Professional Society Activities:


I was twice elected President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (1985 - 1987) after serving on their Board of Directors (1982 - 1985).  I was elected President of the Gerontologic Society of Florida (1989 -1990). I was elected Treasurer of the International PsychoGeriatric Association (1989 - 1993) and was elected to their Board of Directors (1993 - 1997).  I have been elected a Distinguished Fellow of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.

I have been a Member of, and Consultant to, the American Psychiatric Association Council on Aging (1984 - 1993), Vice-President of the South Florida Psychiatric Society (1988 - 1989), and was on the Board of Directors and Co-Chair of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board for the Dade County Alzheimer's Association (1988 - 1995).  I was on the Board of Directors of the Geriatric Psychiatry Alliance (1996 - 1998), which helped to promote public information about mental disorders which affect older people.  I am a member of the Northern California Psychiatric Society, the American Geriatrics Society, the Gerontological Association of America.

I have been on the faculty at many of the Annual Meetings of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.


I am a member of the Past President’s Council of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, and am a consultant to the Association’s Committees on Public Policy, Membership, and Clinical Practice. 

I am currently a member of the Task Force on Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence, for the International PsychoGeriatric Association. 


I teach classes to psychiatrists and other physicians, to help them improve the care given to the elderly with emotional and mental disorders, and to encourage practitioners to care for these patients.


I continue to be involved in many activities, committees and projects for professional societies.



I have volunteered for activities in many professional societies, and have received multiple honors and recognitions from them.

Information on: