Review of Conflicts Policy: The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy has a very strict policy to ensure against commercial conflicts of interest in CE programming. For this conference, the planning committee picks two committee members who have appropriate backgrounds to review content and report any potential conflict of interest to the CCPD director. If conflict issues are discovered, they are addressed with speakers to make appropriate changes. Evaluations are collected from all participants with specific questions around the listed conflicts of commercial interest.
Stephen R. Saklad, Pharm.D., BCPP – Seminar Scientific Chair
Director, Psychiatric Pharmacy Program
Pharmacotherapy Education and Research Center
UT Health Science Center San Antonio
Dr Saklad is a Clinical Professor at The University of Texas College of Pharmacy and a Pharmacist at San Antonio State Hospital since 1979. He has focused his career on clinical care, teaching, and research to improve the quality of life and function in the serious and persistently mentally ill. He helped to create a clinical research unit at San Antonio State Hospital and developed the first websites for The University of Texas College of Pharmacy and the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP). He is the Director of the University of Texas Psychiatric Pharmacy Program in San Antonio, having trained over 70 advanced practice pharmacists in psychiatric pharmacy. Dr. Saklad is a Founding Member of CPNP, served on the CPNP Board of Directors and was the founding senior editor of their peer-reviewed journal, the Mental Health Clinician. He has published articles and presented to many groups around the country on a variety of pharmacy and mental health-related topics. He is a principal or co-investigator for several studies of the efficacy and adverse effects of Phase II, III, and IV psychotropic agents in schizophrenia, mood disorders, and other serious mental illnesses, as well as their pharmacokinetics and interactions. He has received several honors, most recently the Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award from CPNP in 2012 and the Teaching Excellence Award from the UT College of Pharmacy in 2013.
Disclosure: Dr. Saklad has the following relevant financial relationships, potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose:
Employee of Texas Department of Health Services San Antonio • Speakers Bureau: Actavis, Otsuka, Sunovion • Consultant: Janssen, Jazz, Otsuka, Teva • Other: Member of Pharmacists Foundation, Business Development Council for San Antonio
Emilie Attwell, M.D.
Lufkin State Supported Living Center
Dr. Becker has worked for the last 30 years in the area of psychiatric mental health in the state of Texas. She began as a child psychiatrist at a local community mental health clinic seeing abused patients admitted to Child Protective Services. She then migrated to a private practice where she acquired her forensic psychiatry boards and testified at numerous hearings. Later she worked at several rural state-run juvenile prisons, one for sexual offenders. Dr. Becker then returned to Austin to work at Austin State Hospital, where she ran the female teen unit and afterward, an adult inpatient unit. She left to work for the Texas Department of State Health Services where she became the Behavioral Health Medical Director. She then transferred to Texas Medicaid, where she was the Mental Health Medical Director. She served as the Geriatric Supervisor, back at Austin State Hospital, and currently works for the Lufkin State Supported Living Center. Dr. Becker has published numerous articles in the arena of public mental health.
Disclosure: Dr. Becker has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.
Lloyd Berg, Ph.D., ABPP
Associate Professor & Division Chief of Psychology
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Berg is an associate professor and division chief of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Dell Medical School. He is also a clinical associate professor in The University of Texas at Austin Departments of Psychology and Educational Psychology. He is a board-certified clinical health psychologist specializing in consultation-liaison psychology and interdisciplinary behavioral health training. Berg received his bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s and doctoral degrees in counseling psychology from UT Austin, where he also completed his clinical internship. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and former president of the American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology.
Disclosure: Dr. Berg has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.
James H. Bray, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
The University of Texas at San Antonio
James H. Bray, Ph.D. is a psychologist and Professor & Chair in the Department of Psychology at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He recently was an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Baylor School of Medicine. He was the 2015 President of the Texas Psychological Association and the 2009 President of the American Psychological Association. His presidential themes were the Future of Psychology Practice and Science and Psychology’s Contribution to Ending Homelessness. He is also president of the Division of Professional Practice of the International Association of Applied Psychology. Dr. Bray’s NIH-funded research focuses on adolescent substance use, divorce, remarriage and stepfamilies. He has published over 200 articles in major journals and books. He is the director of a federal HRSA faculty development program for physicians and was the director of the SAMSHA-funded project on screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) project. He is a pioneer in collaborative healthcare and primary care psychology. He has presented his work in 20 countries. He also maintains an active clinical practice focusing on health psychology, children and families.
