Craig Bruce Hackett Surman, MD, Co-chair

Dr. Surman is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the Scientific Coordinator of the Adult ADHD Research Program of the Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD at Massachusetts General Hospital. His research strives to improve the assessment and treatment of self-regulatory disorders, including ADHD, in adulthood. He completed a residency in Psychiatry at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program in Boston, as well as a fellowship in Neuropsychiatry at the Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, also in Boston. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented internationally. Dr. Surman has directed or facilitated over fifty studies related to ADHD in adults. He is co-author of FASTMINDS: How To Thrive If You Have ADHD (or think you might) and editor of ADHD in adults: A Practical Guide to Evaluation and Management.

Max Wiznitzer, MD

Max Wiznitzer, MD, Co-chair

Dr. Wiznitzer is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Medicine. He trained in pediatrics and developmental disorders at Cinicnnati Childrens Hospital and in pediatric neurology at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. He then did a National Instutues of Health funded fellowship in disorders of higher cortical functioning in children at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. Since 1986, he has been a pediatric neurologist at Rainbow Babies & Childrens Hospital in Cleveland, OH. He is a professor of pediatrics and neurology at Case Western Reserve University. He has a longstanding interest in neurodevelopmental disabilities, especially attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism, and has been involved in local, state and national committees and initiatives, including autism treatment research, Ohio autism service guidelines, autism screening, and early identification of developmental disabilities. He is on the editorial board of Lancet Neurology and Journal of Child Neurology and lectures nationally and internationally about various neurodevelopmental disabilities.


L. Eugene Arnold, MD, MEd, Resident Expert

Dr. Arnold is professor emeritus of Psychiatry at Ohio State University, where he formerly was the director of the division of child and adolescent psychiatry and vice-chair of psychiatry. He is a co-investigator in the OSU Research Unit on Pediatric Psychopharmacology. He has 45 years of experience in child psychiatric research, including the multi-site NIMH Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD (“the MTA”), for which he was executive secretary and chair of the steering committee. For his work on the MTA he received the NIH Director’s Award. A particular interest is alternative and complementary treatments for ADHD. His publications include 9 books, 70 chapters, and more than 300 articles.

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Kevin Antshel, PhD

Dr. Antshel is a licensed psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Syracuse University (SU). At SU, Dr. Antshel is the Director of the Clinical Psychology doctoral program and also directs the ADHD Lifespan Treatment, Education and Research (ALTER) program. Dr. Antshel started his career at SUNY-Upstate Medical Center and transitioned to SU in 2012. He is the author or co-author of over 150 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, most of which focus on ADHD and better understanding the heterogeneity associated with ADHD. Dr. Antshel is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Attention Disorders, Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (formerly the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology), Journal of Child and Family Studies and the ADHD Report. In addition to his research activities, Dr. Antshel is a practicing psychologist, board certified in clinical child and adolescent psychology and has been received several awards for his teaching activities..

Joy Banks

Joy Banks, PhD

Joy Banks, PhD, is an associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. She has taught courses and provided international lectures on the topic of race, disability, and reading development for students with multiple disabilities. Recent presentations and publications address the unique intersection of race and disability and the ways in which children and families navigate schools and communities. Dr. Banks serves on the board of directors for the Council for Exceptional Children and has served in leadership roles in multiple universities. Her publications focus on the intersectionality of race, economics, and dis/ability for adolescent and young adult learners who are transitioning from high school. Her publications have appeared in Diversity in Higher Education, Remedial and Special Education, and Disability & Society.

Richard Gallagher, PhD

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Jeffrey S. Katz, PhD

Dr. Katz is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He has many years of involvement with CHADD. Dr. Katz presently serves on the CHADD Board of Directors, is Co-Chair of the Public Policy Committee, and is a member of the Professional Advisory Board.  Dr. Katz specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents and adults with an emphasis on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder as well as other behavioral and learning issues. In addition, Dr. Katz frequently attends school meetings, bringing his knowledge of ADHD, learning disabilities, and school-based interventions, together with his knowledge of educational regulations, to ensure that students receive the support they need. Furthermore, Dr. Katz is an expert in evaluating individuals who are requesting accommodations on high-stakes testing, such as the GRE's, in medical school and for attorneys sitting for the Bar Exam.


