Committees

Committee involvement offers members of the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association the opportunity to contribute to the efforts of the organization while interacting with other members who share common interests. Committee participation is a great way for members to network, share ideas and further WPA’s strategic initiatives.


2023-2025 COMMITTEES


CME Chair

John Schneider, MD


Conference Chairs

Spring/Annual 2024: Annaliese Koller Shumate, DO, Clarence Chou, MD, Tony Thrasher, DO

Fall 2024: John Schneider, MD


Ethics Committee

The WPA Ethics Committee reviews complaints related to unethical behavior or practices of members. Such complaints are investigated, processed, and resolved in accordance with procedures approved by the APA.

Michael Peterson, MD, PhD, Chair - Read Bio

Gregory Burek, MD

Gabi Hangiandreou, MD

Harold Harsch, MD

John Schneider, MD


Legislative Committee

The WPA Legislative Committee works closely with and provide direction to the organization's lobbyist(s) to: 1) monitor and influence legislation that affects mental & behavioral healthcare and the psychiatric profession; and 2) educate and inform WPA membership on advocacy efforts.

Jackie Landess, MD, Chair

Jerry Halverson, MD
Gabi Hangiandreou, MD
Eric Hess, Medical Student
Katrina Hickle-Koclanes, MD
Brandon Huynh, MD

Angela Janis, MD
Erica Larson, DO

Jeff Marcus, MD
David Martin, Medical Student

Mara Pheister, MD

Kayla Pope, MD
Emily Rademacher

Ken Robbins, MD
John Schneider, MD

Justin Schoen, MD

William Swift, MD

Tony Thrasher, DO


Membership Committee

The WPA Membership Committee works with staff to lead efforts related to recruitment and retention of members. Furthermore, members of this committee review member enrollment, reinstatement and transfer applications to ensure applicants have no ethical violations and have met the requirements for membership.

Jackie Landess, MD, JD, Chair
Greg Burek, MD
Alison Jones, MD
Michelle Hume, MD

Distinguished Fellow Advancement Chair
Jerry Halverson, MD
Nominating Committee Chair

Angela Janis, MD


Emergency Psych Task Force

A collaboration between WPA (psychiatry) and Wisconsin-ACEP (emergency medicine) whose aim is to address issues pertaining to quality of care, patient safety, and to be a primary source of subject matter expertise to elected officials and other stakeholders.

Tony Thrasher, DO, Chair

Kerry Ahrens, MD

Greg Burek, MD

Clarence Chou, MD

Katrina Hickle-Koclanes, MD

Annaliese Koller-Shumate, DO

Erica Larson, DO

Julie Owen, MD

Michael Peterson, MD

Kayla Pope, MD

Molli Rolli, MD

John Schneider, MD

Justin Schoen, MD

Erika Steinbrenner, MD


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