APA National Elections

The most visible leadership positions in the APA are determined by APA members. Each year a number of positions on the Board of Trustees become available for election by the membership. To determine the next time a position becomes available, please review the roster of the Board and Trustees to note the tenures of each position.

The following is the final slate of candidates for the 2015 National Election.

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Barton J. Blinder, M.D., Ph.D.
Maria A. Oquendo, M.D.

Charles F. Reynolds III, M.D.

SECRETARY
Rahn K. Bailey, M.D., DFAPA
Altha J. Stewart, M.D.

EARLY CAREER PSYCHIATRIST (ECP) TRUSTEE-AT-LARGE
Lama Bazzi, M.D.
Paul O'Leary, M.D.

MINORITY/UNDERREPRESENTED REPRESENTATIVE (M/UR) TRUSTEE
Curley L. Bonds, M.D.
Gail E. Robinson, M.D.


AREA 1 TRUSTEE
Jeffrey L. Geller, M.D., M.P.H.
Anthony J. Rothschild, M.D.

AREA 4 TRUSTEE
Ronald M. Burd, M.D.
Shastri Swaminathan, M.D.

AREA 7 TRUSTEE
Jeffrey Akaka, M.D.
Stephen L. Brown, M.D.
Annette M. Matthews, M.D.

RESIDENT-FELLOW MEMBER TRUSTEE-ELECT (RFMTE)
Alicia Barnes, D.O., M.P.H.
Stella Cai, M.D.
Sarah Schmidhofer, M.D.

Members may contact candidates using their provided contact information.

Slate of Candidates Announced:      October 31
Deadline for Petition Candidates:      November 15 
Voting Begins:       January 2 @ 5 am (ET)
Voting Deadline:       February 2 @ 11:59 pm (ET) 
Election Results:       February TBD
   

Paper or electronic balloting is made available to eligible voting members. Voters with a valid email address on file are sent an email with a link to their ballot every week until submitting a ballot. Voters without a valid email address on file are mailed paper ballots with instructions to vote online. Voters may also go onto the APA Homepage to use their member login information to cast their vote for the 2015 APA National Election.

Campaigning by candidates and supporters begins when the slate of candidates is announced. Election Guidelines, developed by the Elections Committee and approved by the Board of Trustees, are intended to provide a level playing field for candidates.

Eligible voters are currently active voting members of the APA not designated as a Medical Student or International Member. Voting members of the APA are of the following member classification: Resident-Fellow Member, General Member, Fellow, Distinguished Fellow, Distinguished Life Fellow, Life Fellow, Life Member.

2014 National Election Results