David E. Drake, D.O. joined PSR’s board of directors in 2017. He is back in Des Moines, Iowa after 18 months working in his native Colorado. His professional interests include psychotherapy, family relationships, geriatrics, teaching, and management. Dr. Drake received his undergraduate degree from The Colorado College with a major in religion, a masters degree in theological studies from the Harvard Divinity School, and his D.O. from Des Moines University. He completed a residency in general psychiatry at the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry. Involved in activism around abolishing nuclear weapons since medical school, he attended his first IPPNW conference in York, England in the summer of 2017, serving as counselor. Along with PSR, he is focused on the issue of hope and activism while living in a time of the dual existential threats of the climate emergency and nuclear weapons.