Board of Directors

The board members of OCDNC are committed to furthering the mission of IOCDF. Our current board members are listed below:

President: Jeffrey Sapyta, Ph.D. Dr. Sapyta is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine. His research is primarily focused on studying ways to improve treatment for children with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as trials studying treatment for youth with depression, anxiety, or tic disorders. Dr. Sapyta also routinely gives talks in the community on child anxiety, OCD, parenting, or school refusal for parents and school counselors. Dr. Sapyta maintains a clinical practice, as well as ongoing involvement in supervising Duke clinical trainees in CBT approaches for children with mental health concerns. Dr. Sapyta can be reached at

Vice President: Kevin L. Gyoerkoe, Psy.D. Dr. Gyoerkoe is a licensed psychologist and director of the Anxiety and OCD Treatment Center in Charlotte, NC. In his practice, Dr. Gyoerkoe offers treatment for adults, adolescents and children with anxiety, OCD, and OCD-related disorders. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Gyoerkoe is an active presenter, sharing his work both locally and at national conferences. Dr. Gyoerkoe has co-authored three self-help books on anxiety: 10 Simple Solutions to Worry, The Pregnancy and Post-Partum Anxiety Workbook, and The Worrier’s Guide to Overcoming Procrastination. Dr. Gyoerkoe can be reached at

Treasurer: Annette R. Perot, PhD. Dr. Perot is a licensed psychologist in Durham, NC. For the past 20 years, she has specialized in working with adults with anxiety disorders, OCD, and related issues, such as Hoarding Disorder and Trichotillomania. Dr. Perot is past president of the North Carolina Psychological Association and recipient of the NCPA and NCPF President’s Awards. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Perot provides consultation and supervision to other mental health professionals as well as community workshops and professional trainings regarding anxiety disorders, OCD, and related issues. Dr. Perot can be reached at

Secretary:  Ben Micham