Leadership at the Ackerman Institute

Lois Braverman
Interim President and CEO
Kenya Aska
Clinic Director
Michele Burfeind
Director of Finance
Martha E. Edwards, PhD
Director of Research
Melissa Tandy
Director of Community & International Training
Melissa Thoen
Melissa Thoen
Clinical Director
Frederica Wald
Frederica Wald
Director of Development and External Affairs
Marlene Watson
Marlene F. Watson
Director of Training
Andrew White
Andrew G. White IV
Director of Admissions

Administration Directory

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  • Clinic Staff
  • Leadership
  • Staff
All Administration
  • All Administration
  • Clinic Staff
  • Leadership
  • Staff
Lois Braverman
Interim President and CEO
Hana Ahary
Clinic Therapist
Bryanna Alvarez
Intake Department
Kenya Aska
Clinic Director
Kathleen Bautista
Front Desk Coordinator
Chantelle Brown
Clinic Therapist
Michele Burfeind
Director of Finance
Caitlyn Duer
Development and Database Coordinator
Martha E. Edwards, PhD
Director of Research
Ariel Emmanuel
Associate Director for Training, Gender & Family Project
Silvia B. Espinal
Director of Social Work & Diversity Program
Lissy Espinal
Executive Assistant to the President and CEO
Mario Espinoza
Clinic Therapist, Latinx Youth and Family Immigration Project
Edgar A. Galvis
Intake Coordinator & Clinic Therapist
Jules Garcia de Onrubia
Clinic Therapist, Gender & Family Project / Foster Care & Adoption Project
Helen Gunn
Assistant to the Director of Admissions
Cadmona Hall
Clinical Supervisor
Ana Ibarra Olivo
Outreach Coordinator
Theresa Joseph
Receptionist
Anya Katz
Clinic Therapist, Gender & Family Project
Elissa Kirtzman
Clinical Supervisor
Ciara Louis
Administrative Assistant to the Director of Training
Sheldon Marshall
Building Superintendent
Alessandra Sabbatini
Clinic Therapist
Darrell Salina
Administrative Assistant
Sanniel Sanabia
Program Coordinator, Gender & Family Project
Barbara Shatz Goldstein
Clinic Therapist
Mali Sicora
Intake Supervisor
Lex Soto
Clinic Therapist, Gender & Family Project
Tara Starin-Basi
Clinical Supervisor
Melissa Tandy
Director of Community & International Training
Valerie Thertus, MD
Psychiatrist Consultant
Melissa Thoen
Clinical Director
Frederica Wald
Director of Development and External Affairs
Marlene F. Watson
Director of Training
Andrew G. White IV
Director of Admissions