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Certification Council Members

The Certification Council is available to answer your questions and respond to inquiries about the CMPC® certification program. Contact the Council at aaspcertificationcouncil@gmail.com for assistance. Send complete applications, transcripts, etc. to Emily Schoenbaechler, AASP Certification & Communications Manager, at certification@appliedsportpsych.org.

CHAIR
Jon Metzler, PhD, CMPC
Fellow Member
Director of Human Performance, Magellan Federal
PhD, Kinesiology (Psychology of Movement & Sport), The Pennsylvania State University
MA, Exercise & Sport Science (Sport Psychology), The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA, Psychology; BA, Physical Education; BA, Secondary Education (Biology), Concordia University - Portland
Certified Mental Performance Consultant® (2007-present)
AASP Member – 24 years


VICE CHAIR
Leilani Madrigal, PhD, CMPC

Certificant Member
Associate Professor of Kinesiology, California State University, Long Beach
PhD, Kinesiology (Concentration in Sport and Exercise Psychology), University of North Carolina at Greensboro; MA, Psychology, California State University San Marcos; BA Psychology, California State University San Marcos
Certified Mental Performance Consultant (2014-present)
AASP Member – 11 years


Véronique Boudreault, PhD, MPC, CPsychol, CMPC
Canadian Sport Psychology Association (CSPA) Certificant Member
Professor in Kinanthropology, Faculty of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Sherbrooke University, Canada
Sport Psychology Discipline Lead, High Performance Advisory Council, Sport Scientist Canada
PhD, Clinical Psychology (research and intervention), Laval University, Canada
BA Psychology, Laval University, Canada
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (2018-present)
Certified Mental Performance Consultant® (2022-present)
CSPA Member – 5 years
AASP Member – 5 years


Angel Brutus, PsyD, LPCC, ACS, BC-TMH, CMPC
AASP Board Liaison/Ex-Officio Member
Lead Mental Health Provider, United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee; President, Synergistic Solutions
PsyD, Sport & Performance Psychology (University of Arizona - Global); MS - Counseling (University of Tennessee, Knoxville); BA Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Certified Mental Performance Consultant® (2019-present)
AASP Member – 10 years

Jennifer Farrell, PhD, LCSW, CMPC
Certificant Member
Graduate Program Director & Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology/ Coordinator of Counseling & Mental Performance Services for Intercollegiate Athletics, University of North Carolina Greensboro (5 years)
Mental Health and Mental Performance Clinician/Mind Body Endurance (2 years)
PhD (Sport and Exercise Psychology), University of North Carolina Greensboro; MSW (Social Work), Washington University in St. Louis; MS (Kinesiology, Sport & Exercise Psychology), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; BS (Psychology), Bryn Mawr College
Certified Mental Performance Consultant® (2009-present)
AASP Member – 17 years

Judy Goss, PhD, CMPC
Canadian Sport Psychology Association (CSPA) Certificant Member
Mental Performance Lead, Skate Canada, Wrestling Canada and Beach Volleyball Canada
Lecturer, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
PhD, University of Maryland, College Park, Sport Psychology;
MSc, University of North Texas, Sport Psychology; BA, Southern Methodist University, Physical Education and Psychology 
Canadian Sport Psychology Association (CSPA), Managing Council
Certified Mental Performance Consultant® (1995-present)
AASP Member - 32 years


Sharleen Hoar, PhD, CMPC
Canadian Sport Psychology Association (CSPA) Ex Officio Member
Lead, Mental Performance, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific
Lead, Mental Health and Performance, Cycling Canada
Mental Performance Consultant, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific
PhD, Sport & Exercise Psychology (University of British Columbia); MSc, Physical Education (University of Idaho); BSc. Kinesiology (University of Waterloo)
Canadian Sport Psychology Association Managing Council 
Certified Mental Performance Consultant® (2022-present)
AASP Member – 25 years

Bart Lerner, EdD, CMPC
Fellow Member
University Dean, Student Experience, West Coast University
EdD, Sport Behavior (Sport Psychology), West Virginia University; MA, Counseling, West Virginia University; MA, Kinesiology (Sport Psychology), University of Maryland; BA, Psychology, University of California, San Diego
Certified Mental Performance Consultant® (1996-present)
AASP Member – 29 years  


Robert Owens, EdD, CMPC
Certificant Member
Lecturer and Faculty Developer, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (6 years)
EdD, Kinesiology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; MEd (Clinical Mental Health Counseling), North Carolina State University; BA (Psychology), Temple University
Certified Mental Performance Consultant (2021-present)
AASP Member - 8 years

Linda Petlichkoff, PhD, CMPC
Fellow Member
Professor Emeritus, Department of Kinesiology, Boise State University (24 years; Retired 2011)
PhD, University of Illinois (Sport Psychology); MS, Michigan State University (Sport Psychology); BS, Michigan State University (Secondary Mathematics).
Owner, LP Performance LLC, LPGA; Class A Teaching Professional
Certified Mental Performance Consultant® (1993-present)
AASP Member – 34 years

Michael Sachs, PhD, CMPC
Fellow Member
Professor Emeritus, Department of Kinesiology, Temple University (31 years; Retired 2020)
PhD, Florida State University (Motor Learning, specialization in Sport Psychology); 
MS, Loyola University (Counseling Psychology); MA, Hollins College (General-Experimental
Psychology); BS, Union College (Psychology).
Certified Mental Performance Consultant® (1992-present)
AASP Member – 37 years

Gregory Walker, BSS
Public Member
Head Coach, Smith College Volleyball
Head Coach, USA Men’s Sitting Volleyball National Team at USA Volleyball
Consultant Coach, USA Volleyball National Team Programs
Director, Performance Creative Consulting
MEd, Coaching Education and Athlete Development; Xavier University (Present)
BS, Sport Science; US Sports Academy/Kinesiology, Penn State University