State Chapters

State Chapters play a crucial role in the fulfillment of APSAC's mission. Chapters provide an opportunity for the professionals who work in the same state to meet, share ideas and experiences, develop strategies for improving professional services to clients in their state, influence public policy, and educate the public, other professionals, and policy makers about child maltreatment.

Chapters engage in a variety of activities, including:

  • Publishing newsletters
  • Sponsoring conferences and training seminars
  • Evaluating public policy
  • Educating members of the media, legislators, and policymakers
  • Convening interest groups and task forces
  • Cooperating with other organizations that respond to child maltreatment

Chapters are very important to the national organization. State Chapter coordinators and officers are an important conduit of information between the national staff and Board, and APSAC members at the local and regional level. APSAC Board and staff look to state chapter coordinators for nominations for Board elections and awards, for suggestions for the direction of the organization (e.g. new task forces, membership benefits, and issues to address), for feedback on ideas emanating from the Board, and for help getting information out to members. Without the energetic activity of State Chapters, APSAC's work would proceed much more slowly.

Current APSAC State Chapters



Web Site


Susan Hardie



Michael Haney



Regina Butteris



Jaci Fitzgerald


New York

Mary L. Pulido



North Carolina

Rachel Larsen


South Carolina

Kate Chappell



Jennifer Yates


Below, please find a list of states interested in forming chapters, or that may be inactive, along with e-mail contact. The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children is actively seeking your help in working with groups within states that do not have State Chapters. If you're interested in forming a State Chapter download the State Chapter Guidelines and email us to discuss your next steps.


Contact Person


Christopher S. Greeley


Kari Stanley


Barbara Fyffe

New Jersey

Kerrie Ocasio or Svetlana Shpiegal

Important State Chapter Information

Please send State Chapter Agreements (valid for three years), Annual State Chapter Reports, requests for new chapter start up grant funds, and State Chapter activity grant funds to:

Attn: Susan Yingling
1706 E. Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43203

Please be sure to send a copy of these items to the APSAC headquarters as well! Very Important: Your chapter cannot apply for and receive a State Chapter Grant until it has submitted its Annual Report. See link below to download the Annual Report template.

Click here to download the State Chapter Guidelines - This document, revised in February 2013, provides the who, what, when where, why and how to establish and run and APSAC chapter.

Click here to download the State Chapter Agreement - This document was revised in February 2013.

Click here to download the State Chapter Annual Report Template

Click here to download the State Chapter Grant Request Template


State Chapter Committee Meetings: APSAC conducts State Chapter Committee meetings monthly on the first Thursday of the month from 3:00-4:00 PM EST. Any State Chapter or state considering chapter formation is welcome to call. Contact Laura Hughes to receive the call-in number and password to join these calls. 

The co-chairs of the State Chapters Committee are Dave Corwin , Kathy Johnson, and Mel Schneiderman. If you have questions regarding your State Chapter or how to form a chapter in your state contact Laura Hughes at APSAC's national headquarters.  

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