Disclosure: Dr. Bray has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.
Samantha Catanzano, Pharm.D., BCPP
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
After graduating with her Pharm.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Catanzano completed a pharmacy practice residency followed by a psychiatric pharmacy practice residency at Seton Healthcare Family and The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. Following her residency training, she gained experience as a clinical and staff pharmacist at the Austin State Hospital. Currently, she serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor for The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. She also provides academic lectures to first- and second-year psychiatry residents and addiction medicine fellows through Dell Medical School’s department of psychiatry. In addition to her academic appointment, she is a Psychiatric Pharmacist at UT Health Austin within the Integrated Behavioral Health Department where she serves the Primary Care, Musculoskeletal, Post-COVID-19 Program, and Multiple Sclerosis clinics. In this role, she functions as part of a multidisciplinary team to address complex pharmacology and mental health needs in the community setting. Additionally, she is a certified Mental Health First Aid instructor and is an active leader within the American Association of Psychiatric Pharmacists (AAPP).
Disclosure: Dr. Catanzano does not have any relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies (as defined by the Standards for Integrity and Independence).
M. Lynn Crismon, Pharm.D., FCCP, DABCP, BCPP
Behrens Centennial Professor of Pharmacy
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
Professor of Psychiatry
The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
M. Lynn Crismon is the Behrens Centennial Professor of Pharmacy in the College of Pharmacy and Professor of Psychiatry in the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. From 2007 until 2020 he served as Dean and James T. Doluisio Regents Chair of the College of Pharmacy. He received his B.S. in Pharmacy from The University of Oklahoma and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a joint degree program of UT Austin and UT Health San Antonio. He completed residencies in pharmacy practice at the USPHS Gallup Indian Medical Center and in psychiatric pharmacy at The University of Texas and San Antonio State Hospital. He is board certified in psychiatric pharmacy, and he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology.
His research has focused on strategies to improve the pharmacotherapy and health outcomes of adults and children with severe mental disorders. He was one of the lead investigators in the Texas Medication Algorithm Project and the Children’s Medication Algorithm Project. Since 2004, he has helped lead the development and revision of psychotropic medication prescribing parameters for use in children and youth residing in Texas foster care with the 6th edition released in 2019 as the Psychotropic medication utilization parameters for children and youth in Texas Public Behavioral Health. He has published over 260 articles, chapters, and handbooks. He is the past chair of the AACP Council of Deans and a past AACP board member. He served as a member of the ACCP Board of Regents, the ACCP Research Institute Board of Trustees, and the NIPTE Board of Directors. He was the first chair of the BPS Specialty Council on Psychiatric Pharmacy, and he is currently chair of the ASHP Foundation Research Advisory Council. He served as a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Committee that developed the 2019 consensus report Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being which received the 2021 James A. Hamilton Book Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Disclosure: Dr. Crismon does not have any relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies (as defined by the Standards for Integrity and Independence).
Brendon Hogan obtained his B.A. in Biochemistry from the University of North Texas in 2010 and his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015. He completed a PGY1 General Pharmacy Residency in 2016 and a PGY2 in Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency in 2017 at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) in Temple, Texas. He then began work in the outpatient mental health clinic at CTVHCS doing medication management and using non-traditional treatment modalities such as auricular acupuncture and cranial electrotherapy stimulation. In 2018 he became Residency Program Director (RPD) for the PGY2 program and in 2019 he became a certified trainer for Battlefield Acupuncture. He is currently the Clinical Pharmacy Manager for the Mental Health and Pain Clinical Pharmacy Specialists (CPS) and interim Team Lead for the Temple Mental Health Clinic. He also teaches an online Pharmacology and Psychopharmacology course to Nurse Practitioner (NP) graduate students at Saint David’s School of Nursing at Texas State University. He serves on multiple committees at the VA and UTCOP. He lives in Temple, Texas with his wife, Marie, daughter, Indiana, and two cats, Sophie, and Greg. In his spare time, he enjoys running, reading, riding, hiking, yoga, podcasts, and streaming shows with his family.
