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Mental Health
Section Newsletter
Fall 2003

Message from the Chair

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

From The Cup Half-full

I am very pleased to share some good news - that you have many reasons to be excited if you are coming to San Francisco for the APHA Annual Meeting November 15th - 19th, 2003. We have designed an outstanding program including some firsts for the Mental Health Section. Our Program Chair, Michael Stoil, Ph.D., has assembled 30 sessions from a smaller, but still high quality number of abstracts submitted this year. He has done a remarkable job of integrating our larger membership into the program and together with the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Section was successful in promoting our recommendation for one of the Plenary Sessions.

We are very proud to be sponsoring Norman Sartorius, MD, PhD, former president of the World Psychiatric Association and past director of the World Health Organization Mental Health Division as keynote speaker for the APHA plenary session, “The Impact of Urbanization on Mental Health.” Sartorius will also be the discussant for the Mental Health Section invited session, “Making Public Health Whole: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care.”

Rex Green, PhD, our outcomes guru, has organized another first for the Section, a Saturday continuing education institute, “Implementing a Mental Health Evidence-based Practice in Your Setting: ACT, Dual Diagnosis, or Supported Employment.” This program features distinguished faculty from around the country, including past section chair, David Shern, PhD, and Neal Adams, MD, MH, medical director of the California Department of Mental Health, who will help promote the program statewide.

In response to the recent release of the New Freedom Commission (NFC) Report, we will be sponsoring two events featuring Michael Hogan, PhD, Ohio DMH Commissioner and chair of NFC, and Steve Mayberg, PhD, California DMH Commissioner and NFC member. There will be a full-day pre-meeting workshop on Friday and a special breakfast meeting discussion on Monday morning in place of a previously scheduled SAMHSA breakfast.

On Wednesday morning, Richard Nakamura, PhD, and Ronald Kessler, PhD, will host a NIMH "New Research" Breakfast on the neurobiology and epidemiology of psychiatric disorders. At least five local and national consumer survivors, including our Consumer Survivor Committee Chair and program participant, Sylvia Caras, PhD, have received scholarships funded by Mental Health Section membership to attend the Annual Meeting

In keeping with tradition, Gloria Jane Thornton, MA, MFT, and I are planning a Monday night Gala and Awards Dinner at the historic and elegant San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center. It promises to be a wonderful evening. We will be honoring Mental Health Section Award recipient Margarita (Maggie) Alegria, PhD, and acknowledging others who will be receiving special Mental Health Section Achievement Awards. There will be lots of good food, dance and listening music, which in combination with our membership and guests should generate enough enjoyment to maintain our social's legendary reputation.

From The Cup Half-Empty

In this last message to you as Chair, I also want to share what I consider some not so good news. There are serious contradictions in our field that throughout my ten years with the Mental Health Section have remained conspicuously in the background. One is a disturbing dichotomy between our field's emphasis on best and evidence-based practices and the dominant trends in government policy and practice that contain this work.

Such trends include grossly inadequate funding for our already dismantled public health system and increasing abandonment of good science to politically and fear-driven authoritarianism. Trends include the wasting of funds allocated for public health due to mismanagement and a striking lack of governmental and professional accountability where non-enforcement of minimum quality standards and acceptance of major corporate influence on health care delivery are the norm. It is a terribly sad state of affairs when consumer leadership is so desperate as to advocate for the unraveling of our safety net (i.e., privatization of Medicare and Medicaid) in exchange for badly needed, but unacceptably compromised, prescription drug benefits.

For one to accept the implementation of evidence based practices as a realistic solution to our public health crisis, even in part, one must assume that such implementation will be managed competently and within a systemic environment driven by good science and a commitment to principles of recovery. One must assume that within the politico-economic environment described above, implementation of one or more discrete interventions within a system of care will make a real difference in outcomes for the primary stakeholders receiving services in their community. Given all these assumptions, those who believe that proper and meaningful implementation of evidence-based practices is possible subsequently face an even more fundamental contradiction.

