Leadership Team

Jeffrey J. Magnavita, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer & Founder

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A nationally known psychologist, and theorist who is an innovator in the treatment of behavioral and mental health disorders. He has written and edited eleven volumes in the field and published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. He served as the President of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy in 2010 . Jeffrey served on the APA Steering Committed Advisory Board for the Development of Clinical Practice Guidelines.  He is the recipient of numerous awards for his work in the field and is a lecturer in psychiatry at Yale University. He founded Glastonbury Psychological Associates, PC and has been in active clinical practice for over 30 years. He has conducted over 30,000 psychotherapy sessions and has been described by Dr. David Barlow as “perhaps the most prominent psychologist in the broad area of mental health practice."

Anne G. Magnavita, M.Ed., MBA, Chief Financial Officer

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Trained as a school psychologist at Tufts University and then attained her MBA in finance from the University of Massachusetts. After working in the financial sector, first at the Bank of Boston as a loan officer, then as a financial analyst at MassMutual she more recently, worked as Assistant Director of Children’s Educational Opportunities, a non-profit based in Connecticut. For the past twenty-five years, she served as managing director of an outpatient mental health group and was responsible for managing a family trust.

Larry Cunningham, Ph.D., Chief Informatics Officer

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Dr. Cunningham earned his doctorate in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Connecticut, developing methods to fabricate biologically active protein nanostructures to investigate cellular-integrin response to local microenvironment. Presently he is leading technology in commercial nuclear safety, internationally. His interest involves involving analytical and informatics into actionable and clinically significant processes.


 

Michael Alpert, M.D., MPH, Chief Medical Officer

A psychiatrist, psychotherapist, and teacher, after medical training (U. Calif.-Irvine) and psychiat

  

A psychiatrist, psychotherapist, and teacher, after medical training (U. Calif.-Irvine) and psychiatric training (U. Colo.) Dr. Alpert spend a year studying public health (Harvard), which changed his view of mental illnesses and their treatment. Studying statistics and the epidemiology of dementia led first to his research at the NY Office for Aging and later to the establishment of community mental health programs. During the last 40 years Dr. Alpert has worked to develop brief, effective psychotherapy techniques and models for healthcare systems, corporations, and therapists. Among them are Accelerated Empathic Therapy, Sensation Therapy, C-Tactile Afferent Stimulation Therapy, and Self-Connection Therapy. He has served on the boards of hospitals, HMOs, and Professional Organizations..

Elizabeth G. Magnavita. MSW, Content Management & Product Development

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Elizabeth received her BA in psychology from the University of New Hampshire, and her Master of Social Work at the University of Connecticut . She is interested in integrative healing, nutrition, and exercise. She is currently  working in part-time private practice where she specializes in children and adolescents.

Kelly Weber, Psy.D. , Senior Project Manager

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An assistant professor of psychology and the Associate Director of the Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology (PsyD),  Dr. Weber graduated from this program in 1999 and taught as an adjunct professor before joining the faculty full-time in 2013. She is the Coordinator of Practicum Training for the PsyD Program and she teaches clinical training and dissertation seminars, Advanced Psychopathology and Lifespan Development. Dr. Weber is a faculty member for the Child and Adolescent Proficiency Track at the University of Hartford and has two decades of experience of providing clinical services to children, adolescents and families within a broad variety of settings including inpatient hospitals, therapeutic schools, medical hospitals, child guidance clinics and private practice.

Kenneth Critchfield, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer

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.After Receiving his doctoral degree from the University of Utah, Dr. Critchfield’s  internship was at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, with post-doctoral training focused on treatment of personality disorders at Weill-Cornell Medical School with John Clarkin, Ph.D. and Otto Kernberg, M.D. Prior to his recent (2014) move to join the C-I program faculty he was co-director of the Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy (IRT) clinic at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute. IRT is an integrative approach that uses an attachment-based case formulation method to optimally tailor treatment for individual patients. He works closely with Dr. Lorna Smith Benjamin, creator of IRT, to operationalize and test efficacy and process of change of IRT as applied with adults having severe and chronic psychiatric problems often involving comorbid personality disorder and chronic suicidality. He is licensed in VA and maintains a small practice applying IRT to a wide range of clinical problems.

