Awards Committee

Kimberly Morrow, MSW,  Chair

Simon Rego, PsyD, Board Liaison


Purpose: The Awards Committee implements organizational awards as defined by the Board of Directors. 

Responsibilities: The Awards Committee, or designated subcommittees, is responsible for the following:

  • promoting awards
  • encouraging applications
  • reviewing submissions and managing confidential discussion of candidates
  • recommending candidates to the Board of Directors for approval
  • organizing the presentation of awards at the Annual Conference
  • recommending new awards as necessary

 Current ADAA Awards

  • Career Development Travel Awards
  • Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award
  • Clinician Trainee Awards
    Jerilyn Ross Clinician Advocate Award
  • ADAA Members of Distinction Award

Annual Conference Committee

Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD; Tanya Jovanovic, PhD, Co-Chairs

Luana Marques, PhD, Conference Coordinator

Membership Committee

Beth Salcedo, MD, Chair

Purpose: The Membership Committee focuses on recruitment and retention of members


Public Education

Neal Sideman; Tami Roblek, PhD, Co-Chairs
Simon Rego, PsyD, Board Liaison

Committee members: Shirley Babior, LCSW, MFT; Kasey Brown, LMSW; Demet Çek, MS; Suma P. Chand, MPhil, PhD; Becky L. Hammett, PsyD; Betty Horng, PhD; Eli R. Lebowitz, PhD; Adam B. Lewin, PhD, ABPP; Karen Martinez, MSc, MD; Steve Martinez, PhD; Andrea Umbach, PsyD; Debra Kissen, PhD; Sarah Knapp, BA; Kathariya Mokrue, PhD; Catherine Pittman, PhD; Amy Przeworski, PhD; Jane Spell, LCPC; Melanie Van Dyke, PhD; Amy E. West, PhD; Jenny Yip, PsyD


Purpose: The Public Education Committee improves and expands public education and outreach about anxiety, depression, and related disorders through webinars and other media and collaborations.


Responsibilities: The Public Education Committee, or designated subcommittees, is responsible for the following:

  • assisting staff in identifying experts who can respond to media questions and provide content and expert information for all uses
  • identifying new areas and media for outreach, e.g. social media, videos, web-based events, etc.
  • evaluating ADAA educational activities
  • recommending collaborations, partnerships, campaigns to extend outreach