This paradox involves the promotion of formal and often involuntary mental health services and treatments in the face of overwhelming international evidence that "less is more" when it comes to good outcomes for people suffering from schizophrenia and serious mental illnesses. Well-conducted systems-level outcomes research in the United States over the past 25 years has likewise produced a consistent, but more benign finding of "no difference" in outcomes based on amount or type of formal health services received.

These findings suggest what some have proposed all along - that economic and social factors outside the domain of our primary professional and clinical activities may be the main predictors of good outcomes. Others argue that these findings also suggest that certain formal mental health interventions actually do harm. Regardless of one's particular interpretation, we need to begin to seriously address these contradictions and questions. Until then, we cannot honestly claim to be promoting the best outcomes for consumers and clients nor serving as effective advocates for the public mental health of our nation.

In support of public health,

Your Chair,
Janice E. Cohen, MD

Remember - Gala and Award Dinner

Join Us!

Mental Health Section Gala and Awards Dinner
Monday, November 17, 2003, 6:30 pm – 11 pm

Green Room, San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Bldg.
401 Van Ness Avenue at McAllister Street

Award Results

David Mechanic recipent of Rema Lapouse Award 
David Mechanic recipient of Rema Lapouse Award for 2003
David Mechanic to receive Rema Lapouse Award for 2003

David Mechanic, University Professor and Rene Dubos Professor of Behavioral Sciences at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, is the recipient of the Rema Lapouse Award by the Mental Health, Epidemiology, and Statistics Sections of the American Public Health Association. Mechanic, who will be honored at an award ceremony at a special session at the 131st APHA Annual Meeting and exposition will present a special address on Monday, November 17, 2003, in San Francisco, California.

Milton Terris established this award in 1972 in memory of his wife, Dr. Rema Lapouse, a founding member of the Mental Health Section. The award is granted annually to recognize leaders in the field who have made significant contributions to the scientific understanding of the epidemiology and control of mental disorders. Psychiatric epidemiology concerns the etiology, course, outcome, prevention, intervention and rehabilitation of mental illness. Prior awardees have included H. Warren Dunham, Morton Kramer, Lee Robins, Jerome Myers and George Brown.

Internationally known, Mechanic is presently director of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research; the Center for Research on the Organization and Financing of Care for the Severely Mentally Ill; the Rutgers Program in Mental Health Services Research Training; and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Awards Program in Health Policy. Elected to the National Academy of Science in 1991, he has served on numerous national and international committees, advisory panels, and task forces. He received his PhD in Sociology from Stanford University and began his career at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In addition to training research scientists he has authored, coauthored, or edited 23 books and hundreds of articles, chapters, and reports, which have appeared in many languages. He is expert on medical sociology, health services research, psychiatric epidemiology, and health policy. David Mechanic, a sociologist, is a worthy selection for the most coveted award in psychiatric epidemiology.

-- Anthony Kouzis

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Other award recipients

The 2003 Mental Health Section Award recipient for outstanding service to the Section is Margarita Alegria. Amanda L. Botticelo will receive the Kenneth Lutterman Award for the most distinguished student paper. The recipient of the Carl Taube Award, which recognizes a career contribution to the field of mental health service/research, is Barbara Dickey. These awards will be presented at the San Francisco meeting.

-- Roger Boothroyd

Election Results

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s elections –

Chair-Elect
James E. Hall III, PhD

Section Council
Huey-Jen Chen, PhD
David Mandell, ScD

Governing Council
Martin Gittelman, PhD, MS

Other Section and APHA News

Funding Appeal

The extraordinary aspects of this year’s program (e.g., sponsoring Dr. Sartorius as a keynote speaker) combined with an unanticipated budget shortfall and the fact that San Francisco is an expensive city means that we really need your help. Janice Cohen is preparing a flyer for all members to be released shortly in which she is asking each Section member to contribute $5 to help with this year’s costs.

In addition, if you know of any outside sources of funding, your help in encouraging them to support the Section would be appreciated. Suggested contribution categories include the following:

Friend: donations of under $100
Supporter: donations of $100 to $249
Contributor: donations of $250 to $499
Sponsor: donations of $500 to $999
Patron: donations of $1,000 or more

All contributions are tax-deductible (federal tax ID number 131628688). Please make your check payable to the APHA Mental Health Section Enrichment Fund and forward to:

APHA Finance Department
800 I Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001-3710

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Implementing Evidence-based Practices Workshop

Our Mental Health Section is sponsoring a workshop on Saturday, November 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in San Francisco, just prior to the start of the APHA Annual Meeting. The title of the workshop is "Implementing a Mental Health Evidence-based Practice in Your Setting: ACT, Dual Diagnosis, or Supported Employment." Workshop instructors are David Shern, Rex Green, Gary Bond, John McGrew, David Lynde and Neal Adams. Persons interested in obtaining continuing education credits for attending can register online at <www.apha.org/meetings>. The cost of the workshop is $150. Help spread the word about this opportunity to hear how to make effective treatments work in public service systems.

-- Rex S. Green, Section Member

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Section Booth

Dear Section members –

It is getting closer to November and the Annual Meeting in San Francisco, and I am looking for new articles and consumer information to the broader public health community. I would like to have a variety of information available.

I need your suggestions for making the booth innovative, interesting, and informative. I need your help in staffing the booth. I look forward to hearing from you and working with you. Please contact me at <Gloria.thornton@wellpoint.com> or at (415) 474-2212.

-- Gloria Thornton, Booth Chair

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Monday Morning Breakfast

This year the Section is sponsoring a New Freedom Commission Report Breakfast on Monday morning. This will be the follow-up to a full day pre-meeting workshop on Friday, November 14th on issues , opportunites, and Barriors: Implementation of the New Freedom Commission Report Recommendations. Anticipated contributors to the workshop, many of whom will also be discussants at the breakfast, include Mike Hogan, Ohio DMH Commissioner and Chair of the NFC; Steve Mayberg, Commissioner of CA DMH and also a Commission member; Neal Adams, CA DMH Medical Director and one of our EBP CME faculty; Sandra Goodwin of the California Institute for Mental Health and also a session presenter, and our Consumer Survivor Committee Chair, Sylvia Caras.

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Policy Committee Update

At last year's Annual Meeting, the Governing Council approved a policy-archiving trial project to identify out-of-date policies, policy gaps and policy overlaps. Policy review groups reviewed a list of policies compiled by staff on a number of topics - injury control, abortion, global infectious diseases, aging and the elderly and public health infrastructure. The final recommendations by the review groups were compiled into a "consent calendar" for consideration by the Governing Council at this year's Annual Meeting. Our Chair, Janice Cohen, has reviewed them and found the choices reasonable. None of the policy statements selected to be archived involve mental health issues specifically, and those which were and might have some relevance to mental health were outdated and/or have subsequently been replaced by more current policy statements.

The Third edition of "Standards for Health Services in Correctional Institutions" has finally been published and is available from APHA at a discounted rate for members at <www.apha.org/media>. Janice Cohen and several Mental Health Section members made a major contribution to the rewriting of this publication, particularly the Mental Health Sections, the expansion of which APHA is highlighting as one of main improvements in this new expanded edition.

-- Janice Cohen, Chair

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Results of Leadership Poll on the Idea of Merging the Mental Health (MH) and Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) sections

A few months ago I informally polled the Mental Health Leadership on their reactions to exploring a merger with the ATOD Section to become a Behavioral Health Section. I asked people to state their position and support it with their reasons. I received 14 responses: 6 negative, 7 positive, and one undecided. I will be placing this item on one of our Business meeting agendas for discussion.

Main arguments PRO (# endorsing):

MH and SA already being integrated by states, public health systems, healthcare organizations, and research programs. (6)

Co-occurrence is prevalent and evidence supports the effectiveness/cost-effectiveness of dual diagnosis treatment and services. (6)

A merger would re-energize MH, provide more visibility and a more powerful voice in APHA, and allow us to provide national leadership on integration initiatives. (3)

Main arguments CON (# endorsing):

MH would suffer a loss of professional identity, lose its core focus on mental health issues, and might have important issues (parity, recovery, etc) diluted by a merger. (5)

ATOD has major differences in treatment philosophy, research interests, and policy priorities (7)

Merger might limit and/or skew the number of scientific sessions/program space we would have at the Annual Meeting. (3)

-- Janice Cohen, Chair

Announcements

Americas’ regional seminar and workshop on norms and standards related to the rights of persons with disabilities. Quito, Ecuador, April 9-11, 2003

Twenty-five delegates, 40 guests, and 75 observers representing NGO's, met for three days to prepare for the June Ad Hoc Committee meeting in New York. Some delegates were people with visible disabilities from Columbia, Jamaica, Peru and Venezuela.

In his opening remarks, Meeting President and Ambassador Gallegos, of Ecuador, raised the question of what is a disability, suggested using both inductive and deductive definitions and wished for solutions to pervasive issues of living together. The Disabled People’s International (DPI) position paper recommends postponing the definition until the end of this long process, and DPI has a proposed definition. It became clear that the conflict is between the definition for the purpose of entitlement to human rights and the state definition used for benefit eligibility. Gallegos noted that stakeholders used to be governments, but now NGO's and the public at large are involved in significant ways.

Expert John Mathieson insisted that if we only focus on violations we will never get to a convention; that we should not define new rights, but argue for "no more no less" than in the existing international human rights documents; that we must continue within the existing framework; that the issue is not whether people with disabilities have rights but whether they
can enjoy those rights; and that convention language be based on elements which already have a consensus. He announced that the first step is to overcome four arguments against this convention: that the existing six human rights conventions are enough; that the standard rules are enough; that it is too difficult for States to implement; and that States won't sign, so why bother with a convention.

Fourteen countries then made 10 minute interventions, 10 NGO's gave five minute statements and the meeting adjourned. Twenty people from disabled people's organizations met during the lunch break. Landmines Survivors Network and DPI agreed to draft an overall statement which we reviewed, signed and submitted.

The second day was devoted to working in groups. Expert Cynthia Waddell helped our English-speaking group's vice president, Senator Moss from Jamaica, and led the group through a review of the Mexican submission. There was a great deal of commenting, suggesting, changing and confusion. The reporters from the three groups integrated the input and on the third day, a two-page President's Text was reviewed by the delegates in great detail, with careful attention to nuance. All present support a convention, except the United States and Canada won't join because they are currently "reviewing and formulating positions," though they support "selected elements."

-- Sylvia Caras, PhD, Section member

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A Guide For People with Disabilities and Other Activity Limitations

The Center for Disability Issues and the Health Professions (CDIHP) at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California, announces a new 36 page guide to help people with disabilities be better prepared for large or small-scale emergencies. This guide helps people take responsibility for their own safety during emergencies and evacuations and work effectively with first responders.

This Guide is available at no cost from <www.cdihp.org/pdf/finalv4brochure.pdf>, or to order a hard copy, send a check payable to CDIHP for $24 (includes shipping, handling and applicable tax) to CDIHP, 309 E. 2nd St., Pomona, CA 91766-1854. Contact CDIHP for pricing on bulk or international orders at Phone: (909) 469-5380, TTY (909) 469-5520, Fax: (909) 469-5407, Email: <evac@westernu.edu>.

-- Sylvia Caras, PhD, Section Member

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Convention.Yes

Convention.Yes was the bumper sticker on the backs of the wheelchairs. Convention.Yes was the goal. Convention.Yes was the Decision passed.

Three panels provided expert input to the Second Ad Hoc Committee to consider proposals for a comprehensive and integral international convention to promote and protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. They emphasized both human rights and social development, noting that “the indivisibility, independence and interrelatedness of all human rights - civil, political, economic, social and cultural – are of equal importance and equal weight in both jurisprudence and practice.” Panel members also suggested methods of monitoring and addressing violations.

A third Ad Hoc Committee will convene next May/June 2004. In the meantime a Working Group - 27 states, 12 NGO’s of people with disabilities, and one representative from national human rights institutions accredited to the International Coordination Committee -- will meet in January to draft for the Committee’s consideration a compiled convention with bracketed options.

People with psychiatric disabilities hold one of the twelve slots. Tina Minkowitz, UN representative of the World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry, <www.wnusp.org>, provided a fact sheet of human rights violations based on psychiatric disability.

-- Sylvia Caras, PhD, Section Member

PROGRAM IN A NUTSHELL

PROGRAM IN A NUTSHELL (preliminary):
Mental Health Section-sponsored sessions and events
(APHA, San Francisco, November 15-19, 2003)



SUNDAY, November 16


2:00 - 3:30 PM
Mental Health Section Council Meeting

4:00 - 5:30 PM
Mental Health Section General Business Meeting



MONDAY, November 17


7:00 - 8:00 AM
New Freedom Commission Report Breakfast with Mike Hogan and others

8:30 - 10:00 AM
Mental Health Care in the Criminal/ Juvenile Justice Systems

Culture-Specific Mental Health Intervention

10:30 AM - Noon
Aftermath: Response to Terrorism and Other Disasters

Rema Lapouse Award Lecture

12:30 – 2:00 PM
Roundtable on Etiology and Prevention of Violence among Youth

12:30 – 2:00 PM (cont.)
Involving Consumers and Family Members
in Treatment Decisions

2:30 – 4:00 PM
Carl Taube Award Lecture

Psychological Dimensions of HIV


4:30 – 6:00 PM
Management of Personal Funds as a
Component of SMI Care

Origins/Prevalence of Behavioral Health Problems (poster session)

Poster Session: Diverse Topics

Suicide and Victimization in the Public Health Context (poster session)


6:30 - 11:00 PM Mental Health Section Gala and Awards Dinner
Awards, Dinner, Music & Dancing
Green Room at the San Francisco War Memorial (Veterans Building)


TUESDAY, November 18


8:30 – 10:00 AM
Observations on Mental Health Service Delivery (poster session)

New Research on Depression (poster session)

Helping Families Cope with FASD and Autism

Kenneth Lutterman Award Session

Mental Health Services for Clients without Fixed Address

10:30 – Noon
APHA Plenary Session #3 – Global Urbanization and Mental Health, Norman Sartorius, former Director, Mental Health Division, World Health Organization

12:30 – 2:00 PM
Bruno Lima Symposium

Disorders among Children

2:30 – 4:00 PM
Environment, Lifestyle, and
Mental Resiliency (roundtable)

Beyond QI: Promoting Real Quality
and Accountability in Mental Health Systems

Psychological Dimensions of HIV Infection

4:30 – 6:00 PM
New Approaches to MH Service Delivery (roundtable)

“I’m Not ‘Mental’ or Anything” – Treatment Issues Among Teenage Youth

WEDNESDAY, November 19

7:00 – 8:00 AM
NIMH Breakfast: New Findings in the Neurobiology and Epidemiology of
Psychiatric Disorders

8:30 – 10:00 AM
Medications and Diagnostic Tools as Aids and Barriers to Care (poster session)

Beyond the Bottom Line: Effects of Managed Behavioral Care for Treatment Outcomes

Making Public Health Whole: Integration of Behavioral and Primary Care


12:30 – 2:00 PM
Interaction between Mental and Somatic Health Status

Mental Health Services Delivery: Problems and Processes

2:30 – 4:00 PM
Innovative Applications of Databases to Mental Health Epidemiology

Reinventing the Mental Health Workforce

6:30 – 8:00 PM
Mental Health Section Council Mtg.

2003 Mental Health Section Leadership

Mental Health Section Leadership 2003
Mental Health Section website is at this address. http://amh.health.state.hi.us/apha/index.html
APHA, 800 I. Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001-3710 (202) 777- 2742 (202) 777-2532 (fax)


Chair
Janice E. Cohen MD
(415) 566-6683

Chair-Elect
William H. Fisher, PhD
University of Massachusetts
5 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655
(508) 856-8711
(508) 856-8700 (fax)
Bill.Fisher@Umassmed.edu
251 Prospect Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Past-Chair
Richard H. Beinecke, DPA, ACSW
61 Lang Street
Concord, MA 01742
(617) 573-8062(w)
(978) 371-3168 (h)
(978) 371-2080 (fax)
rickdeb61@aol.com

Secretary
James E. Hall, PhD
Northeast Psychiatric and Psychological Institute
380 Copperfield Boulevard
Concord, North Carolina 28025
(704) 262 1800
(704) 262 1818
Fax: (704) 262 1836
Jhall@northeastmedical.org

Program Chair for 2003

Michael J. Stoil
Conwal Incorporated
6858 Old Dominion Drive, Ste 200
McLean, VA 22101
Ph: (703) 448 2300 X306 Fax: (703) 448 3089
mjstoil@erols.com
mstoil@conwal.com

Governing Council

Anita Saranga Coen, LCSW 2003-2004
4039 S. Quince St.
Denver Co. 80237
(303) 721-1032
(720) 988-9633 (cell)
focuseval@aol.com



Jean Demmler, PhD 2002-2003
Graduate School of Social Work
University of Denver
2148 S. High St.
Denver, CO 80208
(303) 871-4099
jdemmler@du.edu

Mary E. Evans, MSN, Ph.D 2002-2003
College of Nursing
University of South Florida
12401 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612
Ph: (813) 974-9112
mevans@hsf.usf.edu
mevans@com1.med.usf.edu

John Kastan, PhD 2004-2005
St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Centers of NY
Behavioral Health Services
203 W. 12th Street
O’Toole Building, Rm 603
New York, NY 10011
Ph: (212) 604-1571 Fax: (212) 604-8794 (fax)
jkastan@svcmcny.org

Section Council

Roger A.Boothroyd, PhD
Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute
13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, MHC 2719
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida 33612-3807
Ph: (813) 974-1915 Fax: (813) 974-9327
boothroy@fmhi.usf.edu
502 Stratfield Drive
Lutz FL 33549
Ph: (813)-949-9046

David Y. Brown
Senior Research Associate
CARF...The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission
4891 East Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: (520) 325-1044 ext. 105
Fax: (520) 318-1129
dbrown@carf.org

Rani A. Desai, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Yale University Dept. of Psychiatry
Associate Director, Northeast Program Evaluation Center NEPEC/182
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516
203-932-5711 x3615
203-937-3463 (fax)
desai@biomed.med.yale.edu


Matthew Johnsen, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Research Director, Program for Clubhouse Research
Center for Mental Health Services Research
Department of Psychiatry
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lave Avenue North
(T) 508-856-8692 (F) 508-856-8700
matthew.johnsen@umassmed.edu

Virginia Mulkern, PhD
Human Services Research Institute
2336 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
Ph: (617) 876-0426
mulkern@hsri.org

Kenneth Thompson, MD
6108 Kentucky Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Ph: (412) 383-9805 Beeper (412) 565-8078
ThompsonKS@MSX.UPMC.EDU


COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Booth and Local Events Coordinator

Gloria Jane Thornton, MA, MFT
Senior Health Promotion Specialist
Blue Cross of California
State Sponsored Programs
816 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 474-2212 (415) 474-9508 (fax)
Gloria.Thornton@wellpoint.com

Bruno Lima Symposium/MH Section Representative to the Task Force on Aging

John M. de Figueiredo, MD
Department of Psychiatry
Yale School of Medicine
PO Box 573
Cheshire, CT 06410
(203) 757-6060 (203) 757-5382 (fax)
johndefig@earthlink.net

Consumer Survivor/Family Member

Sylvia Caras
People Who
146-5 Chrystal Terrace
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 426-5335 (ph/fax)
sylvia@peoplewho.org


San Francisco Annual Meeting Local Liaisons

Dorothy Shaffer, RN, NP, MSN (family member)
SF Mental Health Board
1380 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 759 7151 (415) 722 4492
DandJS9@aol.com

Alan Mickey Shipley (consumer)
1825 Mission Street #333
San Francisco, CA 94103-3539
(415) 255-3153 Cell: (415) 810 6913
alanshipley@hotmail.com

Philadelphia Annual Meeting Local Consumer Survivor Liaisons

Joseph Rogers
National Mental Health Consumers’ Self Help Clearinghouse
1211 Chestnut Street, Suite 1207
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 751-1810 x292 Toll Free 800-553-4539 x292
(215) 636-6312 (fax)
jrogers@mhasp.org
www.mhselfhelp.org

Membership
Jean Demmler, PhD

Newsletter Editor

Elizabeth (Betty) Lin, PhD
Center for Addiction & Mental Health
ARF Site, Room T313
33 Russell Street
Toronto, ON, Canada
Ph: (416) 535-8501 x 4102
Elizabeth_Lin@camh.net

Nominations

Richard H. Beinecke, PhD

Policy Committee

Bill Fisher

John Kastan

John S. Lyons, Ph.D.
Mental Health Services and Policy Program
Northwestern University
710 North Lakeshore Drive, Abbott 1206
Chicago, Il. 60611
(312) 503-0425 (312) 503-0466 (fax) (312) 209-4940 (Cell)
jsl329@northwestern.edu

Rema LaPouse Award

Anthony Kouzis
Johns Hopkins University
4100 North Charles Street #411
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
akouzis@jhsph.edu

Section, Student, and Carl Taube Awards

Roger A.Boothroyd, PhD
Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute
13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, MHC 2719
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida 33612-3807
Ph: (813) 974-1915 Fax: (813) 974-9327
boothroy@fmhi.usf.edu
502 Stratfield Drive
Lutz FL 33549
Ph: (813)-949-9046

Web-site

Michael Wylie, Ph.D. (Site Sponsor)
Associate Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI 96822
Ph: (808) 539-3941
Fax: (808) 539-3940
wylie@hawaii.edu

Casie H. Tanimura (Web Master)
CHTANIMU@hsh.health.state.hi.us


APHA National Committee Membership

Rick Beinecke
Sylvia Caras
John M. de Figueiredo
Martin Gittelman

Continuing Education, Special Sessions, and Leadership Support

Evelyn L. Barbee, PhD, RN
12 Hall Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02136
Ph: (617) 524-8899
Ebarbee@erols.com

Martin Gittelman, PhD
Manhattan Psychiatry Center
New York University
100 West 94thh Street
New York, NY 10025
(212) 663-0131 (ph)
(212) 725-7875 (fax)
wrfnewyork@msn.com

Rex Green PhD
PO Box 1151
Cupertino, CA 95015
(408) 255-0671
(408) 255 0238
RSGreen@Pangeatech.com

Phil Leaf, PhD
Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence
624 North Broadway, Room 819
Baltimore, MD 21205
410 955-3962
410 955-9088 (fax)
pleaf@jhsph.edu

Ron Manderscheid, PhD,
CMHS/SAMHSA
Parklawn Bldg. 15C01
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Ph: (301) 443-3345 (43)
Fax: (301) 299-3119
rmanders@samhsa.gov

David Shern, PhD
Dean/Director
Florida Mental Health Institute
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL 33612-3899
(813) 980-2524
(813) 974-4406
shern@fmhi.usf.edu

Zebulon Taintor, MD, FAPA
Department of Psychiatry
New York University Medical Center
19 E. 93rd Street
New York, NY 10128-0608
(914) 398-6526
taintz01@popmail.med.nyu.edu