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


  • 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?

Many 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 21, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Mount Sinai Hospital West in NYC. The conference will focus on trauma informed care

For further information about the chapter or the conference, contact Marc Manseau, Chapter President at

Who We Are

2016-17 Executive Committee


Marc Manseau, MD, MPH


Hiwot Woldu, MD


Richard Gersh, MD


Vanessa Bobb, MD, PhD

Mirabela Bodic, MD

Matthew Erlich, MD

Pamela Montano Arteaga, MD

Diana Samuel, MD

Ulrick Vieux, MD

Rachel Zinns, MD

Past Presidents

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

Jules Ranz, MD

Co-Director, Columbia University Public Psychiatry Education

Stephanie Le Melle, MD