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.


2021-2023 AACAP Executive Committee

Warren Y.K. Ng, MD, MPH
Warren Y.K. Ng, MD, MPH

Dr. Ng's Presidential Address: CAPture Belonging
Tami D. Benton, MD
Tami D. Benton, MD
Debra E. Koss, MD
Debra E. Koss, MD
Neal Ryan, MD
Neal Ryan, MD
Marian A. Swope, MD
Marian A. Swope, MD
Chair, Assembly of
Regional Organizations of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

2021-2022 Council
Balkozar S. Adam, MD
Adrienne L. Adams, MD
Shirley Alleyne, MB,BS
Jennifer L. Derenne, MD
Robert P. Holloway, MD
Lisa Hutchison, MD
Anita Kishore, MD
Shawn Singh Sidhu, MD
Jose Vito, MD
Sala Webb, MD

Jerry M. Wiener Resident Member
Evelyn N. Ashiofu, MD, MPH

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

Executive Director
Heidi B. Fordi, CAE

JAACAP Editor-in-Chief
Douglas K. Novins, MD

AACAP News Editor
Uma Rao, MD

Program Committee Chair
James J. McGough, MD

Council Job Descriptions