Kweku Ramel Smith, PhD, Elected to National Register of Health Service Psychologists Board of Directors

Dr. Kweku Ramel Smith

The National Register Board of Directors elected Kweku Ramel Smith, PhD, LP, CMPC, effective January 1, 2024.   

In response to his election, Dr. Smith remarked, “It is a privilege to be elected to the National Register Board of Directors. Especially as this great organization celebrates its 50th year in existence, I look forward to working with my fellow Board members to ensure we continue to deliver powerful career and educational opportunities for our members. My pledge is to help continue to move this organization in the direction where our HSP credentialed members are poised to be at the vanguard of innovation for our clients and society at large.”  

Tiffany N. Brown, PhD, Chair of the National Register Board of Directors, commented on the election: “On behalf of the Board of Directors, congratulations to Dr. Kweku Ramel Smith. We are thrilled to have you join us during our 50th Anniversary year. The Board looks forward to working with our newly elected members to strengthen the identity of the National Register as the professional home for health service psychologists.”  

R. Kweku Akyirefi Amoasi (Ramel Smith), PhD, LP CMPC was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Milwaukee in the area of School Psychology. During his career he has worked in a plethora of psychological settings. He has served as a clinical psychologist for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Department of Corrections and as the Clinical Director of the Counseling Center for Tennessee State University. In addition, he has served as a Senior Clinical and Sport Psychologist for the university of Wisconsin and team psychologist for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. Currently he serves as the President of Blaquesmith Consulting and works as psychological provider for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. Smith has authored multiple books and is currently an on-air host for a mental health show known as Nyumba Upendo (House of Love) on WNOV 860am radio station in Milwaukee. He has served on the Board for APA Division 47 Society for Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology.  

Dr. Smith has been credentialed by the National Register since 2019.   

About the National Register of Health Service Psychologists   

The National Register of Health Service Psychologists was established in 1974 and is the largest nonprofit credentialing organization for psychologists and psychology doctoral students. The National Register is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving healthcare by identifying psychologists who meet specific education and training standards, and by verifying these professionals to consumers, healthcare organizations, and regulatory bodies. The National Register currently credentials 10,000 Health Service Psychologists and has approximately 5,000 psychology doctoral student and postdoctoral trainee members in its Associate Program. For more information, visit    


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