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AFSP National Board

OfficersJames Compton*, ChairMaria Oquendo, M.D.*, President
University of Pennsylvania
Ray Paul, Jr.*, SecretaryEd Stelmakh*, Treasurer
Otsuka American Pharmaceutical, Inc.
DirectorsVictoria Arango, Ph.D.
Columbia University
Yeates Conwell, M.D.
University of Rochester
Tony Cornelius
Tony Cornelius Productions
Melissa d’Arabian
Christopher Epperson*Nancy Farrell, M.P.A.*
Regina Villa Associates
Nina Gussack
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Gretchen Haas, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
David Jobes, Ph.D.
Catholic University of America
Jonathon Kellerman
Allergan PLC
Gary Kennedy, M.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Richard B. Kirchhoff, DDS
Philip T. Ninan, M.D.Jerrold Rosenbaum, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Kelly Posner, Ph.D.
Columbia University Medical Center
Lisa Riley
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Phillip Satow
The Jed Foundation
Steve Siple
Lawrence Sprung
Mitlin Financial Inc.
Dennis Tackett*
Christopher ThomasMarco Taglietti*
Scynexis, Inc.
Robert Gebbia
Chief Executive Officer
Christine Moutier, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Pro Bono Legal CounselMichael Student, Esq., Sullivan & Worcester LLP
*Member of Executive Committee

