IMOC Committee

2016-2018 Committee


Current Chair: Shaznin Daruwalla, Psy.D.


  • Title: Staff Psychologist
  • Affiliation: Counseling and Psychological Services, Oregon State University
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Past Chair: Elena Yakunina, Ph.D.


  • Title: Staff Psychologist
  • Affiliation: Counseling Services, University at Buffalo
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1. Membership and Publicity Subcommittee Co-Chairs:

Niyatee Sukumaran, Ph.D.

  • Title: Licensed Psychologist in California
  • Affiliation: Doctoral degree from University of Missouri-Kansas City
    Completed Post-Doctoral Residency from University of California San Diego,
    Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
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Asmita Pendse, Ph.D.


  • Title: Postdoctoral Fellow, Counseling and Student Development, University of Delaware
  • Affiliation: Doctoral degree from Lehigh University
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Responsibilities of the Membership & Publicity Subcommittee:

  • Increase enrollment of new members and retain existing members.
  • Maintain an up-to-date database of existing members of IMOC.
  • Advertise and outreach to graduate and doctoral level programs about IMOC.
  • Develop and generate interest in the IMOC among the APA community.

2. Convention Planning Subcommittee:

Chair: Bo-Hyun Lee, M.A.


Responsibilities of the Convention Planning Subcommittee:

  • Propose topics for roundtable discussions as part of the APA Annual Convention Programming
  • Invite guest speakers and coordinate convention programming
  • Collaborate with other subcommittee chairs in planning IMOC activities throughout the year


3. Mentoring Subcommittee Co-Chairs:

Sunny Ho, M.A., Ed.M.

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  • Title: Doctoral Student
  • Affiliation: University of Iowa Counseling Psychology Program
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Mijin Kim, M.A.

  • Title: Psychology Intern
  • Affiliation: University of Texas at Austin, Counseling and Mental Health Center
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Responsibilities of the Mentor-Mentee Subcommittee:

  • Recruit mentors for the mentoring program.
  • Match mentor and mentee.
  • Discuss ways of making the mentoring program more effective and applicable
  • Assess effectiveness of the mentoring program
  • Assist with the orientation meeting during the APA Conventions

4. Professional Development Subcommittee:

Vacant — please e-mail at with interest in applying/questions.

Responsibilities of the Professional Development Subcommittee:

  • Collect relevant professional development materials.
  • Collaborate with website committee members to make relevant information available on the website.
  • Compile issues discussed at conferences and post them on the website.
  • Coordinate ongoing consultation and discussion between members
  • Develop ideas for collaborative research between members


5. Website Management Subcommittee:

Facebook Management: Ying Shan Doris Zhang – see student representatives and contributors below

Responsibilities of the Website Management Subcommittee:

  • Update information on homepage
  • Update events
  • Update contact information so that listserv contains current email addresses (consult Membership Committee for current information)
  • Enroll new members into the listserv
  • Manage listserv according to APA guidelines


Student Representatives and Contributors:


Young Hwa Kim

  • Title: Doctoral Student
  • Affiliation: University of Maryland, College Park
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Ying Shan Doris Zhang, M.A.

  • Title: PhD student in Social and Cultural Psychology
  • Affiliation: University of Alberta
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Past Committees and Subcommittees:

2014-2016 Committee

Chair: Elena Yakunina, Ph.D.

Membership and Publicity Subcommittee: Valeriya Spektor, Ph.D. (Chair)

Convention Development Subcommittee: Shaznin Daruwalla, Psy.D. (2015); Ae-Kyung  Jung, Ph.D. (2016) (Chair)

Mentor-Mentee Subcommittee: Sherry Wang (2014); Shaznin Daruwalla, Psy.D. (Chair)

Professional Development Subcommittee: JiYoon Lee, Ph.D. (2016) (Chair)

2012-2014 Committee

Chair: Sayaka Machizawa, Psy.D.

Membership and Publicity Subcommittee: Valeriya Spektor, Ph.D. (Chair)

Convention Development Subcommittee: Ae-Kyung  Jung, Ph.D. (Chair)

Mentor-Mentee Subcommittee: Sherry Chin, Ph.D. (Chair; from January 2014), Yoki Mori, Ph.D. (2012-2014)

Website Subcommittee: vacant

2011-2012 Committee

Chair: Chun-Chung Choi, Ph.D., and Jean Tzou, Ph.D.

Membership and Publicity Subcommittee Chair: Sayaka Machizawa, Psy.D.

Convention Planning Subcommittee: Zeb Lim, M.S., Michael Lau, Ph.D., Hang Shim Lee, M.A., Lu Tian, M.Ed., Rohini Puri, M. Ed.

Mentor-Menttee Subcommittee: Yoko Mori, Ph.D., and Christiane Blanco-Oilar, Ph.D.

Professional Development Subcommittee Chair: Ruth Riding-Malon, Ph.D.

Website Subcommittee: Hung Chiao, Ph.D.

2009-2011 Committee

Chair: Yi-Jiun Lin, Ph.D.

Membership & Publicity Subcommittee: Jean Tzou, Ph.D. (Chair), Hung Chiao, M.Ed., Julia Conrath, M.A.

Professional Development Subcommittee: Deniz Canel-Cinarbas, Ph.D. (Chair), Minkyeong Shin, Shengying Zhang, M.Ed., Jinhee Kang, Ph.D., Yun-Jy Yeh

Convention Development Subcommittee: Michael Lau, Ph.D. (Chair), Kyung Hyun Kwon, M.A., Adipat “Andy” Chaichanasakul, B.A., Qian-Hui Zhang

Mentor-Mentee Subcommittee: Marco Gemignani, Ph.D. (Chair), Seda Sumer-Richards, Ph.D., Jueun Kim, Keeyeon Bang, Pei-Yi Lin, Ph.D.

Website Subcommittee: Guler Boyraz, Ph.D. (Chair), Johanna Nilsson, Ph.D., Sharon Lee, M.A., Arlette Ngoubene-Atioky, M.Ed.