ACLP Committees

Standing Committees & Their Subcommittees
2020-2021

Committee and subcommittee members are listed below, where numbers in parentheses following member names indicate current term and expiration; absence of this data indicates that, per bylaws, terms do not apply.

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Note: All ACLP committees report to the ACLP Board of Directors.

Annual Meeting (Standing Committee)

Audit (Standing Committee)

Education (Standing Committee)

Finance (Standing Committee)

Governance (Standing Committee)

Membership (Standing Committee)

Nominating (Standing Committee)

Research & Evidence-Based Practice (Standing Committee)

Task Forces


Committee and Subcommittee Members 2020-2021

Numbers in parentheses following names indicate current term and expiration; absence of this data indicates that, per bylaws, terms do not apply.

Contact information is available from the online member directory.

Chair rotations occur after the annual meeting in November. Member terms begin and end on October 31.


ANNUAL MEETING COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Jesse FannLisa Rosenthal, MD, FACLP
Chair (1/2022)
Jane WalkerSandy Rackley, MD, FACLP
Vice Chair (1/2023)
The Annual Meeting Committee is responsible for all aspects of the annual meeting: program, courses, development and support, meeting site recommendations, and budget. The Annual Meeting Committee consists of the chairs of subcommittees serving terms concurrent with subcommittee service.

Members:
Travis Fisher, MD, CME Liaison (1/2022)
Scott Beach, MD, FACLP
Alan Hsu, MD
Michael Marcangelo, MD, FACLP
Robert Lloyd, MD
Lee Tynes, MD, PhD, FACLP
Jesse Fann, MA, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2021)
Jane Walker, MBChB, PhD, Consultant (1/2021)


PRECONFERENCE COURSES Subcommittee

Robert Lloyd, MD, Chair (2/2022)
Marian Fireman, MD, FACLP, Vice Chair (1/2022)

Sarah Andrews, MD (1/2023)
Isabella Campusano, MD (1/2023)
Mary Ann Cohen, MD, FACLP (2/2022)
Kelly Cozza, MD, FACLP (2/2022)
Sheila Lahijani, MD (2/2021)
Laura Markley, MD, FACLP (2/2021)
Durga Roy, MD (1/2021)
Robert Weinrieb, MD, FACLP (2/2021)

EARLY CAREER TRACK Subcommittee

Alan Hsu, MD, Chair (2/2021)
Inder Kalra, MD, Vice Chair (1/2021)

Zehra Aftab, MD (1/2023)
Sarah Andrews, MD (1/2022)
Andres Caro Sabogal, MD (1/2021)
Monika Chaudhry, MD, FAPA (1/2022)
Stephanie Cho, MD (1/2022)
Earl Andrew De Guzman, MD (1/2023)
Eric Devon, MD (1/2021)
Pochu Ho, MD (1/2021)
Sparsha Reddy, MD (2/2021)
Meghan Schott, DO (1/2023)
Fawad Taj, MD (2/2021)
Christopher Takala, DO (2/2022)
Samidha Tripathi, MD (1/2021)
Joel Wallack, MD, FACLP (Senior Mentor) (2/2022)

ORAL PAPERS & POSTERS Subcommittee

Michael Marcangelo, MD, FACLP, Chair (2/2023)
Michael Peterson, MD, PhD, FACLP, Vice Chair (1/2021)

Omair Abbasi, MD (2/2023)
Amritha Bhat, MD (1/2021)
Katherine Blackwell, MD (2/2023)
Michael Bushey, MD, PhD (1/2022)
Joseph Cerimele, MD (1/2021)
Simriti Chaudhry, MD (1/2021)
Andrew Edelstein, MD (2/2023)
Jennifer Erickson, DO (2/2022)
Alan Hsu, MD (2/2023)
Shixie Jiang, MD (1/2022)
Walter Kilpatrick, DO (2/2022)
Sahil Munjal, MD (1/2021)
Julie Owen, MD (2/2022)
Aum Pathare, MD (1/2023)
Deepa Pawar, MPH, MD (2/2022)
Davin Quinn, MD, FACLP (2/2021)
Joan Roig Llesuy, MD (1/2021)
Kamalika Roy, MD (1/2021)
Sejal Shah, MD, FACLP (2/2021)
Deepika Sundararaj, MD (1/2023)
Karen Weihs, MD (1/2021)
Jo Ellen Wilson, MD, MPH (1/2021)

