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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.
Aaron T. Beck
Aaron T. Beck, MD
President Emeritus
Judith S. Beck, PhD
Allen R. Miller, PhD, MBA
CBT Program Director
Lisa Muchnick Pote, MSW
Executive Director


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, BI Weight Management Program
Francine Broder, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist
Norman Cotterell, PhD
Senior Clinician
Robert Hindman, PhD
Clinical Psychologist


Our staff works as an extraordinary team. They’re experienced, knowledgeable, caring individuals with expertise in many diverse areas.
Rachel Barnett
Rachel Barnett
Development Specialist
Grace Barry
Grace Barry
Supervision Coordinator
Nina Bertolami
Nina Bertolami
Clinical Research Coordinator
Quethelyn Blake
Finance Manager
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Sofia M. Chernoff, PsyD
Assistant Director of CBT Programs
Marguerite Cruz
Business and Program Coordinator, Center for Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy
Nate Dawson
Business Process Specialist
Donna Epright
Accounting Specialist
Sarah Fleming
Public Relations Specialist
Hallie Grossman
Communications Coordinator
Diamond Hackley, Customer Service Representative
Diamond Hackley
Customer Service Representative
Morgan Hagner, MS
Certification Coordinator
Caroline Hall-Eastman
Workshops Coordinator
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Carolyn Hanif
Operations Specialist
Kenneth G. Kaminski, MBA
Finance Director
Maritza Lawson, MS
Training Program Manager
Ivy McDaniels, MA
Communications Director
Bonnie V. Nicolari, MS
Program Director
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Clara Pfefferkorn
Operations Assistant
Rachel Raczak
Training for Organizations Coordinator
Alex Shortall
Executive Assistant
Natasha Smith
Accounts Payable Specialist
Julie Snow-Regan
Operations Director
Emily Walsh
Emily Walsh
Account Specialist, Training for Organizations


Our faculty members are experts in CBT. They’re licensed clinical psychologists, associate university professors, and recognized content leaders in their field.
Abby Adler Mandel, PhD
Abby Adler Mandel, PhD
Assistant Professor in Psychology, Catholic University of America
Shelby Arnold, PhD
Shelby Arnold, PhD
Staff Psychologist, Center for Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy
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Kathrine Bakke-Friedland, PhD
Adjunct Faculty
Daniel Beck, LICSW
Director of the CBT and Social Work Training Initiative (CASTI) at the Boston University School of Social Work
Deborah Beck Busis, LCSW
Director, BI Weight Management Program
Judith S. Beck, PhD
Patrick D. Boyle, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist, Community Behavioral Health
Francine Broder, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist
Young Hee Choi, PhD, MD
Director, Mettaa Institute of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Schema Therapy, Seoul Clinical
Daniella Cortez Cavenagh PhD, ABPP
Clinical Psychologist, Corporal Michael J. Crescent VA Medical Center
Norman Cotterell, PhD
Senior Clinician
Amy Cunningham, PsyD
Aaron T. Beck Psychotherapy Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania; Private Practice.
Rudner DeVera, PsyD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Randy Fingerhut, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the PsyD program at La Salle University in Philadelphia.
Marci Fox, PhD
Private practice.
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.
Paul M. Grant, PhD
Director, CT-R Program
Omar Gudino
Omar Gudiño, PhD, ABPP
Associate Professor & Associate Director, Clinical Child Psychology Program, University of Kansas
Robert Hindman, PhD
Clinical Psychologist
Marjan Holloway, PhD
Associate Professor - Department of Medical & Clinical Psychology; Psychiatry at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
Ellen Inverso, PsyD
Director, CT-R Program
Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, MD
Nikolaos Kazantzis, PhD
Nikolaos Kazantzis, PhD
Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of Clinical Programs, Institute of Social Neuroscience, Australia
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Joseph Keifer, PsyD, BSN, RN
Staff Psychologist, Center for Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy
Kevin Kuhlwein, PsyD
Private Practice.
Francesca Lewis-Hatheway, PsyD
Stefanie T. LoSavio
Stefanie T. LoSavio, PhD, ABPP
Clinical Associate, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center
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Amber Margetich, PsyD
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy
Patrick McElwaine, PsyD
Patrick McElwaine, PsyD
Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology, Holy Family University
Allen R. Miller, PhD, MBA
CBT Program Director
Elisa Nebolsine, LCSW
Elisa Nebolsine, LCSW
Private Practice, Adjunct Faculty
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Elisa Nelson, PhD
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.
Robert Reiser, PhD
Robert Reiser, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF Department of Psychiatry
Adam Rifkin, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, Center for Recover-Oriented Cognitive Therapy
Jesus Salas, PsyD
Director of the Center for Integrative Psychotherapy PC, in Allentown, PA and Clinical Assistant Professor of psychology
Sue Schonberg, PhD
Adjunct Faculty
Rosanna Sposato, PsyD
Adjunct professor in La Salle University’s PsyD program in clinical psychology.
Donna Sudak, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Vice Chair for Education, Drexel University College of Medicine
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.
Amy Wenzel, PhD, ABPP
Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Private Practice.
Wendy Wild, PsyD
Wendy Wild, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist, WellSpan Health
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.
Annie Yip, MSc, RMN
Senior Clinical Associate at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU).