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The focus of the Public Education Committee (PEC) is to improve and expand public education and outreach about anxiety, depression, and co-occurring disorders through website content, webinars, blog posts, social media outreach, and other collaborative educational projects.

We are always looking for new and innovative ways to disseminate high quality information to mental health consumers.  Our committee values fresh ideas and trying out new communication strategies. 

If you are interested in learning more about this committee and how you can be involved, please contact ADAARead the ADAA Committee Guidelines.


  • Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA, Light on Anxiety Treatment Center of Chicago 
  • Neal Sideman, BA,  

Board Liaison

  • Ken Goodman, LCSW, Private Practice, Los Angeles, CA 

Committee Members

  • Grace Berman, LCSW, Child Mind Institute 
  • Sarah Block-Elkouby, PhD, Mount Sinai/Beth Israel
  • Jackie Bullis, PhD, McLean Hospital
  • Rachel Busman, PsyD, ABPP, Cognitive Behavioral Consultants
  • Suma Chand, MPhil, PhD, Saint Louis University  
  • Ken Goodman, LCSW, Anxiety Treatment of the Valley, ADAA Board Member
  • Lara Effland, LICSW, Eating Recovery Center and Insight Behavioral Health Centers
  • Paul Greene, PhD, Manhattan Center for CBT
  • Aarti Gupta, PhD, TherapyNest
  • Mbemba Jabbi, PhD, University of Texas at Austin
  • Eli Lebowitz, PhD, Yale University Child Study Center
  • Courtney Lewis, Michigan State University
  • Karen Martinez, MSc, MD, University of Puerto Rico 
  • Kathariya Mokrue, PhD, York College - CUNY
  • Sarah Olivo, PhD, Lumate Health
  • Catherine Pittman, PhD, Saint Mary's College   
  • David H. Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP, Center of Anxiety
  • Lynne Siqueland, PhD, Children's and Adult Center for OCD & Anxiety 
  • Alisha Suvervi-Vázquez, MD, MPH, MSc, University of Puerto Rico
  • Andrea Umbach, PsyD, Southeast Psych 
  • Melanie Van Dyke, PhD, University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy
  • Saydra Wilson, MD, University of Minnesota