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Meet the Executive Board


The Executive Board helps to meet the objectives of the Society by fostering the science and progress of psychiatry in all branches of the military and the United States Public Health Service (USPHS), in cooperation with and as a constituent part of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), to serve as an influence toward the maintenance of high professional and administrative standards thereto related, and to assist the APA in promoting its aims and objectives. 


Officership Descriptions

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President

Chief executive officer of the Society. The President presides all meetings of the membership and of the Council.

David A. Nissan, M.D.

LCDR, United States Navy


Biography

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Vice President

Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer overseeing all committee functions, managing selection and presentation of Society awards, and coordinating the Society’s annual meeting. In the absence of the President, shall perform the duties of the President.

William B. Pitts, M.D., FAPA

LTC, United States Army


Secretary

The Secretary shall keep a record of the proceedings of all meetings of the District Branch and of the Council; keep a list of all members; issue notices of all meetings; notify officers and members of committees of their election or appointment; and certify all official records.

Katrina L. Wachter, M.D.

United States Army

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Treasurer

Conduct business in accordance with the Society bylaws, have charge of all funds, collect dues, pay all expenses of the Society, manage the Society’s investments, make an annual report to the Society on the official transactions of income and expenditures of the Society at a specified meeting, and sign all checks of the Society.

Elle S. Cleaves, M.D.

United States Air Force

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Assembly Representative

2024-2027

This officer shall represent the Society in the APA Assembly and/or its subgroups and at all official meetings of the Association, and report back to the Society. The number of Assembly Representatives shall be determined by APA rules based on total SUSP membership

Sean Wilkes, M.D.

MAJ, United States Army


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Assembly Representative

2023-2026

This officer shall represent the Society in the APA Assembly and/or its subgroups and at all official meetings of the Association, and report back to the Society. The number of Assembly Representatives shall be determined by APA rules based on total SUSP membership

Vincent F. Capaldi, II, Sc.M., M.D., DFAPA

LTC (P), MC, United States Army


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Immediate Past President

Sean Wilkes, M.D.

MAJ , United States Army

Biography


Committee Chairs and Appointed Officers

The Council shall establish or eliminate committees or organization entities as may be necessary to implement the objectives of the Society. The functions and procedures of Society committees shall be established from time to time by the Council. Below are the current positions appointed by The Council.


Description SUSP Appointed Positions




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Glennie Leshen

Co-Chair, Professional Education Committee

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Colin Smith

Co-Chair, Professional Education Committee

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Shram Shukla

Co-Chair, Membership Committee

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Morgan Hardy

Co-Chair, Membership Committee

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Jerry Trotter

Public Affairs Officer

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Sebastian Schnellbacher

Chair, Elections and Ethics Committee


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LTC Daniel Hart

Disaster Liaison to APA

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Thanh Nguyen

Knowledge Management Officer

Paul Scalzo

Army Medical Student Outreach

Fazlah Rahaman

Navy/PHS Medical Student Outreach

Pia Anderson

USAF Medical Student Outreach

Barrett Bradham

Army Residents Representative

Aaron van Dyne

Navy/PHS Resident Representative

Andrew Mason

USAF Resident Representative






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