APA Representatives


The APA Council of Representatives is the legislative body of APA and has full power and authority over the affairs and funds of the association within the limitations set by the certificate of incorporation and the Bylaws, including the power to review, upon its own initiative, the actions of any board, committee, division or affiliated organization.

The Council is composed of representatives of divisions, representatives of state, provincial and territorial psychological associations (SPTAs) and the members of the Board of Directors. Below are WSPA's representatives for APA.  


Matt Goldenberg, Psy.D.Phoukham (Pooh-come) Kelly (Kelee) Bounkeua (Boone-cure), Ph.D.
Diversity Delegate

Dr. Phoukham Kelly Bounkeua, PhD is specializing in individual, couples, children, adolescent, and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Renton and Seattle Washington. She specializes in Walk & Talk Therapy in a beautiful, natural park surrounded by Lake Washington, and views of Mt. Rainier and Olympic Mountain during our session (Renton), and Lake Union (Seattle downtown). Telehealth (video/audio) sessions are also available. She is a Child, Cultural, and Ethnic Minority Mental Health Specialist to provide culturally appropriate treatment. She attended 3 local universities: Bachelors of Arts in Psychology at University of Washington,  Masters of Arts in Psychology at Seattle University, and Doctoral degree (PhD) in Clinical Psychology from Seattle Pacific University. She has over 20+ years experience working in the mental health field in the community and schools. She speaks conversational Lao and Thai if needed for sessions. She enjoys nature, garden, hiking, cooking Lao and Thai food, and cheering on our local Seattle area sports teams with her family. Fun fact: She has been featured on Bloomberg News (2018) and Conde Naste Travel (2018) after being selected for SuperShe Island @ Roseborg, Finland as part of a womens' only retreat to support, uplift, and women empowerment from thousands of other women who applied. She volunteers her time teaching Mindfulness meditation to students and teachers  in a local  elementary and middle schools, and at Lao Summer Camp in Seattle. She is an alumn of the APAICS Leadership program to participate in our political progress to help our community. Also, she uses examples from nature and humor whenever appropriate as part of the therapy process.


Dominika Breedlove, Psy.D.

Dominika Breedlove, Psy.D.
APA Representative, Ex Officio

 
Dr. Dominika Breedlove is a licensed clinical psychologist at Columbia Valley Community Health (CVCH), a Joint Commission-certified Patient Centered Medical Home serving the Chelan and Douglas counties. She serves a dual role as both a provider and the Director of Training for CVCHs APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship program and the developing postdoctoral fellowship program. Dr. Breedlove received her Master's and Doctoral degrees from Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Breedlove specializes in working with patients who have histories of psychological trauma, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, and chronic mental and medical health conditions. She has a special interest in clinical hypnosis and other mind-body therapies. At CVCH Dr. Breedlove is currently involved in program development initiatives aimed at further strengthening of behavioral health services integration and chronic illness management.
 
Dr. Breedlove joined WSPA to begin researching possible leadership opportunities across the state. According to APA, in 2007, early career psychologists comprised more than 20% of APA constituency but less than 3% of its governance. Dr. Breedlove is eager to pursue new leadership opportunities and join the growing ranks of ECPs who are making important contributions through legislative activities, public education, and professional support. In her spare time, she enjoys running, yoga and reading.

Dr. Samantha SlaughterSamantha Slaughter, Psy.D.
Director of Professional Affairs (DPA)

Samantha Slaughter, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in Washington State. She served as WSPA's Federal Advocacy Coordinator from 2012 to 2018 and was one of 3 qualified candidates interviewed and selected to replace retiring DPA, Dr. Homans, starting January 1, 2019. In her private practice, her overarching focus is working with individuals facing the challenges of trauma, life transitions, grief, and loss. Her main goal is looking at providing integrative work; Dr. Slaughter will work together with you to understand what approaches to therapy will be most effective and empowering. 


Kris "Nora" Marks, Ph.D
Federal Advocacy Coordinator (FAC)

Nora Kris Marks is a clinical psychologist in Kennewick, Washington and is the owner of Columbia Basin Psychological Services. Dr. Marks earned her PhD in clinical psychology from Walden University in 2010. She earned her MS in clinical psychology and school psychologist certification from Eastern Washington University in 1987. She earned a BS in psychology from Central Washington University. Dr. Marks has provided school psychologist services to various school districts for 20 years but had a special place in her heart for tiny, rural school districts that had a difficult time finding providers. She worked in the prison system for 7 years.  After establishing her practice first in Walla Walla, then Kennewick, Dr. Marks specialized in SSDI, DVR, DSHS and private disability and FFD evaluations. She gained additional training in EMDR and CPT to provide therapy for PTSD. She is a Certified Autism Disorder Clinical Specialist and provides private assessments to adults who were not previously identified with ASD. She continues to provide assessments for the Department of Developmental Disabilities Services, the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Columbia Basin College, Department of Social and Heath Services and private assessments. She also provides counseling to injured workers through the Department of Labor and Industries.