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Our Team

Our Inpatient Administrative Team

Maria T. Caserta, MD, PhD
Director, Inpatient Psychiatry

Teresa Sripada, MD
Assistant Director, Inpatient Psychiatry

Kay McGee, MS, OTR/L, CLT
Behavioral Health Occupation Therapy and Music Therapy Coordinator

Helen J Montgomery, LCSW
Visiting Director, Psychiatric Admissions and Psychiatric Social Work

Victor Agoo, MSN, RN, CMSRUN, NEA-BC
Director of Adult Psychiatry Patient Care Services

Lisa Ledonne, BSN, RN, CPN
Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Patient Care Services

Inpatient Treatment Teams

Mood & Anxiety Disorders Team:
Maria T Caserta, MD, PhD
Ginjer Hoop, MD
Teresa Sripada, MD
Mary Cozzens, LCSW
Joshua Nathan, MD
Luan Phan, MD
Olusola Ajilore, MD, PhD
Kalyan Rao, MD

Psychotic Disorders Team:
Sean Conrin, MD
Rajiv Sharma, MD
Robert Marvin, MD
Alex Leow, MD, PhD
Jamie Haley, LCSW
Cheryl Farney, CRSS

Women's Mental Health Team:
Marcela Almeida, MD
Erin Tobin, LCSW
Gabriela Jacquez, COTA/L

Each of Our Inpatient Teams is Assisted By:

Nurses
Our nursing experts deliver the highest standards of care. They are sensitive to the uniqueness of each patient and their families. The team welcomes ever-changing technology while respecting each patient. Compassion remains at the core of our nursing care.

The nursing team includes a Director of Patient Care Services and Clinical Nurse Specialist. Our staff consists of Bachelors and Masters prepared nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, and Baccalaureate prepared Mental Health Counselors. Our program supports the continuing education of staff and research.

We are committed to fostering respect, positive communication and collaboration among all team members.

Music & Occupational Therapists
Occupational therapists help assess each patient's current level of functioning. They look closely at a patient's everyday routines, interests, environment, life roles, process and communication skills. The occupational therapist, together with music therapists, lead various treatment groups. The groups help patients:

  • Develop coping skills
  • Communicate positively with others
  • Enjoy recreation and diversion
  • Demonstrate their functional skill level so the team can properly assess them

Treatment groups are designed to meet individual needs; some groups are for all patients while others target individual symptoms.

Social Workers
The Inpatient Psychiatric Team includes three social workers. They complete a psychosocial assessment of each patient, and with interventions aimed at helping a patient become (and remain) stable during and following the hospitalization. Social workers educate patients, explore treatment options, strengthen a patient's support network and help patients overcome obstacles to treatment. They are advocates for patients who struggle with the symptoms of mental illness.

Peer Support Services
A Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) is a person in recovery who shares their lived experience to motivate patients/other persons in recovery through hope and inspiration. The CRSS also functions as an advocate for the patient/person in recovery both within and outside of the program, using language based on common experiences to share knowledge of local resources and help set personal goals.

On the inpatient unit the CRSS offers 1:1 peer support and groups to facilitate wellness and recovery including introduction to WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan - insert registered trademark) and Symptom Management groups with Occupational Therapy. The CRSS also rounds with each treatment team one day a week to support patients/persons in recovery.