Board of Trustees
Paul R. Sackett
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Paul R. Sackett is the Beverly and Richard Fink Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at the Ohio State University. Dr. Sackett’s research interests revolve around various aspects of testing and assessment in workplace, educational, and military settings. He has served as editor of two journals: Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice and Personnel Psychology. Dr. Sackett has served as president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, as co-chair of the committee producing the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, as a member of the National Research Council's Board on Testing and Assessment, as chair of APA's Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessments, and as chair of APA’s Board of Scientific Affairs. Dr. Sackett has received awards for teaching, service, and research including SIOP's Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, and the Lifetime Service Award from the National Academy of Sciences. He is a fellow of APA, SIOP, and APA’s Division 5 – Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics.
Charles L. (Jack) McKay
Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Charles L. (Jack) McKay is the Vice Chair of HumRRO’s Board of Trustees as well as HumRRO’s Treasurer. Mr. McKay began his involvement with HumRRO in 1983 as Director of Business Affairs and Assistant Treasurer. By 1985, Mr. McKay had risen in the company to the position of Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer. In 1989, Mr. McKay left HumRRO to serve as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the American Psychological Association (APA), a position he held until 2009. He has a BS degree in Financial Management from the Benjamin Franklin University (now part of the George Washington University). In addition, Mr. McKay served in the US Air Force with the Strategic Air Command from 1968 through 1971. He also has served as Treasurer of the American Psychological Foundation and the Mount Vernon Country Club and has received many citations during his career for his financial acumen including several presidential citations from APA.
Lloyd Bond earned his PhD Degree in psychology from The Johns Hopkins University with a concentration in psychometrics and quantitative models. Dr. Bond was professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he specialized in educational and psychological measurement. From 2002 to 2008 he served as a senior scholar at The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Dr. Bond has published widely in the area of assessment, measurement theory, and testing policy. His research on making assessments fair and valid contributed significantly to the measurement of student achievement and earned him a national reputation in the education and policy community. Dr. Bond has been an associate editor and member of the editorial boards of many of the leading journals in education and psychology. He is a fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the American Educational Research Association. Dr. Bond is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the Presidential Citation from the American Education Research Association for career contributions to educational measurement. He was honored in 2009 by having the new International Charter School in the Chicago neighborhood where he grew up named in his honor.
Alexandra (Sandy) Kent Wigdor
Alexandra (Sandy) Kent Wigdor worked for 26 years as a public policy analyst at the National Academy of Sciences, providing science policy advice to the Departments of Defense, Education, and Labor as well as numerous private-sector sponsors. This work included a 12-year evaluation of DoD research to link recruit quality to recruiting resources and hands-on job performance. As Director of the Academy’s Division on Education, Labor, and Human Performance, she managed a wide-ranging program in the areas of human learning, education, assessment, individual performance, and human factors engineering. Ms. Wigdor received a BA (with honors in History) and MA at the University of Missouri, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and pursued advanced studies at the Free University of Berlin, the Institute for Historical Research of the University of London, and the University of Maryland. She is a recipient of the Robert M. Yerkes Award, presented annually by the Society for Military Psychology (APA Division 19) to non-psychologists for outstanding contributions to military psychology.
Lloyd Burtch earned a BS in psychology from South Dakota State University and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army via ROTC. After serving on active duty, including a tour of duty in Thailand, Dr. Burtch transitioned to the Army Reserve. He later was promoted to Major General. In addition to his military assignments, Dr. Burtch also had a distinguished career as a civilian psychologist. He received a MA Degree in psychology from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, followed by a PhD Degree in educational psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Burtch worked at the Air Force Armstrong Laboratory, Brooks AFB, Texas, where his research focused on personnel selection, job classification, and training technology. He also was involved in laboratory management with oversight of a $50 million research budget, supervising all human resource programs on a day-to-day basis. After a career of 25 years with the Air Force, Dr. Burtch moved to Illinois as a professor of psychology at John A. Logan College. He now is retired from that position.
Nathalie F. P. Gilfoyle
Nathalie Gilfoyle is General Counsel for the American Psychological Association (APA) where she is responsible for all legal advice and risk management for the organization and its board of directors. Prior to joining APA in 1997, Ms. Gilfoyle headed the sixty-lawyer D.C. litigation department of McDermott, Will & Emery, a national law firm. Ms. Gilfoyle was elected to two terms as a member of the D.C. Bar Board of Governors and also served as general counsel to the Bar. She is a mediator for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and an arbitrator for the D.C. Bar Attorney-Client Arbitration Board, which she chaired for several years. Ms. Gilfoyle has served on several non-profit boards, including the National Veterans Legal Services Project, Saint Columba’s Nursery School, and the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing. Ms. Gilfoyle is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and has an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell. She received her B.A. in philosophy with high honors from Hollins University, did work toward a masters degree in art history, and received her juris doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Stephen C. Howell
Stephen Howell is Vice President and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of The Nature Conservancy where he oversees the finance, human resources, technology and information systems, facilities and administration, and internal audit departments. Prior to joining The Nature Conversancy in 1995, Mr. Howell worked for Coopers and Lybrand, and Deloitte, Haskins, and Sells. He received a BAA in accounting with honors from The University of Texas at Austin and he is a Certified Public Accountant, currently licensed in Virginia. Mr. Howell is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Virginia Society of CPAs. He often speaks at AICPA national conferences and he serves on the investment and audit subcommittee to the finance committee of the American Psychological Association.