Welcome to the American Association of Psychiatric Administrators,
It is my privilege to welcome you to our organization as the 2017 president of the AAPA. We are a diverse organization of psychiatrists with interest in administration with backgrounds of leadership in the private sector and public sector. Our members have significant roles within hospitals, large health systems, private practice, managed care, academic centers, and the pharmaceutical industry. The common cord which ties us together is interest in developing administrative skills. We provide educational resources, such as our Journal Psychiatric Administration and Management, symposia, courses, and mentorship opportunities to our membership. We have experienced rapid growth in recent years, with the addition of over 30 new members this year alone. Many psychiatrists now recognize whatever role they choose, there will likely be an additional administrative component to their clinical duties. We hope you will join us for upcoming events during the Institute of Psychiatric Services in New Orleans in October 19th through 22nd, 2017 and at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting in New York, May 5th through 9th, 2018.