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2021 APA Election

Participate in the 2021 APA Election.

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Eligible APA members can use the following link to cast their ballot for the 2021 Election. Please log in with your psychiatry.org credentials.

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All candidates for the APA National Election must be currently active voting members of the APA. Voting members of the APA are of the following member classification: Resident-Fellow Member, General Member, Fellow, Distinguished Fellow, Distinguished Life Fellow, Life Fellow and Life Member. Medical Students and International Members are not eligible to run for national office.

APA Election Guidelines prohibits the use of APA listservs or listservs used for Area Council/State Association, or District Branch functions (except the "Member-to-Member" listserv) for any APA campaign purposes. To post campaign messages and/or campaign on behalf of a candidate, join the "Member-to-Member" listserv by sending a request to election@psych.org.

President-Elect

  • Rebecca W. Brendel, M.D., J.D.   (Website )
  • Jacqueline Maus Feldman, M.D.   (Website )

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Secretary

  • Rahn K. Bailey, M.D.   (Website )
  • Sandra M. DeJong, M.D., M.Sc.   (Website )

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Early Career Psychiatrist (ECP) Trustee

  • Elie G. Aoun, M.D., M.R.O.   (Website )
  • Tanuja Gandhi, M.D.   (Website )
  • Chandan Khandai, M.D., M.S.   (Website )
  • Krysti (Lan Chi) Vo, M.D.   (Website )

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Minority/Underrepresented Representative (MUR) Trustee

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Area 1 Trustee 1

  • Eric M. Plakun, M.D.   (Website )
  • Maureen Sayres Van Niel, M.D.   (Website )

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Area 4 Trustee 1

  • Theadia L. Carey, M.D., M.S.   (Website )
  • Cheryl D. Wills, M.D.   (Website )

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Area 7 Trustee 1

  • Annette M. Matthews, M.D.
  • Mary Hasbah Roessel, M.D.   (Website )

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Resident-Fellow Member Trustee-Elect (RFMTE) 2

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  1. Elected by eligible voters of their respective Area
  2. Elected by APA Resident-Fellow Members (RFMs)

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible voters are currently active voting members of the APA not designated as a Medical Student or International Member. Members interested in running for office should review the eligibility requirement.

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Election Guidelines

Election Guidelines, developed by the Elections Committee and approved by the Board of Trustees are intended to provide a level playing field for candidates. Campaigning by candidates and supporters begins when the slate of candidates is announced by November 1.

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2021 Election Schedule
Nomination Deadline September 1
Slate of Candidates Announced By November 5
Deadline for Petition Candidates November 10
Voting Begins January 4
Voting Deadline February 1 at 11:59 p.m. ET
Election Results Mid-February TBD
Transition of Leadership May 5