Board of Directors


President Jon Sperry


Jon Sperry has been a member of NASAP since 2006 and has served as co-chair of the Theory, Research and Training Section of NASAP and is co-editor of the Journal of Individual Psychology.  He is a Assistant Professor at Lynn University and also a staff therapist at Florida Atlantic University. Jon holds the Diplomate in Adlerian Psychotherapy and has published several books and book chapters on Adlerian theory, case conceptualization and psychotherapy.  Jon is also a faculty member of ICASSI.





President-Elect Susan Belangee

Susan BelangeeSusan Belangee has been a member of NASAP since 1999 and served as Co-Managing Editor of the Journal of Individual Psychology while a doctoral student at Georgia State University. After graduation she served two terms as Treasurer of NASAP and also served as the NASAP Newsletter Editor.  Her most recent activity has been to serve as the coordinator of the Emerging Leaders Program, which she originally proposed a couple of years ago.   Susan is an innovator and very concerned about serving the members of NASAP.  She was a faculty member at Holy Family University and just recently moved to Georgia.  She now serves on the Core Faculty of the Adler Graduate School's OnLine program from her new home in Georgia.




Secretary Sterling Travis


Sterling P. Travis, Ph.D. is a recent graduate of The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.  He was introduced to Individual Psychology while at the University of Mississippi by his advisor, Kevin Stoltz, who mentored him in developing himself as an Adlerian Clinician and got him involved with NASAP in 2012.  Sterling has presented several times at NASAP on eating disorders, case conceptualization and Adlerian Assessment. Sterling was an Emerging Leader, served as ACT Section Co-Chair and is currently on the Long Range Planning Committee.



Treasurer Susan Brokaw

Susan first became interested in Adlerian Psychology when she took Introduction to Adlerian Psychology from Bill Pew in the late sixties.  Soon after that she joined NASAP for the first time.  Susan was a founder of the Adler Institute that later became the Adler Graduate School in Minnesota.   She uses the individual psychology of Alfred Adler in her practice as a marriage and family therapist and as a core faculty member at the Adler Graduate School.  She has been presenting at NASAP conferences for many years and have twice been elected to the COR.  She is a strong believer that more professionals and laypeople need to see the value of this psychology in order to function better in all the tasks of life.  NASAP needs to find ways to expose more people in the community to this psychology.




Past - President James R. Bitter




Jim Bitter is a Professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Services at East Tennessee State University.  Jim has served as Vice-President of NASAP and a Regional Representative on the Delegate Assembly. He also served on the Long Range Planning Committee and as editor of the Journal of Individual Psychology.  He has studied Adlerian Psychology with Ray Lowe, Oscar Christensen and Manford Sonstegard.  He studied at the Alfred Adler Institute of Chicago and was taught therapy by Bob Powers and Jane Griffith in their practice in Chicago.  In addition to being an Adlerian, he has also enjoyed studying and working with other masters of psychotherapy like Virginia Satir, Erv and Miriam Polster and Michael White.  He contributed much to the literature on Adlerian Psychology through his writing and publishing.    




Past-President Jill Duba Sauerheber

Term: 2016-2018


Jill is a professional counselor and counselor educator at Western Kentucky University.  Jill is an author and frequent presenter at NASAP as well as other professional organizations.  Jill worked with Don Dinkmeyer, Jr.  in accumulating evidenced-based research in support of STEP: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting, which Don co-developed and produces today. Jill was also the co-editor with Drs. Jon Carlson, Len Sperry and Jon Sperry on the new edition of Psychopathology and Psychotherapy (focusing on the integration of the diagnostic features of the DSM with systems-based theory of Individual Psychology).




Section Liaison Marion Balla


 Marion Balla, M.S.W., M.Ed., Dipl. Adlerian Psychology (NASAP) is a Psychotherapist and Consultant and the President of the Adlerian Counseling and Consulting Group in Ottawa (  She is also an International Trainer and Educator.  She is also a member of the faculty of the Adler Graduate Professional School in Toronto and a faculty member of ICASSI. 





Affiliate Liaison Teal Maedel


Teal is a past-president of NASAP and has served several times on the Council of Representatives as an Affiliate Representative. She teaches at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Vancouver and is a forensic psychologist with the Correctional Service of Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police specializing in critical incident stress and trauma.  In addition to teaching at the Adler School, she has also taught at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and the University of British Columbia





Conference Coordinator

Becky is a licensed psychologist with a small private practice and teaches in the Psychology Dept. of Penn State Harrisburg.  She previously worked in mental health and school settings and served NASAP for many years as Executive Director before taking on the role of Conference Coordinator.