Board, Scientific Advisory

Sandra Steingard, MD

Board Chair, Burlington, VT
“Open Excellence offers the opportunity to explore effective treatments that do not carry the long-term risks associated with many of the commonly prescribed drugs.”

Dr. Sandra Steingard serves as Board Chair of Open Excellence. She is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the College of Medicine of the University of Vermont. She worked for over 25 years in community mental health where her clinical practice primarily included patients who experienced psychotic states. She serves on the board of the American Association for Community Psychiatry. Since 2020 has been editor in chief of their publication, the Community Mental Health Journal. She is editor of the book, “Clinical Psychiatry: Controversies and Clinical Implications” published by Springer.

Seana O’Callaghan

President & CEO

Jessica Pratt

Chief Communications Officer

Malea Stockton

Chief Administrative Officer

Keris Jän Myrick, MBA, MS, PhDc

Vice Chair, Los Angeles, CA

David Hughes, PhD

Board Secretary/Treasurer, Cambridge, MA

Giovan E. Bazan

Board Member, Chicago, IL

Gayle R. Berg, PhD

Board Member, Roslyn Heights, NY

Christopher Gordon, MD

Board Member, Framingham, MA

Yana Jacobs, MFT

Board Member, Santa Cruz, CA

Peter Kinderman, PhD

Board Member, Liverpool, UK

Hannah Lingley

Board Member, San Francisco, CA

Andy Smith, JD

Board Member, Portland, OR

Ronda Speight

Board Member, White Plains, NY

Rob Cotes, MD

Scientific Advisory Council Chair, Atlanta, GA

Lee Combrinck-Graham, MD

Scientific Advisor, Stamford, CT

Judith Cook, PhD

Scientific Advisor, University of Illinois, Chicago

David Healy, MD, FRCPsych

Scientific Advisor, McMaster University, Ontario, CA

Swapnil Gupta, MD

Scientific Advisor, Yale School of Medicine

Bonnie Kaplan, PhD

Scientific Advisor, University of Calgary

Jeffrey R. Lacasse, PhD

Scientific Advisor, Florida State University

Rebecca Miller, PhD

Scientific Advisor, Yale School of Medicine

Judith Pentz, MD

Scientific Advisor, University of New Mexico

Tony Stanton, MD

Scientific Advisor, Bainbridge Island, WA

Joseph Stoklosa, MD

Scientific Advisor, Harvard Medical School

Kenneth Thompson, MD

Scientific Advisor, University of Pittsburgh

Ursula Whiteside, PhD

Scientific Advisor, NowMattersNow.org

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