May 11, 2023

Announcing the Community Advisory Board (CAB): Movers and Shakers of Psychiatry

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A community offers more value to clinicians when thought leaders from different backgrounds join the discussion. That’s why we’re proud to announce the launch of our Community Advisory Board (CAB)!

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) comprises a dynamic and diverse group of clinician leaders passionate about advancing mental health treatment and research.

“Clinicians on the front line of innovative mental health care need a literal seat at the table when we design the technology tools needed to power their practices. The CAB does just that. We are so excited about the collaborations it will foster to amplify Osmind’s mission to empower clinicians, scientists and technologists to move mental health care forward.”

-Carlene MacMillan, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Osmind

Mental healthcare takes a village.

Psychiatry stands at a pivotal point with clinical trials advancing promising new treatments. The stakes are too high not to unite the field's greatest minds in an effort to:

  • Create technology for mental health clinicians, with input from clinicians.
  • Foster open discussion about best practices, and share them with the community.
  • Overcome hurdles to starting and growing a private practice.
  • Dispel myths and tame stigma surrounding mental health care.

The CAB brings clinicians together for a common purpose, with backgrounds ranging from general psychiatry to interventional psychiatry, and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy.

Let’s meet our founding CAB members:

Andrew Penn, MS, PMHNP; Clinical Professor, UC San Francisco, School of Nursing

Awais Aftab, MD; Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University

Bergina Isbell, MD; CMO at Led Life Concierge Psychiatry

Charles Miller, MSA, CRNA; Founder and CMO at Scenic City Neurotherapy

Christy Duan, MD; Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU Grossman School of Medicine & Private Practice Psychiatrist

David Feifel, MD, PhD; Founder and President at Kadima Neuropsychiatry Institute

Erick Sheftic, MD; Co-founder & Medical Director of Accelerated Psychiatry

Jake Behrens, MD; Founder of Envision ADHD

Kristin Budde, MD, MPH; Co-founder of Cerebella and Psychiatrist at Ellenhorn

Michael D Banov, MD; Medical Director of Psych Atlanta

Raghu Appasani, MD; Founder & CEO of The Minds Foundation

Rebecca W. Brendel, M.D., J.D; Immediate Past President of the American Psychiatric Association (APA)

Robert Dugger, MD; Owner & Founder of Sarasota Minds

Sofia Peeva, MD; Co-founder & COO at Propel Therapeutics

Tobias Martin, MD, PhD; Chief Medical Officer at Mindful Health Solutions

The path forward

All communities have leaders. We’re proud to partner with and recognize clinicians who are leading the way in transforming mental health! CAB members will create influential content and discussion that empowers the Osmind Practice Community with resources and best practices.

By combining our efforts, we create a gestalt where our work shines brighter than the sum of its parts.

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