Here is a list of members from our professional community that are supporting my campaign for President, and what they are saying about my candidacy:

Ana Campo, MD - Associate Dean for Student Affairs, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Barbara Yates Weissman, MD - Area 6 Representative APA Assembly
Carol L. Alter, MD - Chief Medical Officer, Mindoula Health
Christina Mangurian, MD, MAS - Vice Chair for Diversity and Health Equity, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences
Consuelo C. Cagande, MD, DFAPA, DFAACAP - Residency Program Director, Cooper Medical School
Deborah Koss, MD - APA Council on Advocacy & Government Relations
Dionne Hart, MD - Minnesota Representative to the APA Assembly, Assembly Committee on Public and Community Psychiatry
Felix Torres, MD, FAPA - Vice Chair of Acute Care Services, Maimonides Medical Center NY
Gabrielle Shapiro, MD, DFAACAP, DFAPA - Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY
George A. Fouras, MD, DFAPA, DFAACAP - Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
Iqbal "Ike" Ahmed, MD - Hawaii Representative to the APA Assembly, Past-President HPMA, Past-President American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
Jessica Thackaberry, MD - Early Career Representative California Psychiatric Association, University of California, San Diego
John Torous, MD, MBI - Director at Digital Psychiatry Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
Joseph C Napoli, MD, DLFAPA - Area 3 Representative APA Assembly, Past President New Jersey Psychiatric Association
Maria A. Rueda-Lara, MD - Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Maria I. Lapid, MD - Vice Chair, Faculty Development, Center for Palliative Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Mary Ann Schaepper, MD, M.Ed, DFAPA - President-Elect California Psychiatric Association, Founder Schaepper Psychiatry
Matthew Menza, MD - Professor & Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Robert McCarron, DO - Profession & Vice Chair of Education, UC Irvine School of Medicine
Stella Cai, MD - Past APA RFM, APA Board of Trustees

“Dr. Miskimen has demonstrated dedicated, collegial APA leadership in her roles as a Member of the Board, Assembly Speaker. and as President of the New Jersey Psychiatric Association. She is committed to cultural competence and diversity that is vital for APA’s future. I enthusiastically support her candidacy!”

Francis Lu, MD, DLFAPA
Council on Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities,
Chair 2003-2008
Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, Emeritus, UC Davis

"Dr. Miskimen has the experience, vision, energy and persistence that make her the ideal candidate to lead our APA.  Having observed her close up during her year as Speaker and understanding her passion for our profession and for her patients, there is no one more capable.
I urge you to vote for Theresa Miskimen, a strong and unique voice for APA."

Jeremy Lazarus, MD
Past Speaker, APA
Past President, AMA

“I strongly suggest that you consider, in voting for the next President-Elect of the APA, the immense value of a leader representing a rising generation whose own career and investment in the future is at stake, yet with solid experience in what has led to the problems as well as the opportunities of the present, who also represents and understands the increasing multiculturalism of our profession and our patients, and at the same time has demonstrated leadership ability at the top levels of district branch and national organized psychiatry.  Dr. Theresa Miskimen is such a candidate.  Please give her your vote.”

Nancy T. Block, M.D.
Past President, New Jersey Psychiatric Association

“For President-Elect, I support Theresa Miskimen, and hope you will too. I met Theresa in 2014, when I served as a resident and fellow representative on the APA assembly. She was caring and thoughtful. She made it a point to reach out to younger members of the assembly to provide them with support and mentorship. I was one of those lucky to benefit from her guidance. Since, she was elected as Assembly Officer, and then Speaker of the Assembly. While my term on the assembly had ended, I continued to follow her accomplishments. During her tenure, she was able to pass important action papers and position statements contributing to shape our profession and protecting our patients. She is a fierce advocate of psychiatry, psychiatrists and the mentally ill. Her positions are nuanced and thoughtful, evidencing a profound understanding of the issues facing our profession. She has taken important and meaningful stands on physician burnout, maintenance of certification and the stigma facing mental illness, particularly substance use disorders. She values and promotes diversity within the organization. I am confident that, if elected, Theresa will be a fearless and successful leader.”

