Committees are the backbone of the Orange County Psychiatric Society.The work of committees has a direct impact on the decisions made by the officers and Council. To continue this association, we rely on you, our members, to participate.

Our committees are listed below and we hope you will join. If you would like to become a member, please contact us using our contact form or 949-250-3157.

Committee Chairs

Education John Luo, M.D.
Ethics Nathan Lavid, M.D.
Governmental Affairs Co-Chairs: Thomas Okamoto, M.D., Alexis Seegan, M.D.
Information Technology Anthony M. Kassir, M.D.
Resident Chair: Alex Wang, M.D.
Investment Committee Co-Chairs: David M. Davis, M.D., Douglas Kahn, M.D.
Membership & Fellowship Dalia Balsamo, M.D.
Newsletter Editor To be announced
Orange County Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Committee Vivien Chan, M.D.
Social Committee Roula Creighton, M.D.

Meet our Committee Chairs

Committee Chair Bios

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