"I enthusiastically support Dr. Beth Rom-Rymer for APA president! Dr. Rom-Rymer has everything I would want in this role. She is a visionary leader, with a deep understanding and appreciation for both psychological science and practice, and she adopts a stance of cultural humility in her work.
I first met Dr. Rom-Rymer in 2007 when we were serving on the APA Council of Representatives. Over the years, I watched how she worked collaboratively with others to make institutional changes within and outside of APA to improve the rights of psychologists and the wellbeing of the communities we serve.
I am in awe of Dr. Rom-Rymer’s leadership in the movement to get the Prescriptive Authority legislation passed in Illinois. This was no small feat. I respect her ability to provide a vision, work collaboratively with others to chart out multiple pathways to achieve common goals, and to build points of consensus across multiple and diverging interests. Since the passage of the legislation about seven years ago, I have seen first-hand Dr. Rom-Rymer’s methodical work in building a pipeline of prescribing psychologists.
I have always been struck by Dr. Rom-Rymer’s integrity and commitment to inclusivity. She creates space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) at the table; she listens deeply to BIPOC psychologists’ experiences and concerns and she uses her privilege to advocate for changes."
Helen A. Neville, PhD
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Past president of APA Division 45