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As AAPP has expanded its efforts to advocate for psychiatric pharmacists, it is important to understand the views of and obtain the support of the entire mental health treatment team. As a result, we formed the Interprofessional Advisory Council (IAC) to gather insights from other professionals practicing in a variety of settings. These dozen advisors provide external perspectives on both workforce and practice issues as we work proactively to shape the future of practice. Special recognition and thanks go to our inaugural IAC members listed below.

Benintendi, Melissa
Melissa Benintendi, MS
Beyond Healing Center and Institute
Licensed Professional Counselor EMDR Consultant and Trainer
Springfield, MO
Chasek, Tina Christine
Tina Christine "Tina" Chasek, PhD
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Chair / Associate Professor, Counseling Department
Omaha, NE
Cotes, Robert
Robert Cotes, MD
Grady Health System
Director, Clinical and Research Program for Psychosis
Atlanta, GA
Dillard, Tammy
Tammy Dillard, APRN; PMHNP-BC
Veterans Health Administration
Nurse Practitioner
Chillicothe, OH
Duran, Alexandra
Alexandra Duran, MD
UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center
Houston, TX
Farley, Philip
Philip Farley, MD
Memorial Hermann's Crisis Clinics
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist
Houston, TX
Graham, Melissa
Melissa Graham, PhD
San AntonioFire Department
San Antonio, TX
Gutierrez, Cindy
Cindy Gutierrez, PharmD, MS, BCPP
South Texas Veterans Health Care System
Associate Chief, Clinical Pharmacy Programs
San Antonio, TX
Graham, Melissa Marsden McGuire
Patel, Erin
Erin Patel, PsyD, ABPP
VA- Office of Academic Affiliations
Acting Chief, Health Professions Education
Nolensville, TN
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Gregory "Greg" Payne, MBA
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Lincoln, NE
Phillips, Yancy
Yancy Phillips, MD
Holy Cross Health
Medical Director
McLean, VA
Puri, Siddarth
Siddarth Puri, MD
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health: Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
Associate Medical Director of Prevention
Los Angeles, CA
Stafford, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Stafford, MPH
Director of Research
Arlington, VA


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