Friday, February 12, 2021

APA Announces Results of 2021 Election

At its meeting on February 11th, APA’s Committee of Tellers approved the following results for the 2021 APA National Election. Please note that these results are considered public but not official until approved by the Board of Trustees at its meeting on March 12 and 13.

Rebecca W. Brendel, M.D., J.D.

Sandra M. DeJong, M.D., M.Sc.

Early Career Psychiatrist Trustee
Elie G. Aoun, M.D., M.R.O.

Minority/Underrepresented Representative Trustee
Felix Torres, M.D., M.B.A.

Area 1 Trustee
Eric M. Plakun, M.D.

Area 4 Trustee
Cheryl D. Wills, M.D.

Area 7 Trustee
Mary Hasbah Roessel, M.D.

Resident-Fellow Member Trustee-Elect
Urooj Yazdani, M.D.

“Congratulations to Dr. Brendel and the other candidates on their election,” said APA President Jeffrey Geller, M.D., M.P.H. “Dr. Brendel has been involved with APA in so many different capacities over the years, and I look forward to working with her and all the newly elected APA leaders in the coming years to advance psychiatry and APA.”

Brendel’s term as APA president-elect will begin at the conclusion of APA’s virtual Annual Meeting in May, when current President-elect Vivian Pender, M.D., begins her one-year term as president.

“Dr. Brendel’s dedication and passion for psychiatry will greatly benefit APA during her tenure,” said APA CEO and Medical Director Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A. “APA members and the profession of psychiatry will be well served by her leadership.”

Complete results of the election will be reported in the March issue of Psychiatric News.

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