The purpose of this committee is to build and promote ADAA membership, as well as increase retention of current members. The committee strategizes on developing new recruitment materials and outreach plans to promote the value of ADAA membership. Committee members participate in conference activities and cultivate member engagement throughout the year.
Membership Committee Chair
Brian Schmaus, PhD
Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago
Risa Weisberg, PhD
VA Boston Healthcare System
Boston University School of Medicine
Membership Committee Chair – Brian J. Schmaus, PhD
Dr. Brian Schmaus is a clinical psychologist at the Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Schmaus has received training from leading experts in the fields of anxiety and related disorders. He uses empirically supported treatments and tailors every treatment plan to the specific clinical needs of the patient. Dr. Schmaus has extensive experience working with anxious patients on the Autism Spectrum, and he has given several presentations at national conferences on the topic. He has also presented on anxiety and anxiety related disorders and has authored publications in peer-reviewed journals.
I first attended ADAA in 2008 and I have attended the annual conference every year since. I find the conferences to be both informative as well as enjoyable. I have presented on several topics at ADAA over the past many years, and I have also been involved in various leadership positions, including: being on the Conference Committee, being on the CDLP, and most recently, being the chair of the Membership Committee. I enjoy attending the conference as well as helping to make it a great experience for others.