For Immediate Release

Contact: Rob Grant, Communications Director
202.966.7300, Ext. 119

Reilly Polka, Communications Manager
202.966.7300, Ext. 154

AACAP Releases 2021 Election Results

Washington, DC, June 14, 2021 – The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) congratulates the following members whose terms begin in October 2021 at the end of AACAP's Virtual Annual Meeting:

President-Elect (October 2021-2023)/ President (2023-2025)/ Past President (2025-2027)
Tami D. Benton, MD

Secretary (October 2021-2023)
Debra E. Koss, MD

Treasurer (October 2021-2023)
Neal Ryan, MD

Councilor-at-Large (October 2021-2024)
Lisa Hutchison, MD
Shawn Singh Sidhu, MD

Nominating Committee (October 2021-2023)
Mary Margaret Gleason, MD
Lisa M. Cullins, MD

These elected members are a prestigious group of professionals that have consistently demonstrated their support and dedication to the mission of AACAP and its members. We wish them all the best in their new positions.

Thank you to AACAP's Nominating Committee for all their work determining this year’s election slate.

For more information on this award, please contact Reilly Polka, Communications Manager, at


The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry promotes the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through advocacy, education, and research. Child and adolescent psychiatrists are the leading physician authority on children’s mental health. For more information, please visit