Disclosure: Dr. Hogan has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.
Angela Hughes Campbell, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPP
Clinical Psychiatric Pharmacist
Dr. Campbell received her Pharm.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005. She completed a 2-year postdoctoral psychiatric pharmacy practice residency at the University of Texas and Austin State Hospital. She graduated with her Master of Science in Pharmacy Administration with an emphasis on mental health outcomes from the University of Texas in 2007. She is board certified in psychiatric pharmacy by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties and is a member of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologist Pharmacists. Dr. Campbell had a busy clinical practice in the child and adolescent unit of Austin State Hospital for approximately 8 years and served as a preceptor for The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy APPE interns and psychiatric pharmacy residents for the duration of her time at ASH. Currently, she is taking the opportunity to be a “super mom” to 3 incredible children under the age of 5, but stays active in the profession through membership on committees for the DFPS Psychotropic Medication Utilization Parameters for Children and Youth in Foster Care and the UT Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Update, serving as a reviewer for Clinical Schizophrenia and Related Psychoses, as well as various independent psychiatric pharmacology consulting endeavors. She also works PRN as a retail pharmacist in Tyler, TX, and helps with various health fairs and immunization clinics in the community.
Disclosure: Dr. Campbell has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.
Cynthia Gutierrez, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Psychiatry
South Texas Veterans Health Care System
Dr. Gutierrez graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Texas College of Pharmacy in May 2001. She then spent two years completing a Master of Science in Pharmacy in conjunction with an ASHP-accredited Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice Residency under the mentorship of Dr. Larry Ereshefsky. In November 2003, she accepted a position at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Psychiatry. She served as Program Director for the PGY2 Residency in Psychiatric Pharmacy from 2003 until 2013. Today, Dr. Gutierrez continues to work at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System as the Clinical Pharmacy Program Manager in Mental Health and serves VA Clinical Pharmacy Program Office nationally as co-leader of the Mental Health Subject Matter Expert Workgroup.
Disclosure: Dr. Gutierrez has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.
Rania Kattura, Pharm.D., MSPhr, BCPP
Clinical Psychiatric Pharmacist
Austin State Hospital
Dr. Rania Kattura received her Pharm.D. degree at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. She completed a PGY2 in Residency Psychiatric Pharmacy in combination with a Master of Science in Pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin and its affiliated institutions (Austin State Hospital, Seton Shoal Creek, Temple VA and City of Austin Community Clinics). She is board certified in psychiatric pharmacy. Currently, Dr. Kattura is a Clinical Pharmacist at the Austin State Hospital. As a clinical pharmacist, she participates in direct patient care as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team, provides weekly medication education groups and completes psychopharmacology consults when requested by the physicians at the hospital. The patient population she works with suffers from a variety of psychiatric disorders such as depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. In addition to her patient care responsibilities, Dr. Kattura staffs in the ASH pharmacy and precepts Pharm.D. students on rotation. Dr. Kattura ensures to attend the UT Psych Update annually and has been a member of its planning committee for many years.
Disclosure: Dr. Kattura has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.
Louisa Keith, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Chief, Pediatric Neurodevelopment Program
The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
Disclosure: Dr. Keith has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.
