NY Public Psychiatry

The New York Regional Chapters of the American Association of Comumnity Psychiatrists and the American Association of Psychiatric Administrators


  • providing for the effective and efficient consolidation of knowledge and new information regarding administration of mental health facilities, programs and systems by psychiatrists;
  • formulating, promulgating, and maintaining qualifications and standards for all psychiatrist administrators;
  • providing education to psychiatrists and the community regarding the relationship of administration and psychiatric care; and
  • providing better understanding and professional support among psychiatrist administrators by promoting collegiality, networking and consultation.

Our History

The New York Regional Chapters of the AACP and AAPA began meeting together in 2009 to more effectively promote public psychiatry in New York.

Did You Know?

Many of our members are alumni of the Columbia University Public Psychiatry Fellowship Program, initiated in 1981 with funds from the NYS Office of Mental Health.

Annual Conference

The chapter's next annual conference will be held on Friday, May 1st, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Roosevelt Hospital in NYC. The conference will focus on Poverty and Mental Health.

For further information about the chapter or the conference, contact Joanna Fried, chapter president, at jofried@gmail.com or Jules Ranz at jmr1@columbia.edu.

Who We Are

2013-14 Executive Committee

Joanna Fried, MD

Elissa Lapide, MD

Richard Gersh, MD

George Alvarado, MD
Vanessa Bobb, MD, PhD
Matthew Erlich, MD
Marc Manseau, MD
Ulrick Vieux, MD
Rachel Zinns, MD

Past Presidents
Anna Skiandos, DO (2013-14)
Paul Rosenfield, MD (2012-13)
Van Yu, MD (2011-12)
Allison Grollnick, MD (2010-11)
Jeanie Tse, MD (2009-10)
Sheku Magona, MD (2008-9)
Osman Ali, MD (2007-8)

AACP Area II Representative
Pablo Sadler, MD

APA NY Public Psychiatry Committee Chair

Director, Columbia University Public Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Jules Ranz, MD