Board of Directors and Staff

Elections for the ABPN Board Members
Elections to fill the places of members whose terms have expired take place annually. Neurology and psychiatry are represented equally on the Board. The Board holds meetings several times each year for the purpose of examining candidates and transacting business. Each board member’s biography can be reviewed by clicking on his/her name.

Executive Committee
  • Board Chair Kailie R. Shaw, MD, Tampa, FL
    Board Chair Kailie R. Shaw, MD, Tampa, FL

    Dr. Shaw is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of South Florida, where she served as Vice Chairperson for 15 years and most recently served as Interim Chair of the department from April 2014 until the new Chair assumed duties in July 2015. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Shaw serves as Chair of the ABPN, and Chair of the Communications, Disabilities Accommodations, Review of Psychiatry Appeals, Irregular Behavior, and Nominations Committees. She is also a member of the Psychiatry Council and serves on the Finance, Investment, Faculty Innovation in Education Award, and Strategic Planning Committees. She is also a liaison to the AACAP. Formerly a member of the RRC for Psychiatry and 26th President of AADPRT, Dr. Shaw was appointed to the ACGME's committee to develop Milestones for Psychiatry. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the APA, the AACAP and a member of the ACP. Dr. Shaw served as a Director of the ABFM until 2015 and currently sits on the ABFM Foundation Board.

  • Board Vice Chair Noor A. Pirzada, MD, Toledo, OH
    Board Vice Chair Noor A. Pirzada, MD, Toledo, OH

    Dr. Pirzada is Professor of Neurology at the University of Toledo in Toledo, OH, where he has served as Program Director for more than 15 years. He is also Director of the Electromyography Laboratory, the Chemodenervation Clinic and the Neuromuscular Clinic for the University. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Pirzada serves as Vice Chair of the ABPN, Chair of the Committee to Review Neurology Appeals, the Neuromuscular Medicine Steering Committee and the Vascular Neurology Steering Committee; Vice Chair of the Neuromuscular Medicine Certification and MOC Examination, and Core Competencies Committees; and liaison to the AAN UCNS. He is a member of the Neurology Council and committees on Disability Accommodations, Finance, Investment, Combined Training Program Oversight, Irregular Behavior, Strategic Planning, and Nominations for 2017 Officers. He has been the recipient of the AAN A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award, the AAN CNPD Program Director Award and the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award at the University of Toledo. He has received the Golden Apple Teaching Award at the University of Toledo on multiple occasions. His special interests include use of Botulinum Toxin in the treatment of various neurological disorders, Myasthenia Gravis and medical education.

  • Board Treasurer J. Clay Goodman, MD, Houston, TX
    Board Treasurer J. Clay Goodman, MD, Houston, TX

    Dr. Goodman is Professor of Pathology & Immunology and Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. He is Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education directing the Pre-Clinical Curriculum and he directs the Neuropathology Program. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Goodman serves as Treasurer of the ABPN and Chair of four committees:  Credentials – Neurology, Finance, Investment, and Certification Examination for General Neurology. He is a member of the Neurology Council,  and committees on Conflict of Interest, Research and Development, Strategic Planning, and Core Competencies. At the AAN, he serves on the Education Committee as Chair of the Program Accreditation and Development Subcommittee, and he has held positions of Chair of RITE subcommittee, founding Editor for Online CME for Neurology, and founding Co-Chair of the Credentialing Council of the UCNS. He serves as Treasurer of the Board of Trustee's of the American Brain Foundation. Dr. Goodman is an internationally recognized authority on traumatic brain injury. He is Board certified in both Neurology and Neuropathology.

  • Board Member-At-Large George A. Keepers, MD, Portland, OR
    Board Member-At-Large George A. Keepers, MD, Portland, OR

    Dr. Keepers is the Carruthers Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Keepers serves as Member-At-Large and as Chair of seven committees:  Credentials - Psychiatry, Conflict of Interest, Core Competencies, Certification Examination - Psychiatry/Basic Neurology and Neuroscience, Forensic Psychiatry Steering, International Examination and Delegates to the RRC-Psychiatry. He is also a member of the Psychiatry Council, and committees on Bylaws,  Finance, Investment, Research and Development, Strategic Planning, and Maintenance of Certification for the ABPN.  He is a Distinguished Fellow of the APA and a member of the American College of Psychiatry. Dr. Keepers' earliest research interests included the psychopharmacological treatments of schizophrenia and side effects of these treatments, acute extra-pyramidal side effects (dystonia, akathisia and parkinsonism), tardive dyskinesia, and other aspects of neuropsychiatry and neuropsychopharmacology. His current clinical and research interests continue to be in the field of neuropsychiatry. A former program director, his contribution to psychiatric education continues through his participation in the ACGME Psychiatry RRC and Milestones project.

  • Board Member-at-Large Robert J. Ronis, MD, MPH, Cleveland, OH
    Board Member-at-Large Robert J. Ronis, MD, MPH, Cleveland, OH

    Dr. Ronis is the Douglas Bond Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Ronis served with the National Health Services Corps prior to joining the faculty at CWRU, where he served as Director of Public and Community Psychiatry, Residency Training Director and Vice Chair for Education prior to his selection as Chairman in 2007. Dr. Ronis currently serves as Board Member-At-Large and on the Psychiatry Council for the ABPN. Dr. Ronis is also Chair of four committees:  Bylaws, Combined Training Program Oversight,  MOC Examination - Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry Steering. He is a liaison to the AACDP and the ABFM. Dr. Ronis is also a member of the ABPN Committees on Communications,  Finance, Investment, Appeals Review - Psychiatry, Strategic Planning, Maintenance of Certification, Nominations for 2017 Officers and Delegates for the RRC - Psychiatry.

  • President and CEO Larry R. Faulkner, MD, Buffalo Grove, IL
    President and CEO Larry R. Faulkner, MD, Buffalo Grove, IL

    Dr. Faulkner is President and CEO of the ABPN and Clinical Professor of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. From 1994 until he assumed his current position at the ABPN in 2006, he was VP for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Faulkner is a past Director of the ABPN, a Past President of the AAPL, a past member of the Psychiatry RRC, and a current ex-officio member of the Psychiatry RRC and the Neurology RRC. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the APA and a Fellow of the ACP.

Neurology Directors
  • Board Vice Chair Noor A. Pirzada, MD, Toledo, OH
    Board Vice Chair Noor A. Pirzada, MD, Toledo, OH

    Dr. Pirzada is Professor of Neurology at the University of Toledo in Toledo, OH, where he has served as Program Director for more than 15 years. He is also Director of the Electromyography Laboratory, the Chemodenervation Clinic and the Neuromuscular Clinic for the University. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Pirzada serves as Vice Chair of the ABPN, Chair of the Committee to Review Neurology Appeals, the Neuromuscular Medicine Steering Committee and the Vascular Neurology Steering Committee; Vice Chair of the Neuromuscular Medicine Certification and MOC Examination, and Core Competencies Committees; and liaison to the AAN UCNS. He is a member of the Neurology Council and committees on Disability Accommodations, Finance, Investment, Combined Training Program Oversight, Irregular Behavior, Strategic Planning, and Nominations for 2017 Officers. He has been the recipient of the AAN A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award, the AAN CNPD Program Director Award and the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award at the University of Toledo. He has received the Golden Apple Teaching Award at the University of Toledo on multiple occasions. His special interests include use of Botulinum Toxin in the treatment of various neurological disorders, Myasthenia Gravis and medical education.

  • Board Treasurer J. Clay Goodman, MD, Houston, TX
    Board Treasurer J. Clay Goodman, MD, Houston, TX

    Dr. Goodman is Professor of Pathology & Immunology and Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. He is Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education directing the Pre-Clinical Curriculum and he directs the Neuropathology Program. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Goodman serves as Treasurer of the ABPN and Chair of four committees:  Credentials – Neurology, Finance, Investment, and Certification Examination for General Neurology. He is a member of the Neurology Council,  and committees on Conflict of Interest, Research and Development, Strategic Planning, and Core Competencies. At the AAN, he serves on the Education Committee as Chair of the Program Accreditation and Development Subcommittee, and he has held positions of Chair of RITE subcommittee, founding Editor for Online CME for Neurology, and founding Co-Chair of the Credentialing Council of the UCNS. He serves as Treasurer of the Board of Trustee's of the American Brain Foundation. Dr. Goodman is an internationally recognized authority on traumatic brain injury. He is Board certified in both Neurology and Neuropathology.

