Board of Directors July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
Jes Leonard, Ph.D.
President & NHPA Liaison to the Board of Psychologists: Jes Leonard, Ph.D.
Years on Board: 5
Professional Interest Areas: I work with adults providing both individual and group therapy. I am trained as a generalist, but specialize in trauma work, specifically in the area of sexual trauma. I am trained in ACT, CBT, CPT, PE, IFS, and DBT skills. Though my clinical hours have shifted a bit, I am currently the Training Director for post-doc and practicum students as well as the Regional Clinical Assessment Director for NH/ME at Lifestance Health.Committee Work: Board of Psychologist Liaison, Early Career Psychologists Committee interim co-chair
Past President, Ethics Committee Chair, NHPA Liaison to the Board of Psychologists: Celia Oliver, Ph.D., Psy.D.
Years on board: 15
President-Elect 2022-2023: Brittany St. Jean, Psy.D.
One of my favorite things about being a psychologist is having the opportunity to connect with others who share the common goal of providing quality psychological care and advocating for the individuals we serve. I joined the board to be apart of something greater than myself, and to be an agent of change. I’m deeply committed to strengthening New Hampshire communities and improving access to mental health care across the state, which aligns with NHPA’s value of practicing psychology to promote human welfare. It’s an honor to be part of the NHPA’s dedicated group of psychologists working together to better our profession and our state.
Years on board: 3
Secretary: Sheila Gaphardt, Psy.D.
It's fun and fulfilling to be connected with other energetic and caring psychologists, all working to enhance the welfare of our profession and improve services to clients in NH.
Years on board: 3
Treasurer: Cerissa Desrosiers, Psy.D.
I am deeply grateful for the privilege that my upbringing and education have afforded me, and community service is a value that I hold dear. I choose to participate in NHPA governance as a way to invest my time and energy into supporting and connecting with psychologists and mental health practitioners in an effort to team- up to secure additional high-quality therapeutic resources for families.
Years on board: 5