Dr. Diana L. Prescott grew up with her sister, Kathleen Etchison, on a farm in Tipton, Indiana, as the daughter of Dallas and Marilyn Etchison. She completed her BA with majors in Psychology and Spanish at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. She earned an MA and PhD in Psychology with a Clinical major, minors in Developmental and Community Psychology, and a Rural specialty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. As part of her PhD, she completed a predoctoral internship at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Prescott is licensed as a psychologist in the states of Indiana (Health Service Provider in Psychology) and Maine (certified as a School Psychological Service Provider). She has been employed at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, Indiana and The Acadia Hospital in Bangor, Maine. She has also worked contractually for the University of Evansville and Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC), where she served as a consultant to the PTS Project, a joint venture between Eastern Maine Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Prescott currently directs a rural health consulting practice, evaluating and treating women and children, Hampden Psychological Consultation, PLLC. She has developed the integrated behavioral health component of Eastern Maine Medical Center’s pediatric obesity program, Way to Optimal Weight (WOW). This practice expanded into the use of telepsychology via iPad to rural remote ME locations. Through this work, she has supervised doctoral students through WOW as an adjunct professor for the University of Maine-Orono. Dr. Prescott is a volunteer coordinator for Postpartum Support International (PSI).
Dr. Prescott has also volunteered on the Maine Migrant Health Program and has served on the Maine Primary Care Association board. In addition, she has chaired the American Psychological Association (APA) Committee on Rural Health. She represents the Maine Psychological Association (MePA) as a Federal Advocacy Coordinator and has served on the APA Council of Representatives, representing MePA. Dr. Prescott has been elected to serve as Recording Secretary for APA. She is a member of Rural Health Interest Group and Caucus (Chair, 2012-2013); Women’s Caucus; Children, Adolescent, and Family Caucus; Caucus of State, Provincial, and Territorial Affairs; Health Care/Health Science Caucus, and the Association of Practicing Psychologists Caucus. She has represented MePA on the Committee for Women in Psychology Network of APA (1999 to 2008). She received the APA Practice Organization (APAPO) Federal Advocacy Award in 2012 and served on the Committee of State Leaders. Dr. Prescott has served on the APA and APAPO Boards of Directors as Member at Large (including the Board liaison to the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards [ASPPB], CAPP, the Finance Committee, the Board of Professional Affairs, the Committee on International Relations in Psychology, and as co-chair of the Board-CAPP Coordinating Committee). She has presented on rural integrated care practice at the European Congress of Psychology (ECP) in Milan, Italy, the International Congress of Psychology (ICP) in Yokohama, Japan, the 3rd Congress for the Order of Portuguese Psychologists (OPP) in Porto, Portugal, the European Congress of Psychology (ECP) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and the International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) in Montreal. She is a member at large on the Board of Directors of IAAP (International Association of Applied Psychology. Dr. Diana and Dr. David Prescott are blessed with three daughters (Rachel, 25; Meredith, 22; and Eleanor, 18).