What is the Council?

Past Presidents of the WPA form its council, with each member serving for a period of six years.  After that time, they become emeritus council members.  The council offers recommendations and advice to the WPA executive committee about any matters affecting the mission and strategy of the WPA.  

Council Members

Helen Herrman

Australia

2017-2020

Mario Maj

Italy

2008-2011

Norman Sartorius

Switzerland

1996-1999

Dinesh Bhugra

United Kingdom

2014-2017

Juan E. Mezzich

USA

2005-2008

Felice Lieh-Mak

Hong-Kong, China

1993-1996

Pedro Ruiz

USA

2011-2014

Ahmed Okasha

Egypt

2002-2005

Jorge Alberto Costa e  Silva

Brazil

1989 - 1993

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