The roster of candidates who will compete in next year's APA election was
announced last month by the Nominating Committee, with Jack Drescher, M.D.,
and Carolyn Robinowitz, M.D., chosen to face off in the race for
Drescher, of New York City, is clinical assistant professor at
SUNY-Downstate Medical Center and training analyst at the William Alanson
White Institute. He chairs APA's Committee on Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual
Issues and is a member of the Council on Minority Mental Health, and Health
Disparities. He is a past president of the New York County District
Robinowitz, of Bethesda, Md., is in the private practice of child,
adolescent, and adult psychiatry. She is APA's secretary-treasurer, a member
of APPI's Board of Directors, a former APA deputy medical director, and former
dean at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She is an APA delegate to
the AMA and a member of the AMA Council on Scientific Affairs.
Prakash Desai, M.D., and Donna Norris, M.D., will vie for the
secretary-treasurer position. Desai, of River Forest, Ill., is a past speaker
of the APA Assembly and a member of the Committee on Access and Effectiveness
of Psychiatric Services for the Elderly. Norris, of Wellesley, Mass., is APA's
Area 1 trustee and a past speaker of the APA Assembly.
The race for ECP trustee-at-large pits Richard Granese, M.D., of Orange,
Calif., against Amy Ursano, M.D., of Chapel Hill, N.C. Granese is the former
Area 5 ECP deputy representative, and Ursano is an associate editor on the
APPI Editorial Board.
In this year's contest for member-in-training trustee-elect, Abigail
Donovan, M.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston will run against
Anjali Nirmalani, M.D., of the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Three APA Areas will have trustee races in the election. In Area 1 Jeffrey
Geller, M.D., M.P.H., of Worcester, Mass., will face off against Patricia
Recupero, M.D., J.D., of Providence, R.I.
Two Chicago psychiatrists—Tanya Anderson, M.D., and incumbent Sidney
Weissman, M.D.—will compete for the Area 4 trustee position.
The Area 7 contest pits Louis Moench, M.D., of Salt Lake City against
William Womack, M.D., of Seattle.
The ballots will be mailed on December 22. At about the same time, voting
members with an e-mail address on file with APA will receive e-mails with
instructions for voting online. The final deadline for accepting both paper
and online ballots is 5 p.m. Eastern time on February 6, 2006.
Candidates' biographies and statements will be published in the December 2
issue of Psychiatric News. ▪