Laura E. Knouse, PhD

Dr. Knouse is a clinical psychologist whose research and clinical expertise focus on the nature, assessment, and treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults, specializing in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for adult ADHD. An Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Richmond, she earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and completed clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Her recent research aims to better understand the self-regulation and motivation difficulties of college students with ADHD through the lenses of cognitive and social psychology in order to develop effective interventions. Recent collaborative work with faculty in other disciplines focuses on how leaders can most effectively cope with personal crisis and how growth mindsets are related to mental health and coping.


Joshua M. Langberg, PhD

Dr. Langberg is a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). At VCU, Dr. Langberg directs the Promoting Adolescent School Success (PASS) research group and co-directs the VCU Center for ADHD Research, Service, and Education. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 2006 and completed pre-doctoral internship at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Langberg started his career at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), transitioned to VCU in 2011. He is the author or co-author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications, developed the Homework, Organization, and Planning Skills (HOPS) intervention, and published the HOPS treatment manual and a companion guide for parents (NASP publications). He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology and has served as the PI on several grant awards from NIMH and IES. His clinical and research interests focus on improving the academic and behavioral functioning of youth with ADHD and the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices in school settings.


David J. Marks, PhD

Dr. Marks is a Clinical Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Director of Educational Outreach for the Neuropsychology and Learning Service at the NYU Child Study Center – Long Island Campus. His research activities have focused on the roles of neurocognitive and familial factors in the expression and course of ADHD as well as the development of therapeutic interventions for individuals with the disorder. Dr. Marks has authored or co-authored approximately 50 articles and book chapters and has served as a reviewer for scientific journals in the areas of child psychopathology and pediatric neuropsychology. A highly respected clinician, Dr. Marks also conducts and supervises comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations, consults with teachers and school-based support teams, and assists with the identification and implementation of educational and therapeutic interventions.

John Mitchell

John Mitchell, PhD

John Mitchell, PhD, is an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University. He earned his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2009 and completed clinical internship and postdoctoral training at Duke University Medical Center. His research focuses on ADHD treatment development and ADHD-related outcomes into adulthood. Dr. Mitchell has authored or coauthored over eighty scientific papers and book chapters, and he coauthored the book Mindfulness for Adult ADHD: A Clinician’s Guide. He has led grants funded by the National Institutes of Health. In addition to research, Dr. Mitchell is a practicing licensed psychologist in the Duke ADHD Program, working with adolescents and adults with ADHD.

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Roberto Olivardia, PhD

Dr. Olivardia is a Clinical Psychologist, Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Clinical Associate at McLean Hospital.  He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of ADHD, executive functioning issues, and issues that face students with learning differences. He also specializes in the treatment of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and in the research and treatment of eating disorders in boys and men. He is co-author of The Adonis Complex, a book which details the various manifestations of body image problems in men. He has appeared in publications such as Time, GQ and Rolling Stone, and has been featured on Good Morning America, CNN and VH1. He has spoken on numerous radio shows, podcasts and webinars and presents at many talks and conferences around the country. He currently serves on the Professional Advisory Boards for CHADD, Attention Deficit Disorder Association and the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders. He sits on the Scientific Advisory Board for ADDitude, is a featured consulting expert for Understood and a member of Decoding Dyslexia–Massachusetts and The American Association of Suicidology.

Russell Schachar, MD

Russell Schachar, MD

Dr. Schachar is a practicing child and adolescent psychiatrist, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and Senior Scientist in the Research Institute at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada where he holds the Toronto Dominion Bank Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and heads a cognitive neurosciences laboratory which focuses on psychiatric disorders of childhood and adolescence. The lab consists of graduate students, technicians and associate scientists with diverse expertise. Current projects are aimed at elucidating the genetic architecture of cognition and impulsivity in the general population, the genetics of ADHD and OCD, the neural basis of executive control and psychopathology through functional neuroimaging studies and investigations of the cognitive and behavioral consequences of traumatic brain injury and treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia.


