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IPS Committees

The Illinois Psychiatric Society is comprised of many committees, both standing and specialty committees along with task forces for pop-up issues. The work accomplished by our members in these committees provides direction to the Executive Director, Council and staff on policy and advocacy efforts. 

To join a committee or contact a chair, please email your inquiry to kmalloy@ilpsych.org

Access to Care Committee:
Co-Chairs: Dr. Daniel Yohanna
This committee focuses on discussing different issues related to access to care and working with other organizations to share information.

Addiction Psychiatry Committee:
Chair:  Dr. David Lott, MD
This committee is new and will be working on issues related to Addiction Psychiatry.

Anti-Racism Committee:
Co-Chairs: Dr. Adrienne Adams and Dr. Joshua Eloge
This committee is working to stem racism in the mental health field and broaded diversity within psychiatry.

Collaborative Care Committee:
Char: Dr. James MacKenzie
This committee focuses on discussing different issues related to collaborative care and working with other organizations to share information.

Communications Committee:  
Chair:  Dr. Hossam Mahmoud
This committee works to create a cohesive communications plan for the society.  They recognize and plan communication for both members and the public.

Constitution and Bylaws Committee:
Chair: Dr. Linda Gruenberg
This committee works to review and update the society's constitution and bylaws as needed.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Committee:
Chair:  Dr. Theodote K. Pontikes
This committee works on issues related to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The Committee is also very involved in advocacy including legislative and regulatory.

Distinguished Fellows & IPS Awards Committee:
Chair:  Dr. Philip McCullough
This committee selects the Society’s nominees for APA Distinguished Fellowship each year based on the APA guidelines.  Members of this committee must be Distinguished Fellows or Distinguished Life Fellows.

Early Career Psychiatrist (ECP) Committee:
Chair: Dr. Sudhakar Shenoy
This committee is new and and will work on issues related to ECPs with mentoring programs, networking events, etc.

Ethics Committee:
Chair:  Dr. Henry Conroe
This committee is responsible for investigating ethics complaints and has also made an ethics DVD which it is working on distributing throughout the country.

Fiduciary Oversight Committee​:
Chair: Dr. Steven Weinstein
The purpose of this committee is to ensure the IPS Council meets its fiduciary responsibilities for IPS and its members, beyond investments.

Forensic Committee:
Chair:  Dr. Linda Gruenberg
This committee works on issues related to forensic psychiatry.

Geriatric Psychiatry Committee:
Chair:  Dr. Sandra Swantek
This committee works on issues related to geriatric Psychiatry.   

Governmental Affairs Committee:
Chair:  Dr. Kenneth Busch
This committee works with a lobbying firm to advocate for bills that are in the best interest of Illinois psychiatrists as well as against bills that are not in the best interests of psychiatrists and their patients. They meet every other month and it can be attended by conference call.

Newsletter Committee:    
Editor: Dr. Jasleen Singh
Please feel free to submit articles for the newsletter.  Submissions can be sent to kmalloy@ilpsych.org 

Private Practice Committee:     
Chair: Dr. Michael Raida
This committee work on issues related to private practice and eventually will provide mentors to early career psychiatrists.  

Program/Events Planning Committee:
Chair: Dr. Lillian Joy Houston
This committee works on providing CME, education, and networking events to the members of IPS.

Recruitment and Retention Committee:     
Chair:  Dr. Steven Weinstein
This committee focuses on developing ways, including planning events, to recruit new members and retain members.     

Residents Committee:
Chair:  Dr. Jasleen Singh
This committee works on issues related to resident's and preparation for life after residency with mentoring programs, networking events, etc.

Retirement Committee:
Co-Chairs: Dr. Gunnbjorg Lavoll and Dr. Martha Zuehlke
This committee focuses on discussing different issues related to the transistion to retirement and serves as a support system for those struggling to adapt to a retired life style.

Telepsychiatry Committee:     
Chair:  Dr. Jeffrey Bennett
Works on issues related to Telepsychiatry.

Website Committee:     
Chair:  Vacant
This committee helped develop a new IPS website and chooses the website content. The site is definitely a work in progress!  

Women's Committee:
Chair: Dr. Aida Mihalovic
This committee is new and will work on issues related to Women's mental health and issues of work/life balance within the psychiatry field. The committee organizes the IPS Women’s Brunch.

 

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