COMMITTEES


 
 
The committees, chairs, and descriptions of NYCCAP are:
 
Advocacy Committee
Gabrielle Shapiro, MD
Shervin Shadianloo, MD
Molly Gangopadhyay, MD 
Our Advocacy Committee is focused on having our voices heard by our state and federal legislators; we involve patients and families and attend legislative days in Albany and in Washington. Please contact Gabrielle Shapiro, MD at gabrielleshapiro@me.com if you are interested in more info or becoming involved! Your voice matters!
 
Collaborative Care Committee
Annie Li, MD
Meri Weiss, MD
Molly Gangopadhyay, MD
Uri Meller, MD
Denise Leung, MD
 
ECP (Early Career Psychiatrists) Committee
Scott Shaffer, MD
Jennifer O'Keeffe, MD 
The Early Career Psychiatrist (ECP) committee’s mission is to plan events and programs that support the professional development of early career child and adolescent psychiatrists in New York city. The committee also aims to create networking opportunities. ECPs are child and adolescent psychiatrists who are within 7 years of their training.

International Committee
Khadijah Watkins, MD
The committee is to disseminate and promote the practice of child and adolescent psychiatry with a global perspective in mind. We provide the support needed for the council members to understand the state of child psychiatry internationally and establishing relationship and collaborating with other child psychiatrist from around the world. Our activities are planned with this goal in mind. For example, we assist our members in preparing projects and presentations abroad or nationally.
 
Communications Committee
Olga Leibu, MD
Owen Muir, MD (2nd year)
The committee's goal is to reach our vast membership to provide educational, practical, inspirational, social, newsworthy, and advocacy-related information in the most effective ways. We hope to use the benefits of technology, social media--i.e. Twitter/Facebook--and other meaningful tools to engage our audience in every realm of the field. We hope this is not a one-sided effort of providing information but for this to be an interactive communication tool to encourage our followers to actively engage by re-sharing meaningful posts to increase the bigger community's awareness about child and adolescent psychiatry in NYC and in general. Our goal in making this platform as real and dynamic as possible includes welcoming any feedback on how to make this a more helpful tool and mode of communication for everyone.
 
Membership Committee
Carolina Zerrate, MD
Victoria Pham, MD
Olga Leibu, MD

The committee strives to provide members with benefits and resources, promote members' participation, and increase membership through recruitment/renewal.
 
Medical Students Committee
Beth Belkin, MD
Byron Young, MD
Vera Feuer, MD
Yunan Nie (medical student)
 
Newsletter
Jose Vito, MD, Editor-in-Chief
Akeem Marsh, MD, Editorial Board Member
Shervin Shadianloo, MD, Editorial Board Member
 
Training Committee
Cathryn Galanter, MD
Oliver Stroeh, MD

The Training Committee develops and oversees New York Council activities related to psychiatry trainees. We work closely with the Members-In-Training (MIT) Committee, which is comprised of trainees. The primary aim of the Training Committee is to facilitate trainee involvement within the NY Council and the larger AACAP organization. We provide direct supervision for MIT committee, links trainees with mentors, provides leadership on NY Council trainee grant selection and sponsors events that are geared toward trainees.
 
MIT (member-in-training) Subcommittee of Training Committee
Jessica Simberlund, MD
Robert Dugger, MD
Owen Muir, MD (2nd year)
 
For more information, please email info@nyccap.org.