Margaret H. Sibley, PhD

Dr. Sibley is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children's Research Institute. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2012. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in Florida and Washington and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. Dr. Sibley’s work focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in adolescents and young adults. She developed a parent-teen therapy for ADHD (Supporting Teens’ Autonomy Daily) that combines Motivational Interviewing and skills training for parents and teens. She has authored or co-authored over 80 scientific papers on ADHD and published a book with Guilford Press on treating executive functioning and motivation deficits in teens. She holds grant funding from the National Institute of Mental Health and the Institute of Education Sciences with past projects funded by the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation and the American Psychological Foundation. She has received awards for her work from Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), and the American Psychological Association. Dr. Sibley serves on editorial boards for the Journal of Abnormal Child PsychologyJournal of Clinical Child and Adolescent PsychologyJournal of Consulting and Clinical PsychologySchool Mental Health, and Assessment. She is also a member of the CHADD professional advisory board.


Mary Solanto, PhD

Dr. Solanto is Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine (Long Island, NY). She completed her undergraduate education at Princeton University, and received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University at Buffalo. She subsequently completed an NIMH post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Prior to joining Hofstra, she was Director of the ADHD Center in the Department of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. In 2017-2018, Dr. Solanto was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar in the Netherlands where she taught undergraduates and conducted research on the treatment of  ADHD in college students.  Dr. Solanto’s research on the cognitive and behavioral functioning of children with ADHD, the effects of psychostimulants, and the characteristics of the subtypes of ADHD has been supported by grants from NIMH, NICHD, and NINDS. She developed a novel cognitive-behavioral intervention to target problems of executive self-management in adults with ADHD, which was the focus of an NIMH-sponsored treatment efficacy study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry (2010). The manual for therapists, titled Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Adult ADHD: Targeting Executive Dysfunction was published by Guilford Press (2011). The program was recognized as the Innovative Program of the Year by CHADD (2011). Dr. Solanto also edited a volume (with Amy Arnsten and Xavier Castellanos) titled: Stimulant Drugs and ADHD: Basic and Clinical Neuroscience (Oxford University Press, 2001). Dr. Solanto has published numerous scholarly papers concerning ADHD in children and adults. She is a frequent reviewer for professional journals, and has served on study section/grant review panels for NIMH. Currently, she is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Attention Disorders, and the ADHD Report (Guilford Press). Dr. Solanto serves on the professional advisory boards of CHADD, NCLD (National Center for Learning Disabilities), and APSARD (American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders).

Professional Advisory Board - Past Members

June 2001-July 2021

Ann Abramowitz, PhD
Maria T. Acosta, MD
Andrew Adesman, MD
Arthur D. Anastopoulos, PhD
L. Eugene Arnold, MD, MEd
Marc S. Atkins, PhD
Rahn Bailey, MD, FAPA
Jose Bauermeister, PhD
Thomas E. Brown, PhD
U. Diane Buckingham, MD
Regina Bussing, MD
Andrea Chronis-Tuscano, PhD
Matthew Cohen, JD
Judith A. Cook, PhD
Thomas Cummins, MD
Karl Dennis
Ricardo Eiraldi, PhD
Glen Elliott, PhD, MD
Steven W. Evans, PhD
Kate Flory, PhD

Lawrence Greenhill, MD
M. Christopher Griffith, MD
Sam Goldstein, PhD
Jeffrey Halperin, PhD
Stephen B. Hinshaw, PhD
Charles Homer, MD, MPH
Peter Jensen, MD
Lynda Katz, PhD
Mark Katz, PhD
Scott Kollins, PhD
Harold Koplewicz, MD
Ronald A. Kotkin, PhD
Steve Lee, PhD
Nicholas Lofthouse, PhD
Theresa E. Laurie Maitland, PhD
Brooke Molina, PhD
Desiree Weems Murray, PhD
Jack Naglieri, PhD
William Pelham, PhD
Bruce Pfeffer, MD, MPH

Linda Pfiffner, PhD
Frances A. Prevatt, PhD
Jefferson Prince, MD
Thomas Power, PhD
Patricia Quinn, MD
David Rabiner, PhD
J. Russell Ramsey, PhD
Nancy A. Ratey, EdM, ABDA, MCC
Adelaide Robb, MD
Andrew Rowland, PhD
Ann Schulte, PhD
Margaret Semrud-Clikeman, PhD
Carl Smith, PhD
Jeffrey Sprague, PhD
Martin Stein, MD
Karen Taylor-Crawford, MD
Hill M. Walker, PhD
Sharon R. Weiss, MEd
Timothy Wilens, MD