Scientific Council & Scientific Advisors

Scientific Council OfficersGretchen Haas, Ph.D., Chair
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA
Naomi Simon, M.D., RGC Chair+
New York University
Scientific Council MembersJoan Asarnow, Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
David Brent, M.D.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA
Gregory Brown, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
William Coryell, M.D.
University of Iowa
Yogesh Dwivedi, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Madelyn Gould, Ph.D., MPH
Columbia University, NY
David Jobes, Ph.D.
The Catholic University of America, DC
Ned H. Kalin, M.D.
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Gary Kennedy, M.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
Cheryl King, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Peter M. Marzuk, M.D.
Weill Cornell Medical College, NY
Matthew Nock, Ph.D.
Harvard University, MA
Maria Oquendo, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Jordan Smoller, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Barbara Stanley, Ph.D.
Columbia University, NY
Myrna Weissman, Ph.D.
Columbia University Medical Center, NY
Robert Hirschfeld, M.D. (Honorary Member)
Cornell University, NY
Robert Gebbia
Chief Executive Officer
Christine Moutier, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Jill Harkavy-Friedman, Ph.D. (Staff)
Vice President of Research
Doreen Marshall, Ph.D. (Staff)
Vice President of Mission Engagement
Scientific AdvisorsHoward Aizenstein, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA
Schahram Akbarian, M.D.+
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
Nick Allen, Ph.D.
University of Oregon
Jonathan Alpert, M.D.
Albert Einstein School of Medicine, NY
Larry Alphs, M.D., Ph.D.
Newron Pharmaceuticals Spa, Italy
Michael Anestis, Ph.D.
University of Southern Mississippi
Alan Apter, M.D.
Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel
Victoria Arango, Ph.D.
National Institute of Mental Health, MD
Michael Armey, Ph.D.
Brown University, RI
Amelia Arria, Ph.D.
University of Maryland
Joan Asarnow, Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
Randy Auerbach, Ph.D.+
Columbia University, NY
Enrique Baca-Garcia, M.D., Ph.D.
Columbia University, NY
Elizabeth Ballard, Ph.D.
National Institute of Mental Health, MD
Annette Beautrais, Ph.D.
University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Aaron Beck, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Dror Ben-Zeev, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Marian Betz, M.D.
University of Colorado, Denver
Eleonore Beurel, Ph.D.
University of Miami, FL
Staci Bilbo, Ph.D.
Duke University, NC
Hilary Blumberg, M.D.
Yale University, CT
Robert Bossarte, Ph.D.+
West Virginia University
Edwin Boudreaux, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts
Lisa Brenner, Ph.D.
University of Colorado, Denver
David Brent, M.D.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA
Jeffrey Bridge, Ph.D.
Nationwide Children's Hospital, OH
Gregory Brown, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
C. Hendricks Brown, Ph.D.
Northwestern University, IL
Margit Burmeister, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Gabrielle Carlson, M.D.
Stony Brook University, NY
Julie Cerel, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky
Megan Chesin, Ph.D.
William Paterson University, NJ
Helen Christensen, Ph.D.
Black Dog Institute, Australia
Jennifer Clarke, Ph.D.
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Emil Coccaro, M.D.
University of Chicago, IL
Katherine Comtois, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Kenneth Conner, Psy.D., MPH
University of Rochester, NY
Yeates Conwell, M.D.
University of Rochester, NY
Edwin Cook, Jr., M.D.
University of Illinois, Chicago
Hilary Coon, Ph.D.
University of Utah
William Coryell, M.D.
University of Iowa
Philippe Courtet, Ph.D.
Université de Montpellier, France
Wendi Cross, Ph.D.
University of Rochester, NY
Scott Crow, M.D.
University of Minnesota
Kelly Cukrowicz, Ph.D.+
Texas Tech University
Glenn Currier, M.D.
University of South Florida
Anthony D'Augelli, Ph.D.
Pennsylvania State University
John Denninger, M.D., Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Raymond DePaulo, Jr., M.D.
Johns Hopkins University, MD
Guy Diamond, Ph.D.
Drexel University, PA
Alexandre Dombrovski, M.D.
University of Pittsburgh, PA
Brian Draper, M.D.
University of New South Wales, Australia
Yogesh Dwivedi, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Andrew Dwork, M.D.
Columbia University, NY
Michael Eddleston, M.D.
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Annette Erlangsen, Ph.D.
National Centre for Register-based Research, Denmark
Christianne Esposito-Smythers, Ph.D.+
George Mason University, VA
Dwight Evans, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Maurizio Fava, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Jan Fawcett, M.D.
University of New Mexico
Max Fink, M.D.
Stony Brook University, NY
Prudence Fisher, Ph.D.
Columbia University, NY
Thomas Franke, M.D., Ph.D.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
Hanga Galfalvy, Ph.D.+
Columbia University, NY
Igor Galynker, M.D., Ph.D.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
Steven Garlow, M.D., Ph.D.+
University of Wisconsin
Tina Goldstein, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA
David Goldston, Ph.D.+
Duke University, NC
Marianne Goodman, M.D.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
Frederick Goodwin, M.D.
George Washington University, DC
Madelyn Gould, Ph.D., MPH
Columbia University, NY
Jamie Gradus, D.Sc., MPH
Boston University, MA
Jon Grant, M.D.
University of Chicago, IL
John Greden, M.D.
University of Michigan
Robert Greene, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Texas Southwestern
Laurence Greenhill, M.D.
Columbia University, NY
David Gunnell, Ph.D.
University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Gretchen Haas, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh, PA
Fatemeh Haghighi, Ph.D.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
Philip Harvey, Ph.D.
University of Miami, FL
Robert Hirschfeld, M.D.
Cornell University, NY
Marjan Holloway, Ph.D.
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, MD
Daphne Holt, M.D., Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Paul Holtzheimer, M.D.+
Dartmouth University, NH
Lisa Horowitz, Ph.D., MPH
National Institute of Mental Health, VA
Thomas Hyde, M.D., Ph.D.
Lieber Institute for Brain Development, MD
Alejandro Interian, Ph.D.
Department of Veterans Affairs, NJ
Dawn Ionescu, M.D.
Harvard Medical School, MA
Dan Iosifescu, M.D., M.Sc.
New York University School of Medicine
Erkki Isometsa, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Helsinki, Finland
Elizabeth Jeglic, Ph.D.
John Jay College, NY
David Jobes, Ph.D.
Catholic University of America, DC
Jennifer Johnson, Ph.D.
Michigan State University
Thomas Joiner, Ph.D.
Florida State University
Ned Kalin, M.D.
University of Wisconsin
Mark Kaplan, DrPH
University of California, Los Angeles
Nav Kapur, M.D.
University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Bradley Karlin, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University, MD