Lisa M. Mican, Pharm.D., BCPP
Director of Pharmacy
Austin State Hospital
Dr. Lisa M. Mican has been employed at the Austin State Hospital since 2002. She obtained her Pharm.D. from the University of Texas in 2000 and completed her psychiatric residency training at the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital in San Antonio. She has been a Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist since 2003. Dr. Mican has the pleasure of working with a group of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians dedicated to providing safe and effective treatment and improving the lives and healthcare outcomes for persons served at the hospital. Lisa Mican is the clinical coordinator for the Austin State Hospital Psychiatric Pharmacy Services Department, which offers a variety of clinical pharmacy services including decentralized multidisciplinary team-based care, psychopharmacology consults, diabetes education and glucometer teaching, continuing education and group patient medication education classes. Dr. Mican also mentors pharmacist trainees on clinical psychiatry rotations at the Austin State Hospital.
Disclosure: Dr. Mican has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.
Troy A. Moore, Pharm.D., M.S. Pharm., BCPP
Director, ASHP Accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Mental Health
Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center
Troy A. Moore received his PharmD from the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy in 2003. He subsequently attended the University of Texas at Austin College, receiving his Master of Science in Pharmacy in 2005 while completing a 2-year Psychiatric Pharmacy at the San Antonio State Hospital and the South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS). He joined the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Department of Psychiatry, Division of Schizophrenia and Related Disorders in 2005 and became Assistant Professor in 2007. He joined the STVHCS as Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Psychiatry in 2010 where he served the Substance Abuse and Domiciliary Programs. He accepted an appointment as the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Mental Health at the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS) in Aurora, CO in December 2018. He is currently a member of the ECHCS PTSD Clinical Team (PCT) program. He has also been on the planning committee for UT Psych Update since 2007
Disclosure: Dr. Moore has the following relevant financial relationships, potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose: Advisory Board for Aklermes
Kasey Leggette Peña, Pharm.D., BCPPChief Pharmacist Health and Specialty Care System – State Hospitals
Dr. Kasey Leggette Peña is the Chief Pharmacist in the State Hospitals division of the Health and Specialty Care System (TX HHSC). She serves as the Secretary of the Texas HHSC Psychiatric Executive Formulary Committee and the Vice-Chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Subcommittee of the System Medical Executive Committee. Dr. Peña previously served as a clinical psychiatric pharmacist at the Austin State Hospital for seven years and served as a clinical pharmacist at CommUnityCare Health Centers in Austin, Texas. Dr. Peña earned her doctor of pharmacy degree at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy in 2012. She then completed an ASHP Accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston, Texas in 2013 before going on to complete an ASHP Accredited PGY-2 Specialty Residency in Psychiatric Pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin/Seton Healthcare Network in 2014. She earned board certification in psychiatric pharmacy (BCPP) in 2020.
Disclosure: Dr. Peña has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.
Melissa Reyes, Pharm.D., BCPP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist- Psychiatry
Dell Children’s Medical Center
Dr. Melissa Reyes is a clinical pharmacy specialist in psychiatry at Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, TX. Dr. Reyes received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of New Mexico in 2007. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Puget Sound Veterans Affairs Health Care System in Seattle, Washington in 2008 and a PGY-2 Specialty Residency in Psychiatric Pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin and affiliated institutions (Austin State Hospital and Seton Healthcare Network) in 2009. Dr. Reyes has been a clinical pharmacist with Ascension Texas since 2013 and moved from Seton Shoal Creek Hospital to Dell Children’s Medical Center (DCMC) in 2018 where she established psychiatry pharmacy services for the pediatric mental health service line. Dr. Reyes is a member of the multidisciplinary care team providing direct patient care to children and adolescents in the mental health unit. She facilitates weekly medication education groups in the inpatient and outpatient setting, assists the DCMC Psychiatry Consult team with drug information questions and provides education to staff and trainees across different disciplines. Dr. Reyes is also an active member of the Austin Area Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists and volunteers in her community.
Disclosure: Dr. Reyes has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.
Ramona Rogers, M.D.
Rio Grande State Center
Ramona Rogers, M.D. is a Clinical Assistant Professor who works with students and residents at Rio Grande State Center. She is board certified in Psychiatry. Prior to joining the staff at the state hospital, Dr. Rogers did inpatient work at a private facility. She has been actively involved in medical education for many years. She currently serves as the President of the local chapter of TSPP.
