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2024 CPS Annual Meeting
New Haven Lawn Club
193 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511
Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Category: Events

CPS Annual Meeting
June 25, 2024


  • Members $55
  • Non-Member Guests $65
  • Trainees (Resident/Fellow) Free

Join us at the CPS Annual Meeting on June 25 to as we gather to learn about the year's successes, meet new and old colleagues, hear from a dynamic speaker Amanda Calhoun, MD MPH, honor a champion for public health Senator Saud Anwar, MD, host a very special guest, new APA President, Marketa Wills, MD, MBA, bid farewell to our current President, Dr. Tichianaa Armah (right), and vote in our incoming executive board. 


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The Evening's Featured Speaker:

Amanda Calhoun, MD/MPH, Clinical Fellow; Solnit Integrated Program, Yale Child Study Center

Presentation Title: "The Silenced Stories of Psychiatry & Mental Healthcare"

Amanda Joy Calhoun, MD, MPH is a Chief Resident of the Child Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale Child Study Center/Yale School of Medicine. She is also the director and creator of the inaugural Yale Child Study Center Youth Mental Health Series.

Dr. Calhoun graduated from Yale University with a BA in Spanish and received her MD and MPH from Saint Louis University School of Medicine, in St. Louis, Missouri, where she grew up. Dr. Calhoun’s research has been funded by multiple national research awards. Her current research study, funded by the Yale Child Study Center, focuses on the mental health sequelae of anti-Black racism in children. Dr. Calhoun has authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications, including 20 publications that she has first-authored.

Dr. Calhoun also specializes in the effects of medical anti-Black racism. She writes for the general press and has published over 30 op-eds in the past couple years, in the Emancipator, TIME magazine, Washington Post, HuffPost, and many others. She has been interviewed on CBS News, PBS Newshour, and most recently, MSNBC, discussing how racism affects the health of Black Americans and most importantly, what we can do about it.

State Senator Saud Anwar

State Senator Saud Anwar was first elected to the Senate in February 2019 to represent the residents of the 3rd State Senate District towns of East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington and South Windsor.

Saud was first elected to public office in 2011 as a member of South Windsor’s Town Council. He has served two terms as South Windsor mayor, once from 2013 to 2015 and once from 2017 to 2019.

Saud is a medical doctor with specializations in treating lung diseases and critical care medicine, occupational and environmental medicine. He currently serves as Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at Manchester Memorial and Rockville General Hospitals. Saud was trained in pulmonary and critical care medicine at, and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from, Yale University.

Saud also works with humanitarian and peace initiatives on a local, national and global scale. He has organized medical missions for disaster relief, receiving citations for doing so from former Governor Jodi Rell, United States Senator Richard Blumenthal and Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz. Read more about Senator Anwar. 

Marketa Wills, M.D., M.B.A., incoming CEO and Medical Director of the American Psychiatric Association

Marketa M. Wills, M’00, WG’06, is the incoming CEO/Medical Director of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). On June 1, 2024, she will assume the helm as the APA’s eighth CEO—and become the first Black American and first woman to occupy this critical role for the 180-year professional society.

Dr. Wills is passionate about collaboration and innovation in order to deliver patient-centered, high quality, equitable, efficient and affordable care. Most recently, Dr. Wills served as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Johns Hopkins Health Plans (JHHP). In her role, Dr. Wills helped JHHP optimize clinical and quality outcomes for health plan members while driving efforts to efficiently manage costs of care. She oversaw the Pharmacy, Utilization Management, Care Management, and Quality Improvement departments, as well as other areas of JHHP’s Health Services division. She also helped set and enforce medical policies and standards for health care services provided to plan members. Read full bio.

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