Melinda L. young, md, DLFAPA candidate, 2019 area 6 (california) trustee american psychiatric association
Being an effective Area 6 Trustee is like being a good cook - it takes more than following a recipe.
I know what members want and need from their membership in the APA.
From long experience - with District Branches, State Associations, and the APA itself - I know how to get it done, either through existing channels or, when necessary, by effectively challenging the system.
I am a tireless advocate for members. I'm not afraid of taking a controversial stand in my advocacy for members.
MEMBERSHIP (current) IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Medical Association California Medical Association Alameda-Contra Costa County Medical Association
American Psychiatric Association, Distinguished Fellow California Psychiatric Association Northern California Psychiatric Society East Bay Psychiatric Association
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry California Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Northern California Regional Organization of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
SERVICE TO PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Psychiatric Association Leadership Positions: Board of Trustees, member 2012-Present Speaker, Assembly of the APA 2013-2014 Speaker-Elect, Assembly of the APA 2012-2013 Recorder, Assembly of the APA 2011-2012 Finance and Budget Committee 2013-2017 Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning 2014-2017 APA Delegation to the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology 2014 Selection Committee, APA CEO/Medical Director 2013 Council on Advocacy and Government Relations 2008-2013 APA Delegation to the American Medical Association 2012-2013 Advocacy and Litigation Fund 2012-2013 Joint Reference Committee 2011-2013 & 2014-2015 Vice-Chair 2012-2013 Member 2011-2012 & 2014-2015 Joint Commission on Government Relations 2000-2003 Assembly of the APA 2008-2016 Assembly Work Groups Long Range Planning 2011-2015 District Branches/State Association Business Health – Chair 2012-2013 Legislative Issues and Public Affairs – Chair 2011-2013 Leadership Training 2009 Assembly Committees Assembly Executive Committee 2011-2016 DSM 5 2011-2012 Reference Committee Member 2009-2011 Chair 2010
California Psychiatric Association/Area 6 of the American Psychiatric Association Council 2005-2007 & 2008-Present Government Affairs Committee Vice Chair 2008-2012 Member 1994-2001 & 2003-Present Federal Legislative Representative 2008-Present Child, Adolescent and Family Committee 1989-2001 CA Medical Association, Alternate Delegate 2010-2015
Northern California Psychiatric Society President 2006-2007 Executive Committee 2005-2011 Councilor-At-Large 2002-2005 Government Affairs Committee 2002-Present Chair 2003-Present Recruitment Workgroup – Chair 2007-2008 Budget and Finance Committee 2006-2008 Professional Education Committee 2006-2007 Representative to the Assembly of the APA 2008-2011 Nominating Committee – Chair 2005-2006 & 2007-2008
Southern California Psychiatric Society Officer 1993-1995 & 1997-1998 Councilor 1989-1994 Child, Adolescent and Family Committee Co-Chair 1989-2001 Government Affairs Committee 1994-2001 State Legislative Representative 1994-2001 Public Affairs Committee 1994-2001 Finance Committee 1993-1995 Membership Committee 1993-1995 Earthquake Response and Recovery Committee 1994 Nominating Committee 1992 Handbook Committee 1991-1992
South Bay Psychiatric Society (Southern California) Officer 1989-1994
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Member Benefits Committee 2005-2018 Committee on Health Care Access and Economics 2000-2006
California Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry President 1999-2001 Officer 1992-1995 & 1997-2002 Regional Representative to the Assembly of the American Academy 1989-2001 of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Southern California Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ROCAP) President 1993-1994 Officer 1990-1995 Executive Committee 1989-2001