Disclosure: Dr. Rogers has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.
Marisa S. P. Toups, M.D.
Owner / Physiatrist
Singularity Psychiatry and Mental Health
Affiliate Assistant Professor
UT Southwestern Medical School Department of Psychiatry
Dr. Toups is a board-certified psychiatrist and specialist in treatment-resistant depression. After medical school, she completed psychiatric training, including a specialty fellowship focusing on the study of treatment outcomes for Major Depressive Disorder, at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas TX. As faculty at UT Southwestern and UT Austin Dell Medical School, she studied the role of immunity in major depression, as well as served as an investigator in numerous clinical trials. She has taught evidence-based medicine to psychiatry residents, is the co-author of an award-winning journal club curriculum, and co-hosts a related podcast, the Yeah, No Journal Club. She now runs her own practice, Singularity Psychiatry and Mental Health, where she provides expert psychiatric care for patients with complex depression.
Disclosure: Dr. Toups has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.
Tawny Smith, Pharm.D., BCPP
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
After graduating with her Pharm.D. degree, Dr. Smith completed a psychiatric pharmacy residency and clinical sciences fellowship in mental health outcomes at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. She is a board-certified psychiatric pharmacist currently serving as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry for The University of Texas at Austin (UT), Dell Medical School. She also maintains an adjunct faculty appointment with the UT College of Pharmacy. Dr. Smith has outpatient practices in UT Health Austin Women’s Reproductive Mental Health and Bipolar Disorder clinics at the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences. She also practices at Ascension Seton Shoal Creek Hospital in Austin, where she runs the psychopharmacology consult service. She serves as one of the core faculty for the DMS psychiatry residency program where she has been awarded several teaching awards. She has delivered numerous educational presentations to the community and other health professionals at national and international conferences throughout her career. She has over 80 published abstracts, peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the area of psychiatric pharmacy. She is an active member of the American Association for Psychiatric Pharmacists (AAPP) and finished her 3-year term on the Board of Directors in June 2022. She remains active in her community and most recently she was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Austin Clubhouse.
Disclosure: Dr. Smith has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.
Rajesh R. Tampi, M.D., M.S., DFAPA, DFAAGP
Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Bhatia Family Endowed Chair in Psychiatry
Creighton University School of Medicine
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) Health Behavioral Health Services
Professor of Psychiatry (Adjunct), Yale School of Medicine (YSM)
Past President, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
Inaugural Historian, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
Past President, International Medical Graduates Caucus, American Psychiatric Association
Editor-In-Chief, World Journal of Psychiatry
Dr. Tampi is a professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Learner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, and the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Tampi is the President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP). He is a past President of the International Medical Graduates (IMG) Caucus at the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Dr. Tampi is a Distinguished Fellow of the APA and of the AAGP. He was a recipient of the AAGP’s ‘Clinician of the Year Award’ in 2013. Dr. Tampi also received the AAGP’s ‘Recognition and Appreciation’ Certificate in 2018. In March 2019, Dr. Tampi received the AAGP’s ‘Educator of the Year Award’. In May 2019, he was honored with the Outstanding Academician of the Year Award’ by the Indo-American Psychiatrist Association (IAPA). Dr. Tampi has over 100 publications on various topics in psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry. In addition, he is the Editor of 6 books in psychiatry. Dr. Tampi serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the World Journal of Psychiatry, Associate Editor for Drugs in Context (Psychiatry) and is on the Editorial Board of ‘Clinical Interventions in Aging’ and the ‘Annals of Clinical Psychiatry’.
Disclosure: Dr. Tampi has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.
Lisa Costa, BSN, R.N.
Academic and Community Education Coordinator
UT Austin School of Nursing
Disclosure: Ms. Costa has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.
In Memorandum Committee Members
Ann L. Richards, Pharm.D., BCPP
Former State Hospital Pharmacy Advisor
Texas Health and Human Services, Health and Specialty Care System
Frances Holland, BSN
Head of Nursing Education Department
San Antonio State Hospital