The Society of Uniformed Services Psychiatrists (SUSP) is a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Membership is limited to active duty, activated guard/reservist, or retired military psychiatrists in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Public Health Service who also meet eligibility criteria for APA membership.


The Society of Uniformed Services Psychiatrists (SUSP) is an organization of past and present uniformed psychiatrists working together to advance military psychiatry and to develop world-class leaders in their field.  
  • To advance the professional development of its members through education, mentorship, sponsorship, coaching, and networking.
  • To promote the health and wellbeing of its members by building a cohesive community of uniformed psychiatrists
  • To promote the advancement of military psychiatry.
  • To optimize the psychiatric care of service members and their families by heightening the awareness and the importance of uniformed psychiatrists-led patient care, education, and research programs.

Board Members

Rohul Amin, MD President
Adam Hunzeker, MD Vice President
Rachel Sullivan, MD Immediate Previous President
Sherrel Lam, MD Treasurer
Connie Thomas, MD Secretary
Steve Pflanz, MD Ethics
Curt West, MD Assembly Representative
Heather Hauck, MD

Assembly Representative

Committee Chairs

Sean Wilkes, MD Chair,  Professional Education Committee
Kyle Gray, MD Chair, Membership Committee
Evie Vento, MD Chair, Elections Committee

Previous SUSP Presidents


2019-2020 - Rachel Sullivan
2018-2019  - Eric Meyer
2017-2018 - Vin Capaldi 
2016-2017 - Gary Wynn 2015-2016 - Steven Pflanz 
2014-2015 - Dan Balog 
2013-2014 - Wendi Waits 
2012-2013 - Kevin Moore
2007-2009 - David Benedek
2000-2002 - David Benedek


SUSP Officer Job Descriptions

SUSP is a private organization; the views expressed do not represent those of the U.S. government or the Department of Defense.