Board of Trustees

APA's priorities, policies, and budgets are determined and approved by the Board of Trustees. Each year a number of positions – both national and regional – on the Board of Trustees come up for election, and nominations are due each year by October 1. The standing committees of the Board of Trustees are Bylaws, Elections, Ethics, Finance and Budget, Joint Reference, Membership, Nominating, and Tellers.

Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees

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Vivian B. Pender, M.D. – President, 2021 – 2022
Rebecca Brendel
Rebecca W. Brendel, M.D., J.D. – President-Elect, 2021 – 2022
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Sandra DeJong, M.D., M.Sc. – Secretary, 2021 – 2023
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Richard F. Summers, M.D. – Treasurer, 2020 – 2022
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Jeffrey Geller, M.D., M.P.H. – Immediate Past President, 2021 – 2024
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Mary Jo Fitz-Gerald, M.D., M.B.A – Speaker, 2021 – 2022
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Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A., FRCP-E, FRCPsych – CEO and Medical Director

Trustees of the Board

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Bruce J. Schwartz, M.D. – Past President, 2020 – 2023
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Altha J. Stewart, M.D. – Past President, 2019 – 2022
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Michele Reid, M.D. – Trustee-at-Large, 2020 – 2022
Elie Aoun
Elie G. Aoun, M.D., M.R.O. – ECP Trustee-at-Large, 2021 – 2024
Felix Torres
Felix Torres, M.D., M.B.A. – M/UR Trustee, 2021 – 2023
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Eric M. Plakun, M.D. – Area 1 Trustee, 2021 – 2024
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Glenn A. Martin, M.D. – Area 2 Trustee, 2020 – 2023
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Kenneth Certa, M.D. – Area 3 Trustee, 2019 – 2022
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Cheryl D. Wills, M.D. – Area 4 Trustee, 2021 – 2024
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Jenny L. Boyer, M.D., Ph.D., J.D. – Area 5 Trustee, 2017 – 2023
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Melinda L. Young, M.D. – Area 6 Trustee, 2014 – 2022
Mary Roessel
Mary Hasbah Roessel, M.D. – Area 7 Trustee, 2021 – 2024
Adam Nelson
Adam Nelson, M.D. – Speaker-Elect, 2021 – 2022
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Sanya Virani, M.D., M.P.H. – Resident-Fellow Member Trustee, 2021 – 2022
Urooj Yazdani
Urooj Yazdani, M.D. – Resident-Fellow Member Trustee-Elect, 2021 – 2022

Attendees of the Board

Joshua Wortzel
Joshua R. Wortzel, M.D. – APA/APAF Leadership Fellow, 2021 – 2022
Juan Sosa
Juan J. Sosa, M.D. – APA/APAF Public Psychiatry Fellow, 2021 – 2022
Muniza Majoka
Muniza A. Majoka, M.B.B.S. – APA/APAF/SAMHSA Diversity Leadership Fellow, 2021 – 2022

Additional Resources