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    Board of Directors

    Saul LevinSaul Levin, M.D., M.P.A., Chair

    Saul M. Levin, M.D., M.P.A., is the Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), Chair of the APA Foundation Board of Directors, and Clinical Professor at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

    Gabrielle ShapiroGabrielle Shapiro, M.D. - Secretary

    Dr. Gabrielle Shapiro is an Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Health Systems. She is a Board Certified Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

    Lama BazziLama Bazzi, M.D. - Treasurer

    Dr. Lama Bazzi completed her training in adult psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. She then pursued further training in Forensic Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. During her fellowship she developed an interest in the role a forensic expert plays in educating judges and lawyers on the complexities of mental illness.

    Gregory W. DalackGregory W. Dalack, M.D.

    Gregory W. Dalack is the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. He began work at the University of Michigan in 1992 and served in a variety of leadership roles in the Mental Health Service at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System through 2005.

    Nicole Del CastilloNicole Del Castillo, M.D., M.P.H.

    Nicole Del Castillo, M.D., M.P.H. is the Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. She has been involved in various leadership positions locally in Illinois and Iowa as well as nationally through the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists (AACAP).

    Michelle DurhamMichelle Durham, M.D., M.P.H., FAPA

    Dr. Durham is the Vice Chair of Education, Department of Psychiatry at Boston Medical Center. She is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, the Associate Director for the Global and Local Center for Mental Health Disparities at BUSM/BMC and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at BUSM. She is a Diplomate of the ABPN in the Specialty of Psychiatry and the Subspecialty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

    Eleni Greenwood-JaswaEleni Greenwood-Jaswa, M.D., M.Sc., F.A.C.O.G.

    Eleni Greenwood Jaswa, M.D., M.Sc., F.A.C.O.G., received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees with Distinction from Stanford University simultaneously in 2007. She worked briefly as a healthcare investment banking analyst before attending medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, where she received numerous awards for academic excellence.

    Ray HsiaoRay Hsaio, M.D.

    Ray Hsiao, M.D. serves as the Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program & Co-Director of the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program at Seattle Children's Hospital. In addition to his responsibilities at Children's, he serves as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

    Justice Evelyn Lundberg StrattonJustice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton, Retired

    Evelyn Lundberg Stratton, retired from the Supreme Court of Ohio after 23 years in the judiciary to pursue criminal justice reforms, particularly as they relate to mental health, juveniles, and veterans.

    Edmond PiEdmond Pi, M.D.

    Edmond H. Pi, M.D. is a Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine. He is also a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at University of California Los Angeles. He previously served as Executive Vice Chair, Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs, and Director of Residency Training Program of the Department of Psychiatry at different medical schools in the U.S.

    Monico Taylor-DesirMonica Taylor-Desir, M.D., M.P.H.

    Monica Taylor-Desir, M.D., M.P.H. is a Senior Associate Consultant with the department of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. where she serves as a community psychiatrist for the Olmsted County Assertive Community Treatment Team and as the co-chair for the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology.

    Maureen Van NielMaureen Van Niel, M.D.

    Maureen Sayres Van Niel, M.D. is a reproductive psychiatrist and a national leader and researcher in the field of women’s mental health and mental health care disparities in women and minorities.

    Ben ZobristBen Zobrist

    Ben Zobrist began playing baseball at eight years old but never envisioned a professional career in the sport. Zobrist had a successful career at Olivet Nazarene for his first three collegiate years and transferred to Dallas Baptist University for his senior year where he graduated with a degree in Communications. Zobrist has established himself as one of the most versatile players in the league, having started at every position on the field except for pitcher and catcher.

    Richard SummerRichard Summer, M.D., Ex-Officio, APA Treasurer

    Richard F. Summers, MD is Senior Residency Advisor and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. He served as Co-Director of Residency Training at Penn from 1998 to 2017.

    Vivian PenderVivian Pender, M.D., Ex-Officio, APA Immediate Past President

    Vivian B. Pender, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Weill Cornell Medical College and a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst at Columbia University. Dr. Pender has mentored and taught medical students, graduate students, residents, fellows and post-graduates for thirty-five years.

    Petros LevounisPetros Levounis, M.D., M.A., Ex-Officio, APA President-Elect

    Petros Levounis, M.D., M.A., serves as professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and associate dean for professional development at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He is also the chief of service at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey.

    Stephanie AsonyeUzoamaka (Stephanie) Asonye, M.D., APAF Psychiatry Research Fellow (2021-2023)

    Stephanie Asonye, M.D. obtained her doctorate at Brown University. Dr. Asonye is a fourth-year psychiatry resident at NYU’s Department of Psychiatry. Her primary research interest is in understanding the impact of race on clinical decision-making, especially with invasive interventions.

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