APA, the voice of all of psychiatry, has been my professional home since I started on the Board of Trustees as a resident in 1999. I have since served on several components and on the board of Mental Health Works. In addition, I have leadership experience at my District Branch and in a range of affiliated organizations, including the presidency of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training (AADPRT). The latter role has involved close collaboration with APA, including developing symposia and curricula on topics such as e-Professionalism, addictions, and diversity.  

As a career educator, administrator and leader, I want to bring my depth and breadth of experience, a collaborative, inclusive and effective style, and a fresh but seasoned perspective to the Board of Trustees. My overarching goal is to advocate for our patients, our members, and our wonderful profession, and protect and shape the future of psychiatry.

I am honored to be nominated for the position of APA Secretary and ask for your vote in January 2019.

All best,
Sandra DeJong

(“DeYoung”)


I am eager to hear from you!

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