2018 Executive Committee


Elected and Appointed Members of the WSCCAP Executive Committee:

Avanti Bergquist, MD: President. Dr. Bergquist joined WSCCAP as the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) Behavioral Health Work Group Alternate Delegate. She also serves as the Advocacy Liaison. Dr. Bergquist is an Acting Assistant Professor at the UW and an attending psychiatrist at Eating Recovery Center.  She is also a member of the AACAP Inpatient, Residential, and Partial Hospitalization Committee.

John Dunne, MD: AACAP Assembly Representative, Program Chair. Dr. Dunne founded WSCCAP in 1979. He was in private practice for over 35 years and now a consultant with the Partnership Access Line (PAL) at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Dr. Dunne is a Co-chair of the AACAP Member Benefits Committee and a member of the Health Information Committee. He has served twice as a member of the Task Force on AACAP’s relationship with PHARMA and has chaired the Task Force on the Catcher in the Rye Awards. He was a recipient of the Catcher in the Rye Award in 1997. 

Jason Garner, MD: Fellow (F1) Representative.  Dr. Garner is a resident in the UW Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship program.


Nayla Khoury, MD: Fellow (F2) Representative.  Dr. Khoury is a resident in the UW Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship program.


Zsolt Lorant, MD: AACAP Assembly Representative. Dr. Lorant joined the WSCCAP Executive Committee in 2003 and has held all of its official positions. He serves on AACAP committees every year. Dr. Lorant works for the Everett Clinic and is a co-manager to the Child and Adolescent List-serve of 1100 members.

Julia Murray, MD: Alternate Assembly Representative. Dr. Murray is an active member in the Washington State Psychiatric Association as well as in the Washington State Medical Association. She has a private practice on Queen Ann Hill and sees children, adolescents, and adults.

Carol Rockhill, MD: Secretary/Treasurer. Dr. Rockhill joined the WSCCAP Executive Committee in 2017. She is  an attending on the Seattle Children’s Hospital Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit and supervises residents, fellows, medical students as a University of Washington faculty member. 


Shannon Simmons, MD: President Elect. Dr. Simmons was elected as president elect this year succeeding Dr. Bergquist. Dr. Simmons is an attending on the Seattle Children’s Hospital Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit and supervises residents, fellows, medical students as a University of Washington faculty member. She moved to Seattle in 2013 after finishing her training in Chicago in 2013.

Madeline Wielgus, MS: Administrative Director. Ms. Wielgus joined WSCCAP in 2014. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Seattle Pacific University, where she studies emotion reguation.  





Goals

  • To constitute a scientific forum representing all the varieties of function within child and adolescent psychiatry (administration, research, training, clinical expertise) for the discussion of subjects related to the emotional needs of children and adolescents.
  • To promote the teaching of child and adolescent psychiatry in our state.
  • To be concerned with research investigation and evaluation in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry.
  • To communicate and collaborate with other professional groups concerned with the health, welfare and education of children and adolescents.
  • To provide liaisons with constituted professional, lay and political organizations at local, state and national levels in areas of our concern.
  • To be available as authorities in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry to local and state community groups (public and private) concerned with health, welfare, and educational services for children and adolescents.










Purpose

To provide a working body of persons who, by their training, interest, collective experience and research capacity in child and adolescent psychiatry, shall be qualified to study, represent and promote such practices as would contribute to the advancement of all aspects of the mental health of children and adolescents.