The Board of Directors governs the Society and has overall responsibility for pursuing its Mission, determining the Strategic Plan and priorities, monitoring implementation and developing a resource base to enable its achievement. The Board is the ultimate decision-making and policy-setting body. It is also responsible for the financial viability of the Society and ensuring compliance with statutory requirements applicable to a company.
The President and all other non-executive Directors are elected by Members of the Society to act in what the Board considers are the best interests of the Society, being the interests of the membership as a whole. More information about the Board of Directors and its responsibilities to members is available in the Society's Constitution.
Directors (elected unless otherwise indicated):
Anthony Cichello has accrued 30 years’ experience as a psychologist working in management, executive boards, and in the community as a clinician, College Chair, Board Member, Head of Psychology and Executive Manager in the health, general practice, and the private practice sectors, across three Australian States. Anthony holds membership of three APS Colleges (Clinical, Health and Counselling) and two APS Interest Groups (Psychology and Relationships, e-Psychology), and is also a member of the International Society of Schema Therapists, the International Association of Applied Psychology, and the Australian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Anthony is the immediate past National Chair of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, served as national Secretary prior to this post, and has co-chaired the last four successful APS Clinical College Conferences. Anthony has also served on a number of other APS Committees, including the Periodicals Advisory Committee, Governance, Professional Practice Reference Committee, the Rural and Remote Psychology Taskforce among others.
Lyn was appointed as Executive Director in 2001 and is a member of the APS Colleges of Clinical Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists, Community Psychologists and Organisational Psychologists. Lyn was previously the Head of the School of Psychological Science at La Trobe University where she continues to hold a professorial appointment. She was the inaugural director of the Victorian Parenting Centre, and in 2001 received a medal of the Order of Australia for service to the welfare of children and families and the advancement of training in the field of child, adolescent and family psychology. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Management.
Dr. Felicity Allen now works as a consultant in her own business and was an Associate Professor at Monash University.Having written Australia’s first book on health psychology, which went to a recent second edition, Felicity is interested in both health psychology and equal opportunity policy and strategy.
She has written three books and co-authored two novels, 34 refereed journal articles, 8 book chapters, 15 monographs, 10 commercial reports and presented at 25 conferences. She is the Chair of the Melbourne Branch of the Australian Psychological Society and Victorian State Chair of the APS.
In many instances her research has required a thorough understanding of epidemiological data, Felicity has a strong commitment to empirical research on various aspects of preventive health and promoting positive health behaviours (for example, vaccination). As a health psychologist, she understands the importance of combining precise measurements of the ‘big picture’ of a health issue with a commitment to fostering behaviour change to promote prevention.
Michael Carr-Gregg specialises in adolescent psychology and has devoted his career to psychological services for young people. Michael has maintained a high public profile in the media for decades being the first psychologist featured on Channel 9’s primetime TV show ‘’This is Your Life’ for his work in founding CanTeen. He has also written nine books. Michael has been an active member of the APS, serving as a Committee member on the Melbourne Branch, as Treasurer for the past five years. Michael also contributes to the APS by running workshops and study groups on the use of technology in clinical practice, assessing risk and grief in adolescents.
Aaron Frost is the Director and Founder of Benchmark Psychology, a practice dedicated to excellence in clinical outcomes through the use of routine outcome measures and quality improvement activities. He has had a long interest in the value of mental health intervention as opposed to just the cost, and most of his research, clinical and academic activities have been focussed in that area. Aaron also consults for small and large organisations interested in moving towards clear outcome evaluation in their work. Aaron is an accredited trainer for the International Centre for Clinical Excellence (ICCE) and the Supervisor Training and Accreditation Program (STAP) and regularly runs workshops on both achieving clinical excellence and on clinical supervision.
Mary Magalotti is the Founder, Director and Principal Psychologist of Life Resolutions and Virtual Briefcase which include 30 branded Life Resolutions practices and support to a further 140 independently branded practices across Australia. Mary has regularly been a keynote speaker and presenter at psychology and business functions as well as being involved with various media opportunities on topics of psychology. She is a Committee Member of the APS Melbourne Branch, has previously served on the APS Professional Practice Advisory Group and is part of the APS Division of General Psychological Practice. Mary has also contributed to various APS working parties and Interest Groups.
Deborah Wilmoth is the Clinic Director at Bond University with responsibility for the practical training (internship and externship) for the Masters in Clinical Psychology and Masters in Forensic Psychology. Deborah has over 30 years’ experience as a practicing psychologist. Deborah has a long history of active involvement with the APS including being a past APS Board member, Secretary and Chair of the National Committee of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, Member and Professional Development Chair for the National College of Forensic Psychologists, and serving on a number of committees including the APS Ethics Committee and the Psychology Workforce Advisory Group.
Jill has been a psychologist in private practice for nearly 20 years. She has a particular interest in family and relationships and is a qualified family therapist. In 2007 she established Psychology Melbourne Partners, a large private practice which employs more than 40 clinical, counselling, health and general psychologists. While she is principally involved in the management of that practice, she continues to carry a moderate caseload. Jill previously served on the APS Board between 2013-2015. She has supervised professional development to APS members for more than 20 years and founded the popular study group network in 2007 which continues to enrich the knowledge and practice of psychology for thousands of members.