The ISPS Executive Committee (ISPS EC) is composed of eight members who are elected by ballot, by the ISPS membership, every three years. The current chairperson is Jan Olav Johannessen. The ISPS EC is made up of people with a wide range of interests and experience, all of whom donate their time voluntarily, and all of whom are highly committed to the common aim of advancing education, training and knowledge of mental health professionals in the treatment and prevention of psychotic mental disorders for the public benefit.
Debra Lampshire is an experience-based expert at the University of Auckland and project manager for Auckland District Health Board in New Zealand. Debra is the current chairperson of ISPS-NZ and joined the ISPS Executive Committee in May 2012.
Ingo Lambrecht is a Senior Clinical Psychologist from New Zealand. He works for Maori Mental Health Services ADHB and also has a private practice. He has a long history and strong interest in working with people who have cultural and/or spiritual concerns. Ingo joined the Executive Committee in March 2015.
Jan Olav Johannessen is Professor of Psychiatry at the Faculty of Social sciences at University of Stavanger, Norway. He is chief psychiatrist at the Division of Psychiatry, Stavanger Universtity Hospital. Jan Olav is the current chair of the ISPS Executive Committee and past chair of the ISPS Norway Executive Committee.
John Read is a clinical psychologist and Professor at the University of Swinburne, Australia. He has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2003. John is Editor of the ISPS Journal Psychosis: Psychological, Social and Integrative Approaches.
Julie Kipp is a Clinical Social Worker/Therapist from the USA who works with people who have been given challenging diagnoses including psychotic disorders. She co-chaired the ISPS 2015 congress in New York. Julie joined the ISPS Executive Committee in March 2015.
Klaus Lehtinen is a Psychiatrist and has training in family and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. He has been a member of the Executive committee since 2006. He is the current Treasurer of ISPS and is also co-editor of the ISPS Newsletter.
Margreet de Pater specialises in work with families. As a member of the Executive Committee (2006-present) she is involved in the development of the ISPS website learning tools pages and the email discussion groups.
Rachel Waddingham is a survivor who manages Mind in Camden's London Hearing Voices Project and is also an independent trainer, speaker at conferences and trustee for the UK National Hearing Voices Network. Rachel joined the Executive Committee in March 2015 and is also Vice Chair of ISPS UK.