TEXAS FOUNDATION FOR PSYCHIATRIC EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

The Texas Foundation for Psychiatric Education and Research was incorporated in Texas as a non- profit corporation on December 10, 1991.

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The concept and encouragement for the formation of the Foundation came from the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians. The Foundation was notified by the Internal Revenue Service on November 9, 1992 of its status as a 501 (c)(3) organization.

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The Foundation, organized exclusively for charitable, educational and research purposes, has identified the following purposes for the organization:

A. to educate the public about psychiatry, psychiatric illnesses and treatments.

B. to increase public awareness of the signs and symptoms of mental illness, the availability and methods of treatment, and the sources of assistance for persons with mental illness.

C. to enhance the quality of assistance to the psychiatric patient, particularly by improving access to care, improving conditions in hospitals, mental health centers and other facilities, and changing perceptions of mental illness to increase the understanding of treatment and care.

D. to support research to improve care for the psychiatric patient.

E. to remove any stigma of mental illness which may inhibit or prevent proper care, through educational and public service activities.

F. to serve as a clearinghouse for information about all aspects of psychiatry, and as a bridge between psychiatric medicine and the community served by the Foundation.

 

CHARITABLE SUPPORT

Since its inception through December 2013, the Foundation has received over $400,000 in donations.

 

GRANTS

Through 2016 the Foundation has awarded 139 grants totaling $288,371 for: public education/advocacy (40%), professional education (57%), and research (3%).

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS FY 2017-2018

ELECTED DIRECTORS

TERM: 2017-2020
Debra Atkisson, MD, Fort Worth
Miriam Feaster, Friendswood
Edward Furber, MD, Fort Worth
Andrew Brylowski, MD, Dallas
Jefferson E. Nelson, MD
Arturo Rios, MD, Houston(Secretary)

TERM: 2018-2021
Gary L. Etter, MD, Fort Worth (Treasurer)
Shirley F. Marks, MD, Tyler
Conway L. McDanald, MD, Dallas
Martha Leatherman, MD, San Antonio
Richard Noel, MD, Houston (Vice Chairman)
J. Clay Sawyer, MD, Waco (Chairman)

TERM: 2016-2019
Harry K. Davis, MD, Galveston
Bernard Gerber, MD, Houston
Linda J. Rhodes, MD, San Antonio
Priscilla Sierk, DO, Austin
Les Secrest, MD, Dallas

DESIGNATED DIRECTORS
(NAMI Texas President)
(DBSA Texas President)
Melissa Eschelman, MD, Austin, (TSPP Secretary-Treasurer)
Daryl K. Knox, MD, Houston, (TSPP, Immediate Past President)
Joseph Penn, MD, Spring, (TSPP President-Elect)
Debra Atkisson, MD, Fort Worth, (Academy President-Elect)

HONORARY DIRECTORS
Alex Munson, MD, Georgetown (2019)
Edward L. Reilly, MD, Houston (2020)
David F. Briones, MD, El Paso (2020)
Larry E. Tripp, MD, Mesquite (2019)
Paul H. Wick, MD, Tyler (2019)