WORKSHOPS & SYMPOSIA Subcommittee

Scott Beach, MD, FACLP, Chair (2/2021)
Anne Gross, MD, FACLP, Vice Chair (1/2023)

Khyati Brahmbhatt, MD (1/2021)
Kristina Chechotka, MD (1/2022)
Mary Lynn Dell, DMin, MD, FACLP (2/2023)
Roslyn Gerwin, DO (2/2023)
Natalie Jacobowski, MD (1/2022)
Vrashali Jain, MD (2/2023)
Richard Key, MD, FAPA, FACLP (1/2021)
Hindi Mermelstein, MD, FACLP (1/2021)
Davin Quinn, MD, FACLP (2/2023)
Diana Robinson, MD (2/2023)
Lisa Seyfried, MD, FACLP (2/2023)
Mehak Sharma, MD (1/2021)
Yelizaveta Sher, MD, FACLP (2/2021)
John Taylor, MBA, MD, FACLP (2/2023)

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS Subcommittee

Lee Tynes, MD, PhD, FACLP, Chair (2/2020)
Emily Holmes, MD, MPH, Vice Chair (1/2021)

Wendy Baer, MD, FACLP (1/2023)
Jack Owens, MD (1/2022)
Michael Rafferty, MD (2/2021)
Adriana Vasquez, MD, FACLP (1/2021)




AUDIT COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
James BourgeoisJames Bourgeois, MD, OD, FACLP
Chair
(1/2022)
The Audit Committee participates in the appointment of an auditor to perform the annual financial audit of the Academy, reviews the audit, and directs it to the Board of Directors for approval.

Members:
Ann Schwartz, MD, FACLP (1/2023)
Michael Sharpe, MD, FACLP (1/2022)




EDUCATION COMMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Ann SchwartzAnn Schwartz, MD, FACLP
Chair
(1/2022)
The Education Committee is responsible for promoting and overseeing the educational activities of the Academy.

Members:
Mark Bradley, MD, FACLP
Liliya Gershengoren, MPH, MD
Dwayne Heitmiller, MD, FACLP
David Kasick, MD, FACLP
Mallika Lavakumar, MD, FACLP
Sanjeev Sockalingam, MD, FACLP
Paul Desan, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2021)


FELLOWSHIP EDUCATION Subcommittee

Mark Bradley MD, FACLP, Chair (2/2021)

Morgan Faeder, MD, PhD (1/2023)
Kewchang Lee, MD, FACLP (2/2023)
Cristina Montalvo, MD (2/2021)
Sara Nash, MD, FACLP (2/2022)
Marlene Pierantoni, MD (1/2023)
Durga Roy, MD (1/2021)
Rushi Vyas, MD (1/2022)
Joel Wallack, MD, FACLP (1/2022)
Paula Zimbrean, MD, FACLP (1/2023)
Sejal Shah, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2021)
Adrienne Taylor, MD, Webb Fellow (1/2021)

RESIDENCY EDUCATION Subcommittee

Mallika Lavakumar, MD, FACLP, Chair (2/2022)
Scott Beach, MD, FACLP, Vice Chair (2/2021)

Kaleena Chilcote, MD (1/2023)
David Fipps, MD (1/2023)
Steven Fischel, MD, PhD, FACLP (2/2023)
Ariadna Forray, MD (2/2023)
Margo Funk, MD, FACLP (1/2023)
Samuel Greenstein, MD (1/2021)
William Haren, MD, FACLP (1/2021)
VaKara Meyer Karre, MD (1/2021)
Aum Pathare, MD (1/2023)
Karen Reimers, MD (1/2022)
James Rustad, MD, FACLP (2/2023)
Andrew Siegel, MD (1/2021)
Sarah Slocum, MD (1/2021)
Thomas Soeprono, MD (2/2023)
Jorge Sotelo, MD (1/2022)
Sanjay Yadav, MD (1/2022)
Carrie Ernst, MD, Consultant (1/2021)

MEDICAL STUDENT EDUCATION Subcommittee

David Kasick, MD, FACLP, Chair (3/2022)

Omair Abbasi, MD (1/2021)
Kelly Cozza, MD, FACLP (1/2021)
Serena Fernandes, MD (1/2022)
Jai Gandhi, MD (1/2023)
Avi Gerstenblith, MD (1/2022)
Pochu Ho, MD (2/2023)
Alan Hsu, MD (1/2023)
Larkin Kao, MD (1/2021)
Jon Levenson, MD, FACLP (1/2021)
Ted Liao, MD (1/2022)
Zev Nakamura, MD (1/2021)
Jordan Rosen, MD (2/2022)
Amy Rosinski, MD (2/2023)
Jonathan Smith, MD (1/2023)
Martha Ward, MD (2/2022)
Jeffrey Zabinski, MD (1/2023)
Fremonta Meyer, MD, Consultant (1/2021)
Samantha Zwiebel, MD, Webb Fellow (1/2021)

INTERDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION Subcommittee

Liliya Gershengoren, MPH, MD, Chair (2/2022)
Michael Maksimowski, MD, Vice Chair (2/2022)

Arslaan Arshed, MD (1/2023)
Kristin Beizai, MD, FACLP (1/2021)
Kaleena Chilcote, MD (1/2021)
Steven Frankel, MD, FACLP (2/2021)
Lisa Giles, MD (2/2022)
Natalie Jacobowski, MD (1/2022)
Timothy Kiong, MD (1/2021)
Sheila Lahijani, MD (2/2021)
Rachna Raisinghani, MD, FACLP (1/2023)
Judith Restrepo, MD (1/2023)
Monique Ribeiro, MD (1/2022)
Rima Styra, MD (1/2021)

ONLINE EDUCATION Subcommittee

Sanjeev Sockalingam, MD, FACLP, Chair (1/2021)

Zehra Aftab, MD (1/2023)
Tsung Wai Aw, MD (1/2022)
Deepti Chopra, MBBS (2/2023)
Dustin DeMoss, DO (1/2022)
Alaa Elnajjar, MD (1/2023)
Sahil Munjal, MD (1/2021)
Ana Navarro-Montoya, MD (1/2023)
Mark Oldham, MD (2/2023)
Deborah Sanchez, MD (1/2021)
Junji Takeshita, MD, FACLP (1/2022)

MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION (MOC) Subcommittee

Dwayne Heitmiller, MD, FACLP, Chair (2/2022)
Florina Haimovici, MD, Vice Chair (2/2022)

Patrick Aquino, MD, FACLP (2/2023)
Claire Brandon, MD (1/2021)
Brandon Hamm, MD (1/2023)
Pochu Ho, MD (1/2023)
Avram Mack, MD (1/2021)
Fremonta Meyer, MD, FACLP (1/2023)
Christine Pelic, MD (1/2022)



FINANCE COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Madeleine BeckerMadeleine Becker, MD, FACLP
Chair
(1/2021)
E. Sherwood Brown, MD, PhD, FACLPE. Sherwood Brown,
MD, PhD, FACLP

Vice Chair
(1/2022)
Along with the treasurer, the Finance Committee oversees preparation of an annual budget, investment of Academy funds, procedures for receiving and disbursing funds, methods of accounting and bookkeeping, and preparation of fiscal reports. The committee may recommend financial actions (e.g., change in dues) to the Board of Directors.

Members:
Harold Bronheim, MD, FACLP (1/2023)
Catherine Crone, MD, FACLP (2/2023)
David Diaz, MD, FACLP (1/2022)
Carlos Fernandez-Robles, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2021)




GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)

E. Sherwood Brown, MD, PhD, FACLPE. Sherwood Brown, MD, PhD, FACLP
Chair
(1/2021)

The Governance Committee monitors the functioning of the Academy to ensure that it is in conformity with the Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws. Where necessary, it recommends additions, deletions, or changes in these documents.

The committee defines and monitors ethical standards of presenters and presentations at, and of unrestricted grant funding for, the annual meeting. It investigates allegations of unethical conduct brought against any member of the Academy and makes recommendations for any change in membership status or censorship of a member to the Board of Directors. Periodically it reviews the procedures it is to follow in investigating and hearing cases of alleged misconduct.

Members:
Mark Ard, MD (1/2023)
Amy Bauer, MD, FACLP (2/2022)
Elizabeth Davis, MD, FACLP (2/2023)
Hindi Mermelstein, MD, FACLP (1/2022)
Patrick Triplett, MD (1/2022)
Madeleine Becker, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2021)


BYLAWS Subcommittee

Patrick Triplett, MD, Chair (2/2023)
Sonia Riyaz, MD, Vice Chair (2/2023)

Sarah Andrews, MD (1/2022)
Dimitry Davydow, MD, MPH, FACLP (2/2023)
Jennifer Erickson, DO (1/2022)
Arun Gopal, MD (1/2022)
Kamalika Roy, MD (1/2022)

