FEDERATION OF TEXAS PSYCHIATRY

   A United Voice for Texas Psychiatry

The Federation of Texas Psychiatry unites Texas' professional psychiatric organizations. Voting member organizations - the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians, the Texas Academy of Psychiatry, and the Texas Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Associate member organizations - the Texas Foundation for Psychiatric Education and Research, the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association and the Texas Medical Association - together represent about 45,000 physicians in Texas united in advocacy for patients and quality psychiatric care.

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TEXAS SOCIETY OF PSYCHIATRIC PHYSICIANS

The Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians was established in 1956 as the Texas District Branch Association of the American Psychiatric Association. It incorporated as a non-profit scientific organization in 1963. Following a membership vote in May, 1986, the Constitution and Bylaws were amended to reflect the new name, Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians. The name was changed to emphasize that psychiatry is the only branch of medicine which specializes in and deals with the delivery of care and treatment of persons with mental illness, and that it is the only mental health provider whose members are trained and licensed as physicians. By adopting the name change to the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians, the Society underscored psychiatry’s special, unduplicated role in the care and treatment of mental illness. TSPP has 18 Chapters located throughout Texas (see below).

TSPPs purpose is summarized in its Mission Statement: The Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians is dedicated to developing the highest quality of comprehensive psychiatric care for patients, families, and communities.

TSPPs objectives are to function in cooperation with, and as a component part of, the American Psychiatric Association:


★ to promote the best interests of patients and those actively or potentially making use of mental health services;

★ to advance the standards of all psychiatric services and facilities;

★ to foster the cooperation of all who are concerned with the medical, psychological, social, and legal aspects of mental health and illness;

★ to make psychiatric knowledge available to other practitioners of medicine, to scientists in other fields of knowledge, and to the public; and,

★ to assist the American Psychiatric Association in the promotion of its aims and objectives.

 

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TEXAS SOCIETY OF PSYCHIATRIC PHYSICIANS

GOVERNANCE- 2015-2016

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VOTING MEMBERS:

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

President

Daniel B. Pearson, III, MD

President-Elect

Daryl K. Knox, MD

Secretary/Treasurer

Terry C. McMahon, MD

Immediate Past President

Mark S. Jacobs, MD

COUNCILORS

Past Presidents

At-Large

Debra Atkisson, MD (2016)

Edward Furber, MD (2016)

R. Andrew Harper, MD (2017)

Matthew D. Jeffreys, MD (2018)

Mark Jacobs, MD (2018)

Edgar P. Nace, MD (2017)

REPRESENTATIVES TO THE APA ASSEMBLY

Debra Atkisson, MD (2018)

J. Clay Sawyer, MD (2017)

A. David Axelrad, MD (2016)

Daryl K. Knox, MD (2019)

REPRESENTATIVES TO APA DIVISIONS

APA Division of Government Relations

Leslie H. Secrest, MD (2018)

APA Division of Public Affairs

Lynda M. Parker, MD (2018)

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Academic Psychiatry Committee

Timothy K. Wolff, MD

Chapter Leadership Forum

Daniel B. Pearson, III, MD

Children and Adolescents Committee

Brigitte Y. Bailey, MD

Constitution and Bylaws Committee

Terry C. McMahon, MD

Continuing Medical Education Committee

Gary L. Etter, MD

Distinguished Fellowship Committee

Patrick Holden, MD

Ethics Committee

Daniel B. Pearson, III, MD

Finance Committee

Terry C. McMahon, MD

Forensic Psychiatry

Joseph V. Penn, MD

Government Affairs Committee

Leslie H. Secrest, MD

Resident-Fellow Section

Michael S. Miller, MD

Nominating Committee

Mark S. Jacobs, MD

Professional Practices Management Committee

Edgar P. Nace, MD

Public Mental Health Services Committee

Daryl K. Knox, MD

CHAPTER REPRESENTATIVES

Austin Chapter

James Baker, MD/ Carlos Tirado, MD

Bexar County Chapter

Brigitte Bailey, MD/Susan Wynne, MD

Brazos Valley Chapter

 

Corpus Christi Chapter

 

East Texas Chapter

 

El Paso Chapter

 

Galveston-Brazoria Chapter

 

