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No matter where you are in your schooling or professional career, we have the perfect level of membership for you.


$ 30
  • All Affiliate Member benefits
  • Full voting privileges
  • Mentorship in bilingual neuropsychological assessments & multicultural issues
  • Support from HNS professional members while pursuing advanced training in multicultural neuropsychology
  • Opportunities to run for Student Representative
  • Opportunities to develop leadership and legislative advocacy skills and influence change
  • Discounted fees for HNS continuing education offerings
  • Invitations to social networking events


$ 75
  • All Associate Member benefits
  • Access to a network of culturally and clinically diverse neuropsychologists
  • Opportunities to mentor in bilingual neuropsychological assessment and multicultural issues
  • Opportunities for consultation with senior/experienced HNS members
  • Opportunities to participate in governance/leadership roles to effect change in the field of cultural neuropsychology
  • Identification via the HNS Locator feature

Corporate Partners

$ 500
  • Access to the HNS website, including all available resources
  • Opportunities to sponsor HNS educational programming
  • Opportunities to advertise via HNS outlets
  • Consultation with select HNS members on topics germane to cultural neuropsychology
  • Invitations and opportunities to sponsor social networking events
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Dr. Silva’s parents immigrated from Panama and Chile to the United States, and she was born and raised in melting pot that is New York City. She grew up speaking Spanish at home and feels fortunate to have grown up in an environment where cultural diversity was the norm, not the exception.

During her training to become a neuropsychologist, Dr. Silva was often asked to work with Spanish-speaking patients, though most training sites did not have supervisors who also spoke Spanish or had sufficient cultural knowledge relevant to Latinx populations. She joined HNS as a student and found mentorship and training resources that helped her gain competency in providing neuropsychological services to these patients. Dr. Silva has served on the HNS Board as Member-at-Large (2014-2016) and Secretary (2019-2022). She has also been involved with several committees over the years and is currently serving as the Chair of the Information Technology (IT) Committee. She views HNS as the main organization to promote development of professional resources and scientific advancements in neuropsychology that are specific to Latinx groups; she is honored to help the organization in any way she can. 

Dr. Silva is the owner of Pacific Neurobehavioral Clinic, PC, a group practice in San Diego, California that offers neuropsychological evaluation and psychotherapy services to adults with various neuropsychiatric conditions. She engages in clinical and civil forensic work and oversees the clinic operations.

Educational, training and professional experiences include:

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – Florida Institute of Technology
  • Post-doctoral fellowships – Fullerton Neuropsychological Services, St. Jude Medical Center (one year; neurorehabilitation) and University of California San Diego (one year; clinical neuropsychology)
  • Staff neuropsychologist at Sharp Memorial and Grossmont hospitals from 2009-2012
  • Board certified through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) for the state of California
  • Treasurer and Current Chair of California Psychological Association-Division 8 (Neuropsychology)

In her spare time, Dr. Silva enjoys playing and making music (piano and electronic instruments; she recently took up learning how to play the theremin), playing tennis, karaoke, and spending time with family and friends.