  • John B. Bodensteiner, MD, Rochester, MN
    John B. Bodensteiner, MD, Rochester, MN

    Dr. Bodensteiner is currently a Senior Associate Consultant with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He was the William Pilcher Chair and Chief of Pediatric Neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Children's Health Center in Phoenix, AZ and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Neurology at the University of Arizona from 2001 to 2011. Dr. Bodensteiner was the President of the Child Neurology Society from 2007 to 2009. He received the Hower Award from the Child Neurology Society in 2013 and also served as a member of the MOC committee for the society from 2011 to 2013. Dr. Bodensteiner currently serves as an ABPN Director on the Neurology Council, and is also Chair of the MOC Product Review Subcommittee, Committee on MOC Examination - Child Neurology, and the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Steering Committee. He serves as a committee member for Credentials - Neurology,  Finance, Research and Development, Core Competencies, Maintenance of Certification, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Certification and MOC Examination Committees and as a liaison to CNS and PCN.

  • Allison Brashear, MD, MBA, Winston-Salem, NC
    Allison Brashear, MD, MBA, Winston-Salem, NC

    Dr. Brashear is Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. She also holds the Walter C. Teagle Chair of Neurology and is the Interim Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Wake Forest School of Medicine. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Brashear serves on the Neurology Council and on committees on Finance, Investment, Research and Development, Faculty Innovation in Education Award, Irregular Behavior and MOC Examination - Neurology. Dr. Brashear is also the ABPN liaison to CNS and ANA. She also serves on the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Board of Directors and the AUPN Council.

  • Laurie Gutmann, MD, Iowa City, IA
    Laurie Gutmann, MD, Iowa City, IA

    Dr. Gutmann is Professor of Neurology at the Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa and Director of Clinical Trials. She spent 20 years at West Virginia University, where she was the Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program Director, Medical Director for the WVU Hospital Stroke Center, Director of the MDA/ALS Center of Excellence, and Co-director of the MDA clinic. She was also the Residency Program Director for 7 years and Medical Director of the EMG Laboratory for 16 years. For four years, she worked as a program officer in the Office of Clinical Research, NINDS/NIH extramural program. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Gutmann serves on the Neurology Council and is Chair of the Strategic Planning and Professionalism Committees and Vice Chair of the Combined Training Program Oversight Committee and the Certification Examination Committee - Neurology/Behavioral Neurology, Cognition and Psychiatry. She is also Co-Chair of the MOC Examination - Neurology Committee. Dr. Gutmann also serves as a member of the Bylaws, Communications, Credentials - Neurology, Finance, Investment, Appeals Review - Neurology, Faculty Innovation in Education Award, Core Competencies, Maintenance of Certification, Clinical Neurophysiology Steering, and Clinical Neurophysiology Certification and MOC Examination Committees. Dr. Gutmann is a delegate to the RRC for Neurology and is liaison to AUPN,  ABPM&R (Spinal Cord Injury) and the American Stroke Association. She is also a Fellow of the AAN, an active member of the ANA, and a member of the AANEM. Previously, she served as Chair of the RITE examination for three years and as a member of the committee for 10 years prior.

  • Kerry H. Levin, MD, Cleveland, OH
    Kerry H. Levin, MD, Cleveland, OH

    Dr. Levin is Chairman of the Department of Neurology at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. He is director of the Neuromuscular Center at Cleveland Clinic and Professor of Medicine (Neurology) at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Levin serves as Board Secretary and on the Neurology Council. He chairs the Committees on Maintenance of Certification, Clinical Neurophysiology Steering, Clinical Neurophysiology and MOC Examination, and Epilepsy Steering. He is Vice Chair of the Research and Development, Research Award, Certification Examination - Neurology/Clinical Neurology, and Epilepsy Certification and MOC Examination Committees.  Dr. Levin also co-chairs the Neurology Maintenance of Certification Examination Committee. He serves as a member of the Disability Accommodations, Finance, Investment, Appeals Review-Neurology, Core Competencies, and 2017 Officer Nomination Committees. Dr. Levin is also the liaison for the ABMS CCC, the AAEM and the AES.  His clinical interests include electromyography, peripheral neuropathy, and myasthenia gravis.

