The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) United Nations team seeks to bring theory, research, and practice of work psychology to support the achievement of the United Nations mandates.

SIOP UN Committee's Role

Educate, advocate, and make direct contributions to the programs and goals of the United Nations Economic and Social Counsel (ECOSOC).

Strategic Goals

  1. To support the United Nations in achieving its mandate through high quality solutions to address humanitarian and development issues within United Nations common system through I/O psychology expertise (aligned with SIOP Goals 1, 2 & 4)
  2. In conjunction with the United Nations common system, set up organized infrastructure for facilitating pro bono work with SIOP (aligned with SIOP goals 2 & 3)
  3. Form multi stakeholder partnerships with the UN common system to identify potential projects where SIOP members can apply I/O knowledge to aid the UN common system in mandate delivery (aligned with SIOP goals 1, 2 & 3)
  4. Engage in internal development and succession planning.

SIOP UN Committee 

Committee Members

Julie Olson-Buchanan (Chair) – NYC
Morrie Mullins - NYC
Mathian Osicki – NYC
Mark Poteet – NYC
Nabila Sheikh – NYC
Stuart Carr – Geneva
Lori Foster – Geneva
Drew Mallory - Geneva
Ishbel McWha-Hermann – Geneva
Ines Meyer – Geneva


         Aimee Lace
         Maria L. Whipple

Members Emeritus

Deborah Rupp
Lise Saari
John Scott

Honorary Committee Member

Walter Reichman


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