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Our team consists of providers, clinicians, and administrative staff who are dedicated to working with individuals and families to improve the quality of their lives.

BHP Team

Clinicians

Ann CornellAnn Cornell, Psy.D. - Director

Dr. Ann Cornell completed her undergraduate training in psychology at the University of Rochester prior to her graduate school training in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in primary care psychology through the University of Rochester Medical Center where she served as chief fellow and received extensive training in marriage and family therapy. Dr. Cornell completed an additional postdoctoral fellowship in interdisciplinary geriatrics and has a strong interest in interdisciplinary collaboration. Her areas of interest include behavioral health, cognitive behavioral therapy, and developing approaches to meet the needs of physicians and residents within the University of Rochester system. Over the past several years her work at BHP has been devoted to working with employees in health care systems and to developing innovative ways to meet the needs of this population.

Jeanette ConnollyJeanette Connolly, L.C.S.W.

Jeannette Connolly, L.C.S.W., earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the Greater Rochester Collaborative Program through Brockport and Nazareth. Jeannette has over 10 years of experience working clients of varied race, ethnicity, gender, and socio-economic circumstances. . Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, phase-of-life changes, men’s issues and chronic illness. She uses a relaxed and eclectic approach that promotes client comfort while maximizing people’s potential to change. Jeannette is especially skilled at Motivational Interviewing and CBT interventions.

Autumn GallegosAutumn Gallegos, Ph.D.

Dr. Autumn Gallegos, is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). Dr. Gallegos received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology and completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at URMC. Over the last ten years, her clinical work and research has been dedicated to the delivery of effective interventions, with a specific focus on integrative and complementary health approaches. She is also an experienced mindfulness-based stress reduction instructor.

Beverly GlassBeverly Glass, L.C.S.W.-R.

Beverly Glass received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. She is an experienced clinician who has worked at BHP since its inception and has also treated clients in both a private practice and EAP environment. She enjoys working with the diverse population of employees and household members from the URMC community. Her work has been with individuals of all ages who may experience challenges with depression, anxiety and relationship concerns. Her clinical approaches include cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy and  interpersonal psychotherapy.

Debra HoffmanDebra Hoffman, Ph.D.

Dr. Debra Hoffman is a licensed clinical psychologist. She completed her undergraduate education at Cornell University, graduate degree at the University of Rochester, and postdoctoral training at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She is trained in providing several evidence-based treatments, including Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Prolonged Exposure (PE). Dr. Hoffman’s interests include identifying strength-based, effective interventions for depression and anxiety and assisting employees and their family members as they transition to becoming parents.

Sara SmithSara Smith, B.S.W.

Sara Smith is the Care Manager at Behavioral Health Partners. Sara received her Bachelor’s degree in social work from Buffalo State College, and has spent the last ten years working in the medical field in both administrative duties and direct patient care. Sara is certified in Problem Solving Treatment and is experienced in Depression Care Management as well as  general Care Management services.

Matthew TealMatthew Teal, L.C.S.W., C.A.S.A.C.

Matthew Teal, L.C.S.W., C.A.S.A.C., completed his undergraduate work at Niagara University, and his Master’s Degree in Social Work from The Greater Rochester Collaborative MSW Program of Nazareth College and The College at Brockport. Mr. Teal is certified in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and is trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. He also enjoys teaching social work students part time in subjects such as group therapy, social work practice methods and Motivational Interviewing. He strives to take a holistic approach in helping clients with anxiety and depression.

Sarah WilloughbySarah Willoughby, L.C.S.W.-R.

Sarah Willoughby, L.C.S.W.-R., completed her undergraduate work at The College at Brockport and then obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Roberts Wesleyan College. Ms. Willoughby has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, residential treatment facilities, and non-profit community based programs. She is certified in providing several evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and has experience treating a variety of mental health conditions including depression and anxiety.

Providers

George NasraGeorge S. Nasra, M.S., M.D., M.B.A.

Dr. George S. Nasra is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He received his M.D. degree from the American University in Beirut, Lebanon and completed his residency training in psychiatry at the Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Nasra has been a practicing psychiatrist since 1994. During that time he has maintained a private practice of psychotherapy and medication management for more than 15 years. Dr. Nasra is Board certified in General Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, and Psychosomatic Medicine. He is passionate about quality and providing a personalized approach to patient care and treatment.

Megan MaurerMegan Maurer, B.A., M.S.N., R.N., P.M.H.N.P.-B.C.

Megan Maurer is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from Ithaca College with a B.A. in Psychology and went on for her nursing degree at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa.  As a nurse, she spent more than 10 years in the critical care and urgent care environments, learning the value of the integration of physical and mental health care. She completed her PMHNP at the University of Rochester, where she hopes to continue serving as a conduit to integrate care for her patients. She strives to deliver a quality, caring experience assessing the individual as a whole – from social, environmental and biological factors – and integrate those components into their treatment plan.

Nursing

Mariana Ramos

Mariana Ramos, R.N., B.S.N.

Mariana Ramos, R.N., B.S.N., received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from SUNY Geneseo and her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Nazareth College. She has recently transitioned into her position as a nurse with the BHP team after working in acute inpatient psychiatry. Her previous experiences within mental health include working as a behavioral health technician in adult inpatient psychiatry and as a residential counselor working with adults with serious and pervasive mental illnesses to empower them to live independently. She has a strong customer service background and her interests include milieu management, interprofessional collaboration, and providing culturally competent care to our patients.

Administrative Staff

Rowena Frazier

Rowena Frazier

Rowena Frazier is an Outpatient Access Specialist at BHP. She previously worked as an Office Manager at Rochester Radiology Associates for 4 years prior to coming to the U of R. She has 30+ years of experience as a Payroll Specialist, Accounts Receivable Analyst, and Clinical Process Assistant at Bausch & Lomb. She is an active member with her church for the food pantry and clothes closet. She loves traveling, shopping, and jazz concerts. Rowena is very excited about her new opportunities with BHP.

Vanessa Mace

Vanessa Mace, B.S.

Vanessa Mace is the Practice Manager for Behavioral Health Partners. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Administration from the State University of New York at Brockport. Previously, she was a supervisor at the Mayo Clinic in the Gastroenterology Department. During her time at the Mayo Clinic she participated in numerous leadership courses. Vanessa joined the BHP group in November of 2016. Her interests include improving patient experience and programs aimed at neutralizing the stigma around mental health issues.

Susan MillerSusan Miller, B.A.

Susan Miller is the Program Coordinator for UR Medicine Behavioral Health Partners and Life-Work Connections/EAP. Susan has been in this role since January 2018, and has been with the University of Rochester since 2016. Susan graduated from Colgate University in May 2016 with a BA in Women’s Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies and is happy to be a part of such a great team here at the University of Rochester.

Taylor NeffTaylor Neff

Taylor Neff is an Outpatient Access Specialist at BHP. She previously worked for the YMCA of Greater Rochester as a Member Service Representative for 3 years prior coming to the U of R. Taylor also spends time volunteering for Joyful Rescues by fostering dogs in need.