Harold Shinitzky

Board Member 

Harold Shinitzky, PsyD is an internationally sought-after speaker known as the developer of “A Champion’s Mindset,” “The Winning Zone” and “Project Champions: Youth Resilience and Prevention Program.”

Harold received his undergraduate psychology degree from the University of Iowa and his doctorate from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. He completed his training at Johns Hopkins University and, while on faculty at the Hopkins Department of Pediatrics, was Director of the Assessment/Intervention Team and Prevention Services. This multidisciplinary, primary care program trained faculty, residents and fellows in the identification of at-risk youth, conducted comprehensive evaluations of those teens, and provided on-site and community-based prevention initiatives.

Harold has published three books and numerous articles and has been featured on the NBC Today Show, MSNBC’s Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, Animal Planet’s Fatal Attractions and many other national and local programs. His contributions to the community have been recognized by the 2015 FPA Outstanding Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest Award, the 2011 Outstanding Contributions to FPA Award, the 2009 Distinguished Psychologist. Award, and the 2009 Outstanding Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest award. In addition, he is a recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Award for Community Service.