2018 MPS Election Biography Information

Candidate Bios for 2018 MPS Election – Ballots must be postmarked by March 31, 2018 to be counted

President-Elect

Marsden McGuire, M.D.

Current Positions: Director, Continuum of Care and General Mental Health, Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Department of Veterans Affairs. Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Clinical Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine. Clinical Staff, Sheppard Pratt Health System.
MPS Positions: Past: Served as Geriatric Psychiatry Committee Chair, Peer Review Committee Member, Council Member. Current: Secretary/Treasurer.
Personal Statement: My career in psychiatry has bridged three decades (all in Maryland, Delaware and D.C.) and progressed from clinical to research and eventually led to a national role in mental health policy and program implementation at the VA. I have been involved with the MPS during most of that time and found this involvement to be instrumental to my understanding of how health systems work (and don’t) and how crucial it is keep the patient’s perspective in firm focus. I hope to contribute to MPS as a leader as new pressures and opportunities confront patients and providers alike. I am very grateful for your support.
 

Secretary-Treasurer

Mark J. Ehrenreich, M.D.

Current Positions: Chief of Medical Education, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Director of Residency Training, University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Psychiatry Residency Training Program
MPS Positions: MPS Peer Review Committee, 2000 – 2002. MPS Council, 2007 – 2011 & 2015 – present, MPS Ethics Committee, 2009 – present, MPS Distinguished Fellowship Committee, 2009 – present, Chair of MPS Distinguished Fellowship Committee 2016 – present. Board Member, Maryland Foundation for Psychiatry, 2011 – present.
Personal Statement: Over the past 28 years, I have worked primarily in the field of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and in Psychiatric Education, while also maintaining a small private practice. As someone who has been involved in the training of future psychiatrists, I am deeply committed to the mission of the MPS. The MPS’s advocacy for our patients and our profession is important not only for the present but also for the future of psychiatric practice in our state. I have been a member of the MPS since residency and I have had the pleasure of serving the MPS in a variety of roles. I would be honored to further serve in the MPS in a leadership role.
 

Councilors – Five vacancies

Erik Roskes, M.D. 

Current Positions: Private Practice of General and Forensic Psychiatry; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Adjunct Faculty, University of Maryland School of Law
MPS Positions: Public Psychiatry Committee (past), MPS Representative to the Behavioral Health Coalition (current)
Personal Statement: I have been a member of MPS since I was in training. I have spent my career primarily in the public sector, where we face ongoing resource limitations that will continue to challenge us in the coming years.  My goal in serving MPS is to ensure that we retain our strong voice with all three branches of state government, advocating on behalf of our patients and ensuring that they have access to the services they need regardless of their personal situations.  For more information about the work I have done in Maryland and nationally, please visit www.erikroskesmd.com.

Paul Nestadt, M.D.

Current Positions: Psychiatric Epidemiology Fellow at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Supervising Psychiatrist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Anxiety Clinic. Managing Editor of the Johns Hopkins POC-IT Psychiatry Guide.
MPS Positions: Current Chair of the MPS Resident/ Fellow Committee. Current Consultant on the APA’s Continuing Medical Education and Lifelong Learning (CMELL) component.
Personal Statement: I have been active at the student levels of APA since my first year of medical school when I joined the APA medical student section, PsychSIGN. I was elected to Area 2 chair and then to National Chairmanship of PsychSIGN and wrote the action paper that created the first positions for medical students to serve on the APA Assembly. During residency, I similarly created a new voting seat for the RFM Chair on the MPS Council. Throughout residency and fellowship, I have facilitated psychiatrists-in-training in joining MPS and coordinated several “mixer” events to better unite the two Maryland residencies. On Council, I hope to steer MPS towards more mentorship and networking activities for junior psychiatrists: the members most important to the future of this organization. I also expect to provide senior members with mentees and connections with residents who are searching for referral targets now and practices to join later.

Margo D. Lauterbach, M.D., DFAPA, FANPA

Current Positions: Director, Concussion Clinic and Neuropsychiatrist at the Neuropsychiatry Program, Sheppard Pratt Health System; Clinical Assistant Professor, Volunteer Faculty, University of Maryland School of Medicine
MPS Positions: Councilor 2015-present; Academic Psychiatry Committee 2009-present; Membership & Recruitment Committee 2010-present; Maintenance of Certification Task Force 2012, and led 5 Area 3 MOC Workshops (Fall 2014); Early Career Psychiatrists Committee Chair and Early Career Psychiatrist Councilor 2013 – 2015.
Personal Statement:  Dedicating time and energy to professional organizations like MPS allows for patient advocacy and, ideally, advancement of our field. Given the challenges we face in healthcare delivery, we need a dedicated team to support all of our MPS objectives. I hope to further the mission of MPS by continuing to serve as part of the leadership team as Councilor. Thank you for your consideration.

Ronald F. Means, M.D.

