Featured Presenters

Keynote Speaker
Celeste Malone, PhD, MS (she/her)


Celeste M. Malone, PhD, MS, is an associate professor and coordinator of the school psychology program at Howard University. She received her master’s degree in school counseling from Johns Hopkins University and her doctorate in school psychology from Temple University, and she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in child clinical and pediatric psychology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Celeste’s primary research interest relates to multicultural and diversity issues embedded in the training and practice of school psychology. Specifically, her work addresses the development of multicultural competence through education and training, diversification of the profession of school psychology, and the relationship between culturally responsive practice and pre-K–12 student outcomes. Related to her interest in professional issues in school psychology, Celeste has continuously held leadership positions in psychology professional associations and has been recognized for her ongoing leadership and commitment to social justice in psychology by presidential recognitions from NASP, the Maryland School Psychologists’ Association, and APA Division 16 School Psychology. Celeste is the 2022–2023 NASP president and, notably, is the second person of color to ever serve in this role.
Malone is @cmonique1023 on Twitter.

Melanie Pellecchia, PhD, BCBA, NCSP


Dr. Pellecchia is an assistant professor at the Center for Mental Health at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She is a licensed clinical psychologist, Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Pellecchia’s clinical and research interests lie in improving the implementation of evidence-based treatments for children on the autism spectrum in under-served communities. She is an expert in delivering, and training others to deliver, high quality treatments for young children on the autism spectrum. Dr. Pellecchia’s research is focused on partnering with community-stakeholders to develop implementation strategies that are feasible, sustainable, and appropriate for use in community settings, and that increase the use of evidence-based intervention strategies.
Pellecchia is @melpellecchia3 on Twitter.

Kristin Mehr, PhD, LP (she/her)


Kristin Mehr is a licensed psychologist and a non-teaching associate professor in the Department of Counseling & Psychological Services (Counseling Center) at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She also currently serves as assistant chair of the department. She obtained her PhD in counseling psychology from Lehigh University in 2011. She formerly served as the training coordinator at WCU Counseling Center from 2012 to 2022. She has provided supervision to numerous doctoral-level trainees across various levels of training over the past decade. Her scholarship focuses on clinical supervision and issues related to college student mental health. Specifically related to her research in clinical supervision, she has published four articles and provided 15 professional conference presentations. 

Matt Malouf, PhD (he/him)


Matthew Malouf, PhD (he/him) is a counseling psychologist with a background in LGBTQI counseling, supervision, training and research. Having served previously as clinical faculty in Pediatrics at UCONN/Connecticut Children Medical Center’s Gender Program, and then as the training manager for an LGBTQI-focused federally qualified health center in Baltimore, MD, Dr. Malouf now runs a group practice specializing in issues related to sexuality and gender. He is the author of journal articles and book chapters on intersexuality and provides training to a range of audiences. He is passionate about building connections between clinicians, researchers, and communities. For nearly a decade, he was a member of SAMHSA’s “National Workgroup to Address the Needs of Children and Youth Who Are LGBTQI2-S and Their Families.” He has also served on the medical advisory board for the AIS-DSD Support Group (now InterConnect), on WPATH’s Standards of Care revision committee, and is currently a member of Psychosocial Studies Intersex International’s steering committee.

W. Joel Schneider, PhD


W. Joel Schneider is a professor at Temple University in the school psychology and educational leadership programs. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of California, Berkeley and earned a PhD in clinical psychology from Texas A&M University. His primary focus is on understanding and improving the validity of psychological assessment practices. He has co-authored the most recent updates to the Cattell-Horn-Carroll Theory of Cognitive Abilities (Schneider & McGrew, 2012, 2018). He co-authored two books on psychological assessment: The Essentials of Assessment Report Writing, 2nd Edition (Schneider, Lichtenberger, Mather, & Kaufman, 2018) and Psychological Testing, 10th Edition (Cohen, Schneider, & Tobin, 2022). He develops new psychometric methods and writes clinician-friendly software to help clinicians make better inferences about individuals. He writes essays, makes multimedia presentations, and sometimes sings about psychology, psychometrics and software at his blog, AssessingPsyche.


Temple University College of Education and Human Development

Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania

School District of Philadelphia

CORA Services


  • Crystal L. Austin, PhD, LP
  • Art Dowdy, PhD, BCBA-D
  • Frank Farley, PhD
  • Catherine A. Fiorello, PhD, NCSP, ABPP
  • Heidi Hutman, PhD, LP
  • Xu (Lilya) Jiang, PhD
  • Paul Jones, PhD, LP
  • Monica McHale-Small, PhD
  • Laura Pendergast, PhD, NCSP
  • Jessica S. Reinhardt, PhD, NCSP, LP
  • W. Joel Schneider, PhD
  • Renée Tobin, PhD
  • Jason Travers, PhD, BCBA-D
  • Daniel Walinsky, PhD, LP
  • Diana L. Wildermuth, PhD, NCC, LPC

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