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Board of Directors

IPA Officers (Executive Committee)

Manabu Ikeda, MD, PhD, Japan
President (2021-2023)

Dr. Ikeda has been a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Neuropathobiology, Faculty of Life Sciences at Kumamoto University since 2007. Much of his work has dealt with the clinical research in old age psychiatry and neuropsychology. His main interest is in behavioral and... [READ MORE]
Anne Margriet Pot, PhD, Netherlands
President Elect (2021-2023)

For the past 30 years, Prof dr Anne Margriet Pot has dedicated her work on improving the mental health of, and care for older people through research, policy, education and clinical practice. [READ MORE]
Tzung-Jeng Hwang, MD, MPH, PhD, Taiwan
Secretary (2021-2023)

Dr. Tzung-Jeng Hwang is currently the President of the Taiwanese Society of Geriatric Psychiatry and the Director and Associate Professor of the Division of General/Geriatric Psychiatry of the National Taiwan University Hospital. He got his MD and PhD degree from National Taiwan University and MPH degree from Harvard University. After... [READ MORE]

Edgardo Reich, MD, Argentina
Treasurer (2021-2023)

Dr. Edgardo Reich, M.D. is a Board Certified Neurologist (National Academy of Medicine) who earned his Medical Degree from Buenos Aires University. After completed his residency training in Neurology he was Visiting Physician in the Neurobehavioral Unit and Memory Clinic at UCLA.
He worked in the last 30 years as Professor and Chairman of Neurology at Julio Mendez Hospital, in Buenos Aires, and Buenos Aires University School of Medicine... [READ MORE]

William Reichman, MD, Canada
Immediate Past President (2021-2023)

Dr. William E. Reichman, an internationally-known expert in geriatric mental health and dementia care, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Baycrest, one of the world’s premier academic health sciences centers focused on aging, seniors care and brain function. Dr. Reichman is also... [READ MORE]


IPA Board of Directors

.   Term Ending 2023   .

Liat Ayalon, PhD, Israel

Prof. Liat Ayalon is a clinical psychologist and a researcher in the School of Social Work, at Bar Ilan University, Israel. Her main area of research for the past decade has been ageism: Prejudice, discrimination and stereotypes towards people because of their age. Between 2014-2018, Prof. Ayalon led an international research network...[READ MORE]
Hilde Verbeek, PhD, The Netherlands

Dr. Verbeek is an Associate Professor at the Department of Health Services Research, within the Care and Public Health Research Institute of Maastricht University, the Netherlands. She is the Scientific Director of the Living Lab in Ageing and Long-Term Care. [READ MORE]

 .   Term Ending 2024

Diego de Leo, MD, PhD, Australia

Prof. Diego De Leo, Doctor of Science, is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Griffith University in Brisbane. Professor De Leo is Past President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention and co-founder and Past President of the International Academy for Suicide Research, of which he co-founded the journal...[READ MORE]
Raymond Koopmans, MD, PhD, The Netherlands

Prof. dr. Koopmans has a chair in Elderly Care Medicine, especially long-term care. Elderly care Medicine is a unique specialty in the world with a three-year specialty training program. He is affiliated to the Department of Primary and Community Care: Centre for Family Medicine, Geriatric Care...[READ MORE]
Tomás León, MD, Chile

Since completing his Psychiatry residence, Dr León has evolved from a general mental health practice to an exclusive focus on psychogeriatrics and dementia. He has worked most of his career in old age mental health, first coordinating psychogeriatric teams. Currently he works in one of the first Memory Units in Chile...[READ MORE]

.   Term Ending 2025   .

Terence W. ChongMBBS, MPsychiatry, MBA, FRANZCP, Cert. Old Age Psych, Australia

Dr Terence Chong is a Psychiatrist Clinician Researcher in the mental health of older adults.  He is Senior Research Fellow in Psychiatry of Old Age – a joint appointment between The University of Melbourne and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.  He also holds clinical appointments as a psychiatrist...[READ MORE]
Adriana P. Hermida, MD, United States

Dr. Hermida is the Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program and former director of the Electroconvulsive Therapy Service at Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital. She is an Associate Professor at Emory University Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is an...[READ MORE]
Kiran Rabheru MD, CCFP, FRCP, DABPN, Canada

Dr. Kiran Rabheru is a Full Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa.  He is certified as a subspecialist in Geriatric Psychiatry by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). He is also Board Certified as a Geriatric Psychiatrist by the...[READ MORE]

Ex Officio

Jen Kowalski,  Executive Director, United States

Past Presidents

Manfred Bergener, Germany, Founding President (1982-1987)
Gosta Bucht, Sweden (1987-1989)
Kazuo Hasegawa, Japan (1989-1991)
Sanford I. Finkel, United States (1991-1993 and 1994-1995)
Bertil Steen, Sweden (1993-1994)
Raymond Levy, England, United Kingdom (1995-1997)
Barry Reisberg, United States (1997-1999)
Edmond Chiu, Australia (1999-2001)
Alistair Burns, England, United Kingdom (2001-2003)
George Grossberg, United States (2003-2005)
Joel Sadavoy, Canada (2005-2007)
Helen Fung-kum Chiu, SAR PR China (2007-2009)
Masatoshi Takeda, Japan (2009-2011)
Jacobo Mintzer, United States (2011-2013)
Henry Brodaty, Australia (2013-2015)
Raimundo Mateos, Spain (2015-2017)
Mary Sano, United States (2017-2019)



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