Chair: Jacob (Jack) Roth, Ph.D.

Members: Ethan Bliss, Michael Heitt, John Lefkowits, Ellen Lent, Cindy Sandler, Teresa Trabue, Beth Warner, Richard Bloch (ex officio)

Mission/Role: The Ethics Committee provides guidance and education to MPA members regarding ethical aspects of professional conduct. The Committee neither investigates, adjudicates, nor mediates ethical complaints.

MPA Members with Ethics questions should call the MPA office at 410-992-4258 or 301-596-3999 to receive contact information for the Ethics Committee. Members can also find frequently asked questions in the Members Only section of this website. (You will need your member log-in information.)

Accomplishments This Past Year:

  1. Responded to 46 calls between June 2016 and May 2017. Responding to phone calls from members with ethics inquiries and sending internal emails to the committee listserv to discuss these inquiries among ourselves.
  2. Prepared and presented a three-hour CE workshop on ethics.
  3. Vetted possible new committee members; accepted two new members.
  4. Wrote first article for TMP “Ethics Corner” column.

Current Initiatives and Future Goals: Continue to respond to members’ calls; instruct new committee member on procedures and content for responding to calls and integrate her into the call rotation; complete and submit regular TMP articles.

Meeting schedule:  Second Thursday of each month at the MPA office.