OPPA President – Robyn Cowperthwaite, MD

Dr. Robyn Cowperthwaite is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University Of Oklahoma, College Of Medicine. She serves as Program Director for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is also the Director of Child and Adolescent Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry Services and the chief of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division.

Dr. Cowperthwaite is passionate about academic teaching and mentoring students, residents and fellows in their educational pursuits. Dr. Cowperthwaite was awarded “Outstanding Clinical Supervisor” by the College of Medicine Medical Students.

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APA 2023 Advocacy Day

Dr. Eric Reynolds and Dr. Sara Coffey had the  opportunity to attend the American Psychiatric Association’s 2023 Advocacy Day representing the Oklahoma Psychiatric Physicians Association. The event was held October 16 and 17 in Washington, DC. Christine Cotter, new OPPA co-director also attended the conference.

This annual event gave each a unique opportunity to lobby members of Congress on issues that affect Oklahoma’s patients and practice of psychiatry.    More Information

Congratulations to Our New APA Fellows!

JaHannah Jamelarin, MD, FAPA

Dr. JaHannah Jamelarin is the Chief Integrated Health Officer at Good Shepherd Community Clinic in Ardmore, OK. In this role, she oversees the integration of behavioral health and wellness services to optimize patient care and outcomes. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree from Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine and completed her General Psychiatry Residency at the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience. In addition, she holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Oklahoma City University.

Ethan Lindsey, M.D, LFAPA

Dr. Lindsey has taught at the OU Department of Psychiatry 32 years. He is currently the Medical Director of SW Behavioral Health Center in Lawton.


Sarah McClanahan, DO, FAPA

Sarah E. McClanahan, D.O. is completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at Oklahoma Baptist University prior to receiving her Doctor of Osteopathy degree at the Oklahoma State University.  Following completion of her medical training, she completed 4 years of training in general psychiatry at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine, also serving as chief resident.  Dr. McClanahan served as Medical Service Corp Officer in the Oklahoma National Guard from 2009-2013 and during residency as Behavioral Health Office in the 120th Engineer Battalion of the U.S. Army from 2013 to 2017.

Sara Coffey, DO, FAPA

Dr. Coffey is an Associate Clinical Professor and Interim Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences. Dr. Coffey completed her adult psychiatry residency at the University of Chicago and her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the Cambridge Health Alliance a Harvard Medical School Affiliate. During her adult psychiatry training, Dr. Coffey served as the chair of the Public Health Committee (residents’ section) for the American Medical Association. She served in her role as a public psychiatry fellow for the American Psychiatric Association for two years during her psychiatry training. Dr. Coffey currently serves as an APA Delegate to the American Medical Association.


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Renew Your Membership

Your OPPA membership is renewed through the APA. We recommend renewing your APA and OPPA memberships before Dec 31st of each year. After the following March 31st, members who have not renewed will need to reinstate.

There are several ways to renew your membership! Please contact the APA through one of the following: