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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.


2017-2019 COMMITTEES


CME Chair
John Schneider, MD

Conference Chairs
Spring/Annual 2020: Mara Pheister, MD
Fall 2019: Katrina Hickle-Koclanes, 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
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.

Jerry Halverson, MD, Chair
Angela Janis, MD
Jackie Landess, MD
Jeff Marcus, MD
Mara Pheister, MD
Ken Robbins, 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.

Angela Janis, MD, Chair
Gabi Hangiandreou, MD
Cindy Stanford, MD
Tony Thrasher, DO

Distinguished Fellow Advancement Chair
Jerry Halverson, MD

Nominating Committee Chair
Justin Schoen, MD