AAPT Leadership

Alabama Play Therapy Board Members - child wearing business attire

We’re Working Hard at “Play”!

Our elected and appointed Officers, Directors, and Committee Members are responsible for the oversight, planning, and implementation of AAPT activities.

They volunteer their time and resources to ensure compliance with the stated purpose and objectives of the Alabama Association for Play Therapy, as defined in the AAPT Bylaws.

Board of Directors

President1: Heather Hardeman

President-Elect1: Kori Hansing Babel

Past President1: Celeste Neil

Secretary1: Melissa Werner

Treasurer1: Amy Davis

Bylaws and Ethics Committee Chair: Hallie Keel

Regional Workshops Chair: Rhett McKenzie

Public Relations Chair: Lisa Elliott

1 Denotes Officers of the Executive Committee

Standing Committees

Awards: Celeste Neil

Bylaws and Ethics: Hallie Keel

Conference: Kori Babel


(Interim) Kori Hansing Babel

Gold Branch: Heather Hardeman

Membership: Stephanie Bales

Networking: Celeste Neil

Nominations & Elections: Celeste Neil

Publications: James Jackson

Public Relations: Lisa Elliott

Regional Workshops: Rhett McKenzie

Ad Hoc Committees

Continuing Ed Coordinator/ Registration Co-Chairs:

Katie McKeen

Cathy Foss

Student Volunteers: Kathryn Blackwell

Student Representative: Amanda Jones (University of Montevallo)