STANDARDS AND ETHICS Subcommittee

Hindi Mermelstein, MD, FACLP, Chair (3/2022)
Michael Peterson, MD, PhD, FACLP, Vice Chair (1/2021)

Mark Ard, MD (1/2023)
Tiffany Clark, MD (1/2022)
Nehama Dresner, MD, FACLP (1/2021)
Brandon Hamm, MD (1/2022)
Sunday Ilechukwu, MD, FACLP (1/2021)
David Kroll, MD, FACLP (2/2023)
Shannon Mazur, DO (1/2023)




MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Terry RabinowitzTerry Rabinowitz, MD, DDS, FACLP
Chair
(1/2022)
The Membership Committee reviews the credentials of applicants and nominees for all classes of membership in the Academy, and makes recommendations for approval or disapproval to the Board of Directors. It periodically reviews and, as necessary, modifies the criteria for membership in the Academy. It reviews applications for fellowship in the Academy annually, determines whether applicants meet established criteria, and recommends applicants for fellowship to the Board of Directors. In consultation with the Board and the membership, it annually selects members for Academy awards.

Members:
Syma Dar, MD (2/2022)
Marian Fireman, MD, FACLP (1/2023)
Priya Gopalan, MD, FACLP (1/2023)
Pochu Ho, MD (1/2022)
Ashish Sharma, MD (1/2022)
Divy Ravindranath, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2021)
E. Sherwood Brown, MD, PhD, FACLP, ex officio


FELLOWSHIP AND AWARDS Subcommittee

Priya Gopalan, MD, FACLP, Chair (2/2022)

Andrea DeSimone, MD (1/2023)
Eva Ihle, MD, PhD (1/2023)
Stephen Nicolson, MD, FACLP (3/2021)
Jack Owens, MD (1/2022)
Eliza Park, MD (1/2023)
Kamalika Roy, MD (2/2023)
Maria Rueda-Lara, MD, FACLP (1/2023)
Patrick Triplett, MD (2/2023)
Rubi Vaughn, MD (1/2023)
Lisa Rosenthal, MD, FACLP, ex officio

BUSINESS OF C-L PSYCHIATRY Subcommittee

Patrick Aquino, MD, FACLP, Chair (1/2022)

Stephanie Cho, MD (1/2022)
Steven Daviss, MD, DFAPA (2/2021)
Mary Jo Fitz-Gerald, MD, FACLP (1/2023)
Dwayne Heitmiller, MD (1/2022)
James Kimball, MD, FACLP (2/2021)
Elisabeth Kunkel, MD, FACLP (2/2021)
Sohail Mohammad, MD, MPH (1/2022)
Leo Pozuelo, MD, FACLP (1/2023)
Lisa Rosenthal, MD, FACLP (2/2022)
Lawson Wulsin, MD, FACLP (3/2021)




NOMINATING COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Michael SharpeMichael Sharpe, MD, FACLP
Chair
(1/2021)
The Nominating Committee evaluates the suitability and qualifications of candidates for election to various ACLP roles, such as the Board of Directors, and APA’s ACROSS.

Members:
Philip Bialer, MD, FACLP (1/2021)
Cathy Crone, MD, FACLP (1/2023)
Mary Jo Fitz-Gerald, MD, FACLP (1/2022)
Jeff Huffman, MD, FACLP (1/2022)
Divy Ravindranath, MD, FACLP (1/2023)
Tom Wise, MD, FACLP (1/2022)



RESEARCH & EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
E. Sherwood BrownE. Sherwood Brown, MD, PhD,
FACLP

Chair
(3/2022)
Christopher CelanoChristopher Celano, MD, FACLP
Vice Chair
(2/2023)
The Research and Evidence-Based Practice Committee endeavors to stimulate and support research and teaching in the area of C-L psychiatry by whatever means it deems appropriate.

It is responsible for developing position statements or action plans relevant to external standards and accreditation organizations, federal legislation and regulatory efforts, and other professional organizations (e.g., APA, APA, ACP, etc.); and/or responsible for reviewing existing policy statements of other organizations. It leads and develops clinical practice guidelines, summaries of published evidence for aspects of PM practice, and other materials conducive to the clinical practice of PM, as guided and approved by the Board of Directors.

