Wayne Sandler, M.D., Ph.D., President
All psychiatrists who are volunteer clinical faculty members at the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior are de facto members of the Psychiatric Clinical Faculty Association (PCFA). By using their UCLA username and password when requested, PCFA members can access all parts this website. Other faculty, staff and trainees at the Semel Institute will be able to view and participate in most of the features of this website, except for PCFA-specific activities such as elections. The public is also welcome to visit this site and interact with all features that do not require password access such as articles, member searches and online donations. The Association is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.
PCFA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors:
*Robert Ashley, M.D., Past-President
Sarah R. Bein, M.D.
*Bernard Bierman, M.D., Secretary
Paul Bohn, M.D., Psy.D.
Michelle Furuta, M.D.
Sheldon Kardener, M.D.
Matthew N. Koury, M.D., M.P.H.
*J. Zeb Little, M.D., Ph.D.
Melvin Mandel, M.D.
*Stephen S. Marmer, M.D.
*Richard J. Metzner, M.D.
*Elizabeth Nakamura, M.D., Awards Coordinator
*Ralph M. Obler, M.D.
*Allen T. Pack, M.D.
Daniel Plotkin, M.D.
*Joshua E. Pretsky, M.D., President-Elect
*William Rickles, M.D.
*Andrew T. Russell, M.D., Faculty Liaison
*Wayne C. Sandler, M.D., Ph.D., President
*David E. Sones, M.D., Treasurer
*Shirah Vollmer, M.D.
* Alaina Burns, M.D., Co-Chief Resident in Psychiatry
* Jason Jalil, M.D., Co-Chief Resident in Psychiatry
* Douglas Russell, M.D., Co-Chief Child Fellow
* Michelle Wu, M.D., Co-Chief Child Fellow
*Ms. Lela DeGolia, Executive Director
*Denotes members serving on the Board's Executive Committee
The Board of Directors meets at 7:30 PM on the first Wednesday in March, June, September and December. The Executive Committee meets at 7:30 PM on the first Wednesday of the intervening months, except for certain holidays and the month of PCFA's annual meeting.
David Sones, M.D.
The Psychiatric Clinical Faculty Association remained in a good financial position through the end of the last fiscal year. Thanks to monies generated by the Psychotherapy Program and the generous contributions of our membership, our income over the previous year exceeded our expenses.
Due to funds provided by the bequest of David Coffey, M.D., the PCFA has a sizable reserve. Our organization has decided to utilize some of these funds by investing in pilot educational activities, including improving our technology to enhance training. A large portion of this reserve has been invested in a stock fund. An ad hoc committee has been tasked by the Board with developing a formal policy statement to guide our organization’s investment strategy over the coming years.
A special thanks is owed to Lela DeGolia, our Executive Director, for continuing to manage our finances. She has worked diligently to maintain our online QuickBooks account, through which we can easily track our financial status. Ms. DeGolia also worked with our bank to open a brokerage account for the organization, which was no easy task.
Our organization strives to represent the interests of the faculty who volunteer their services. In order to fund activities that enhance the educational opportunities in clinical psychiatry at the university, we rely in large part on the contributions of our membership and other generous benefactors . If you have not already done so, please send your $100 annual contribution for 2014 to PCFA using the convenient "Donate " button.