Oregon Psychiatric Association The Psychiatrists' Program




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The Child Psychiatry Committee is composed of the executive committee of the Oregon Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The committee provides input on important child and adolescent psychiatry issues.
Kirk Wolfe, M.D.

The CME Committee reviews all OPA CME applications and approves credit hours. It maintains OPA's certification.
Scott Reichlin, M.D.

The Ethics Committee conducts ethics investigations and hearings as needed. It also consults with members who have questions about ethical issues. See Ethics Guidelines.
Victor Richenstein, M.D.

The Fellowship Committee provides information to members about APA fellowship opportunities. It recommends candidates for APA Distinguished Fellowship.

The Legislative Committee reviews and recommends OPA positions on proposed legislation and administrative rules. Working with OPA's lobbyist, the association cooperates with other organizations to address important public policy issues and to encourage the involvement of psychiatrists in the political process. (Find your legislator.)

Member Assistance
The Member Assistance Committee works with members who may be facing personal or professional challenges. Committee leaders meet quarterly with the chair and executive director of the Board of Medical Examiners to discuss issues related to psychiatrists.
Henry Grass, M.D.

The Membership Committee reviews and recommends actions on specific member requests. The committee leads efforts to build membership. Join OPA.
George Keepers, M.D.

The Nominating Committee presents a slate of candidates to the membership each year for the elected offices and members of the Executive Council as established in the bylaws. The committee is chaired by the immediate past president and includes the president elect and three OPA members chosen at the Fall CME Meeting.
Christopher Lockey, M.D.

The Program Committee develops educational programs for the two scientific meetings of the general membership each year. This committee may become active in developing other educational activities for the organization as appropriate. (View the Event Calendar to see upcoming educational programs)
Lee Shershow, M.D.

Public Information and Education
The PIE Committee is OPA's interface with the community. It serves as a liaison with NAMI-Oregon and coordinates OPA's involvement in public affairs activities.
Thomas Dodson, M.D.

Public Psychiatry
The Public Psychiatry Committee operates through a listserv. The committee provides vital information to psychiatrists who work in the public sector or who are affected by public mental health systems.
Michael Willet, M.D.

Clinical Programs
OPA produces two clinical programs during the year. Each features outstanding faculty members addressing vital treatment issues. The winter-spring meeting is held in the Portland area. The fall meeting is held in Ashland.

Oregon Foundation for Psychiatric Education
The Oregon Foundation for Psychiatric Education was established in 2004. The Foundation is incorporated under the laws of Oregon as a non-profit corporation and qualifies under the current US Internal Revenue Service code as an exempt organization engaged in educational and charitable activities. ALL CONTRIBUTIONS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE to the extent provided by law.

The Oregon Foundation for Psychiatric Education exists to support educational activities and programs related to psychiatry and the care and treatment of individuals suffering from mental disorders.

To help support the Foundation, individuals and organizations are encouraged to make tax-deductible contributions. You may do so by making your generous check payable to the Oregon Foundation for Psychiatric Education and mail to:

PO Box 21571
Keizer, OR 97307