WSPA Staff

Office Staff

Marvo Reguindin

Marvo Reguindin
Executive Director

Marvo Reguindin serves as the Executive Director for WSPA through his marketing and association management company, Thinking Cap Communications & Design, in Spokane, WA. He has over 15 years of membership management experience and through his company he is able to bring the added benefit of marketing, branding and communications to WSPA. His duties are to oversee the day to day operations of the association, organize and plan CE workshops and conventions, and work with and advise the board to help achieve the association's annual goals.

Marvo sits on the APAPO Council of Executives of State, Provincial (and Territorial) Psychological Associations Executive Committee, and is an adjunct instructor of Graphic Design at Gonzaga University. He was General Mananger for Inland Northwest Business Alliance, and sat on the governing board of (Spokane Public TV). He holds a B.A. in Communications from California State University, Fullerton.

Sierra VanderHoogtSierra VanderHoogt
Office Administrator

Sierra is WSPA's office manager and knowledgeable about all aspects of WSPA's membership benefits from becoming a new member, membership renewals, CE Certificates, and CE workshop applications. She will be the voice that answers the phone or replies to the numerous emails to WSPA. A graduate of Eastern Washington University with a B.S. in Biology she has quickly taken on numerous roles in association management. She also serves as the office manager of Thinking Cap.

Non-office Staff

Leslie Emerick

Leslie Emerick, MPA, has 20 years of state and local governmental experience in WA State. She has provided legislative and governmental consultation for health care policy, county government, agriculture and environmental related issues. She was a Douglas County Commissioner from 1997-2000.

Dr. Lucy HomansLucy Homans, Ed.D.
Director of Professional Affairs (DPA)

Lucy Homans, Ed.D., is a licensed psychologist in Washington State. She is currently the Director of Professional Affairs (DPA) and Legislative Consultant for the Washington State Psychological Association. She has served as DPA since 1992. Dr. Homans received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1982. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Tufts University in 1970. Prior to attending graduate school, Dr. Homans served on the staffs of Boston mayor Kevin H. White and U.S. Representative Paul N. McCloskey, Jr. She maintained a private clinical practice in Seattle, Washington from 1983 through 1999.

Dr. Homans is the recipient of the 1993 Washington State Psychological Association Distinguished Psychologist award, the 1998 American Psychological Association Karl F. Heiser award for excellence in advocacy on behalf of psychology, the 2005 advocacy leadership award from the Washington State Community Mental Health Council for her work in passing comprehensive mental health parity legislation, and the 2006 Washington State Psychological Association Sustained Service award.

The Director of Professional Affairs (DPA) is required by APAPO to be a licensed psychologist. However, the job descriptions of the 16 current DPAs around the country are different and tailored to the needs of each state association with whom we work. The DPA attends the annual Professional Leadership conference sponsored by APAPO.

In Washington State the DPA is first and foremost responsible for answering all member questions or concerns regarding clinical practice, whether the psychologist is working in independent practice, group practice, clinics or medical centers, or in public systems of care. The DPA also serves as a resource to our members with regard to all professional questions.

The DPA works closely with the WSPA lobbyist with regard to legislation affecting the practice of psychology, the psychologist licensing statute, or any legislation involving access to and delivery of mental health services in Washington State. To this end, the DPA monitors all relevant legislation, collaborates with other associations and groups with regard to specific bills, testifies before Legislative committees and meets with Legislators about bills of importance to psychology, and provides input to state agencies on significant policy matters. The DPA also provides support to the WSPA lobbyist and the board of the United Psychologist PAC.

The DPA works in collaboration with the Executive Director of WSPA to develop continuing education and professional development programs for our members, as well as providing support for graduate student members and early career psychologists. The DPA also collaborates with the Executive Director with regard to communications about professional affairs and the practice of psychology in Washington State to our members. This includes regular postings in the WP as well as periodic broadcast emails about emergent issues.