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Our Faculty & Leadership Team

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Department Leadership

Hochang B. Lee, M.D.

Hochang Lee
Department Chair

Sue DiGiovanni, M.D.

Sue DiGiovanni
Vice Chair of Clinical Services

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Telva Olivares, M.D.

Telva Olivares
Associate Chair of Diversity and Inclusion

Carol Podgorski

Carol Podgorski
Associate Chair of Faculty Affairs

Tziporah E. Rosenberg, Ph.D.

Tziporah Rosenberg
Associate Chair of Education

Michael Scharf

Michael Scharf 
Associate Chair of
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 

Steve Silverstien, Ph.D.

Steve Silverstein
Associate Chair of Research

Discipline Chiefs 

Courtney Blackwood

Courtney Blackwood
Chief of Psychiatry Nursing

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Kelly Boldt
Chief of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)

Meredith Griffin

Meredith Griffin
Chief of Licensed Mental Health Professional  (LMHP)

Jewell Hopkins

Jewel Hopkins
Chief of Social Work 

Susan McDaniel

Susan H. McDaniel
Chief of Psychology

Carol Podgorski

Carol Podgorski
Chief of Family Therapy

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Julie Achtyl
Chief of Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)



Special Chiefs/Directors

Michael Hasselberg

Michael Hasselberg
Chief of Technology & Innovation

Autumn Gallegos

Autumn Gallegos
Director of Wellness

Patrick Seche

Patrick Seche
Chief Administrative Officer



Faculty by Division

Medicine in Psychiatry Services

Telva Olivares
Telva Olivares
Chief of Clinical Service

Marsha Wittink
Marsha Wittink
Chief of Academic Affairs 

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