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.
Dr. Salcedo has been an active member of ADAA since 2004, serving on the Executive Council as President Elect since 2016. Dr. Salcedo is an ADAA Clinical Fellow and co-chairs ADAA's Women's Special Interest Group. She is a psychiatrist with expertise in diagnostic assessment and psychopharmacologic management of anxiety and mood disorders in adults. Dr. Salcedo has been the medical director of The Ross Center since 2002, and has been with the center since 1997. She has also served as Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the George Washington University College of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Salcedo has been named in Washingtonian magazine's "Top Doctors" consistently since 2010.
"I am both honored and humbled to have been chosen to serve as Board President of such a wonderful organization. I appreciate ADAA's confidence in me and will work hard to serve the board and the membership. It has been a pleasure working with Karen over the last few years and I so appreciate the time she spent in her role as President to ensure that I was kept apprised of all the happenings at ADAA. I am also extremely grateful to have such an impressive and strong staff at ADAA who work tirelessly to support our mission, and I will work hard alongside them to further the causes of our great organization," says Beth Salcedo, MD.
"Beth is a proven leader who shares ADAA's mission to improve the quality of life for those with anxiety, depression and co-occurring disorders by promoting implementation of evidence-based treatments and best practices across disciplines through continuing education and training, and accelerating dissemination of research into practice. Beth is dedicated to ADAA's promise to find new treatments and one day prevent and cure these disorders. We are excited to welcome Beth as ADAA's BOD President," says Susan Gurley, JD, ADAA Executive Director.
The ADAA Board and staff would like to take this opportunity to also extend their sincere appreciation to Karen L. Cassiday, PhD, for her 2015-2017 tenure as ADAA Board President. Under Karen's leadership, ADAA has seen significant revenue, membership and engagement growth and embarked upon a number of innovative initiatives. ADAA looks forward to continuing our collaborative partnership with Karen as she co-chairs the newly launched Women's Special Interest Group, serves as the Board Liaison to the Public Education Committee and assumes her new role as the BOD Immediate Past President.
A special thank you and best wishes also to Mark Pollack, MD, ADAA Past President, as he ends his Board tenure. Dr. Pollack has been an active member since 1991 and has made important contributions to ADAA's outreach, professional education and engagement efforts. ADAA is very thankful and grateful for Dr. Pollack's dedication and support and looks forward to his continued engagement and collaboration.
"Our Board of Directors oversee the long-term strategic plan for ADAA, enabling us to advance our mission, vision and strategic objectives." Ms. Gurley said. "They are distinguished individuals from across the United States and Canada who contribute a broad range of experience in patient care, academics and research. ADAA 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 us. Their hard work, dedicated time and commitment are greatly appreciated and valued by ADAA, our staff and the greater community."
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