Daniel Gillison Named New Executive Director of the APA Foundation

ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) announced today that Daniel Gillison will assume the role of Executive Director beginning Monday, June 27.

Gillison joins the APAF, the philanthropic and public education arm of the APA, from the National Association of Counties (NACo) where he was the National Director of County Solutions and Innovation. In his role, he led corporate and philanthropic fundraising efforts and directed the educational programming of the NACo Research Foundation. During Gillison’s time at NACo, corporate support more than doubled and the NACo Foundation substantially expanded its educational offerings in mental health and criminal justice. He has previously held positions at Sprint, XO Communications, and Wesley Brown & Bartle.

“Daniel Gillison brings a wealth of experience in raising corporate support and securing foundation funding to the American Psychiatric Association Foundation. His significant strategic planning experience will be useful in guiding the APAF as it raises public awareness of mental illness,” said APAF Board Chairman Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A.

Gillison replaces APAF Executive Director Paul Burke, who is retiring July 1 after more than nine years of service.

The American Psychiatric Association is a national medical specialty society whose 36,500 physician members specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and research of mental illnesses, including substance use disorders.

The American Psychiatric Association Foundation is the philanthropic and educational arm of the APA. Visit the APAF at www.americanpsychiatricfoundation.org.

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