IAWMH 2011-2013

Executive Committee,

from left - Anita Riecher-Rossler,

Teri Pearlstein, Susan Kornstein, Donna Stewart and Marta Rondon.


Executive Director

Debra Tucker, CMP




Association for

Women's Mental Health

8213 Lakenheath Way Potomac, Maryland 20854 USA

Phone / 1-301-983-6282

Fax / 1-301-983-6288

IAWMH Leadership - 2015 - 2017       Past Presidents


Professor Helen Herrman  MD (Melb), MBBS, FRANZCP, FPH, FAFPHM

President-Elect of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)

President of the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists

Director of Research at Orygen: 

The National Centre for Excellence in Youth Mental Health

Professor of Psychiatry in the Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne

Director, World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre in Mental Health

Melbourne, Australia

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Vice President

Jayashri Kulkarni, MBBS, MPM, PhD

The Alfred Hospital and Monash University

Faculty of Medicine,Nursing and Health Sciences

Melbourne, Australia

Immediate Past President

Marta B. Rondon, MD 

Former Deputy Dean, Peruvian College of Physicians and Assistant Professor, Secition on Psychiatry and Mental Health, Department of Medicine, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

Lima, Peru

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Prabha S. Chandra, MD, FRCPsych
Professor of Psychiatry and Consultant, Perinatal Psychiatry Service
National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences
Bangalore, India


Susan G. Kornstein, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics/Gynecology
Executive Director, Institute for Women's Health
Director of Clinical Research, Department of Psychiatry
Virginia Commonwealth University
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Women's Health

Richmond, Virginia, USA

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Advisory Board - Permanent Members

Silvia Lucia Gaviria, MD

Chief of Department of Psychiatry
CES University, Medellin, Colombia

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Prof. Unaiza Niaz, MD, DPM, FRCPsych

Honorary Member,The World Psychiatric Association,
    Former Chair, Section on Women's Mental Health,The World Psychiatric Association
President, Pakistan Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

The Psychiatric Clinic & Stress Research Centre

Karachi, Pakistan

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Teri Pearlstein, MD

Associate Professor, Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Director of Behavioral Medicine, Women's Medicine Collaborative, a Lifespan partner

Providence, Rhode Island, USA

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Prof. Dr. med. Anita Riecher-Rossler

Head of the Center for Gender Research and Early Detection

Psychiatric University Clinics

Basel, Switzerland

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Donna E. Stewart, CM, MD, FRCPC

Past President, IAWMH
University Professor, Chair of Women's Health,
University Health Network and University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, Toronto General Research Institute
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Advisory Board - Term - 2015 - 2017

Margarita Saenz Herrero, MD, PhD

University of the Basque Country

Bilbao, Spain 

Alava University Hospital

Victoria, Spain 

Toshiko Kamo, MD, PhD
Director and Professor of Institute of Women’s Health

Tokyo Women’s Medical University

Tokyo, Japan

Florence Thibaut, MD, PhD

Professor, University Hospital Cochin, 

Faculty of Medicine Paris Descartes

Paris, France

Simone Vigod, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Psychiatrist and Lead, Reproductive Life Stages Program

Women’s Mental Health Program, Women’s College Hospital

Shirley Brown Clinician Scientist in Women’s Mental Health

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, 

University of Toronto

Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Toronto, Ontario,  Canada

Regional Representatives to the Board of Directors

IAWMH strives to have regional representation from all geographic areas



Olayinka Omigbodun, MBBS, MPH, FWACP, FMCPsych - University of Ibadan & Head, Department of Child & Adolescent, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria



Prabha S. Chandra, MD, FRCPsych - National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India



Anne Buist - University of Melbourne, Austin Health/Northpark, Australia

Jayashri Kulkarni, MBBS, MPM, PhD - Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, Australia


North Africa/Middle East

Josyan Madi-Skaff, MD - Psychiatry Department, The Lebanese Hospital, Lebanon


South America

Prof. Dra. Elena Levin - Founder of the Woman Mental Health chair of the Association of Argentinean Psychiatrists¨¨(living in Argentina and abroad) A.P.S.A.


Central America

Sara Murillo Antunez, MD - Honduras


Western Europe

Anita Riecher-Rossler 



Eastern Europe



North America

Represented by Treasurer Susan Kornstein and Teri Pearlstein


Representatives to the Board of Directors from Cooperating Organizations


EUFAMI (European Federation of Associations of Families of People with Mental Illness) - www.eufami.org

Sigrid Steffen, President, EUFAMI


International Marce Society - www.marcesociety.com

Nine Glangeaud-Freudenthal, Ph.D., President-Elect, Marce Society, INSERM, Villejuif, France


International Menopause Society - www.imsociety.org

David Sturdee, MD, President, International Menopause Society, United Kingdom


ISPOG (International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology) -  www.ispog.org

Prof. PhD Beate Wimmer-Puchinger, Executive Director for Women`s Health /City of Vienna, Austria


NASPOG (North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology) - www.naspog.org

Teri Pearlstein, MD, Associate Professor, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Director of Behavioral Medicine, Women’s Medicine Collaborative, a Lifespan partner,
Providence, Rhode Island, USA


World Psychiatric Association - www.wpanet.org

Prof. Helen Herrman, Professor of Psychiatry , University of Melbourne, Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia