Fort Worth Area
Psychological Association
       FWAPA

Executive Committee 2017 

PRESIDENT
 
April Wiechmann, Ph.D.
 
Dr. April Wiechmann is a Clinical Neuropsychologist at the University of North Texas Health Science Center and is the Director of the Neuropsychology Clinic and Associate Director of the Memory Disorders Clinic. She also teaches year one  and two medical students. Dr. Wiechmann graduated from the consortium program between UNT and UNTHSC in Clinical Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine. She completed her Postdoctoral training in Neuropsychology at the UT Southwestern Medical Center of Dallas. She has been licensed in Texas and Arizona since 2012, and she is certified by the National Register of Health Services Providers in Psychology.

PAST PRESIDENT

Sheree Gallagher, Psy.D.    

Dr. Sheree Gallagher is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Fort Worth.  She has a general clinical practice,  conducting therapy and evaluations.  She specializes in forensic psychology, consulting in courts in Tarrant, Dallas, Parker, Johnson, and Eastland Counties. Dr. Gallagher earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Texas Christian University.  She earned a master’s degree in psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University.  In 1996, she began private practice as a Licensed Psychological Associate with the Fort Worth Psychological Center, which her father Swen Helge, Ph.D. opened in 1974.  She earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology and doctorate in psychology with a forensic emphasis from the California School of Professional Psychology – Fresno.  She has been in private practice as a Licensed Psychologist with the Fort Worth Psychological Center since 2005.
 

PRESIDENT-ELECT

Elle Lockart, Ph.D.

Dr. Elle Lockart is a Medical Psychologist at Baylor Scott & White – All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth. She specializes in treating chronic medical conditions and is a consultant to the in-patient units at the medical center. At All Saints, she works with the cardiopulmonary rehabilitation group, transplant clinics, and oncology teams, including the Adolescent Young Adult Cancer Unit, a community wide coalition dedicated to this unique population.

Dr. Lockart earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Texas’ Behavioral Medicine / Health Psychology program, with an emphasis in chronic diseases. She completed her internship and post-doctoral training in Provo, UT and with the Bureau of Prisons. She has been licensed in Texas since 1998.

 
SECRETARY  
 
Elizabeth Oriola-Otenaike, PsyD. 
 
Dr. Oriola-Otenaike is a licensed psychologist. She has been in private practice for 5 years. Dr. Oriola-Otenaike enjoys working with adults, teens, children, families, teams, and organizations.  Her areas of specialties include depression,  anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, ADD/ADHD, career and life transitions, stress management, organizational change management and leadership development. Prior to starting her private practice, she supported non-profit organizations helping people transform their lives. She is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist who takes a holistic approach to helping people manage change by exploring physiological, psychological, emotional, intellectual, environmental, spiritual, cultural and relational influences and resources. She spent the first 29 years of her career in the engineering and aerospace industry (leadership and organizational development, strategic change management, corporate training, project management, and software development).     

TREASURER

Tara Saia Lewis, Ph.D.

Dr. Tara Saia Lewis is a Clinical Psychologist at the Fort Worth VA Outpatient Mental Health Clinic where she focuses primarily in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of Veterans with PTSD.  She is the Director of the Tobacco Cessation Program at her facility, which is a community based outpatient clinic within the VA North Texas Healthcare System.  She also serves as a training supervisor for VA practicum students and interns pursuing doctoral degrees in psychology at her facility.

Dr. Saia Lewis received her Ph.D. in Clinical & Health Psychology from the University of Florida.  She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Dallas VA Medical Center, with specialization in medical psychology.  She then completed her post-doctoral training hours at her current place of employment.  Dr. Saia Lewis has been licensed in Texas since 2004.









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