John S. Leverette, MD, FRCPC, FCPA, is professor emeritus and a member of the division of child and adolescent psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Queen’s University. He serves as director, medical affairs, of the Kingston General Hospital, the principal teaching hospital for the Queen’s University School of Medicine. He is an inaugural fellow and life member of the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) and a life member and past president of both the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Ontario Psychiatric Association. He served on the Executive of the World Psychiatric Association’s Forensic Section and chaired its Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry Interest Group. He is the inaugural chair of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) Specialty Committee in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and received a founder’s designation in that specialty. His work as co-chair of a CPA Working Group developed the core competencies for the general psychiatrist embodied in RCPSC training documents in July 2009, and led to the RCPSC recognition of the psychiatric sub-specialties (Child and Adolescent, Geriatric, Forensic) in September 2009.