Standing Committees

Engaging members in our work is an essential element for sustaining and positioning the organization for ongoing success.

Read the committee guidelines.

Two New Committees Now Forming

Recruitment and Retention

ADAA is convening a Recruitment and Retention Committee, chaired by Board member Beth Salcedo, MD. Members will work directly with ADAA staff to build membership and participate in quarterly conference calls and between calls to (a) contact members who have not renewed, (b) follow-up with past members who said they would consider rejoining on their exit survey, and (c) reinforce the efforts of staff in welcoming new members. Sample emails and templates will be made available.

Members will also organize and evaluate an annual survey and report to the Board with recommendations for potential new services that might add value. This committee will also have a presence at the Annual Conference. To sign up, ADAAPresident [at] adaa [dot] org (send an email)  by August 18.

Professional Webinars

ADAA is forming a new committee to plan and manage its members-only webinars. The committee will be chaired by Board member Norah Feeny, PhD; she has been running this series since its August 2013 inception. This is a fun way to become involved in ADAA and contribute to shaping the clinical and research content that we share with members.

Tasks include surveying the membership about topics, inviting presenters, and evaluating the series. The anticipated commitment is two hours every month to for planning and managing.

Watch recorded ADAA webinars. To join this committee, ADAAPresident [at] adaa [dot] org (send an email) by August 18. 


The ADAA Board of Directors has defined these committees:

Awards Committee

morrowkjm [at] yahoo [dot] com (Kimberly Morrow, MSW, )Chair
dr [dot] rego [at] gmail [dot] com (Simon Rego, PsyD, )Board Liaison

The purpose of the Awards Committee is to implement organizational awards as defined by the ADAA Board of Directors. The committee or designate subcommittees will promote awards, encourage applications, review submissions, and recommend nominees to the Board of Directors for approval. Only members in good standing are eligible to serve on this committee. Learn about the ADAA Awards Program.

Annual Conference Committee

kressle [at] emory [dot] edu (Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD;) tjovano [at] emory [dot] edu (Tanja Jovanovic, PhD,) Co-Chairs
drlumarques [at] gmail [dot] com (Luana Marques, PhD, )Conference Coordinator

Members who are knowledgeable about ADAA’s conference who are and willing to contribute their efforts to broadly recruiting and organizing content and increasing attendance are needed. The time commitment is 3 to 6 hours per every month, especially August through December. Responsibilities include a monthly one-hour conference call; outreach to colleagues encouraging their participation; reviewing, discussing, and selecting submissions to create a unique high-quality educational and networking event; and planning special sessions. The committee is organized into subcommittees led by co-chairs: Research, Clinical/Practice, Posters, Master Clinician Workshops, and Professional Development.

Membership Committee

bethsalcedo [at] gmail [dot] com (Beth Salcedo, MD, )Chair

The purpose of the Membership Committee is to focus on recruitment and retention of members. Only members in good standing are eligible to serve on this committee.

Public Education

nealsideman [at] gmail [dot] com (Neal Sideman;) drtamiroblek [at] gmail [dot] com (Tami Roblek, PhD,) Co-Chairs
dr [dot] rego [at] gmail [dot] com (Simon Rego, PsyD,) Board Liaison

The purpose of the Public Education Committee is to improve and expand public education and outreach about anxiety, depression, and related disorders through webinars, social and other media, and collaborations. Only members in good standing are eligible to serve on this committee.

Scientific Council

kressle [at] emory [dot] edu (Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD,) Chair
nsimon [at] partners [dot] org (Naomi Simon, MD, MSc,) Vice-Chair

Comprised of mid- and senior-level basic and clinical researchers, the Scientific Council contributes scientific expertise and mentorship, actively grows membership, and encourages participation in ADAA among colleagues, students, and fellows. Committee members are committed to the organization and participate in projects that maintain ADAA’s leading edge in research, dissemination, treatment, and advocacy. See the current members of the Scientific Council.