SUPPORTERS

 
 

Shashi Bhatia
Kathy Vincent
Tom Anders
Saundra Stock
Simha Ravven
Tyrone Williams
Michael Gendel
Jessica Jeffries
Sid Weissman
Sandra Sexson
Michael Jibson
Deepak Prabhakar
David Kaye
Dan Wilson

Phil Candilis
Shelly Greenfield
Oscar Bukstein
Gene Fierman
Chan Dickey
Nick Carson
Amber Frank
John Sargent
Adrienne Bentman
Gene Beresin
Bob Rohrbaugh
Chris Finn
Bob Boland
Bob Joseph

Judy Lewis
Sheldon Benjamin
Christy Sams
Melissa Arbuckle
Mardoche Sidor
Muhammed Zeshan
Lisa Mellman
Warren Ng
Asher Simon
Mayada Akil
Adair Parr
Ann Schwartz
Gail Edelsohn
Chi-chi Cagande

 
Sandra is a proven leader with a wealth of experience as an educator and administrator, and an impressive record of accomplishment while serving in important leadership positions within APA and AADPRT. She is inclusive, collaborative and a superb communicator who effectively advocates for our field and our patients. On a more personal note, she is a wonderful psychiatrist and an outstanding person and professional who is an exemplary role model to both trainees and colleagues. Please join me in supporting Sandra DeJong for APA Secretary.
— Mark Servis, MD, Vice Dean for Medical Education, UC Davis School of Medicine
 
I have had the pleasure of having Dr. DeJong as a colleague for many years now. She is thoughtful, inquisitive, diligent, so very, very organized and an eloquent communicator and phenomenal leader. Most recently I had the pleasure of serving under her as Child Caucus Chair during her Presidency of AADPRT. Her presence, her mentorship and her administrative skills were so appreciated and at the highest level. This is a wonderful, critical time in the field of psychiatry. APA continues to be well positioned to support, guide and advocate for its members…. It takes sound executive leadership to lead this force, and I literally could not think of a better person than Dr. Sandra DeJong to serve as Secretary.
— Lisa M. Cullins, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Past Chair, Child Caucus, AADPRT
 
As president of AADPRT, Sandra was an outstanding leader. There is never a shortage of controversies or negotiations facing AADPRT presidents. Sandra is a natural diplomat and seeing her navigate these situations gave me great confidence in the future of our field …. I cannot think of a more qualified person to nominate for APA office. I would be pleased to be a follower in an APA with Sandra as a leader.
— Sheldon Benjamin, MD, DLFAPA, Interim Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School
 
I first had a chance to work with Sandra as a member of the AADPRT Recruitment Committee, when she served as chair of the committee, and have been impressed by her leadership ever since. She is a dedicated advocate for trainees, medical educators, and the field of psychiatry at large. I’m excited to see her taking on this expanded role with the APA!
— Melissa Arbuckle, MD, PhD, Vice-Chair for Education and Residency Training Director, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric Institute
 
One of the things that stands out for me about Sandra is the level of collegiality and kindness with which she treated me even as I was an early trainee in psychiatry. To feel invited to learn from her wisdom and expertise without a sense of hierarchy was a treasure, and she continues to be a role model to me in her sense of standing up for what’s right and needs to be done, then doing it.
— Andrew Rosenfeld MD, Assistant Professor in Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont; Former Child PRITE Fellow
 
Sandra DeJong has a passion for teaching and clinical excellence. She encourages trainees to identify the unique contribution they will make to the field of psychiatry and uses her experience and knowledge to guide trainees in making that contribution impactful. That same skill-eliciting and applying strengths—makes her a great leader.
— Courtney L. McMickens, MD MPH, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Novant Health
 
Sandra was my associate training director during fellowship and remains a remarkable mentor for me even years later. She is clinically astute and a clear thinker who always helped make sense of a clinical, administrative or systems conundrum. Additionally, she is warm and approachable, nurturing learners as well as colleagues at all levels. She has proven leadership and advocacy skills which I experienced as a trainee and later as an AADPRT colleague. She led the organization with transparency, a collaborative spirit and a strong sense of purpose and advocacy. There could not be a better or more qualified person for APA secretary.
— Erin L. Belfort, MD, Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training Director, Maine Medical Ctr Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine
 
Sandra is a great mentor, an amazing teacher, and an exceptional leader!
— Muhammad Zeshan, MD, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow, Boston Children's Hospital Harvard Medical School