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RIPS Meeting October 16, 2017

Rhode Island Psychiatric Society


Standing Committees

Nominations and Elections

Melissa Ludwig, MD
James Sullivan, MD
Arnaldo Berges, MD
Russell Pet, MD
Michael Silver, MD
Paul Lieberman, MD
James Ingraham, MD

Medical Peer Review


Robert Johnston, MD (Chair)
Paul Lieberman, MD
Laura Levine, MD
Barry Wall, MD
Melissa Ludwig, MD

Continuing Medical Education 

Public Affairs

Louis Marino, MD (Chair)

Law and Legislation
Michael Silver, MD (Chair)
Louisa Skoble, MD 
Alan Gordon, MD
Barry Wall, MD
William Braden, MD
Louis Marino, MD
Marisa Allegra, MD
Patricia Recupero, MD
Paul Lieberman, MD

Robert Johnston, MD (Chair)
Pat Recupero MD 
Patricia Wold MD 
Robert Westlake MD 
Paul E. Sapir MD 
Michael Silver, MD
Colin Harrington, MD
Gregory Fritz, MD
Barry Wall, MD 
Robert Boland, MD
Russell Pet, MD
Lisa Shea, MD
William LaFrance, Jr., MD

Other Committees

Women's Issues


Insurance & Managed Care

William Braden, MD

Rep to Medicare Advisory Committee


Rep to Medicaid Advisory Committee

William Braden, MD

International Affairs

Kazi Salahuddin, MD

Early Career Psychiatrists Committee


About RIPS

The Rhode Island Psychiatric Society (RIPS) is a voluntary, professional association of physicians in Rhode Island who specialize in psychiatry. RIPS has approximately 254 members and is the Rhode Island District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association. In accordance with its stated purposes and mission to promote mental health and the art and science of psychiatry, the RIPS advocates in many forms on public policy matters relating to mental health.

The Rhode Island Psychiatric Society, founded in 1960, is a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is a national medical specialty society, founded in 1944, whose 40,000 physician members specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.


Marc Bialek




Emily Murphy, MD

President Elect

James Ingraham


Kirsten Hull, MD

Past President

Arnaldo Berges, MD


Kazi Salahuddin, MD
Amy Halt, MD
Sarah Schmidhofer, MD
Jack Belkin, MD

Non-voting Members

APA Assembly
Paul B. Lieberman, MD

Deputy Representative to Assembly

Russell Pet, MD

Legislation Representative

Michael Silver, MD

Deputy Legislation Representative 

Luisa Skoble, MD

Public Affairs Representative

Barry W. Wall, MD

Delegate to RIMS

Laura Stanton, MD 

MIT Representative

Elie Aoun, MD

RI Coalition of Mental Health

Melissa Ludwig, MD