  • Steven L. Lewis, MD, Chicago, IL
    Steven L. Lewis, MD, Chicago, IL

    Dr. Lewis is Professor of Neurological Sciences at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, where he serves as Associate Chair of the Department, Director of the Neurology Residency Training Program, and Head of the Section of General Neurology. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Lewis serves on the Neurology Council and as Vice Chair of the Vascular Neurology Steering Committee. He also serves on the Communications, Neurology Credentials, Strategic Planning, Neurology Certification Examination, and the Vascular Neurology Certification and MOC Examination Committees.  Dr. Lewis is also Chair of the Neurology Residency Review Committee of the ACGME, and served as Chair of the Neurology Milestones Working Group and Advisory Group for the Neurology Milestone Project, a joint initiative of the ACGME and the ABPN. He is Editor-in-Chief of Continuum for the AAN. Dr. Lewis is also Chair of the Education Committee of the WFN, where he also serves as Editor of World Neurology.

  • Nina F. Schor, MD, PhD, Rochester, NY
    Nina F. Schor, MD, PhD, Rochester, NY

    Dr. Schor is currently the William H. Eilinger Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Neuroscience at the University of Rochester.   She served as President of the Child Neurology Society from 2013-2015 and as Secretary of the American Neurological Association from 2009-2013.  As an ABPN Director, Dr. Schor serves on the Neurology Council and on the Conflict of Interest, Maintenance of Certification, and MOC Examination - Child Neurology Committees. She is Vice Chair of the Certification Examination Committee - Neurology/Clinical Neurology and liaison to the CNS. She was a member of the Science Committee of the American Academy of Neurology from 2009-2015 and the NINDS NST-1 Study Section from 2008-2015.  Dr. Schor’s research program has been continuously nationally funded since 1989 and focuses on the design and preclinical testing of targeted therapies for neuroblastoma.

Psychiatry Directors
  • Board Chair Kailie R. Shaw, MD, Tampa, FL
    Board Chair Kailie R. Shaw, MD, Tampa, FL

    Dr. Shaw is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of South Florida, where she served as Vice Chairperson for 15 years and most recently served as Interim Chair of the department from April 2014 until the new Chair assumed duties in July 2015. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Shaw serves as Chair of the ABPN, and Chair of the Communications, Disabilities Accommodations, Review of Psychiatry Appeals, Irregular Behavior, and Nominations Committees. She is also a member of the Psychiatry Council and serves on the Finance, Investment, Faculty Innovation in Education Award, and Strategic Planning Committees. She is also a liaison to the AACAP. Formerly a member of the RRC for Psychiatry and 26th President of AADPRT, Dr. Shaw was appointed to the ACGME's committee to develop Milestones for Psychiatry. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the APA, the AACAP and a member of the ACP. Dr. Shaw served as a Director of the ABFM until 2015 and currently sits on the ABFM Foundation Board.

  • Board Member-At-Large George A. Keepers, MD, Portland, OR
    Board Member-At-Large George A. Keepers, MD, Portland, OR

    Dr. Keepers is the Carruthers Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Keepers serves as Member-At-Large and as Chair of seven committees:  Credentials - Psychiatry, Conflict of Interest, Core Competencies, Certification Examination - Psychiatry/Basic Neurology and Neuroscience, Forensic Psychiatry Steering, International Examination and Delegates to the RRC-Psychiatry. He is also a member of the Psychiatry Council, and committees on Bylaws,  Finance, Investment, Research and Development, Strategic Planning, and Maintenance of Certification for the ABPN.  He is a Distinguished Fellow of the APA and a member of the American College of Psychiatry. Dr. Keepers' earliest research interests included the psychopharmacological treatments of schizophrenia and side effects of these treatments, acute extra-pyramidal side effects (dystonia, akathisia and parkinsonism), tardive dyskinesia, and other aspects of neuropsychiatry and neuropsychopharmacology. His current clinical and research interests continue to be in the field of neuropsychiatry. A former program director, his contribution to psychiatric education continues through his participation in the ACGME Psychiatry RRC and Milestones project.

