Baltimore Psychological Association Officers

Current Officers

Barbara Baum, Ph.D.,

Dr. Barbara Baum is a licensed psychologist in Maryland and longtime member of the Baltimore Psychological Association.  She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at The American University in Washington, D.C., with an internship at the George Washington University Medical Center.  Her career has mostly been spent in working with college and graduate students.  She was at the UMBC Counseling Center for 9 years, as a clinical psychologist and Director of Training.  She worked at the Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center for 23 years, as a clinical psychologist and Associate Director.  She did individual and group therapy, specializing in work with survivors of sexual abuse and assault, grief and loss, anxiety disorders, adjustment challenges of international students, and helping graduate students successfully complete their dissertations and job search.  

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She led workshops both for students and for faculty and staff on topics such as dealing with workload stress and responding to crises, e.g., 9/11.  She organized and led a MD-VA-DC Counseling Center Conference, held at Hopkins, drawing together therapists from 20 universities to share ideas about how best to serve students.  She also had a part-time private practice.  Dr. Baum was president of Baltimore Psychological Association 7 times between 1991 and 2017.  She is currently retired from clinical practice.

David Roth, Ph.D.,
Vice President

David Roth, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and a distinguished leader, clinician, scholar, and educator who has made a substantial contribution to the understanding and treatment of eating disorders. Dr. Roth is presently on the outpatient staff of ERCPATHLIGHT, an eating disorders recovery program. He received his undergraduate degree from Clark University and both his master’s degree and PhD. from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Roth began his career on the faculty of the psychiatry faculty of Michigan State University and the Johns Hopkins Medical School. He then went on to serve as the director of the inpatient and outpatient eating disorder programs at Sheppard Pratt where he also served as the director of the postdoctoral psychology program. During that time, he served as the chair of the Governor’s Task Force on Eating Disorders.


He has published and lectured on treatments for eating disorders and depression. Over the course of his career, he has been actively involved in teaching psychiatric residents and clinical psychologists. Most recently, he was the coordinator for the Maryland Psychological Association’s Postdoctoral training program on depression. He is presently on the tracing staff of the Maryland Psychological Association Leadership Development Academy. Dr. Roth is serving as the vice president of the Baltimore Psychological Association.

Ruth Klein, Ph.D.,

Ruth Klein received her PhD in Clinical and Social Personality Psychology at New York University.  In 2020, after many years as a part time therapist and the full time Clinical Director of a large Outpatient Mental Health Center, she transitioned to full time Clinical and Consulting practice.  In addition to her private practice, in which she provides individual, couples and family therapy to individuals through the lifespan, she is the owner of Clinical Directions Consulting, which assists medium and small clinical practices to increase operational efficiency.  


Lynda Payne, Ph.D.,

Lynda Payne, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist. 

1979  Registered Nurse, Middle Tennessee State
1990  BS Psychology, Idaho State University
1994  MS Marriage and Family Therapy, University of MD College Park
2002  PhD, UMBC
2004  License


Kennedy Krueger 1990-2002
Mountain Manor Treatment Center 2000-2004
Maryland Disability Determination Services for Social Security 2004-2022.


Kenneth Morgen, Ph.D.,
Past President

Dr. Ken Morgen has been a licensed psychologist in Maryland since 1980 and has been in independent clinical practice since that time. Over the course of his four-decade career, he has also worked in public and private mental healthcare settings, including being a Staff psychologist for the Villa Maria School. His practice as a psychologist and an EAP provider in Cockeysville, Maryland, serves older children, adolescents, and adults. He also treats couples and families in distress.

Dr. Morgen earned a bachelor’s degree from Antioch College in 1972 with a major in psychology, a Master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance from Towson University in 1973, and a doctoral degree in professional psychology from United States International (now Alliant) University in 1979. He has been a member of the Baltimore Psychological Association for decades, is a twice-past president, and is currently serving again as the President.

Dr. Morgen was appointed by Governor Glendenning to serve on the Special Commission to Study Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Maryland, a commission whose findings led to an amendment to the discrimination law in this state to include the banning of discrimination based on sexual orientation.

He also served on the Commission to Study Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Baltimore County and founded the first Committee on Gay Concerns for the Maryland Psychological Association. He was a member of the original community advisory board for SHARE (Study to Help the AIDS Research Effort) at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.



He has taught and guest-lectured in psychology at numerous institutions of higher learning, including San Diego State University, University of California San Diego, Towson University, Queens College, Antioch University, Essex Community College, Western Maryland University, University of Maryland Baltimore County, National University and the University of Baltimore.  He founded the Greater Baltimore Business Association (GBBA), and the LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Morgen is the author of “Getting Simon” (Bramble Books, 1995), a former contributor to Men’s Style magazine, and authored an article on Counseling and HIV – Test Results and Risk Reduction (J. of the Maryland State Medical Association., Jan. 1987). His doctoral dissertation, Current Practice in…Acute Schizophrenic Episode, was published in 1979.

Together for the past 45 years, Dr. Morgen has been married to Samuel Westrick, MD, a now-retired family practitioner. They have two now-grown and independent sons, Duncan and Trevor, and one daughter-in-law, Susan.