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Keira Boertzel-Smith, JD, Executive Director

Keira Boertzel-Smith joined the NJSOP as Executive Director in 2022.

Mrs. Boertzel-Smith comes to the NJSOP from the New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA) where she worked since 2011 and served as Executive Director of NJPA, NJPA Foundation and the New Jersey Psychology - Political Action Committee since 2015.  Her past experience also includes serving as Associate Counsel with the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission, where she investigated and prosecuted statewide allegations of attorney misconduct.

In 2021, Mrs. Boertzel-Smith received the American Psychological Association’s Division 31 award for Outstanding Achievement by a Psychological Association Staff Member. In 2019, she was also elected and served as Chair of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Council of Executives of State, Provincial, and Territorial Psychological Associations (CESPPA) with a membership of 60 executive directors and chief executive officers. In her role as Executive Director, she was charged with managing the attendance of  New Jersey delegates at the annual APA Practice Leadership Conference and Capitol Hill Visits.

Her work at NJPA, NJPA Foundation, the New Jersey Psychology-Political Action Committee, as well as her experience with APA will be invaluable assets to the NJSOP.


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