Officers And Councillors

Officers And Councillors2019-01-10T10:33:29+00:00

2018 – 2019 Officers

Anita Red, M.D.
Anita Red, M.D.President
Read Anita’s Bio
Erick H. Cheung, M.D.,
Erick H. Cheung, M.D.,President-elect
Read Erick’s Bio
Galya Rees, M.D.
Galya Rees, M.D.Treasurer
Read Galya’s Bio
Michelle Furuta, M.D.
Michelle Furuta, M.D.Treasurer-elect
Read Michelle’s Bio
Ijeoma Ijeaku, M.D.
Ijeoma Ijeaku, M.D.Secretary
Read Ijeoma’s Bio

Past Presidents

Heather Silverman, M.D.

Curley Bonds, M.D.

Joseph Simpson, M.D.

Councillors

David Seigler, M.D.
David Seigler, M.D.Inland Region Councillor
Haig Goenjian, M.D.
Haig Goenjian, M.D.Los Angeles South Councillor
Marc Cohen, M.D.
Marc Cohen, M.D.San Fernando Valley Councillor
Matthew Goldenberg, D.O.
Matthew Goldenberg, D.O.San Fernando Valley Councillor
George Fouras, M.D.
George Fouras, M.D.San Gabriel Valley/East LA Councillor
Zaheeb Idrees, D.O.
Zaheeb Idrees, D.O.San Gabriel Valley/East LA Councillor
Vacant
VacantSanta Barbara Councillor
Linda Do, D.O.
Linda Do, D.O.South Bay Councillor
Julia Krankl, M.D.
Julia Krankl, M.D.Ventura Councillor
Zoe Aron, M.D.
Zoe Aron, M.D.West LA Councillor
Sophie Duriez, M.D.
Sophie Duriez, M.D.West LA Councillor
Zeb Little, M.D.
Zeb Little, M.D.West LA Councillor
Ariel Seroussi, M.D.
Ariel Seroussi, M.D.West LA Councillor
Patrick Wiita, M.D.
Patrick Wiita, M.D.Early Career Psychiatrist Representative
Michelle Meshman, M.D.
Michelle Meshman, M.D.Early Career Psychiatrist Deputy Representative
Katherine Unverferth, M.D.
Katherine Unverferth, M.D.Resident-Fellow Representative
Eric Wagreich, M.D.
Eric Wagreich, M.D.Resident-Fellow Representative
Steve Soldinger, M.D.
Steve Soldinger, M.D.Federal Legislative Representative
Roderick Shaner, M.D.
Roderick Shaner, M.D.State Legislative Representative
David Fogelson, M.D.
David Fogelson, M.D.APA Assembly Representative
Mary Ann Schaepper, M.D.
Mary Ann Schaepper, M.D.APA Assembly Representative
Heather Silverman, M.D.
Heather Silverman, M.D.APA Assembly Representative
Steve Soldinger, M.D.
Steve Soldinger, M.D.APA Assembly Representative
Daniel H. Willick, Esq.
Daniel H. Willick, Esq.Legal Counsel
Mindi Thelen
Mindi ThelenExecutive Director
SCPS Active Committees Page

Officer and Councillor Job Descriptions

President

TERM OF OFFICE
Serves a term of one year. Remains a voting member on Council for three years as Past-President.

SUPERVISES BUSINESS AND AFFAIRS
The President presides at all general meetings of members, Council meetings and Executive Committee meetings.

PREPARES AGENDAS
The President schedules and prepares the agendas for all Council meetings and meetings of the general membership (with the assistance of the Executive Director).

KEEPS COUNCIL INFORMED
The President keeps the Council and Executive Committee informed of the conditions and operations of the Society.

ELECTS COMMITTEE CHAIRS
The President selects, or approves, all chairs of the Society’s committees and task forces.
At the end of each president’s term of office, a letter is written to each committee chair dismissing them from their responsibility so that the incoming president may select his/her own committee chairs.

OUTLINES AND MONITORS COMMITTEE TASKS
The President outlines and updates the purpose and duties of each committee and task force, and monitors their progress.

DIRECTS FORMULATION OF POLICIES
The President directs the Council in formulating policies and programs to further the goals and objectives of the Society.

CONDUCTS ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REVIEW
The President conducts an annual review of organizational performance and effectiveness, including a review of the director’s performance.

RECOMMENDS STRUCTURAL CHANGES
The President recommends changes in the Society’s structure, when necessary, to the Council.

ACTS AS PUBLIC SPOKESPERSON
The President may act as a spokesperson for the Society to the public, press, legislative bodies, and other related organizations (a task that is shared with Federal and State Legislative Representative, the Public Affairs Committee Chair and the Executive Director).

MONITORS FINANCES
The President, with the assistance of the treasurer, monitors Society expenditures to assure operation with the annual budget. (One officer is responsible each month to review internal financial records.)

PROMOTES PARTICIPATION
The President promotes active participation by the members in the Society.

WRITES MONTHLY COLUMN
The President writes a monthly column for the Society’s newsletter.

PRESENTS ANNUAL REPORT
The President may present an annual report of the state of the Society.

SERVES AS SIGNER ON SCPS’ BANK ACCOUNTS
The President serves as one signer on the Society’s bank accounts. There are at least two other signers: the treasurer and the director.

President-Elect

TERM OF OFFICE
Serves a term of one year.

DURING TEMPORARY ABSENCE OF PRESIDENT
The President-elect, in the temporary absence of the president, performs all duties assigned to the president, and in so doing, assumes the powers of the president.

CHAIRS NOMINATING COMMITTEE
The President-elect is the Chair of the Nominations Committee and as such must appoint 7 members to sit on this committee, 5 of which must be voting councillors.

ASSIGNED TASKS
The President-elect performs duties assigned by the president.

MEETING ATTENDANCE
The President-elect attends annual and special meetings as directed by the president.

REPRESENTATION
The President-elect represents the Society to other organizations and associations upon the request of the president.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND COUNCIL
The President-elect serves as a member of the Executive Committee.

EX-OFFICIO MEMBER AND COUNCIL LIASON
The President-elect serves as an ex-officio member and liaison to Council for the Ethics, Well-Being and Impaired Physicians Committees, when these committees are designated to exist by the then-current president.

BECOMES PRESIDENT
The President-elect assumes the office of president upon the expiration of the term of office of the current president.

Secretary

TERM OF OFFICE
Serves a term of one year.

RECORDS MEETINGS
The secretary keeps a complete record of all Council meetings, Executive Committee meetings and meetings of the general membership.

REPORTS MEETINGS TO NEWSLETTER
The secretary summarizes Council and general membership meeting minutes for publication in the newsletter.

RECORDS SUPERVISION
The secretary supervises the historical record-keeping function of the Society.

PREPARES CORRESPONDENCE
The secretary compiles such correspondence as directed by the president, Council, or Executive.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND COUNCIL
The secretary serves as a member of the Executive Committee and Council.

OTHER DUTIES
The secretary performs such other duties as assigned by the president, Council or the Executive Committee.

Treasurer

TERM OF OFFICE
Serves a term of one year.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND COUNCIL
The secretary serves as a member of the Executive Committee and Council. The Treasurer also serves as a member of the Membership Committee.

FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIR
The treasurer serves as the chair of the Finance Committee.

RECORDS SUPERVISION
The treasurer ensures that the Society maintains accurate financial records.

FISCAL INTEGRITY
The treasurer reviews Society expenditures and financial status to ensure financial integrity and provides a monthly report on this status to Council.

ANNUAL REPORT
The treasurer supervises preparation of an annual financial report to be presented to Council and the general membership.

ACCOUNTANT’S TAX FILING
The treasurer ensures that annual tax reports are prepared by a public accountant and filed in a timely fashion with the state and Internal Revenue Service.

ANNUAL BUDGET
The treasurer supervises the preparation of an annual budget to be presented to Council by September for its refinements and for final preparation and approval at the November Council meeting.

OTHER TASKS
The treasurer performs such other duties as assigned by the President, Council and the Executive Committee.

