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.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ELECTED DIRECTORS

TERM: 2019-2022

Conway McDanald,MD, Dallas

Lynda Parker, MD, Georgetown

Mark Jacobs, MD, Houston

Daryl K. Knox, MD, Houston

Les Secrest, MD, Dallas

TERM: 2020-2023
Debra Atkisson, MD, Fort Worth
Andrew Brylowski, MD, Dallas
Miriam Feaster, Friendswood
Arturo Rios, MD, Houston(Secretary)

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

DESIGNATED DIRECTORS
(NAMI Texas President)
(DBSA Texas President)
Karen Dineen Wagner, MD, PhD, Galveston (TSPP Secretary-Treasurer)
Michael Arambula, MD, PharmD, San Antonio (TSPP President-Elect)
Melissa Eshelman, MD, Austin, (TSPP Immediate Past-President)
Daniel Pearson, III, MD, Dallas (Academy President-Elect)

HONORARY DIRECTORS
Alex Munson, MD, Georgetown (2020)
David F. Briones, MD, El Paso (2020)
Paul H. Wick, MD, Tyler (2020)