Heart of Texas Chapter

 

Houston Chapter

Daniel Garza, MD/R. Andrew Harper, MD

Lone Star Chapter

J. Clay Sawyer, MD

North Texas Chapter

Edgar Nace, MD/John Debus, MD

Panhandle Chapter

Terry C. McMahon, MD

Red River Chapter

 

South Texas Chapter

Esteban Gonzalez, MD

Southeast Texas Chapter

 

Tarrant Chapter

Scott Winter, MD/Douglas Segars, DO

Victoria Chapter

James Haliburton, MD

West Texas Chapter

 

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL NON-VOTING MEMBERS:

RESIDENT/FELLOW REPRESENTATIVES

Baylor College of Medicine

Jeffrey Khan, MD/Michele Villa-Castillo, MD

Baylor - Child/Adolescent

Raj Kaur, MD

Baylor - Addiction Psychiatry

 

Baylor - Geriatric

 

JPS Psychiatric Residency

Jaskirit Gill, MD

Texas A&M, Scott & White

Kael Kuster, MD

Texas A&M, Scott & White - Child/Adolescent

 

Texas Tech, El Paso

 

Texas Tech, El Paso- Child/Adolescent

 

Texas Tech, Lubbock

Pravesh Sharma, MD/Sanober Khan, MD

UTHSC, Houston

 

UTHSC, Houston - Child/Adolescent

Chidinma Isinguzo, MD

UTHSC, San Antonio

Michael S. Miller, MD/Stephen Marcoux, MD

UTHSC, San Antonio - Child/Adol

Delisa Guadarrama, MD

UTHSC, San Antonio - Geriatric

 

UTMB, Galveston

Geoff Hauger, MD

UTMB, Galveston - Child/Adolescent

Hong Chai, MD

UT Southwestern

Sarah Baker, MD

UT Southwestern - Child/Adolescent

 

UT Southwestern - Geriatric

 

UT Southwestern, - Addiction

 

UT Southwestern - Psychosomatic Medicine

 

UT Southwestern Austin

 

UT Southwestern Austin - Child/Adolescent

 

UT Southwestern Austin, Psychosomatic Medicine

 

MEMBER-IN-TRAINING PROGRAM COORDINATORS

Baylor College of Medicine

Andrea Stolar, MD

Baylor - Child/Adolescent

Laurel Lyn Williams, DO*

Baylor - Addiction Psychiatry

Daryl Shorter, MD *

Baylor - Geriatric

Ali A. Asghar, MD

JPS Psychiatric Residency

Scott Winter, MD

Texas A&M, Scott & White

Virginia Maxanne Flores, MD*

Texas A&M, Scott & White, - Child/Adolescent

Kyle E. Morrow, MD

Texas Tech, El Paso

Henry Weisman, MD *

Texas Tech, El Paso - Child//Adolescent

Cecilla DeVargas, MD *

Texas Tech, Lubbock

Stephen Manning, MD *

UTHSC, Houston

Vineeth John, MD*

UTHSC, Houston - Child/Adolescent

Cynthia Santos, MD

UTHSC, San Antonio

Jason Schillerstrom, MD *

UTHSC, San Antonio - Child/Adolescent

Brigitte Bailey, MD

UTHSC, San Antonio - Geriatric

Jeffrey Cordes, MD

UTMB, Galveston

Cindy Wigg, MD*

UTMB, Galveston - Child/Adolescent

Christopher Thomas, MD

UT Southwestern

Adam Brenner, MD

UT Southwestern - Child/Adolescent

James Norcross, MD *

UT Southwestern, Geriatric

Rajbir Bakshi, MD *

UT Southwestern, Addiction

Sidarth Wakhlu, MD*

UT Southwestern, Psychosomatic Medicine

Catherine Orsak, MD

UT Southwestern Austin

Lowell McRoberts, MD

UT Southwestern Austin - Child/Adolescent

Jane Ripperger-Suhler, MD

UT Southwestern Austin - Psychosomatic Medicine

Lowell McRoberts, MD

* Not yet a member

OTHER REPRESENTATIVES

Federation of Texas Psychiatry

Debra Atkisson, MD

Texas Academy of Psychiatry

Gary Etter, MD, MD

Texas Society of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Jodie Trello-Rishel, MD