  • Board Member-at-Large Robert J. Ronis, MD, MPH, Cleveland, OH
    Board Member-at-Large Robert J. Ronis, MD, MPH, Cleveland, OH

    Dr. Ronis is the Douglas Bond Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Ronis served with the National Health Services Corps prior to joining the faculty at CWRU, where he served as Director of Public and Community Psychiatry, Residency Training Director and Vice Chair for Education prior to his selection as Chairman in 2007. Dr. Ronis currently serves as Board Member-At-Large and on the Psychiatry Council for the ABPN. Dr. Ronis is also Chair of four committees:  Bylaws, Combined Training Program Oversight,  MOC Examination - Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry Steering. He is a liaison to the AACDP and the ABFM. Dr. Ronis is also a member of the ABPN Committees on Communications,  Finance, Investment, Appeals Review - Psychiatry, Strategic Planning, Maintenance of Certification, Nominations for 2017 Officers and Delegates for the RRC - Psychiatry.

  • Joan M. Anzia, MD, Chicago, IL
    Joan M. Anzia, MD, Chicago, IL

    Dr. Anzia is Vice Chair for Education and Residency Training Director in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. She also serves as the Physician Health Liaison for Northwestern Medicine and is a member of the Graduate Medical Education Committee. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Anzia serves on the Psychiatry Council and on the committees on Communications, Credentials-Psychiatry, Disability Accommodations, Finance, Investment and Certification Examination-Psychiatry/General Psychiatry. She also serves as the ABMS Meeting Attendee. Dr. Anzia is a Fellow and Chair of the Finance Committee for the ACP, a Past President of AAP, and a Past President of the Illinois Psychiatric Society.

  • Robert N. Golden, MD, Madison, WI
    Robert N. Golden, MD, Madison, WI

    Dr. Golden is Dean of the School of Medicine and Public Health, Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs, Robert Turrell Professor in Medical Leadership, and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine for 11 years, prior to accepting his current position. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Golden serves on the Psychiatry Council and is Chair of the Research and Development, Faculty Innovation in Education Award, Research Award, Certification Examination - Psychiatry/General Psychiatry, and Psychosomatic Medicine Steering Committees. He also serves on the Finance, Investment, Strategic Planning, and Maintenance of Certification Committees. Dr. Golden is a Distinguished Fellow of the APA and a Fellow of the ACP, ACNP, and CINP.

  • Paramjit T. Joshi, MD, Washington, DC
    Paramjit T. Joshi, MD, Washington, DC

    Dr. Joshi is an Endowed Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Children's National Medical Center and Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences & Pediatrics at The George Washington University School of Medicine, in Washington DC. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Joshi serves on the Psychiatry Council, as Chair of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Steering Committee and as a liaison to AACAP. She also serves on the Communications, Credentials-Psychiatry, Appeals Review-Psychiatry, Research and Development, Combined Training Program Oversight, Strategic Planning, Core Competencies, Maintenance of Certification, and MOC Examination-Psychiatry Committees. Dr. Joshi has held positions as President of the Society of Professors of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and of AACAP. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the APA and the AACAP.

  • Jeffrey M. Lyness, MD, Rochester, NY
    Jeffrey M. Lyness, MD, Rochester, NY

    Dr. Lyness is Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. At Rochester, he formerly served as Associate Chair for Education and Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Program in Psychiatry, and as Director of (medical student) Curriculum and as Medical Director for Continuing Medical Education. He is a Past President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, and also is active as a member of the American College of Psychiatrists and the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Faculty Affairs. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Lyness serves on the Psychiatry Council and Chairs the Certification Examination Committee-Psychiatry/Clinical Psychiatry and the Geriatric Psychiatry Steering Committee. He also serves on the Credentials-Psychiatry, Investment, Conflict of Interest, and Research and Development Committees and on the MOC Product Review Subcommittee. Dr. Lyness is also liaison to AAGP.

