2020 NLPA Presidential Welcome 
Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos!

Andrea Romero, Ph.D.

Term of office: 2020-2021
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
University of Arizona
[email protected]
Our mission is to create a supportive professional community that advances psychological
education, training, science, practice, and organizational change to enhance the health,
mental health, and well-being of Latinx populations. We build community and share
information through our Latinx Psychology Today Bulletin, listserv, website,
annual conference, and our peer-review scientific journal. You can find us on social
media also sharing updates and information on Twitter and Facebook. We are also a
very active advocacy group for Latinx health and well-being issues; you can find
our statements here.

Our membership is comprised of a diverse body of researchers, practitioners,
students, and teachers. There are many ways to become involved in NLPA once you are
a member. We have several Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Thought becoming involved our 
members have found mentors, mentees, collaborators, and professional resources.
Our members also benefit from award opportunities and student scholarships. The theme of the conference this year is You are My Other Me: In Lak Ech. The underlying
cultural values of personalismo and respeto are critical to all of us in our daily work,
and at these moments of global crises more than ever. By learning and working to stay
in positive relationship with each other we can build healthier communities that can
contribute to create social change through collective impact. The conference program
will focus on our relationships to each other and the ways in which we build, sustain,
and work in community to achieve healing. The program includes both research
and clinical practices. I personally have been involved with NLPA since 2000. I have attended every conference and found an important community of peers and mentors who have helped shape my professional trajectory in higher education. I have been grateful to find colleagues who also care deeply about the Latinx community in the U.S. and around the world. I have always found that the work that is shared through NLPA is meaningful, ethical, and strongly resonant with the Latinx communities that it represents. Thank you to all who have helped to create and develop this wonderful organization. I am honored to have a chance to provide leadership as we grow into our next phase of development as a community and as an organization.
In Lak Ech, Andrea



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Brian McNeill, Ph.D
2019 President