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Board Members

Annie Battée, Chair 

Annie JPGAnnie Battée (ENFJ) is now retired after a long and fulfilling career as a Neighborhood Services Counselor for the City of Salem assisting Neighborhood Associations and citizens to solve problems, participate in decisions, achieve their goals, and connect them with others who can assist.

She is passionate about her friendships and cherishes each unique person and the gift they are in her life. She enjoys participating in walking groups, volunteering and putting away photos from her trips, especially to the Historic National Park Lodges. She greatly admires the log beam construction of many of the lodges, especially since most were built in the early 1900s during the frigid winter.

She shares the Myers Briggs information to give herself and others the best chance to understand and be good to each other – constructive use of differences. The biggest insight she has derived from her experience with MBTi® is that “no matter how long you have had the information, your observations of others are based on your experiences of them and may not indicate their true type, a reminder that only they can indicate their type”.

Pamela Moore, Membership Chair 

image1-18Pamela Moore (INTP) is a certified MBTi® Practitioner and participant in the MBTi® Master Practitioner Credential Program.

She is a Global Operations Manager at Nike’s World Headquarters, where she uses the MBTi®  regularly to support personal and organizational development.

Arlene Richter, CNRGY Manager and Chapter Leaders Representative

Arlene RichterArlene Richter, M. Ed (ENTJ) is an MBTi® certified and Master Practitioner. Arlene has served on our PAPT Board since 2012 to the present, was our Constant Contact Manager from 2012 to 2015, co-developed and co-facilitated an on-line course, “Journey through the Eight Functions of Type” with Bob Mc Alpine of Type Resources, (recently retired) and presents occasional programs for our Chapter.

A retired Secondary Language Arts teacher, Arlene gives personal assessments, develops and presents workshops, and facilitates study groups on Jung’s “eight function attitudes” of type.

Passionate about both psychological type and lifelong learning, Arlene is currently engaged in a study of Jungian archetypal theory with local Jungian analysts through Oregon Friends of Jung Assoc.

“Insights come every time I see within myself, or hear another express a deeper glimpse into their own self, how a deeper understanding of type awakens us – guides us through our shadow selves, affirms our positive selves and the value of our differences.”

Erin Currie, Program Chair

Erin Currie is driven to use her psychological superpowers for good. By day she teaches college students about how their brains work, why they sometimes don’t, and how to develop counseling superpowers. In her consulting practice, MyPsychgeek, LLC, she helps people develop their own career superpowers through professional development. By night she gives her inner geek free reign to write about the psychological factors influencing her favorite characters. She has written chapters for Game of Thrones Psychology, Doctor Who Psychology, Wonder Woman Psychology, Supernatural Psychology, and Daredevil Psychology.

David Pool, Treasurer

David Pool joined PAPT in 2016 and was elected to the Board in 2018. David studied Psychology in his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois, and achieved basic certification in the MBTI in 2016. He has subsequently achieved certification as a MBTI Master Practitioner, a Personality Hacker Certified Profiler and he has earned the CORE Certification from Linda Berens’ InterStrength program. David is also an APTI certified Coach using Multiple Models (taught by Susan Nash)

David loves to mix activity and reflection to grow mutual understanding. David combines his passions in his work with small business owners through his company Stillwater Strategies. An avid whitewater kayaker, backcountry skier and e-bike enthusiast, David’s interests include Visual Thinking, Personality Type, and independent small businesses. Come talk to him, he loves to learn and share information!

(Photo is of David having his brain scanned by Neuroscientist researcher Dario Nardi in 2017)

Laura Donnelly, Member at Large 

Laura Donnelly (ENFP) grew up in a family that talked type around the dinner table and found it invaluable to have a  language to discuss how one interacts in the world. Laura has a BA in Psychology and a MA in Dance Movement Therapy. She was qualified to administer the MBTi® in 1993.

She enjoyed serving as a Member-at-Large and on the Executive Board for the Bay Area (BAPT) chapter in the 1990s. After moving to Portland and starting to raise a family she was excited to find PAPT and enthusiastically became a part of it. She has found type a wonderful resource for understanding people and group dynamics.

Ken Steinke, Member at Large

Ken_SteinkeKen Steinke (INTP) discovered type about 30 years ago while looking for answers to ‘why people do what they do’. Since that time he has attended a qualifying course in Portland and participated in training sessions with friends and coworkers.  Although he doesn’t use type professionally, he finds it very useful when working with a variety of people that he meets through his volunteer work and leisure activities. “The Portland PAPT chapter has been an ongoing source of inspiration and information, it is a great group.”

Michelle Kittrell, Webmaster 

IMG_3034 - Version 2-24Michelle Kittrell (ENTP) is passionate about human behavior and the interaction between people and systems.

She is a research analyst specializing in customer experience and loyalty.

She uses MBTi® as a framework to help understand the diverse ways people take in and process information.  The biggest “aha” moment she had with MBTi® was learning that people deviate from their dominant preferences under stress – – in other words they do not act their ‘normal’ selves. This has heightened her awareness of group dynamics and practicing greater patience and compassion during times of conflict.