History

Julia Murray, MD
Assembly Delegate
Private Practice
Ravi Ramasamy, MD
Alternative Delegate / Disaster Liaison

Seattle Children's Hospital and UW Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

About Us

Elected and Appointed Members of the WSCCAP Executive Committee
Zsolt Lorant, MD
Membership Liaison and Assembly Delegate, WSCCAP
The Everett Clinic

The Executive Team

Soo-Jeong Kim, MD
​Continuing Medical Education (CME) Delegate

Seattle Children's Autism Center and UW Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Avanti Bergquist, MD, MS, FAPA, DFAACAP
Advocacy Liaison and Assembly Delegate
Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood and Anxiety Center
Jeremy Kruger, MD
Fellow Representative (2019-2021)
Seattle Children's Hospital
Aditi Sharma, MD
President Elect, WSCCAP

​Seattle Children's Hospital and UW Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Hannah Jeon
Administrative Director
Seattle Children's Hospital

Clare Einberger
​Medical School Representative (2019-2020)

Terry Lee, MD
​Assembly Representative

​Community Health Plan of Washington and UW Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

WSCCAP
In December, 1978, John Dunne, then just a year and a half out of training, thought that we needed an organization for the approximately 70 child psychiatrists in the state. He made calls to four established leaders locally: Robert Reichler, then head of the UW Division of Child Psychiatry, Michael Rothenberg, an influential member of the faculty, Charles Mangham, patriarch of the child psychoanalysts, and Richard Gode, a respected member of the private practice community, inviting them to a meeting to discuss organizing a regional organization. Although supportive of the idea of a regional organization, Dr. Mangham declined the invitation to attend the meeting.  Dr. Dunne met with the other three in early January, 1979, agreeing to push ahead with a general meeting inviting all child psychiatrists. Held in March, that meeting drew more than thirty child psychiatrists from western Washington. They voted to form a regional organization and appointed John Dunne and Tom Broughton to draft by-laws. Another general meeting was scheduled for June. Again about thirty child psychiatrists attended. The proposed by-laws, which had been drafted in consultation with Virginia Q. Bosch (now known as Virginia Anthony), Executive Director of AACP, were accepted without modification and the organization was born. 

The national organization and state regional organizations did not insert “and Adolescent” into their official names until 1990 when there was an attempt by the American Society of Adolescent Psychiatry to create a special certification for adolescent psychiatry.
Carol Rockhill, MD
Treasurer, WSCCAP

​Seattle Children's Hospital 

Shannon Simmons, MD, MPH
President, WSCCAP

​Medical Director, PBMU

​Seattle Children's Hospital and UW Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences