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Our Team

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, PsyD

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. 

Autumn GallegosAutumn Gallegos, PhD

Autumn Gallegos, Ph.D., 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, LCSW-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 with clients in private practice and employee assistance programs. Her work has been with individuals, couples, adolescents and families experiencing challenges with anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, and substance abuse. Her clinical interests include cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and interpersonal psychotherapy.

debra hoffmanDebra Hoffman, Ph.D.

Debra Hoffman, Ph.D.  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), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Prolonged Exposure (PE). Dr. Hoffman’s interests include identifying strength-based, effective interventions for depression and anxiety and examining the impact of relationship functioning on well-being. 

KalinowskiRebecca Kalinowski, LMSW

Rebecca Kalinowski, LMSW, received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from The Greater Rochester Collaborative MSW Program through Nazareth College and The College at Brockport, where she participated in the Hartford Fellowship for Excellence in Gerontological Social Work. Ms. Kalinowski’s early career focused on personalized recovery and goal acquisition for individuals with severe mental illness. She has been with Behavioral Health Partners since its inception in 2014 and her current clinical work focuses on the use of cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy and motivational interviewing with adults experiencing depression and anxiety disorders.

Sara SmithSara Smith, BSW

Sara Smith is the Social Worker Assistant 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.

Sarah WilloughbySarah Willoughby, LCSW-R

Sarah Willoughby, LCSW-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), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) and has experience treating a variety of mental health conditions including depression and anxiety.   Ms. Willoughby uses a strength based approach to meet each person where they are at and to help them achieve their desired goals.

Providers
 

George NasraGeorge S. Nasra, MS, MD, MBA

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.

DonovanCatherine Tredwell, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC

Kate Tredwell is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  She is a graduate of Stony Brook University's nurse practitioner program and is completing her doctoral studies at Vanderbilt University.  Kate has experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings and is on the clinical faculty at the University of Rochester School of Nursing.  Her interests include collaborative care and improving the patient experience of receiving healthcare.

 

Administrative Staff
 

JudyJudy Shafer

Judy Shafer is the Administrator for Behavioral Health Partners and the Support Services Administrator for the Chair’s Office in the Department of Psychiatry.  Judy has worked at the University of Rochester for 34 years.  Her past work experience includes providing administrative support for faculty in the School of Nursing, as the Administrator for the Primary Care Medicine Residency Program, and as the Administrator for the Senior Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer of the University.  She is proud to be part of the work being done in Psychiatry and greatly enjoys working with the staff and clinicians in BHP.

vanessaVanessa Mace

Vanessa Mace is the Office Manager for Behavioral Health Partners. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Administration from the State University of New York at Brockport.  She recently relocated to Rochester from Jacksonville, FL where 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

Susan Miller is an Outpatient Access Specialist. She received her BA from Colgate University in May 2016, with a focus in Women’s Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies. Susan joined URMC and BHP in September 2016, and is very excited to be a part of the team.

amandaAmanda Gunther

Amanda Gunther is an outpatient access specialist.  She received her Bachelor’s degree from Oswego State University in Psychology, with a focus in Human Development.  Amanda joined BHP in February 2017, and is excited to be a part of the URMC team.