Chief Executive Officer/President: William Bergquist, Ph.D.
Dr. William Bergquist serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Professional School of Psychology. As president, Dr. Bergquist oversees all operations of the school. In conjunction with the Board of Trustees and other members of Administrative staff and faculty, he prepares and monitors strategic plan of school. He assists the Chief Academic Officer in building new psychology degree programs for the school.
Dr. Bergquist is an internationally-known coach, consultant, trainer and educator. He is author or co-author of more than 50 books and 100 articles. His publications range from the personal transitions of men and women during the second half of life and the struggles of men and women in recovering from strokes, to the experiences of freedom among the men and women of Eastern Europe following the collapse of the Soviet Union. William Bergquist has served as a consultant, coach and/or trainer to leaders in more than 1,000 corporations, government agencies, human service agencies, colleges and universities.
Director of Operations: Kathleen O’Donnell, M.A.
Kathleen O’Donnell serves as Director of Operations. She oversees the school’s finances, accounts payables and receivables, manages internal staff, and is responsible for all other internal administrative duties. She has had a career with executive management positions in the fields of education, finance and insurance. Kathleen earned two degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania – a Master of Arts in Adult/Community Education and a Bachelor of Science in English Education.
Accreditation Liaison Officer: Kathleen Ayers, Psy.D.
Dr. Kathleen Ayers serves as Accreditation Liaison Officer for all accreditation processes. In this capacity, Dr. Ayers works in conjunction with the President in building and sustaining effective administrative operations within the school to meet standards for IACET, International Association for Continuing Education and Training as well as other CEU accrediting agencies. Dr. Ayers is a licensed psychologist in California and has worked in the mental health field since 1991, with individuals of all ages and groups of adults. Currently living in Texas, Dr. Ayers is focusing now on helping adults with chronic pain and other chronic physical and mental conditions as a Health Coach.
Program Coordinator: Maureen Simmons
As Program Coordinator and the staff support for the President, Maureen Simmons schedules all certificate program courses, manages registrations, tracks learners’ progress, manages social media posts and faculty contracts and invoicing. Maureen trains new faculty and learners on the use of the learning management systems used at the school. Maureen earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at the University of North Texas and had a career as an educator as well as Team Leader positions and supervising/mentoring student teaching interns.
Custodian of Records: Melissa Lilley
In the role of Custodian of Records, Melissa operates as the keeper of all formal student records, transcripts and post-graduation files. She has completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business at Brigham Young University-Idaho and is currently enrolled in an MBA program at the University of Illinois.