Treasurer-Elect

TERM OF OFFICE
Serves a term of one year.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND COUNCIL
The treasurer-elect serves as a member of the Executive Committee and Council. The Treasurer-elect also serves as a member of the Membership Committee.

SERVES ON MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
The treasurer-elect serves as a member of the Membership Committee and reports membership activities to Council.

ASSISTS TREASURER
The treasurer-elect provides assistance to the treasurer on an as-needed basis.

BECOMES TREASURER
The treasurer-elect upon expiration of the treasurer’s term, becomes the Society’s treasurer.

Regional Councillors, DECPR, ECPR and RFM Representitives

TERM OF OFFICE
Regional Councillors serve a three year term.
RFM Reps serve a term of one year.
ECP Rep serves a one year term as Deputy Rep and a one year term as Rep.

COUNCIL MEETING ATTENDANCE
The regional councilors, ECP Reps and RFM Reps regularly attend all Council meetings. (There are 10 regularly scheduled Council meetings per year; the second Thursday September through June. There is an option to participate via teleconference if necessary.)

KNOWS ISSUES
The regional councilors, ECP Reps and RFM Reps keep apprised of issues to be discussed at Council meetings via packet distributions prior to each Council meeting.

COMMITTEE LIASON REPRESENTATIVE
The regional councilors, ECP Reps and RFM Reps represent the work of one of SCPS’committees and provide the Council with a report of its activities. The may be done by actively servings as chair of one of SCPS’committees.

REPRESENT REGION
The regional councilors regularly report to Council the views, activities and opinions of the region whch elected him/her.

COMMUNICATE WITH CONSTITUENCY
The regional councilors, ECP Reps and RFM Reps provide regular communications to their constituency regarding the ongoing affairs of the Society.

HOLD REGULAR MEETINGS
The regional councilors hold regular (if possible, quarterly) meetings of the membership in their region. These may be social, scientific or informational in nature.

VOTE
The regional councilors, ECP Reps and RFM Reps vote on all issues brought before the SCPS Council.

OTHER DUTIES
The regional councilors, ECP Reps and RFM Reps perform such other duties attendant to the fair representation of the members of their region or as assigned by the president.

SERVE ON NOMINATING COMMITTEE
The regional councilors, ECP Reps and RFM Reps may serve on the SCPS Nominating Committee to help select eligible members from their region who are interested in running for Council.

State and Federal Legislative Representatives

TERM OF OFFICE
Appointed by the president to serve a term of one year.

CO-CHAIR GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Each representative will co-chair SCPS’ Government Affairs Committee and appoint members to assist with the tasks assigned to the committee.

STATE AND NATIONAL NEWS
Each representative will serve as a catalyst for strong grass-roots lobbying regarding current legislative activities that may affect the practice of psychiatry and psychiatric patients.

INFORM MEMBERSHIP
Each representative will inform the members of legislative issues that will affect the practice of psychiatry or psychiatric patients by inserting related articles into the SCPS newsletter.

ATTEND BIENNIAL LEGISLATIVE INSTITUTES
Each representative shall attend an APA Institute on Government Relations every other year (State Institute alternates with Federal Institute so one Institute is held each year).

LEGISLATIVE NETWORK
Each representative will establish a “legislative network: of SCPS members who are willing to write legislators on an “as needed” basis.

KEY PERSONS
Each representative will establish a “key persons” network of SCPS members to keep abreast of current information and actions relative to all legislative bodies.

APA Assembly Representatives

TERM OF OFFICE
Serve a term of four years.

MEMBER OF COUNCIL
APA Assembly Representatives attend all SCPS Council meetings as a voting member.

REPRESENT SCPS AT APA’S ASSEMBLY
APA Assembly Representatives report to the SCPS Council and newsletter after each APA Assembly meeting, providing information discussed at the meeting.

VARIOUS APA COMPONENTS
APA Assembly Representatives have customarily served actively on various APA components.

APA LIAISON
APA Assembly Representatives serve as a liaison between APA and SCPS.

CPA COUNCIL
APA Assembly Representatives sit as voting members of the CPA Council and attend all CPA Council meetings.