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WPA Welcomes John Schneider MD as President

Wednesday, May 15, 2019  
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Congratulations and welcome to John Schneider, MD who officially takes over as president of the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association on May 19th. Doctor Schneider is Chief Medical Officer of the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division, serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at MCW, and has served in multiple leadership roles with WPA over the years.

"Over the next two years, I look forward to working with the dedicated leaders who serve selflessly alongside me on the Executive Council, not only to ensure WPA remains a viable and relevant organization, but more importantly, to advocate on behalf of psychiatry to ensure patients needing mental healthcare are well-served," said Schneider. “I also want to take a moment to offer my sincere thanks to my predecessor, Dr. Justin Schoen, for his leadership and commitment to the organization, and in particular, his successful efforts to engage residents.”

WPA congratulates all who were recently elected or appointed to serve on the 2019-2021 WPA Executive Council:

  • President-Elect: Angela Janis, MD
  • Secretary: Jeff Marcus, MD
  • Treasurer: Molli Rolli, MD
  • Councilors at Large: Brian Berendes, MD; Gregory Burek, MD; Barbara Hale-Richlen, MD; Meredith Holbrook, MD; Annaliese Koller Schumate, DO; Anne Miller, MD
  • APA Assembly Representatives: Clarence Chou, MD; Jerry Halverson, MD; Michael Peterson, MD
  • Milwaukee Chapter: Tony Thrasher, DO (President); Julie Owen, MD (ECP)
  • Northern Chapter: Gabriella Hangiandreou, MD (President); Dileep Borra, MD and Erica Larson, DO (ECPs)
  • Southern Chapter: Cindy Stanford, MD (President); Laurel Bessey, MD and Katrina Hickle-Koclanes, MD (ECPs)
  • Resident Fellow Member Reps: Erika Steinbrenner, MD (MCW); Michelle Hume, MD and Jeffrey Mahlum, MD (UW)