Members:
Joe Bienvenu, PhD, MD (1/2022)
Khyati Brahmbhatt, MD (1/2022)
Nancy Byatt, DO, MBA, FACLP (2/2022)
Brenna Emery, MD (1/2023)
Rohan Ganguli, MD (1/2022)
Kelly Irwin, MD (2/2022)
Thomas McCoy, MD (1/2022)
Eliza Park, MD, FACLP (2/2023)
Jeffrey Staab, MD, MS, FACLP (1/2022)
Jane Walker, MBChB, PhD, Consultant (1/2021)


GUIDELINES & EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE Subcommittee

Scott Simpson, MPH, MD, Chair (1/2023)
Joe Bienvenu, PhD, MD Vice Chair (1/2021)

Sarah Andrews, MD (1/2022)
Mary Burke, MD (1/2023)
Jeylan Close, MD (1/2023)
Serena Fernandes, MD (1/2022)
Brandon Francis, MD, MPH (1/2023)
Jai Gandhi, MD (1/2023)
Maalobeeka Gangopadhyay, MD (2/2023)
Liliya Gershengoren, MD, MPH (1/2023)
Elie Isenberg-Grzeda, MDCM (2/2021)
Richard Key, MD, FACLP (1/2023)
Timothy Kiong, MD (1/2021)
Walter Luchsinger, MD (2/2023)
Sohail Mohammad, MD, MPH (1/2022)
Sahil Munjal, MD (1/2021)
Shehzad Niazi, MD, FRCPC, FACLP (1/2022)
Aum Pathare, MD (2/2023)
Luis Pereira, MD (1/2023)
Jordan Rosen, MD (1/2022)
Simon Sidelnik, MD (2/2021)
Marie Tobin, MD, FACLP (1/2023)
Audrey Walker, MD, FACLP (1/2021)

RESEARCH Subcommittee

Nancy Byatt, DO, MBA, FACLP, Chair (2/2021)
Jeffrey Staab, MD, MS, FACLP, Vice Chair (1/2020)

Erica Baller, MD, MS (1/2022)
Amritha Bhat, MD (2/2022)
Michael Bushey, MD, PhD (1/2022)
Chadi Calarge, MD (1/2021)
Christopher Celano, MD, FACLP (2/2021)
Bo Hu, MD (1/2022)
Sneha Jadhav, MD (1/2021)
Shixie Jiang, MD (1/2022)
Hochang Lee, MD, FACLP (2/2023)
Stanley Lyndon, MD (1/2021)
Elizabeth Madva, MD (1/2023)
Thomas McCoy, MD (2/2022)
Cheryl McCullumsmith, MD, PhD, FACLP (2/2022)
Zev Nakamura, MD (1/2023)
Maryland Pao, MD, FACLP (2/2021)
Eliza Park, MD, FACLP (2/2023)
Michael Peterson, MD, PhD, FACLP (2/2021)
Maria Prom, MD (1/2022)
Kamalika Roy, MD (2/2022)
Peter Shapiro, MD, FACLP (1/2021)
Kathleen Sheehan, MD (2/2023)
Gen Shinozaki, MD, FACLP (2/2021)
Ramaswamy Viswanathan, MD, FACLP (1/2021)
Jo Ellen Wilson, MD, MPH (2/2023)
Gustavo Costa Medeiros, MD, Webb Fellow (1/2021)



TASK FORCES
BENCHMARKING/STEERING Task Force

Thomas Heinrich, MD, FACLP, Chair
David Kroll, MD, Workgroup Chair
Junji Takeshita, MD, FACLP, Workgroup Chair

Patrick Aquino, MD, FACLP
Itai Danovitch, MD
Robert Joseph, MD, MS, FACLP
Maryland Pao, MD, FACLP
Lisa Rosenthal, MD, FACLP
Mark Williams, MD
David Gitlin, MD, FACLP, Consultant
Paul Summergrad, MD, FACLP, Consultant

NARRATIVE HISTORY Task Force

John Shuster, MD, FACLP, Chair

Teri Rummans, MD, FACLP
Tom Wise, MD, FACLP
Mary Ann Cohen, MD, FACLP
Theodore Stern, MD, FACLP

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION Task Force

Kewchang Lee, MD, FACLP, Chair

Kenneth Ashley, MD, FACLP
Kristin Beizai, MD, FACLP
Mark Bradley, MD, FACLP
Brian Bronson, MD, FACLP
Mary Jo Fitz-Gerald, MD, MBA, FACLP
Andrew Halls, MD
Leena Mittal, MD, FACLP
Cristina Montalvo, MD
Sejal Shah, MD, FACLP
Raymond Young, Jr., MD, FACLP