Gilbert H. Newman, Ph.D. is the Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Wright Institute where in addition to innovative curriculum development he has developed many service programs addressing stigma and access to the psychological care needs of underserved populations. As part of this effort he is a member of the Contra Costa Health Services medical staff providing primary care psychological services. He has worked to improve the quality of doctoral education and training in California and beyond and is presently a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) Commission on Accreditation and is an APA Federal Education Advocacy Coordinator, promoting innovative service/training programs and healthcare reform. He is a former Chair of the APA Board of Educational Affairs; Chair of the Committee of State Leaders and a former member of APA Council where he served as a member of the Good Governance Project. Dr. Newman was the founding Executive Director of CAPIC from 1991 – 1999. Dr. Newman is also a former President of the California Psychological Association (2006).