Texas Foundation for Psychiatric Education and Research

J. Clay Sawyer, MD

TMA Interspecialty Society Committee

Richard Noel, MD

TMA Board Representative

Clifford Moy, MD

Texas Depart. of State Health Services

Nina Jo Muse, MD

PAST PRESIDENTS COUNCIL

1956 - John L. Otto, MD *

1986 - Myron F. Weiner, MD

1957 - Bruce Beard, MD *

1987 - Robert L. Zapalac, MD

1958 - William Cantrell, MD *

1988 - Victor J. Weiss, MD *

1959 - Hamilton Ford, MD *

1989 - Doyle I. Carson, MD

1960 - Clarence Hoekstra, MD *

1990 - Paul H. Wick, MD

1961 - Robert Stubblefield, MD*

1991 - Edward L. Reilly, MD

1962 - Cy Ruilmann, MD *

1992 - David F. Briones, MD

1963 - H. Harlan Crank, MD*

1993 - Bernard M. Gerber, MD

1964 - E. Ivan Bruce, Jr., MD *

1994 - Larry E. Tripp, MD

1965 - Perry Talkington, MD *

1995 - Arthur J. Farley, MD *

1966 - Alfred Hill, MD *

1996 - Conway McDanald, MD

1967 - James K. Peden, MD *

1997 - Robert G. Denney, MD

1968 - Alexander Bankhead, MD *

1998 - Jefferson E. Nelson, MD

1969 - Pete C. Palasota, MD*

1999 - A. David Axelrad, MD

1970 - Marshall L. Fowler, Jr., MD*

2000 - Deborah C. Peel, MD

1971 - Irvin M. Cohen, MD

2001 - Charles L. Bowden, MD

1972 - Wade H. Lewis, MD

2002 - R. Sanford Kiser, MD

1973 - E. Winston Cochran, MD*

2003 - Priscilla Ray, MD

1974 - Harry K. Davis, MD

2004 - J. Clay Sawyer, MD

1975 - Thomas H. Allison, MD*

2005 - Gary L. Etter, MD

1977 - Walter E. Reifslager, MD*

2006 - Leslie H. Secrest, MD

1978 - Laurence C. McGonagle, MD*

2007 - William H. Reid, MD

1979 - Jane H. Preston, MD*

2008 - Martha Leatherman, MD

1980 - William A. Cantrell, MD*

2009 - George D. Santos, MD

1981 - Tracy R. Gordy, MD

2010 - Richard L. Noel, MD

1982 - Keith Johansen, MD*

2011 - Patrick Holden, MD

1983 - Grace K. Jameson, MD *

2012 - Debra Atkisson, MD

1984 - Frank P. Schuster, MD *

2013 - R. Andrew Harper, MD

1985 - Spencer Bayles, MD*

2014 - Mark S. Jacobs, MD

* Deceased

COMMITTEE VICE CHAIRS and CONSULTANTS

Academic Psychiatry Committee

Jair C. Soares, MD

Children and Adolescents Committee

Benigno Fernandez, MD/Melissa Eshelman, MD

Chapter Leadership Forum

Daryl K. Knox, MD

Constitution and Bylaws Committee

 

Continuing Medical Education Committee

Matt Jeffreys, MD/Leslie Secrest, MD/(Jefferson Nelson, MD)

Distinguished Fellowship Committee

Mark Jacobs, MD/Melissa Eshelman, MD

Ethics Committee

Lynda Parker, MD/(Milton Altschuler, MD)

Finance Committee

Conway L. McDanald, MD

Forensic Psychiatry

David Axelrad, MD/Andrew Brlowski, MD

Government Affairs Committee

Debra Atkisson, MD

Members-in-Training Section

 

Nominating Committee

R. Andrew Harper, MD

Professional Practice Management Committee

Mark S. Jacobs, MD

Public Mental Health Services Committee

Sheila Loboprabhu, MD

TSPP EXECUTIVE OFFICE

Executive Director

John R. Bush

Assistant Director

Debbie Sundberg



TSPP CHAPTER GOVERNANCE

The Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians has 18 Chapters geographically distributed in Texas.

