Robert Trestman, M.D., chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Carillion Clinic in Roanoke, Va., will chair AHA’s Behavioral Health Services Council in 2021. Arpan Waghray, M.D., executive medical director of behavioral medicine at Swedish Health Services and chief medical officer for WellBeing Trust in Sammanish, Wash., will serve as chair-elect. The council is the voice of behavioral health providers and patients for AHA-member hospitals and health systems, and helps shape the AHA's behavioral health advocacy, policy and resource development, with a particular focus on strategic opportunities.

Joining the council in 2021 are: John Boyd, CEO of system mental health services, Sutter Health, Sacramento, Calif.; Kathleen Brady, M.D., addiction psychiatrist and vice president for research, MUSC Health, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston; Mark Chastang, CEO, Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, D.C.; Mary Marran, president and chief operating officer, Butler Hospital, and interim president and COO, The Providence (R.I.) Center; Manish Sapra, M.D., executive director, behavioral health service line, Northwell Health, Glen Oaks, N.Y.; Alpa Shah, M.D., director, Perinatal Mental Health Clinic,medical director of behavioral health, Marshfield (Wisc.) Clinic Health System; and Jair Soares, M.D., chairman, department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, UT Houston Medical School, and executive director, UT Harris County Psychiatric Center, Houston.

Related News Articles

Headline
The Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of the Surgeon General Tuesday released a federal call-to-action for efforts to reduce suicide rates…
Headline
Dallas-based Parkland Health and Hospital System brings physical and behavioral health together by integrating suicide risk screenings in all patient visits,…
Blog
It is often said: healthy mind, healthy body, healthy life. At the 882-bed Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas, marrying physical and behavioral…
Headline
In this three-part series, Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas shares its most successful tools and approaches to help spot and reduce risk factors…
Blog
The opioid epidemic impacts all racial and ethnic groups, but attention paid to this epidemic has often neglected to include Black/African American communities…
Headline
Sejal B. Shah, M.D., and Carla B. Monteiro, a licensed clinical social worker, at Boston-based Brigham and Women’s Hospital write that stigma and disparities…