Elie G. Aoun MD.
General, Addictions and Forensic Psychiatrist
Forensic Psychiatry Research Fellow
Columbia University

“Theresa is a passionate advocate for the care of underserved populations and people diagnosed with serious and persistent mental illness.  Her efforts have been recognized over the years including by U.S. Senator Robert Menendez for excellence in Hispanic Mental Health Advocacy and Leadership and most recently during our May 2018 Annual Meeting, I am convinced that Theresa will provide the effective leadership needed so that the APA continues to meet the needs of our members and those we serve today and tomorrow.”

Rebecca Weintraub Brendel MD, JD
Medical Director, The One Fund Center
Director of Ethics, Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior
Director, Master of Bioethics Degree Program
Harvard Medical School

“I have gotten to know Theresa during our service for APA through her work as Speaker of the Assembly (2015-2018). I believe her leadership skills, fierce advocacy for patients, and commitment to advance our profession will drive the continued growth and excellence of our organization.”

Carolyn Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Rodriguez Lab (Translational Therapeutics Labs
Director, Translational OCD Research Program
Director, Stanford Hoarding Disorders Research Program
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine

“I first met Dr. Miskimen when we served on the APA Board of Trustees together. I was immediately struck by her dynamism and her dedication to the field of psychiatry. She has the experience, both within the APA and in the field at large, to lead us into the future. As an effective communicator, she knows that it takes collaboration and compromise to push the profession forward and she is not afraid to speak up and be the voice of psychiatrists everywhere. Dr. Miskimen is approachable and a master delegator. She identifies the strengths in those around her in order to create teams who will lead the APA into the future and ensure our patients have access to excellent and affordable psychiatric care without compromising the wellbeing of the psychiatrists themselves. Voting for Dr. Miskimen is ensuring the field continues to thrive and that psychiatrists continue to have a seat at every table and a voice in every forum.”

Lama Bazzi MD, MRO, FAPA
APA Board of Trustees
Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist & Forensic Psychiatrist
New York, New York

“I have personally known Theresa for many years. She has held multiple APA roles, and is currently the Immediate Past Speaker of the APA Assembly, while simultaneously serving as Vice-President at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, As a clinician, educator, and mentor, she brings years of experience and tremendous energy to the APA.”

William M. Greenberg, MD, DLFAPA
APA Area 3 Deputy Representative
Professor, St. George's University School of Medicine

“What I like most about Dr. Miskimen’s candidacy is her commitment to social justice issues, particularly around access to care for underserved populations and people with SUDs.  She also understands the urgent need for reform in the ABPN’s maintenance of certification
I urge you to vote for our colleague Dr. Theresa Miskimen as a highly qualified psychiatrist, educator and advocate for our profession.”

David L. Nathan, MD, DFAPA
Princeton Psychiatry & Consulting, LLC

“I am writing to urge you to vote in the 2019 APA election and to let you know that I’ll be voting for Theresa Miskimen, M.D. for APA President-Elect. Theresa has proven over the years that she has the skills, knowledge, and commitment to lead our organization. She is well known for her mentorship and advocacy efforts.”

Muhammad Zeshan, MD
Child &Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow
Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
APA Diversity Fellow
Council on Medical Education & Life Long Learning
APA RFM Assembly Representative

“I have known Theresa since she first joined the New Jersey Psychiatric Association Board decades ago. A Star then, a Star now.
She has my vote without reservation.”

Jack Vernon, MD DLFAPA DFASAM
Two Term Member Of The Board of ASAM
Founding Member of AAAP
First President Of NJSAM
Diplomate of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and American Board of Addiction Medicine

“I usually do not get involved in promoting candidates however once in a while one comes along that is a particularly qualified individual. I have professionally known Dr Theresa Miskimen for a very long time and have been very impressed with her intelligence, her leadership, her drive and her professional demeanor. I strongly support her as the next president-elect of our APA. If you are an APA member and have not yet voted,  please cast your ballot in support of Dr Miskimen.”

Ricardo J. Fernandez, MD
Diplomate ABPN, DLFAPA, DFABAM
Princeton Family Care Associates, LLC