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- 2014-2015

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VOTING MEMBERS:

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

President

Mark S. Jacobs, MD

President-Elect

Daniel B. Pearson, III, MD

Secretary/Treasurer

Daryl K. Knox, MD

Immediate Past President

R. Andrew Harper, MD

COUNCILORS

Past Presidents

At-Large

Debra Atkisson, MD (2016)

Edward Furber, MD (2016)

R. Andrew Harper, MD (2017)

Matthew D. Jeffreys, MD (2015)

Patrick Holden, MD (2015)

Edgar P. Nace, MD (2017)

REPRESENTATIVES TO THE APA ASSEMBLY

Debra Atkisson, MD (2015)

J. Clay Sawyer, MD (2017)

A. David Axelrad, MD (2016)

REPRESENTATIVES TO APA DIVISIONS

APA Division of Government Relations

Leslie Secrest, MD (2015)

APA Division of Public Affairs

Nakia Scott, MD (2015)

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Academic Psychiatry Committee

Tim Wolff, MD

Chapter Leadership Forum

Mark S. Jacobs, MD

Children and Adolescents Committee

Brigette Bailey, MD

Constitution and Bylaws Committee

Terry McMahon, MD

Continuing Medical Education Committee

Gary Etter, MD

Distinguished Fellowship Committee

Patrick Holden, MD

Ethics Committee

Daniel Pearson, III, MD

Finance Committee

Daryl K. Knox, MD

Forensic Psychiatry

Joseph Penn, MD

Government Affairs Committee

Leslie Secrest, MD

Resident-Fellow Section

Jaime Huff, DO

Nominating Committee

R. Andrew Harper, MD

Professional Practices Management Committee

Edgar P. Nace, MD

Public Mental Health Services Committee

Daryl Knox, MD

Strategic Planning and Coordinating Committee

Richard Noel, MD

                  CHAPTER REPRESENTATIVES

Austin Chapter

Melissa Eshelman, MD/Robin May-Davis, MD

Bexar County Chapter

Anette Scott, MD/Angela Velez, MD

Brazos Valley Chapter

 

Corpus Christi Chapter

 

East Texas Chapter

James Buckingham, MD/Jonathan Lockhart, MD

El Paso Chapter

 

Galveston-Brazoria Chapter

 

Heart of Texas Chapter

 

Houston Chapter

Daniel Garza, MD/R. Andrew Harper, MD

Lone Star Chapter

Clay Sawyer, MD

North Texas Chapter

Edgar Nace, MD/John Debus, MD

Panhandle Chapter

Terry McMahon, MD

Red River Chapter

 

South Texas Chapter

Esteban Gonzalez, MD

Southeast Texas Chapter

Tarrant Chapter

Scott Winter, MD/Jordan Yee, MD

Victoria Chapter

 

West Texas Chapter

John Casada, MD

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL NON-VOTING MEMBERS:

RESIDENT/FELLOW REPRESENTATIVES

Baylor College of Medicine

 

Baylor - Child/Adolescent

 

Baylor - Addiction Psychiatry

 

Baylor - Geriatric

 

JPS Psychiatric Residency

Jamie Huff, DO

Texas A&M, Scott & White

 

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

 

Texas Tech, El Paso

 

Texas Tech, El Paso- Child/Adolescent

 

Texas Tech, Lubbock

Deepti Vats, MD

UTHSC, Houston

 

UTHSC, Houston - Child/Adolescent

 

UTHSC, San Antonio

Michael S. Miller, MD

UTHSC, San Antonio - Child/Adol

 

UTHSC, San Antonio - Geriatric

Lady Martinez, MD

UTMB, Galveston

UTMB, Galveston - Child/Adolescent

 

UT Southwestern

Jihan Woods, MD/Neha Chaudhary, MD

UT Southwestern - Child/Adolescent

 

UT Southwestern - Geriatric

 

UT Southwestern, - Addiction

Nick Piotrowski, MD

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

Emily Doyle, 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

Regina K. Cavanaugh, MD

Texas Academy of Psychiatry

Conway L. McDanald, MD

Texas Society of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Dawnelle Schatte, 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

James Baker, 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*

 

* 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

Daniel Pearson, III, MD

Constitution and Bylaws Committee

 

Continuing Medical Education Committee

Leslie Secrest, MD /Matt Jeffreys, MD

Consultant: Jefferson Nelson, MD

Distinguished Fellowship Committee

Mark Jacobs, MD

Ethics Committee

Lynda Parker, MD

Consultant: Milton Altschuler, MD

Finance Committee

Conway McDanald, MD

Forensic Psychiatry

David Axelrad, MD/Andrew Brylowski, MD

Government Affairs Committee

Debra Atkisson, MD

Members-in-Training Section

 

Nominating Committee

Debra Atkisson, MD

Professional Practice Management Committee

Mark S. Jacobs, MD

Public Mental Health Services Committee

Sheila Loboprabhu, MD

Strategic Planning and Coordinating Committee

Jacqueline McGregor, 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 / 163 Members)

President

Robin May-Davis, MD

President-Elect

 

Vice-President

Carlos Tirado, MD

Secretary/Treasurer

Vaughn Mankey, MD

Ethics Representative(s)

Constance George, MD/Melissa Eshelman, MD

Fellowship Representative

Melissa Eshelman, MD

Representative to Executive Council

Melissa Eshelman, MD

Alternate Representative to Executive Council

Robin May-Davis, MD

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

Bexar County (Chapter #7 / 172 Members)

President

Walter Root, MD

President-Elect

 

Vice-President

Anette Scott, MD

Treasurer

Angela Velez, MD

Secretary

 

Ethics Representative(s)

Melissa Deuter, MD/Angela Velez, MD

Fellowship Representative

Patrick Holden, MD

Representative to Executive Council

Anette Scott, MD

Alternate Representative to Executive Council

Angela Velez, 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 / 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: 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 / 21 Members)

President

Joseph Arisco, MD

President-Elect

 

Vice-President

 

Secretary/Treasurer

James Buckingham, MD

Ethics Representative(s)

Wendy Burke, MD

Fellowship Representative

 

Representative to Executive Council

James Buckingham, MD

Alternate Representative to Executive Council

Jonathan Lockhart, MD

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 / 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: El Paso

Galveston-Brazoria (Chapter #17 / 29 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 / 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: Bell, Comanche, Coryell, Erath, Hamilton, Lampasas, Milam, Mills, San Saba, Somervell

Houston (Chapter #1 / 449 Members)

President

Katherine Cowan, MD

President-Elect

 

Vice-President

Paul Homsy, 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 / 14 members)

President

David Beyer, MD

President-Elect

J. Clay Sawyer, 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 / 237 Members)

President

Carol North, MD

President-Elect

Leonora Stephens, MD

Vice-President

 

Treasurer

Lia Thomas, MD

Secretary

Osman Ali, MD

Ethics Representative(s)

Catherin Roberts, MD/Nicole Cooper, MD

Fellowship Representative

Madeline Harford, MD

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/ 37)

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 / 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: Archer, Baylor, Clay, Wichita, Wilbarger

South Texas (Chapter #9 / 21 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/ 8 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 / 108 Members)

President

Jordan Yee, MD

President-Elect

 

Vice-President

Doug Segars, DO

Secretary

Carol Nati, MD

Treasurer

Maryrita Mallet, MD

Ethics Representative(s)

Marie Kelly, MD/Edward Furber, MD

Fellowship Representative

Debra Atkisson, MD

Representative to Executive Council

Scott Winter, MD

Alternate Representative to Executive Council

Jordan Yee, MD

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

Victoria (Chapter #15 / 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: Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, Goliad, Jackson, Live Oak, Matagorda, McMullen, Refugio,Victoria

West Texas (Chapter #8 / 14 Members)

President

 

President-Elect

 

Vice-President

 

Secretary/Treasurer

 

Ethics Representative(s)

 

Fellowship Representative

 

Representative to Executive Council

John Casada, MD

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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