Austin (Chapter #6 / 153 Members)

President

Carlos Tirado, MD

President-Elect

 

Vice-President

Vaughn Mankey, MD

Secretary/Treasurer

Elizabeth Truong, MD

Ethics Representative(s)

Constance George, MD/Melissa Eshelman, MD

Fellowship Representative

Melissa Eshelman, MD

Representative to Executive Council

James Baker, MD 

Alternate Representative to Executive Council

Carlos Tirado, MD

Chapter Counties: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Mason, Travis, Williamson

Bexar County (Chapter #7 / 171 Members)

President

Brigitte Bailey, MD

President-Elect

Rose Rodriquez, MD

Vice-President

Susan Wynne, MD/Melissa Deuter, MD

Treasurer

Angela Velez, MD

Secretary

 

Ethics Representative(s)

Melissa Deuter, MD/Angela Velez, MD

Fellowship Representative

Patrick Holden, MD

Representative to Executive Council

Brigitte Bailey, MD

Alternate Representative to Executive Council

Susan Wynne, MD

Chapter Counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, DeWitt, Dimmitt, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, La Salle, Lavaca, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Webb, Wilson, Zavala

Brazos Valley (Chapter #12 / 4 Members)

President

 

President-Elect

 

Vice-President

 

Secretary/Treasurer

 

Ethics Representative(s)

 

Fellowship Representative

 

Representative to Executive Council

 

Alternate Representative to Executive Council

 

Chapter Counties: Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, Walker, Washington

Corpus Christi (Chapter #13 / 14 Members)

President

 

President-Elect

 

Vice-President

 

Secretary/Treasurer

 

Ethics Representative(s)

 

Fellowship Representative

 

Representative to Executive Council

 

Alternate Representative to Executive Council

 

Chapter Counties: Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, San Patricio

East Texas (Chapter #3 / 19 Members)

President

 

President-Elect

 

Vice-President

 

Secretary/Treasurer

 

Ethics Representative(s)

 

Fellowship Representative

 

Representative to Executive Council

 

Alternate Representative to Executive Council

 

Chapter Counties: Anderson, Angelina, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Delta, Franklin, Freestone, Gregg, Henderson, Hopkins, Houston, Jasper, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Nacogdoches, Newton, Panola, Polk, Rains, Red River, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Titus, Trinity, Tyler, Upshur, Van Zandt, Wood

El Paso (Chapter #10 / 28 Members)

President

 

President-Elect

 

Vice-President

 

Secretary/Treasurer

 

Ethics Representative(s)

 

Fellowship Representative

 

Representative to Executive Council

 

Alternate Representative to Executive Council

 

Chapter Counties: El Paso

Galveston-Brazoria (Chapter #17 / 31 Members)

President

 

President-Elect

 

Vice-President

 

Secretary/Treasurer

 

Ethics Representative(s)

 

Fellowship Representative

 

Representative to Executive Council

 

Alternate Representative to Executive Council

 

Chapter Counties: Brazoria, Galveston

Heart of Texas (Chapter #5 / 34 Members)

President

 

President-Elect

 

Vice-President

 

Secretary/Treasurer

 

Ethics Representative(s)

 

Fellowship Representative

 

Representative to Executive Council

 

Alternate Representative to Executive Council

 

Chapter Counties: Bell, Comanche, Coryell, Erath, Hamilton, Lampasas, Milam, Mills, San Saba, Somervell

Houston (Chapter #1 / 445 Members)

President

Paul Homsy, MD

President-Elect

 

Vice-President

Chad Lemaire, MD

Treasurer

 

Secretary

Ethics Representative(s)

Daryl Knox, MD

Fellowship Representative

Mark Jacobs, MD

Representative to Executive Council

Daniel Garza, MD

Alternate Representative to Executive Council

R. Andrew Harper, MD

Chapter Counties: Austin, Colorado, Fort Bend, Harris, Harrison, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto,Waller, Wharton

Lone Star (Chapter 16 / 11 members)

President

J. Clay Sawyer, MD

President-Elect

David Beyer, MD

Vice-President

 

Secretary/Treasurer

 

Ethics Representative(s)

 

Fellowship Representative

 

Representative to Executive Council

J. Clay Sawyer, MD

Alternate Representative to Executive Council

 

