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

2022-2023 Council
Shirley Alleyne, MB, BS
Alicia A. Barnes, DO, MPH
Matthew G. Biel, MD, MSc
Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD
Jennifer L. Derenne, MD
Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH
Lisa Hutchison, MD
Adam J. Sagot, DO
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
Jessica Stephens, DO

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Emerging Leaders Fellow
Tashalee Brown, MD, PhD

Executive Director/CEO
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