Our Leadership


The mission of AACAP is the promotion of the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through advocacy, education, and research, and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers.


2019-2021 AACAP Executive Committee

Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD
Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD
Warren Y.K. Ng, MD, MPH
Warren Y.K. Ng, MD, MPH
Catherine Galanter, MD
Cathryn A. Galanter, MD
Bennett L. Leventhal, MD
Bennett L. Leventhal, MD
Melvin D. Oatis, MD
Melvin D. Oatis, MD
Chair, Assembly of
Regional Organizations of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

2020-2021 Council
Balkozar S. Adam, MD
Adrienne L. Adams, MD
Mary S. Ahn, MD
Shirley Alleyne, MB, BS
Boris Birmaher, MD
Jennifer L. Derenne, MD
Robert P. Holloway, MD
Anita Kishore, MD
Marian A. Swope, MD
Karen Dineen Wagner, MD, PhD
Sala Webb, MD 

Jerry M. Wiener Resident Member
Cordelia Ross, MD 

John E. Schowalter Resident Member
Shinnyi Chou, MD, PhD

Executive Director
Heidi B. Fordi, CAE

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