Anita Everett, MD

President-Elect, American Psychiatric Association

Dr. Everett is the next president-elect of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) where she has previously held numerous roles including: trustee-at-large on the APA Board of Trustees, chair of the APA Task Force on Healthcare Reform 2015, chair of the Scientific Program Committee of the Institute on Psychiatric Services, Assembly Representative, and chair of the Council on Healthcare Systems and Finance. She has also served as president of the Maryland Psychiatric Society.

Dr. Everett has recently become the Chief Medical Officer at the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  She was the Division Director of Johns Hopkins Community and General Psychiatry, Bayview Campus in Baltimore, and associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD for ten years.  Her area of research is the health behavior of individuals with long-term mental illnesses. She is also a past president of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists.

From 1999 to 2003 she served as the Inspector General to the Office of the Governor in the Department of Mental Health in Virginia. During this time, she completed over 80 inspections of Institutions operated and licensed to provide mental health services in Virginia. She has been engaged in a number of international projects which have included consultation with the Ministries of Health, Department of Mental Health in Iraq and Afghanistan on the implementation of mental health services in these countries and has been published widely in academic journals.