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

Max Wiznitzer, MD, Co-chair

Dr. Wiznitzer is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Medicine. He trained in pediatrics and developmental disorders at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and in pediatric neurology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He then did a National Institutes of Health funded fellowship in disorders of higher cortical functioning in children at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York. Since 1986, he has been a pediatric neurologist at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. 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 The 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 forty-five 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 nine books, seventy chapters, and more than three hundred articles.

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Kevin Antshel, PhD

Dr. Antshel is a licensed psychologist and professor of psychology at Syracuse University. At Syracuse University, 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 Syracuse University in 2012. He is the author or co-author of more than one hundred and fifty 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

Dr. Banks 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.

Margaret Foster

Margaret Foster, MAEd

Margaret Foster, MAEd, is the director and learning specialist at Educonn, LLC. She provides professional development both nationally and abroad, while engaged in individualized academic coaching, educational diagnostics, and IEP support. Since the pandemic, she has increased her focus on helping schools, parents, and students cultivate an availability to learn and perform under stressful situations. Foster trained at the University of Michigan in special and general education, then specialized in learning disabilities. Her initial career experiences were in the classroom, in both special and regular education, then moved to include diagnostics, consultation, and program development with schools. Currently, she maintains a small private practice focused on academic coaching and delivers professional development, often with an emphasis on executive functioning. She coauthored a book, Boosting Executive Skills in the Classroom, and has written numerous articles for CHADD’s Attention magazine, for ADDitude magazine, and for Psycom Pro (currently MedCentral). She has also presented webinars for CHADD and its National Resource Center on ADHD. She has presented at international conferences including those hosted by Learning and the Brain, Council for Exceptional Children, and CHADD. Her collaborations include working with International Diagnostic Solutions and providing online coaching for teachers and school leaders with Harvard’s Project Zero.

Richard Gallagher

Richard Gallagher, PhD

Dr. Gallagher is associate professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the Child Study Center, NYU School of Medicine. He specializes in anxiety disorders, ADHD, and learning disorders. He has been a co-principal investigator on NIMH grants investigating executive function deficits in children with ADHD and how to overcome those deficits. Dr. Gallagher is a former leader of the ADHD special interest group for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). He has presented programs at ABCT, the American Psychological Association, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has been an invited speaker at the International Convention of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Canadian ADD Resource Alliance, the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders, regional professional organizations and schools. He is coauthor on numerous papers, first author of Organizational Skills Training for Children with ADHD: An Empirically-Supported Treatment and The Organized Child (for parents), and coauthor of the Children's Organizational Skills Scale. Dr. Gallagher has provided content to the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, The New York Times, and Parents, and has conducted many parent workshops.


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  CHADD's board of directors, he is a co-chair of the public policy committee, and is a member of CHADD's professional advisory board. Dr. Katz specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with an emphasis on ADHD 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 GREs, 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 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 PhD 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.


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 fifty 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

Dr. Mitchell 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 CHADD's professional advisory board, and the advisory boards for  the 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 and behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children's Research Institute. She received her PhD 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 eighty 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 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 CHADD's professional advisory board.


Mary Solanto, PhD

Dr. Solanto is professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at the Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine, Long Island, New York. She completed her undergraduate education at Princeton University, and received her PhD in clinical psychology from the New York State 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 US 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).

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Zuali Malsawma, MLS, Staff Liaison

Professional Advisory Board - Past Members

June 2001-Jan 2024

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
Joshua M. Langberg, 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