ADAA's Board of Directors oversee the long-term strategic plan for ADAA, enabling the organization to advance its mission, vision and strategic objectives. ADAA's Board of Directors is comprised of distinguished researchers, clinicians, and psychiatrists from across the United States and Canada who contribute a broad range of experience in patient care, academics and research. The Board of Directors actively helps guide, support and oversee ADAA’s activities—setting long-term goals and priorities for the Association as well as monitoring ADAA’s strategic direction, fiscal health as well as its financial, administrative, and personnel policies.  could not serve the public and mental health professional community without the dedication and commitment of these volunteers, many of whom have demanding full-time careers outside of the work they do for ADAA. 

To accomplish these tasks, the board meets once a month, with special meetings of Board subgroups convened as necessary. The Executive Committee is comprised of the Board Chair, the President Elect, the Treasurer, the Past President and the Secretary.

The President and President-Elect and Treasurer of the Board of Directors are elected by the Board.  The President presides over all meetings of the board. The current President of the Board is Beth Salcedo, MD. Karen Cassiday, PhD is the Past President.

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ADAA Welcomes New Board President Beth Salcedo, MD

ADAA is pleased to announce that Beth Salcedo, MD has assumed the role of President of the ADAA Board of Directors (BOD) effective January 1, 2018. Dr. Salcedo will serve a two year term. Dr. Salcedo succeeds Karen L. Cassiday, PhD, who served as ADAA BOD President from 2015-2017. Dr. Cassiday will now serve as Immediate Past Board Chair.  Read more. 

Read ADAA's 2017 Board Year-End Reflections

Current Board Members

Beth Salcedo 2017_1_0.jpgMary E. (Beth) Salcedo, MD
Board President
The Ross Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders


Karen-Cassiday-website.jpgKaren Cassiday, PhD 
Past President 
The Anxiety Treatment Center, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Sciences



RisaWeisberg2013MemberRecogAwardee.jpgRisa B. Weisberg, PhD 
VA Boston Healthcare System
Boston University School of Medicine


CindyAaronson_websize.jpgCindy J. Aaronson, MSW, PhD 
Mount Sinai School of Medicine


Paul-Holzheimer.jpgPaul Holtzheimer, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
White River Junction VA Medical Center


LuanaMarques-2013ConferenceChair.jpgLuana Marques, PhD
Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital



Vasiliki Michopolous_1.pngVasiliki Michopoulos, PhD
Emory University School of Medicine



Charles Nemeroff.jpgCharles Nemeroff, MD, PhD
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine



Scott Rauch 2017_1.jpgScott Rauch, MD
Harvard Medical School



Sheila_Rauch.pngSheila Rauch, PhD
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta VA Medical Center


blair simpson.jpgHelen Blair Simpson, MD, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric Institute


Michael Van Ameringen, MD.jpgMichael Van Ameringen, MD
McMaster University



Roy-Byrne.jpgPeter Roy-Byrne, MD — ex officio
University of Washington



Naomi Simon_0.jpgNaomi Simon, MD, MSc — ex officio
New York University


Leadership Council

Terence M. Keane, PhD — Chair

Anne Marie Albano, PhD

Jerrold Rosenbaum, MD

Barbara Rothbaum, PhD

Simon Rego, PsyD

Martin Seif, PhD

Murray Stein, MD

Myrna Weissman, PhD

Reid Wilson, PhD

Sally Winston, PsyD

Honorary Board Members

Abby J. Fyer, MD 
New York State Psychiatric Institute

David Hoberman 
Mandeville Films

Michael Gleason
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Consumer Brands, LLC

Terence M. Keane, PhD — ex officio
VA Boston Healthcare System
Boston University School of Medicine
Chair, Leadership Council

Past Board Presidents

  • Karen L. Cassiday, PhD - Clinical Director and Owner, The Anxiety Treatment Center
  • Mark H.Pollack, MD - Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Rush University Medical Center
  • Terrence M. Keane, PhD - Director, Behavior Science Division, National Center for PTSD
  • Jerry Rosenbaum, MD - Chief of Psychiatry at MGH, Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Jerilyn Ross, LCSW - Founder of ADAA