SIOP and the United Nations

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

Olson-Buchanan, Julie (Chair) – NYC

Carr, ​Stuart – Geneva

Foster, Lori – Geneva

Maday, Daniel (Intern Coordinator) - NYC

Mallory, Drew - Geneva

McWha-Hermann, Ishbel – Geneva

Meyer, Ines – Geneva

Mullins, Morrie - NYC

Osicki, Mathian – NYC

Poteet, Mark – NYC

Sheikh, Nabila – NYC


U.S. Interns

Kuzmich, Irina - NYC

Moran, Lauren - NYC

International Interns

Lace, Aimee - Geneva

McChesney, Jenna - Geneva

Munoz, Gonzalo - Geneva

Whipple, Maria - Geneva

Members Emeritus

Rupp, Deborah

Saari, Lise

Scott, John

Honorary Committee Member

Reichman, Walter