TEXAS SOCIETY OF PSYCHIATRIC PHYSICIANS

tspp287The 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:

A. to promote the best interests of patients and those actively or potentially making use of mental health services;
B. to advance the standards of all psychiatric services and facilities;
C. to foster the cooperation of all who are concerned with the medical, psychological, social, and legal aspects of mental health and illness;
D. to make psychiatric knowledge available to other practitioners of medicine, to scientists in other fields of knowledge, and to the public; and,
E. to assist the American Psychiatric Association in the promotion of its aims and objectives.

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GOVERNANCE- 2016-2017

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VOTING MEMBERS:

President Daryl K. Knox, MD
President-Elect Terry C. McMahon, MD
Secretary-Treasurer Benigno J. Fernandez, MD
Immediate Past President Daniel B. Pearson, III, MD
Past Presidents At-Large
R. Andrew Harper, MD (2017) Esteban Gonzalez, MD (2019)
Mark Jacobs, MD (2018) Matthew D. Jeffreys, MD (2018)
Daniel B. Pearson, III, MD (2019) Edgar P. Nace, MD (2017)
Debra Atkisson, MD (2018) J. Clay Sawyer, MD (2017)
A. David Axelrad, MD (2019) Daryl K. Knox, MD (2019)
APA Division of Government Relations Leslie H. Secrest, MD (2018)
APA Division of Public Affairs Lynda M. Parker, MD (2018)
Academic Psychiatry Committee Timothy K. Wolff,MD
Chapter Leadership Forum Daryl K. Knox, MD
Children and Adolescents Committee Brigitte Y. Bailey, MD
Constitution and Bylaws Committee J. Clay Sawyer, MD
Continuing Medical Education Committee Matthew Jeffreys, MD
Distinguished Fellowship Committee Mark Jacobs, 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 Stephen V. Marcoux, MD
Nominating Committee Daniel B. Pearson, III, MD
Professional Practices Management Committee Edgar P. Nace, MD
Public Mental Health Services Committee Joseph Burkett, MD
Austin Chapter James Baker, MD/ Carlos Tirado
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:

Baylor College of Medicine Jenna Felici, MD/Shaan Sheth, MD
Baylor – Child/Adolescent Raj Kaur, MD
Baylor – Addiction Psychiatry
Baylor – Geriatric
JPS Psychiatric Residency
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 Sailatha Bobba, MD and Kanak Masodkar, MD
UTHSC, Houston
UTHSC, Houston – Child/Adolescent Zoraya Ahumada, MD
UTHSC, San Antonio
UTHSC, San Antonio – Child/Adol
UTHSC, San Antonio – Geriatric
UTMB, Galveston
UTMB, Galveston – Child/Adolescent
UT Southwestern – Adult Karen Duong, DO and Melissa Wallace,MD
UT Southwestern – Child/Adolescent  Mili Khandheria and Prana Prajapati, MD
UT Southwestern – Geriatric
UT Southwestern, – Addiction  Austin Lin, MD
University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School – Psychosomatic Medicine
University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School  Aurora Osteen, MD
UT Southwestern Austin – Child/Adolescent
UT Southwestern Austin, Psychosomatic Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine Andrea Stolar, MD
Baylor College of Medicine Addiction Psychiatry Daryl Shorter, MD*
Baylor College of Medicine Child and Adolescent Laurel Williams, DO*
Baylor College of Medicine Forensic Ali Asghar-Ali, MD
John Peter Smith Hospital Cheryl Hurd, MD
Texas Tech University Lubbock Jessica Nelson,MD*
Texas Tech University Health Science Center El Paso Henry Weisman, MD*
Texas Tech University Health Science Center El Paso Child and Adolescent  Cecilia De Vargas, MD*
Texas A&M College of Medicine – Scott and White Virginia Flores, MD*
Texas A&M College of Medicine – Scott and White- Child and Adolescents Kyle Morrow, MD
Texas Tech University Health Science Center Permian Basin Shailesh Jain, MD*
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Arden Dingle, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Adam Brenner, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Addiction Psychiatry – Sidarth Wakhlu, MD*
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School – Child and Adolescent James Norcross, MD*
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School – Geriatric Psychiatry Rajbir Bakshi, MD*
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School – Psychosomatic Medicine Catherine Orsak, MD
 University of Texas Medical Branch  Cindy Wigg, MD*
 University of Texas Medical Branch – Child and Adolescent  Christopher Thomas, MD
University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School Barry Mills, MD
University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School – Child and Adolescent Jane Ripperger-Suhler, MD
University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School – Psychosomatic Medicine Lowell McRoberts, MD
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Jason Schillerstrom, MD*
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio – Child and Adolescent Brigitte Bailey, MD
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio – Geriatric Psychiatry Jeffrey Cordes, MD
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Iram Kazimi, MD*
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston – Child and Adolescent Cindy Santos, MD
University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler Jeffery Matthews, MD*

* Not yet a member

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
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
2015 – Daniel Pearson, III, MD

* Deceased

Academic Psychiatry Committee Jair C. Soares, MD
Children and Adolescents Committee Benigno Fernandez, MD/Melissa Eshelman, MD
Chapter Leadership Forum Terry C. McMahon, MD
Constitution and Bylaws Committee
Continuing Medical Education Committee Leslie Secrest, MD/(Jefferson Nelson,
MD)
Distinguished Fellowship Committee 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
Nominating Committee Mark Jacobs, MD and R. Andrew Harper, MD
Professional Practice Management Committee Mark S. Jacobs, MD
Public Mental Health Services Committee Sheila Loboprabhu, MD
Resident Fellow Member Section Sarah E. Baker, MD
Executive Director Debbie Sundberg

TSPP CHAPTER GOVERNANCE

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

President Vaughn Mankey, MD
President-Elect
Vice-President Elizabeth Truong, MD
Secretary/Treasurer Gayle Ayers, DO
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

President Rose Rodriguez, MD
President-Elect
Vice-President Susan Wynne, MD/Melissa Deuter, MD
Treasurer Tracey Cawthorn, MD
Secretary
Ethics Representative(s) Melissa Deuter, MD/ Rose Rodriguez, MD
Fellowship Representative Susan Wynne, MD
Representative to Executive Council Rose Rodriguez, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

President Katherine Cowan, 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

President J. Clay Sawyer, MD
President-Elect David Beyer, MD
Vice-President
Secretary/Treasurer
Ethics Representative(s)
Fellowship Representative J. Clay Sawyer, MD
Representative to Executive Council J. Clay Sawyer, MD
Alternate Representative to Executive Council

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

President Leonora Stephens, MD
President-Elect Osman Ali, MD
Vice-President
Treasurer Rob Garrett, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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