  • Christopher R. Thomas, MD, Galveston, TX
    Christopher R. Thomas, MD, Galveston, TX

    Dr. Thomas is the Robert Stubblefield Professor of Child Psychiatry at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He is the Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Program Director for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Thomas serves on the Psychiatry Council and as a member of the Faculty Innovation in Education Award, Core Competencies, and Maintenance of Certification Committees. He is Vice Chair of the Professionalism Committee, liaison to the AACAP Training and Education Committee and Chair of the Task Force on Maintenance of Certification (with AACAP). He was previously Chair of the ACGME Psychiatry Review Committee and the ACGME Psychiatry Milestones Committee. Dr. Thomas is a Distinguished Fellow of the APA, the AACAP and a Fellow of the ACP.

Staff and Offices

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.
Larry R. Faulkner, MD
President and CEO
2150 E. Lake Cook Road, Suite 900
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Phone: 847.229.6500
Fax: 847.229.6600

Staff at the Board consists of dedicated and talented people whose purpose is to assist candidates and diplomates through the credentialing, certification, and maintenance of certification processes. Our Board of Directors and staff also work with committees of specialist and subspecialist physicians to develop our initial certification and MOC examinations, implementation of the Maintenance of Certification Program, core competencies outlines, and other advances related to the fields of psychiatry and neurology.

Communications and Information Services

Staff develops and implements software and systems, maintains the integrity of hardware and databases, and maintains this website to keep our candidates and diplomates informed on the latest developments in our testing processes, examination schedules, content and core competencies outlines, new subspecialties, and other Board business.

For information on systems and software development, please contact Paul Whittington, Chief Information Officer, by email or at 847.229.6549; or Kevin Point by email or at 847.229.6537. For information about this website, please contact Cathy Szmurlo, Manager of Communications, by email or at 847.229.6536.

Credentials and Meetings

Staff processes candidates’ applications for our examinations, verifies physicians’ credentials for admissions to certification and maintenance of certification examinations, and coordinates sites and travel arrangements for Part II examinations and meetings for the Board of Directors. For questions regarding meetings and sites, please contact Pat Janda, Director, by email or at 847.229.6510. For questions regarding credentials, please contact Tina K. Espina by email or at 847.229.6510.

Examination Administration

Staff coordinates with a national network of computer test centers for the administration of our computer examinations and coordinates with examiners and host sites for the administration of Part II and child and adolescent oral examinations. For information on examination administration, please contact Patti Vondrak, Director, by email or at 847.229.6547.

For information on computer-administered examinations, and ADA accommodations for computer-administered examinations, please contact Sylvia Vassmer, MBA, by email or at 847.229.6511. Questions concerning examiner services should be directed to Annette Kerr by email or at 847.229.6521.

Finance and Administration

Staff performs building services functions, accounting, and human resources activities related to the Board. For information on finance, accounting, or office operations, please contact Robin Callen, Chief Financial Officer and Director, Administration, by email or at 847.229.6550. For Human Resources, please contact Valerie Pierce by email or at 847.229.6558.

Research and Development

Staff conducts research projects, scores examinations, and maintains examination-related databases. For information please contact Dorthea Juul, PhD, Vice President, by email or at 847.229.6526, or Jenny Vollmer by email or at 847.229.6532.

Maintenance of Certification

Maintenance of Certification staff communicates Board policies and procedures to diplomates and MOC program sponsors. For information on MOC program applications and product approvals, sponsoring organizations should contact Patti Vondrak, MBA, Director of MOC, by email or at 847.229.6547 or Amanda Bishop by email or at 847.229.6543.

Test Development and Core Competencies

Staff works with committees to build the test item bank, develops and maintains the test item bank, performs editorial services, and assembles computer-administered examinations. For information please contact Linjun Shen, PhD, MPH, Vice President, by email or at 847.229.6563, or Ed Michener by email or at 847.229.6527.

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.

2150 E. Lake Cook Road, Suite 900, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

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