John Kasckow, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA
Ira Katz, M.D., Ph.D.
Veterans Health Administration, DC
John Keilp, Ph.D.
Columbia University, NY
Martin Keller, M.D.
Brown University, RI
Gary Kennedy, M.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
James Kennedy, M.D.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
Murad Khan, M.D.
Aga Khan University, Pakistan
Cheryl King, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Joel Kleinman, M.D., Ph.D.
Lieber Institute for Brain Development, MD
Anand Kumar, M.D.
University of Illinois, Chicago
Cecile Ladouceur, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh, PA
Yan Leykin, Ph.D.
Palo Alto University, CA
Jorge Lopez-Castroman, M.D., Ph.D.
Université de Montpellier, France
Kevin Malone, M.D.
University College Dublin, Ireland
Rachel Manber, Ph.D.
Stanford University, CA
J. John Mann, M.D.
Columbia University, NY
Peter Marzuk, M.D.
Weill Cornell Medical College, NY
Sanjay Mathew, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine, TX
William Vaughn McCall, M.D.
Augusta University, GA
Elizabeth McCauley, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Cheryl McCullumsmith, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Toledo, OH
William McDonald, M.D.
Emory University, GA
Melvin McInnis, M.D.
University of Michigan
Francis McMahon, M.D.
National Institute of Mental Health, MD
Dana McMakin, Ph.D.
Florida International University
Lars Mehlum, M.D.
Institutt for Klinisk Medisin, Norway
Nadine Melhem, Ph.D.+
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA
Herbert Meltzer, M.D.
Northwestern University, IL
Andy Miller, M.D.
Emory University, GA
Ivan Miller, Ph.D.
Butler Hospital, RI
Matthew Miller, M.D.
Northeastern University, MA
Jeanne Miranda, Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
David Mischoulon, M.D., Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Ann Mitchell, Ph.D., R.N.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA
Laura Mufson, Ph.D.
Columbia University, NY
Charles Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin
Jeffrey Newport, M.D.
University of Miami, FL
Thomas Niederkrotenthaler, M.D.
Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Andrew Nierenberg, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Matthew Nock, Ph.D.
Harvard University, MA
Merete Nordentoft, Ph.D.
Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark
Charles O'Brien, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Rory O'Connor, Ph.D.
University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Mark Olfson, M.D., MPH
Columbia University, NY
Lydia O'Donnell, Ed.D.
Education Development Center, Inc., MA
Gregory Ordway, Ph.D.+
East Tennessee State University
Maria Oquendo, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Lisa Pan, M.D.
University of Pittsburgh, PA
Dennis Ougrin, Ph.D.
University College London, United Kingdom
Jose Pardo, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
Ghanshyam Pandey, Ph.D.
University of Illinois, Chicago
John Pestian, Ph.D., MBA
University of Cincinnati, OH
Jane Pearson, Ph.D.
National Institute of Mental Health, MD
Julie Phillips, Ph.D.
Rutgers University, NJ
Cynthia Pfeffer, M.D.
Cornell University, NY
Jane Pirkis, Ph.D.
University of Melbourne, Australia
Michael Phillips, M.D., MPH
Emory University, GA
Diego Pizzagalli, Ph.D.
Harvard University, MA
Anthony Pisani, Ph.D.+
University of Rochester, NY
Kelly Posner, Ph.D.
Columbia University, NY
Teodor Postolache, M.D.
University of Maryland
James Potash, M.D., MPH
Johns Hopkins University, MD
Chuck Raison, M.D.
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Kerry Ressler, M.D., Ph.D.
McLean Hospital/Harvard University, MA
Charles Reynolds, M.D.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA
Shireen Rizvi, Ph.D.
Rutgers University, NJ
Joshua Roffman, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Steven Romano, M.D.
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, MO
Mary Jane Rotheram, Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
Alec Roy, M.D.
Department of Veterans Affairs, NJ
Dan Rujescu, M.D.
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
Stephen Russell, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin
Neal Ryan, M.D., Ph.D.+
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA
Ihsan Salloum, Ph.D., MPH
University of Miami, FL
Ronald Salomon, M.D.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, TN
Marco Sarchiapone, M.D.
University of Molise, Italy
Jitender Sareen, M.D.
University of Manitoba, Canada
Alan Schatzberg, M.D.
Stanford University, CA
Srijan Sen, M.D.+
University of Michigan
Katherine Shear, M.D.
Columbia University, NY
David Silbersweig, M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital, MA
Vincent Silenzio, M.D., MPH
Rutgers University, NJ
Morton Silverman, M.D.
University of Colorado, Denver
Greg Simon, M.D.
Group Health Research Institute, WA
Naomi Simon, M.D.+
New York University
Mark Sinyor, M.D.
Sunnybrook Research Institute, Canada
Andrew Slaby, M.D., Ph.D.
New York University
Jordan Smoller, M.D., Sc.D.
Harvard University, MA
Jair Soares, M.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Anthony Spirito, Ph.D.
Brown University, RI
Barbara Stanley, Ph.D.
Columbia University, NY
Stephanie Stepp, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh, PA
Craig Stockmeier, Ph.D.
University of Mississippi
Elizabeth Sublette, M.D., Ph.D.
Columbia University, NY
Katalin Szanto, M.D.+
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA
Michael Thase, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Elaine Thompson, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Paul Thompson, Ph.D.
Dartmouth University, NH
Russell Toomey, Ph.D.
University of Arizona
Rich Tsui, Ph.D.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA
Gustavo Turecki, M.D., Ph.D.
McGill University, Canada
Rudolf Uher, Ph.D.
Dalhousie University, Canada
Mark Underwood, Ph.D.
Columbia University, NY
Kimberly Van Orden, Ph.D.
University of Rochester, NY
Helena Verdeli, Ph.D.
Teachers College/Columbia University, NY
Lakshmi Vijayakumar, M.D., DPM
Voluntary Health Services, India
Margda Waern, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Claes Wahlestedt, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Miami, FL
John Walkup, M.D.
Northwestern University, IL
Danuta Wasserman, M.D.
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Lauren Weinstock, Ph.D.
Brown University, RI
Myrna Weissman, Ph.D.
Columbia University Medical Center, NY
Amy Wenzel, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Priya Wickramaratne, Ph.D.
Columbia University, NY
Holly Wilcox, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University, MD
Virginia Willour, Ph.D.+
University of Iowa
Matthew Wintersteen, Ph.D.
Thomas Jefferson University, PA
Peter Wyman, Ph.D.
University of Rochester, NY
Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, Ph.D.+
University of Utah
John Zajecka, M.D.
Rush University, IL
Gil Zalsman, M.D.
Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Carlos Zarate, M.D.
National Institute of Mental Health, MD
Sidney Zisook, M.D.+
University of California, San Diego
+ Member of the Research Grants Committee

