2015 – 2016 Officers
Treasurer: Rebecca Tamas, M.D.
Rebecca Tamas, M.D. is a Senior Psychiatrist at Seven Counties Services. She previously worked at the University of Louisville where she was the Auerbach Endowed Chair in Psycho-Oncology. Having been active with the KPMA for the last 10 years, she has served as Secretary, Vice President, and President. This is her first term serving as Treasurer for the KPMA. She has been actively involved with the APA as well, serving as the Area V Early Career Psychiatrist Deputy Representative from 2008 to 2010 and then as the ECP Representative from 2010 to 2012.
Area V Representative: Mary Helen Davis, M.D.
Mary Helen Davis, M.D., D.F.A.P.A is board certified in Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She currently is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Louisville School Of Medicine and is in private practice with the physician group, Integrative Psychiatry. Dr. Davis has served in numerous leadership roles on both the state and national level. Currently she is Chair of the Policy and Advocacy Committee for the GLMS, has recently been named as a Community Connector in the KMA Leadership Program, and continues to serve on the Executive Council of the Kentucky Psychiatric Medical Association. She has served two terms as Area V representative on the APA Board of Trustees. Dr. Davis is active in Psycho- Oncology and Palliative Care Program Development and is a member of the Psycho- Oncology Core Curriculum Development Committee of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society
Vice President: Tammy Pennington, M.D.
Tammy Pennington, M.D. was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She graduated from the University of Louisville Medical School in 2005, and completed her Psychiatric Residency training from the University of Louisville in June 2009. Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, she is currently in private practice with River City Psychiatry, works as on-duty physician at Central State Hospital, and does outpatient telepsychiatry with the University of Louisville Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
Secretary: Todd R. Cheever, M.D.
Todd Cheever, M.D. has been a member of KPMA and the Executive Council since his intern year of residency. Currently, he serves as the Secretary of the KPMA and has been President of our organization twice in the past. As a faculty member in the UK Department of Psychiatry and Associate Dean for Student Affairs for the UK College of Medicine, his professional interests include resident and medical student education, suicide prevention, and Psychiatry in Cinema.
President Elect: David A. Casey, M.D.
Dr. David A. Casey is a Professor and Interim Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is a native Kentuckian, having been born in Leitchfield and raised in Louisville. After completing medical school at the University of Louisville, Dr. Casey completed a medical internship at the Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle and his psychiatric residency training at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is board certified in psychiatry with added qualification in geriatric psychiatry. He has served on a variety of committees and in offices locally and nationally with the Greater Louisville Medical Society, the American Psychiatric Association, the American College of Psychiatrists, National Network of Depression Centers, and others. He most recently served as Treasurer of the KPMA, and received the Harvey St. Clair Award at the 2015 Kentucky Psychiatric Foundation Gala for his contribution to psychiatric leadership.
President: Kathy M. Vincent, M.D.
Kathy Vincent, MD is Professor and Vice Chair for Education at the University of Louisville Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She completed medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine after a long career in nursing, and did her psychiatry residency at the University of Louisville. In addition to teaching residents, fellows and medical students, and her role in educational administration, Dr. Vincent sees outpatients in Louisville and via telepsychiatry in Adair County. She has been active with the APA and KPMA since residency, and has served on multiple committees in local, state and national organizations. Now in the second year of her two year term as President of the KPMA, Dr. Vincent looks forward to continuing her efforts to improve communication to members about their KPMA organization and to get more members involved in the mission of the KPMA.