Chapter Counties: Bosque, Falls, Hill, Hood, Johnson, Limestone, Llano, McLennan

North Texas (Chapter #4 / 261 Members)

President

Leonora Stephens, MD

President-Elect

Osman Ali, MD

Vice-President

 

Treasurer

Lia Thomas, MD

Secretary

 

Ethics Representative(s)

Fred Gioia, MD

Fellowship Representative

Representative to Executive Council

Edgar Nace, MD

Alternate Representative to Executive Council

John Debus, MD

Chapter Counties: Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman, Montague, Navarro, Rockwall

Panhandle Chapter (Chapter #18/ 41)

President

Terry McMahon, MD

President-Elect

Jessica Nelson, MD

Vice-President

Medhat Guirguis, MD

Secretary/Treasurer

 

Ethics Representative(s)

Terry McMahon, MD

Fellowship Representative

 

Representative to Executive Council

Terry McMahon, MD

Alternate Representative to Executive Council

 

Chapter Counties: Armstrong, Bailey, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Collingsworth, Cottle, Crosby, Dallam,Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Floyd, Foard, Garza, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Haskell, Hemphill, Hockley, Hutchinson, Kent, King, Knox, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Lynn, Moore, Motley, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Stonewall, Swisher, Terry, Throckmorton, Wheeler, Yoakum

Red River (Chapter #14 / 5 Members)

President

 

President-Elect

 

Vice-President

 

Secretary/Treasurer

 

Ethics Representative(s)

 

Fellowship Representative

 

Representative to Executive Council

 

Alternate Representative to Executive Council

 

Chapter Counties: Archer, Baylor, Clay, Wichita, Wilbarger

South Texas (Chapter #9 / 19 Members)

President

Esteban Gonzalez, MD

President-Elect

 

Vice-President

 

Secretary/Treasurer

Jose Igoa, MD

Ethics Representative(s)

 

Fellowship Representative

Fructuoso Irigoyen, MD

Representative to Executive Council

Esteban Gonzalez, MD

Alternate Representative to Executive Council

 

Chapter Counties: Brooks, Cameron, Duval, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Kenedy, Starr, Willacy, Zapata

Southeast Texas (Chapter #2/ 6 Members)

President

 

President-Elect

 

Vice-President

 

Secretary/Treasurer

 

Ethics Representative(s)

 

Fellowship Representative

 

Representative to Executive Council

 

Alternate Representative to Executive Council

 

Chapter Counties: Chambers, Hardin, Jefferson, Orange

Tarrant (Chapter #11 / 117 Members)

President

Douglas Segars, DO

President-Elect

 

Vice-President

Nekesha Oliphant, MD

Secretary

 

Treasurer

 

Ethics Representative(s)

Cheryl Hurd, MD

Fellowship Representative

Debra Atkisson, MD

Representative to Executive Council

Scott Winter, MD

Alternate Representative to Executive Council

Douglas Segars, DO

Chapter Counties: Jack, Palo Pinto, Parker, Stephens, Tarrant, Wise, Young

Victoria (Chapter #15 / 7 Members)

President

 

President-Elect

 

Vice-President

 

Secretary/Treasurer

 

Ethics Representative(s)

 

Fellowship Representative

 

Representative to Executive Council

James Haliburton, MD

Alternate Representative to Executive Council

 

Chapter Counties: Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, Goliad, Jackson, Live Oak, Matagorda, McMullen, Refugio,Victoria

West Texas (Chapter #8 / 13 Members)

President

 

President-Elect

 

Vice-President

 

Secretary/Treasurer

 

Ethics Representative(s)

 

Fellowship Representative

 

Representative to Executive Council

 

Alternate Representative to Executive Council

 

Chapter Counties: Andrews, Borden, Brewster, Brown, Callahan, Coke, Coleman, Concho, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dawson, Eastland, Ector, Fisher, Gaines, Glasscock, Howard, Hudspeth, Irion, Jeff Davis, Jones, Kimble, Loving, Martin, McCullough, Menard, Midland, Mitchell, Nolan, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Reeves, Runnels, Schleicher, Scurry, Shackleford, Sterling, Sutton, Taylor, Terrell, Tom Green, Upton, Ward, Winkler

 

 

 

 

 

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