Current Positions: Catholic Charities – Assistant Medical Director of Community-Based Services, Private Practice – Child, Adolescent and Adult, Forensic Psychiatry Consultation, Clinical Instructor – Johns Hopkins, Clinical Assistant Professor – University of Maryland
MPS Positions: 2003-05 Resident and Fellows Committee Co- Chair, 2016 – present Ethics Committee
Personal Statement: It would be my pleasure to serve as a Council member for the Maryland Psychiatric Society. I envision that as my career progresses, I will do more work in policy for standards of care in mental health treatment.  I am hoping that serving as a MPS Council member will be an entrée into that field.  I will add diversity to the Council based upon my personal background but also based upon my work as a community, child and adolescent psychiatrist and forensic psychiatrist.  My training and work experience provide a unique perspective from which the Council can benefit.

Christopher M. Wilk, M.D.

Current Positions: Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Maryland; Private Practice in General and Forensic Psychiatry
MPS Positions: Served as Legislative Committee Member, intermittent since 2013
Personal Statement: After completing my medical, residency, and forensic psychiatry fellowship training at the University of Maryland, I specifically pursued a career that involved a hybrid of public sector work and private practice in general and forensic psychiatry.  As a practicing community psychiatrist, I am keenly aware of the impact of the social determinants of health.  As a forensic psychiatrist, I am most passionate about decriminalizing mental illness and developing public-private partnerships to facilitate care for those who are legally entangled.  I am passionate about medical student and resident education and strive to have early career physicians and psychiatrists participate in these areas of service.  If elected to serve as a Council Member, I would be honored to work with the Maryland Psychiatric Society to facilitate meaningful change in mental health care for the citizens of Maryland.

Jason Addison, M.D.

Current Positions:  Service Chief of the inpatient Young Adult Unit and Assistant Director of the Adult & Co-Occurring Day Hospital.  Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine.
MPS Positions:  Member of APA and MPS; currently serving as Chairman of the CME Committee.
Statement: I have enjoyed being a member of the MPS, serving on Council and continuing my work as Chair of the CME Committee this year; I would be interested in continuing on the Council in order to further advance the work of the MPS.  I have particularly enjoyed meeting and learning from colleagues from a variety of practice environments and feel that this welcoming atmosphere is one of the strengths of our organization.

Theodora G. Balis, M.D.

Current Positions: Medical Director Bon Secours ACT team and Director Medical Education in Psychiatry at Bon Secours. Part-time faculty, Assistant Professor University of Maryland, School of Medicine. Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, Trinity School of Medicine.
MPS Positions: Chair and member of the Diversity Committee, Member of the Public Psychiatry Committee, Member of the Committee for Disaster Psychiatry, Member of the Committee for International Medical Graduates, Member of the Committee for Continuing Medical Education
Personal Statement: I have been an active member of MPS for 24 years, since my residency at the University of Maryland. I have focused my career on public sector psychiatric work and cultural issues that affect treatment as well as education of various trainees in psychiatry from Social Work students to Medical students and Psychiatry Residents. I am passionate about the importance of destigmatizing mental illness as a means to contribute to better somatic care, fair treatment by law enforcement, and the legal system. This has been a focus of mine in my current position training future physicians, my role in CIT training of Baltimore City Police officers, and my work at MPS. I would be honored to be able to continue this work as part of the MPS Council.
 

Resident-Fellow Member Councilor

Keith E. Gallagher, M.D.

Current Position: PGY3 Resident at the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Residency Program
MPS Positions: Current Residents & Fellows Committee Co-Chair
Personal Statement: I believe that meeting both peers and potential mentors in our local psychiatric community is an important part of career exploration for young psychiatrists and trainees. To this end, I have worked with the current MPS Resident-Fellow Member Councilor to organize social gatherings among Hopkins and Maryland residents over the past year. If I am elected, I hope to continue to facilitate gatherings among trainees in Baltimore, but also to work on planning events that might help bridge the gap between trainees and local psychiatrists.
 

APA Assembly Representative

Elias K. Shaya, M.D.

Current Position(s): Regional Medical Director & Senior Associate Executive Director for Behavioral Health at MedStar Health, Inc. Distinguished Fellow of the APA with maintained clinical practice and special interest in Geriatric and Neuropsychiatry. Research activity with special interest and expertise in clinical pharmacotherapy and functional brain imaging. Special interest in physician coding and physician compensation models.
MPS Positions: Current Member Payer Relations Committee, Past President of MPS, Past Payer Relations Committee Chair, Past Council Member, Current APA Assembly Representative, current Alternate MedChi Delegate,
Personal Statement: Let me express my sincere gratitude to the Nominations Committee members for their trust; it would be a privilege and a pleasure to serve the MPS as an Assembly Representative. My journey with the MPS has been most gratifying since my “initiation” into the Payer Relations Committee, under Dr. Philip Dvoskin’s leadership. In serving the remainder of Dr. Steve Daviss’ term, I have been learning how The Assembly helps develop the APA’s priorities. I look forward to communicating our members’ interests and priorities in the deliberations on the Assembly floor and to facilitating the submission of action papers, as may be indicated by the interests of the MPS’s membership and Executive Committee. My years of experience and work on payers-related matters, from reducing administrative burdens to parity and physician compensation, will hopefully serve me well to serve the interests of our members and ultimately those of our patients.
 

