New York City AACP Chapter

NY Public Psychiatry

The New York Regional Chapters of the American

Association of Community Psychiatrists and the

American Association of Psychiatric Administrators

Objectives

  • Providing for the effective and efficient consolidation of knowledge and new information

regarding administration of mental health facilities, programs and systems by psychiatrists

working within the public sector; formulating, promulgating, and maintaining qualifications and

standards for all psychiatrists working within the public sector

  • Providing education to psychiatrists and the community regarding the relationship of

administration and psychiatric care; and

  • Providing better understanding and professional support among psychiatrists working within

the public sector by promoting collegiality, networking and consultation.

Our History

The New York Regional Chapters of the AACP and AAPA began meeting together in 2009 to

more effectively promote public psychiatry in New York.

Did You Know

Most of our members are alumni of the Columbia University Public Psychiatry Fellowship

Program, initiated in 1981 with funds from the NYS Office of Mental Health.

Annual Conference

The chapter's next annual conference will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Mount Sinai Hospital West in NYC. The conference is titled: “Community Behavioral Health and the Criminal Justice System: What Needs to Change?” The Keynote Speaker is Judge Steven Leifman.

For further information about the chapter or the conference, contact Hiwot Woldu, chapter

President at nypublicpsych01@gmail.com

Chapter Executive Committee: 2017-18

President

Hiwot Woldu, MD

President-Elect

Matthew Erlich, MD

Secretary

Heather Straccia, MD

Treasurer

Mirabela Bodic, MD

Councilors:

Vanessa Bobb, MD, PhD

Lynnae Brown

Pamela Montano Arteaga, MD

Diana Samuel, MD

Ulrick Vieux, MD

Rachel Zinns, MD

Past Presidents

Marc Manseau, MD, MPH (2016-17)

Elissa Lapide, MD (2015-16)

Joanna Fried, MD (2014-15)

Anna Skiandos, DO (2013-14)

Paul Rosenfield, MD (2012-13)

Van Yu, MD (2011-12)

Allison Grolnick, MD (2010-11)

Jeanie Tse, MD (2009-10)

Sheku Magona, MD (2008-09)

Osman Ali, MD (2007-08)

AACP Area II Representative

Rachel Zinns, MD

Director, Columbia University Public Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Stephanie Le Melle, MD

Former Director, Columbia University Public Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Jules Ranz, MD