New 2021-22 MPS Leadership

Congratulations to the following members on their election to MPS positions!

President Elect:                              Jessica V. Merkel-Keller, M.D.
One-year term

Secretary-Treasurer:                     Carolina Vidal, M.D., M.P.H.
One-year term

Councilor:                                        Tyler C. Hightower, M.D., M.P.H.
Two-year term                                Ronald F. Means, M.D.
                                                              Rachna S. Raisinghani, M.D.
                                                             Michael Young, M.D., M.S.

Early Career Psychiatrist Councilor:        Marissa A. Flaherty, M.D.
Two-year term

Resident-Fellow Member Councilor:     Karen Dionesotes, M.D., M.P.H.
One-year term

APA Assembly Representative:                Elias K. Shaya, M.D.
Three-year term

MedChi Delegate:                                       Enrique I. Oviedo, M.D.
Three-year term

Alternate MedChi Delegate:                     Idris Leppla, M.D.
Three-year term

Nominations & Elections Committee:    Susan W. Lehmann, M.D.
Three-year term                                          Crystal C. Watkins, M.D., Ph.D.

MPS Constitution changes for Ethics Committee composition were approved by 95% of voters.

A total of 190 ballots were cast this year, up slightly from last year and participation increased to over 27% .

Virginia L. Ashley, M.D. will serve as MPS President for the 2021-2022 year.

Council voted unanimously on April 13 to approve these results, which were presented by Nominations and Elections Committee Chair Ann Hackman, M.D.