 MedChi Delegate

Elias K. Shaya, M.D.

Current Position(s): Regional Medical Director & Senior Associate Executive Director for Behavioral Health at MedStar Health, Inc. Distinguished Fellow of the APA with maintained clinical practice and special interest in Geriatric and Neuropsychiatry. Research activity with special interest and expertise in clinical pharmacotherapy and functional brain imaging. Special interest in physician coding and physician compensation models.
MPS Positions: Current Member Payer Relations Committee, Past President of MPS, Past Payer Relations Committee Chair, Past Council Member, Current APA Assembly Representative, current Alternate MedChi Delegate
Personal Statement: Let me express my sincere gratitude to the Nominations Committee members for their trust; it would be a privilege and a pleasure to serve the MPS as the Delegate to MedChi. My journey with the MPS has been most gratifying since my “initiation” into the Payer Relations Committee, under Dr. Philip Dvoskin’s leadership. I look forward to communicating our members’ interests and priorities in the deliberations in the House of Delegates, and to facilitating the submission of resolutions, as may be indicated by the interests of the MPS’s membership and Executive Committee. My years of experience and work on payers-related matters, from reducing administrative burdens to parity and physician compensation, will hopefully serve me well to serve the interests of our members and ultimately those of our patients.
 

Alternate MedChi Delegate

Robert P. Roca, M.D.

Current Position(s): Vice President and Chief Medical Director, Sheppard Pratt Health System; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Chair, Council on Geriatric Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association; Chair, Committee on Aging, Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry 
MPS Positions: Past MPS President, Past MPS Council, Current Chair Academic Psychiatry Committee, Past Winner MPS Lifetime of Service Award, MPS MedChi Delegate, APA Assembly Representative, Nominations and Elections Committee.
Personal Statement: The Maryland Psychiatric Society is the most broadly representative organization of psychiatrists in Maryland and the strongest voice in the state advocating on behalf of our patients and our profession.  In return for citizenship, the MPS must be open and responsive to the wide-ranging concerns of its diverse membership and make efficient and effective use of the organization’s resources, particularly members’ dues dollars. It is vital that the Councilors and Officers of the MPS be smart, responsible, dedicated, community-minded, and representative of the diversity of our professional community.
 

Nominations and Elections Committee – two vacancies

Scott T. Aaronson, M.D.

Current Positions: Director, Clinical Research Programs and Chair of the Medical Executive Committee at Sheppard Pratt Health System, Clinical Associate Professor at University of Maryland Medical School
MPS Positions:  Current Member Nominations and Elections Committee, Past President of MPS, Past Chair Nominations and Elections Committee, Past Council Member, Past Chair CME Committee
Personal Statement: It has been a privilege to be involved with MPS for the past 16 years since moving from Boston to Baltimore.  One of my special pleasures has been to get my colleagues involved with MPS and seeing them rise to positions of leadership.  The N&E Committee offers a unique opportunity to foster involvement with MPS and guarantee continued expert leadership.

Jennifer Teitelbaum Palmer, M.D.

Current Positions: Private practice in Baltimore City; Instructor, Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
MPS Positions:  Current MPS President, Past Chair, Legislative Committee
Personal Statement: I have been an active MPS member for 10 years. It has been my pleasure to serve with this outstanding group of physicians as a member of the Executive Committee, now as President, for the past 3 years. After my term, I wish to continue my service to the Society and its members. I believe my experience would be helpful to the Nominations and Elections Committee, which is tasked with the responsibility of maintaining the vibrancy of the MPS leadership.

Jennifer L. Payne, M.D.

Current Positions: Director of the Johns Hopkins Women’s Mood Disorders Center; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Deputy Representative of the Women’s Caucus to the American Psychiatric Association Assembly; American Psychiatric Association Distinguished Fellow.
MPS Positions: Residents and Fellows Committee (1998-2001, Chair 1999-2001), Early Career Councilor (2007-2009), MPS Distinguished Fellows Committee (2014-present).
Personal Statement: I am honored to run for a position on the Nominations and Elections Committee of the MPS. I believe my experience and career uniquely qualify me for the position and it would be wonderful to have the opportunity to help guide the direction of the MPS during this exciting though challenging time. My career has spanned the three “pillars” of academia: I am a clinician, clinical researcher and an educator. As such I will bring a unique perspective to the committee that will not emphasize one area over another. I appreciate your support and hope to serve the MPS in this capacity.

Andrew F. Angelino, M.D.

Current Position(s): Chair of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Howard County General Hospital 2014-present and Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins 2009-present.
MPS Positions: MPS Legislative Committee Chair 2003-2008.  MPS Council 2003-2007, 2008-2009; 2013-present, MPS President 2011, MPS Leadership 2009-2012, Current Chair MPPAC
Personal Statement: I would welcome the opportunity to serve the MPS as a member of the Nominations and Elections Committee.  I have served on committees, on council and been active through the leadership, and I feel I have much to offer the organization in helping to find new members for election to leadership posts.  It has been and will be my honor to serve, and I appreciate your consideration of me.  Thank you.

 

Council voted to approve these candidates at its November 14, 2017 meeting.