Amidst the global pandemic, psychiatry faces immeasurable challenges yet also has unprecedented opportunities to improve the lives of persons with mental illness. As a practicing psychiatrist and proud member of our APA for nearly two decades, I am honored by this nomination to serve as your President-Elect at this critical time. I am a clinician, educator, and advocate for our profession. My legal training, ethics experience, and established record of collaborative leadership in organized psychiatry and medicine have prepared me to lead our APA.
PARITY AND PRACTICE
I will advocate tirelessly for psychiatric care and reimbursement on par with other medical care and without undue administrative burden. I will champion the role of psychiatrists as essential to patient safety and wellbeing.
Together, we will foster a diverse APA that provides resources tailored to members’ needs at every stage of the professional lifespan, from trainees and ECPs to mid-career and senior colleagues.
I pledge to strengthen our APA through inclusive, transparent, and trustworthy governance responsive to the concerns and interests of all members, with particular attention to underrepresented voices.
We can and we will prepare psychiatry for the future by advancing research, promoting diversity, developing a robust and sustainable workforce ready for both today’s and tomorrow’s needs, supporting meaningful certification tailored to competent practice, and seeking innovative approaches to financing medical education.