee
Brian Marx – Chair
Debra Kaysen   
Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling   
Nicole Nugent   
Jennifer Wachen   
Melissa Zielinski   

Public Information and Education Oversight Committee, Education Review Subcommittee
Jennifer Wachen – Chair
Nida Corry
Damion Grasso
Rachel Liebman

Public Information and Education Review Subcommittee Ad Hoc Reviewers
Danny Lee
Anne Banducci
Nicole Weiss

Public Information and Education Oversight Committee, Production Subcommittee
Melissa Zielinski – Chair
Sacha McBain
Denise Hien
Emily Dworkin
Anne Wagner
Marley Fradley

Public Information and Education Selection Task Force
Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling   
Nicole Nugent   
Adam Brown
Margaret Bublitz
Chelsea Cogan
Thanos Karatzias
Anka Vujanovic
Stephanie Wells
Jacqueline Womersley
Melissa Zielinski
Virginia McCaughey ‎

Revenue Committee
Soraya Seedat – Chair
T.H. Eric Bui      
Alyssa Rheingold

Social Networking Administrator
Rosaura Orengo-Aguayo, PhD‎ (current)
Anne Farina (former)

Social Networking Administrator Search Task Force
Debra Kaysen – Chair
Angela Nickerson
Julian Ford
Eric Bui
Terrell Hicks
Ananda Amstadter
Candice Monson

Special Interest Groups Facilitators
Maureen Allwood – Chair of SIGs
Brian Smith
Anica Pless Kaiser
Bianca Harper
Naser Ahmadi
Danett Williams
Rebecca Ohler
Stephen DiDonato
Lori Herod
Kelly Pattison
Krista Engle
Lisa-Ann Cuccurullo
Hanie Edalati
Sacha McBain
Stefanie Smith
Jerell Hill
Patricia Watson
April Naturale
Susan McConnaughy
Jeremiah Schumm
Yael Nillni
Sadie Larsen
Hannah Cole
Marina Weiss
Ananda Amstadter
Nicole Nugent
Anne Stevenson
Marcia Nickow
Fabiana Franco
Harold Kudler
Karina Donald
Leigh Ridings
Ursula Myers
James Whitworth
Simon Rosenbaum
Lindsey Zimmerman
Ruby Charak
Laura Wilson
Alex McConnell
Claire Hsieh
Sophie Fisher
Kristen Walter
Barton Buechner
Allison Baier
Grace Seamon-Lahiff
Barton Buechner
Amanda Khan
Amanda Gentz
Jason Cruz
Victoria de Hoyos
Anke Witteveen
Sharon Dekel
Gabriella Dishy
Harold Kudler
Sheila Frankfurt
Nawal Muradwij
Talya Greene
Tobias Spiller
Krithika Prakash
Yehudis Stokes
Peter Colvonen
Laura Straus
Lia Smith
Melissa Brymer
Jessica Lambert
Charles Benight
Shane Adams
Christopher Layne
Suzanne Best
Nicole Weiss
Anne Banducci
Robert Lyons
Antoine Lebeaut
Daniel Lee
Ateka Contractor
Jessica Petri
Krista Engle
Charles Engel
Lauren Ng
Alessandra Grillo
Stephen DiDonato
Bianca Harper
Julie Kaplow
Christopher Layne

Strategic Membership Task Force
Cherie Armour – Chair
Julian Ford   
Bita Ghafoori   

StressPoints Editor
Christal L. Badour – 2020 – 2023
Jonathan Purtle – 2016 - 2020

StressPoints Editor Search Task Force
Bita Ghafoori – Chair
Julia Carranza Neira   
Yael Caspi  
Ruby Charak   
Shannon McCaslin-Rodrigo   

StressPoints Editorial Team
Christal Badour – Editor‎
Debra Kaysen   
Lynette Averill   
Jack C. Lennon  
Joan M. Cook   
Samar Fouda   
Archana Basu   
Jessica Lambert   
Alyssa Jones
Leah Taylor
James Scholl   
Noelle Smith   
Laura Sampson   
Lorig Kachadourian
Ruby Charak   
Talya Greene   
Dana Rose Garfin   
Maureen Allwood   
Josianne Lamothe  
Chelsea Cogan  
Emmeline Taylor  
Sophie Brickman
Ryan Holliday   
Briana Woods-Jaeger   
Harold Kudler   
Howard Lipke   

Student Research Grant Committee
Erika Wolf – Chair
Samantha Angelakis
Sadie Larsen   
Sarah Ostrowski-Delahanty   
Danielle Sullivan
Johanna Thompson-Hollands   
 
Student Section
Lia J. Smith – Chair
Anne-Marijn de Graaff – Vice Chair

Travel Awards Committee
Christian Kristensen – Chair
Terri deRoon-Cassini   
Brian J. Hall   
Xin Lv
Jennifer Schuster Wachen   

Volunteer Coordinator
Dana Garfin

Website Associate Editors
Damion Grasso
Rachel Liebman (current)
Katrin Neubacher (former)

Website Editor
Carrie Yeager ‎(current)
Rachel Liebman (former)

Website Editor Search Task Force
Denise Hien – Chair
Emma Barrett
Skye Fitzpatrick
Lisa Litt
Maya O'Neil