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Meet the Team
From the Drs. Beck to our licensed therapists and faculty to our office staff, our team knows CBT inside and out.


Beck Institute was founded in 1994 in Philadelphia by Dr. Aaron T. Beck and his daughter, Dr. Judith Beck, who continue to lead the organization as its president emeritus and president, respectively. Lisa Pote serves as Beck Institute’s executive director.
Allen R. Miller, PhD, MBA
CBT Program Director
Lisa Pote, MSW
Executive Director
Judith S. Beck, PhD
Aaron T. Beck, MD
President Emeritus


Cognitive behavior therapy focuses on helping clients solve current problems and get better as quickly as possible. We strive to foster highly supportive, compassionate, and collaborative relationships with clients and to tailor treatment to their particular difficulties and preferences.
Deborah Beck Busis, LCSW
Director, Beck Diet Programs
Robert Hindman, PhD
Clinical Psychologist
Francine Broder, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist
Norman Cotterell, PhD
Clinical Coordinator


Our staff works as an extraordinary team. They’re experienced, knowledgeable, caring individuals with expertise in many diverse areas.
Quethelyn Blake
Finance Manager
David Cavanaugh
Project Coordinator
Donna Epright
Accounting Associate
Sarah Fleming
Executive Assistant to the President
Nate Dawson
Organizational Training Assistant
Morgan Hagner, MS
Certification Coordinator
Kenneth G. Kaminski, MBA
Finance Director
Maritza Lawson, MS
Training Program Coordinator
Sarah Licata
Communications Coordinator
Ivy McDaniels, MA
Communications Director
Bonnie V. Nicolari, MS
Program Director
Alex Shortall
Intake Coordinator
Julie Snow Regan
Operations Director
Alicia Warner
Operations Coordinator


Our faculty members are experts in CBT. They’re licensed clinical psychologists, associate university professors, and recognized content leaders in their field.
Joseph Keifer, PsyD, BSN
Wendy Wild, PsyD
Wendy Wild, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist, WellSpan Health
Robert Reiser, PhD
Robert Reiser, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF Department of Psychiatry
Abby Adler Mandel, PhD
Abby Adler Mandel, PhD
Assistant Professor in Psychology, Catholic University of America
Patrick McElwaine, PsyD
Patrick McElwaine, PsyD
Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology, Holy Family University
Patrick D. Boyle, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist, Community Behavioral Health
Elisa Payne, PhD
Francesca Lewis-Hatheway, PsyD
Adam Rifkin, MA, LPC
Paul M. Grant, PhD
Director, CT-R Program
Ellen Inverso, PsyD
Director, CT-R Program
Nikolaos Kazantzis, PhD
Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology, Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, Monash University
Annie Yip, MSc, RMN
Senior Clinical Associate at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU).
Nicola Wright, Phd, C.Psych
Clinical psychologist on The Schizophrenia Program of the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group (ROHCG) in Canada, and a clinical professor with the school of psychology at the University of Ottawa.
Amy Wenzel, PhD, ABPP
Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Private Practice.
Michael A. Tompkins, PhD
Co-director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
Donna Sudak, MD
Professor, Senior Associate Training Director and Director of Psychotherapy Training in the Department of Psychiatry at the Drexel University College of Medicine.
Rosanna Sposato, PsyD
Adjunct professor in La Salle University’s PsyD program in clinical psychology.
Jesus Salas, PsyD
Director of the Center for Integrative Psychotherapy PC, in Allentown, PA and Clinical Assistant Professor of psychology
Cory Newman, PhD ABPP
Director of the Center for Cognitive Therapy, Professor of Psychology, in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
Elisa Nebolsine, LCSW
Private Practice, Adjunct Faculty
Kevin Kuhlwein, PsyD
Private Practice.
Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, MD
Marjan Holloway, PhD
Associate Professor - Department of Medical & Clinical Psychology; Psychiatry at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
Robert D. Friedberg, PhD
Director and Research Group Advisor at the Center for the Study and Treatment of Anxious Youth.
Dara Friedman-Wheeler, PhD
Licensed clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Goucher College.
Randy Fingerhut, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the PsyD program at La Salle University in Philadelphia.
Marci Fox, PhD
Private practice.
Amy Cunningham, PsyD
Aaron T. Beck Psychotherapy Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania; Private Practice.
Young Hee Choi, PhD, MD
Director, Mettaa Institute of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Schema Therapy, Seoul Clinical
Daniel Beck, LICSW
Director of the CBT and Social Work Training Initiative (CASTI) at the Boston University School of Social Work
Daniella Cortez Cavenagh Ph.D., ABPP
Clinical Psychologist, Corporal Michael J. Crescent VA Medical Center
Deborah Beck Busis, LCSW
Director, Beck Diet Programs
Robert Hindman, PhD
Clinical Psychologist
Francine Broder, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist
Norman Cotterell, PhD
Clinical Coordinator
Allen R. Miller, PhD, MBA
CBT Program Director
Judith S. Beck, PhD