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Committees & Volunteer Opportunities

We welcome the participation of members on committees, task forces and as regional coordinators.


The volunteer structure of our organization is the foundation for achieving our goals, and is key to preparing for a future leadership position. Please consider taking an active role in an area that interests you and for which you have gifts, talents and time to offer.


If you would like to know more, or are ready to join a committee, please email, Debby Vajda.



Chair:  Philippe Isler

Members:  David Mackay, Eric Weinstein, Bob Pasahow, Amy Melrose, Cynthia Joba, Emily Snider, Mark Lomax and John Freedom

  • Oversees publication of The Energy Field and e-news. Plans editorial content for publications
  • Sets publication schedule for electronic and printed communications
  • Contributes to updates and continuity of website
  • Identifies branding opportunities for ACEP website banner, ACEP logo, and the field of energy psychology
Certification (by appointment)

Chair: Lynn Karjala

Members: Stephanie Eldringhoff, Michael Galvin, Kristin Holthuis, Joanne Karpinen and Sarette Zecharia

  • Identifies body of knowledge for DCEP and CEHP certification
  • Sets curriculum and test questions for online training modules
  • Plans content for certification courses
  • Provides trainers for certification courses
  • Evaluates and appoints certification consultants
  • Sets criteria for certification and re-certification



Chair: Debby Vajda

Members: Wade Cockburn, Cori Edwards, Cynthia Joba, Ryah Ki and Sylvia Stengle

  • Raises funds for ACEP


Education & Conference 

Committee Chair: Sherry O'Brian

Conference Chair: Robert Schwarz

Selection Subcommittee: Sherry O'Brian, Carole Stern, Debby Vajda, Mandi Freger and Bob Schwarz
Quality Assurance Subcommittee: Julie George, Joan Kaylor, Rachel Michaelsen.

  • Coordinates breakout tracks and workshops 
  • Identifies marketing and advertising opportunities to promote the annual conference
  • Issues call for proposals for pre-conference seminars and conference breakout workshops held in conjunction with Annual International Energy Psychology Conference
  • Identifies entertainment and special events to be held in conjunction with annual conference
  • Selects, places and evaluates faculty for seminars and workshops
  • Oversees completeness of faculty requirements for participation
  • Assigns continuing education credit for sessions
  • Oversees compliance with CE sponsorship approval organizations for CE providers
  • Evaluates effectiveness and relevance of educational sessions
  • Oversees other educational offerings sponsored by ACEP and its regions


Chair: Phil Mollon

Members: Michael Galvin, Sara Gold, Harriett Mall, Sheila Bender, Jim McAninch and Kerstin Warkentin
  • Oversees the implementation and promulgation of the Code of Ethics
  • Answers queries regarding ethical issues in the practice of energy psychology methods
  • Adjudicates allegations of alleged ethical misconduct on the part of ACEP members
  • Interfaces with licensing bodies regarding scope of practice issues
  • Provides case studies in resolving ethical dilemmas for ACEP publications



Chair: Rod Lind


Board Representative: Suzanne Connolly

Members: Cindy Baker, Sarah Byrd, Amy Frost, Kristin Miller and Phyll Robson, Erin Taylor, Adriana Popescu, Rachel Michaelson, Gunilla Hamne, Ulf Sandstrom, Virginia Almon, Jenny Brev, Lorre Eaton, Ryah Ki, B. Raven Lee, Suzan Thompson.

  • Identifies, develops and provides funding for humanitarian projects

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Chair: Kristin Holthuis

Members  Maggie Adkins, Sarah Bird, Marion Blique, Marlene Cameron, Edle Elisabeth Hofsli, Iwowarri James, G K Lim, Marion MacIntyre, Claude Prefontaine, Peta Stapleton, Sharon Cass Toole, Bob Moreland, Juana Sancho Davila-Moreland, Janice Scott, Paulina Trevino de Morales, Diane von der Weid, Yves Wauthier, Grace Hye-Sook Yung, Kerstin Warkentin
  • Oversees membership development and educational offerings within respective countries
  • Develops ways to promote the development of energy psychology internationally
  • Encourages research and publications on energy psychology internationally


Chair: Pam Altaffer 

Members: Michael DeMolina, Joanne Karpinen,Rod Lind, Suzan Thompson, Sheran Mattson, Gary Peterson, Cynthia Joba, Terry Lynch,Helen Bessler, Meg Deak, Kelly Meyers, Melinda Moats, Dale Evans, Heather LaChance, Janice Brown-Silveira, Joan Kaylor
  • Assists the ACEP Board and staff in improving recruitment and retention of ACEP members
  • Supports the formation and maintenance of local ACEP and/or energy psychology groups
  • Identifies and contacts individuals and community organizations to inform the community about the usefulness of energy psychology and ACEP
  • Solicits new members for ACEP and work with staff in retention efforts
  • Works to expand ACEP member benefits


Chair: John Freedom

Board Liaison: Paula Shaw



Members  Amelia Loomis, Andrea Hanson, Shirley Conrad,Susan Hannibal, Dan Benor, Rick Leskowitz, Larry Burk, Tony Tranguch, Sarah Murphy, Suzan Thompson, Christine Berger, Gary Peterson, Crystal Hawk, Anne Dunnewold, Angela Cartland, Anne Dunnewold, Amy Gaesser, Terrie Hope, Bob Pasahow, Greg Nicosia, Monica Tiscione, Erin Taylor.
  • Sets priorities for research initiatives that focus on efficacy of energy psychology methods
  • Compiles and maintains database of current research studies in energy psychology
  • Issues calls for proposals for conducting research studies that focus on treating anxiety,  depression, and PTSD with energy psychology methods
  • Selects proposals to be funded by ACEP research grants
  • Raises funds to underwrite ACEP’s research grants


Regional Coordinator
  • Oversees membership development and educational offerings within region
  • Welcomes new members and contacts inactive members to encourage participation
  • Recruits state or province coordinators within region

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State or Province Coordinator
  • Oversees membership development and educational offerings within state or province
  • Welcomes new members and contacts inactive members to encourage participation
View state and province coordinators




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