Loss & Healing Council

OfficerDennis Tackett, Chair
North Carolina
MembersErika Barber
Illinois
Mary Anne Burke
District of Columbia
Bee Chavez
New Mexico
Dan Egan
New York
Diane Gillen
Georgia
Sue Klebold
Colorado
Briana Megid
California
Joan Schweizer Hoff
Oregon
Nikki Scott
Tennessee
Robert K. Stohr, LMFT
California
Connie Sutton
Pennsylvania
Jason A. Tompkins, LCSW
Florida
Christine Moutier, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Doreen Marshall, Ph.D. (Staff)
Vice President of Programs

Chapter Leadership Council

OfficerChristopher Epperson, Chair
Arkansas
MembersGage Donahue
Kentucky
Cynthia Elmer
Louisiana
Jan EvansKaysi Kelly
Denisse Lamas
Central Florida
Dennis Lasley
Alaska
Jennifer MoffettDionne Monsanto
New York City
David O'Leary
Greater Boston
Lisa Riley
New Hampshire
Michael F. Lamma (Staff)
Senior Vice President of Field Management and Development

Public Policy Council

OfficerMelissa d'Arabian, Chair
California
Nancy Farrell, Vice-Chair
Massachusetts
MembersMichael Ballard
Virginia
Catherine Barber
Massachusetts
Jim Biela
Alaska
Melissa d'Arabian
California
Carol Graham
New Jersey
Shannon Hall
Tennessee
Che Hernandez
California
David Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP
District of Columbia
Steve Moore
Illinois
Philip Ninan, M.D.
North Carolina
Jen Preble
Montana
Tom Robinson
South Carolina
Ane Romero
New Mexico
Bruce Shahbaz
Virginia
Deborah Temkin
Maryland
Michelle Toman
West Virginia
Tyler West
Arkansas
Robert Gebbia
Chief Executive Officer (Ex-Officio)
John Madigan (Staff)
Senior Vice President of Public Policy

Development Committee

OfficerMarco Taglietti, Co-Chair, Project 2025 CampaignRay Paul, Co-Chair, Project 2025 Campaign
MembersMichael F. Lamma (Staff)
Senior Vice President of Field Management and Development

Finance Committee

OfficerEd Stelmakh
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
MembersNeil DonnellyAndrew Rogoff
Pepper Hamilton
ELawrence Sprung
Mitlin Financial Inc.
Chris Tackett
Robert Gebbia
Chief Executive Officer
Daniel Killpack (Staff)
Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration

Governance/Nominating Committee

OfficerMarco Taglietti, Chair
Scynexis, Inc.
MembersNancy Farrell, M.P.A.
Regina Villa Associates
J. John Mann, M.D.
Columbia University Medical Center
Andrew R. Rogoff, Esq.
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Andrew E. Slaby, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
New York University Medical School
Robert Gebbia
Chief Executive Officer
Christine Moutier, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer

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