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.


2023-2025 AACAP Executive Committee

Tami D. Benton, MD
Tami D. Benton, MD

Dr. Benton's Presidential Address
Tami D. Benton, MD
John T. Walkup, MD
Sandra L. Fritsch, MD
Sandra L. Fritsch, MD
Sarvet, MD
Barry Sarvet, MD
Sala Webb, MD
Sala Webb, MD
Chair, Assembly of
Regional Organizations of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

2023-2024 Council
Alicia A. Barnes, DO, MPH
Matthew G. Biel, MD, MSc
Vivien Chan, MD
Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH
Pamela E. Hoffman, MD
Warren Y.K. Ng, MD, MPH
Sansea L. Jacobson, MD
Adam J. Sagot, DO
Shawn Singh Sidhu, MD
Jose Vito, MD
Lisa Weiss, MD

Jerry M. Wiener Resident Member
Megan Single, MD

John E. Schowalter Resident Member
Jessica Stephens, DO

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Emerging Leaders Fellow
Amanda J. Calhoun, MD, MPH

Executive Director/CEO
Heidi B. Fordi, CAE

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

AACAP News Editor
Uma Rao, MD

Program Committee Chair
Barbara J. Coffey, MD, MS

Council Job Descriptions