Dr. Jana N. Martin received her Master's and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of Mississippi and completed a Child-Specialty internship at Duke University Medical Center. She has held various positions since becoming a psychologist. Some of her proudest accomplishments include establishing, designing, and directing both the first adolescent boys' group home and the first adolescent inpatient psychiatric unit in the State of Mississippi; directing the Office of Human Resources for the Mississippi Department of Mental Health; serving as the Chief Psychologist for the Psychiatric Clinic for Youth at Memorial Children's Hospital; and teaching at California State University at Long Beach and Pepperdine.
For over 20 years, Dr. Martin maintained a successful private practice in which she saw both children and adults; consulted to numerous nursery, elementary, and middle schools in the Long Beach area; conducted training programs with groups throughout the State of California; served on the Torrance Superior Court Child Custody Panel; and served as an expert witness in legal cases. She has been active in community activities and philanthropies such as Soroptimist International of Long Beach, CA, and Memorial Children's Dental Clinic. Additionally, she has been involved as a member and leader in professional associations, having served as an American Psychological Association (APA) Public Education Campaign Coordinator in California, President of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, President of the California Psychological Association, and President of APA's Division 42, the Division of Independent Practice. She has been recognized for her work by the California Psychological Association with an award for Distinguished Contributions to the Profession of Psychology, by the American Psychological Association with a Presidential Citation for exemplary work as a modern-day practitioner, and is a recipient of the Rosalee G. Weiss Award for Outstanding Leaders in Psychology.
Dr. Martin was elected to the American Psychological Association Insurance Trust's Board of Trustees in January, 2006. After serving as a Trustee for four plus years, she joined The Trust in January 2010 as Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff. In December the same year, she became Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Martin brings to The Trust a strong background in executive management and governance – acquired through her experience in independent practice, leadership roles in behavioral health settings, comprehensive study of insurance solutions for psychologists, and stewardship of The Trust's insurance and risk management programs.