Standing Committees

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

Read the committee guidelines.

The ADAA Board of Directors has defined these committees:

Annual Conference Committee

jsmoller [at] hms [dot] harvard [dot] edu (Jordan Smoller, MD, ScD, )Chair
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.

Professional Webinars

ncf2 [at] case [dot] edu (Norah Feeny, PhD,) Chair

This series of professional education webinars began in August 2013, and it now offers CE credit. Committee members help shape its clinical and research content; tasks include surveying the membership about topics, inviting presenters, and evaluating the series. Watch recorded ADAA webinars. 

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 and mood disorders, OCD, and PTSD through webinars, social and other media, and collaborations. Only members in good standing are eligible to serve on this committee.

Recruitment and Retention

morrowkjm [at] yahoo [dot] com (Kimberly Morrow, LCSW, )Chair

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.

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.