Jim Frey, B.S., M.S., Technical Business Strategist

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.Having earned both B.S.and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Jim is a team’s “innovation accelerant” that mixes strategy with technical imagination to create an environment that raises the level for the entire team. Jim’s aggressive optimism is balanced with a blend of maturity and credibility that comes from a diversity of prior roles. Jim loves to get out in front (where it can be a bit messy) and challenge the organization to discover unrealized value and build the team’s competency for continuous innovation and appetite for self-disruption. Jim’s current role as a Director of Technology & Business Strategy for Schneider-Electric, allows him to develop and lead a new process for technology and business “growth scouting” across the global organization of R&D, Product Management and Sales.

Caroline S. Magnavita, B.A., Content Manager

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Caroline  received her degree psychology from Wheaton College in Norton, MA.  Following graduation, she worked at Latham Treatment Center in Brewster, MA with children and adolescents suffering from trauma and Prader Willi Syndrome.. She is currently employed as a Special Education Paraprofessional in Glastonbury, CT. Caroline is pursuing her  MSW at Springfield College in Massachusetts.  She is interested in developing ways digital technology can advance mental health treatment.

Kristin A.R. Osborn, MA, LMHC, Chief of Training & Organizational Consulting

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Founder of the Certified APT™-Training Program in 2009, Dr. Osborn presents internationally, offering ongoing training in Boston, London, Stockholm and Amsterdam. She is a lecturer (part-time) in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is the Director of HMS Psychotherapy Research Program. Her passion is teaching clinicians how to integrate research in their clinical training and she developed the ATOS-Therapist Scale, Accessibility Scale, and Congruent/Incongruent Scale, which are featured in her book, Paraverbal Communication in Psychotherapy: Beyond the Words, Rowman & Littlefield (2016) Kristin is President Emeritus of the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA), on the advisory board of the AffectFokus Institute and Stockholms Akademi for Psychkoterapiutbildning (SAPU) and a member of the continuing education faculty at William James College and RINO-Noord Holland. 

Rebeka D. Stephens, Lead Digital Outreach & Interface Designer

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Founder of Research Driven Spaces® LLC and member of the Environmental Research Association (EDRA), Rebeka works to integrate behavioral science research into the built-design ethos. She is currently conducting a study of 1,300 American Institute of Architects members. Rebeka is a member of the Alpha Chi and Psi Chi Honors Society, receiving the Regents Award for academic excellence. She is currently finishing her Honors Thesis on Individual differences in cognitive style as they related to spacial perception, in addition to taking Masters Organizational Psychology courses. She will graduate this year with a bachelors degree in Honors Psychology from the Honors College at the University of Hartford. In her present roles, Rebeka acts as Learning Architect, ensuring effective representation of company services. Rebeka serves as PsychTrends® contributor, working alongside our team of experts.

Pat Robinson, M.D., Staff Photographer

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Andre Marquis, Ph.D., Chief Treatment Strategy Officer

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Andre Marquis is an associate professor at the University of Rochester. His teaching, research, and scholarly interests include psychotherapy integration and unification, emotion-focused therapies, developmental constructivism, group therapy, relational psychodynamics, and integral theory as it provides a metatheoretical framework to coherently organize theory and practice. Marquis is the author of four books, including Integral Psychotherapy: A Unifying Approach.  Marquis currently serves in various editorial roles for national publications, including the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration and the Journal of Unified Psychotherapy and Clinical Practice, and is on the advisory board of the Unified Psychotherapy Project. He has taught more than 20 different courses in psychology, counseling, and human development. Marquis is a licensed mental health counselor in New York with a small private practice.

Chief Social Responsibility Officer

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We are in the process of developing this position.

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Doug Haines , B.S., Chief Technology Officer

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Doug is the Senior Architect of Software Development and has over 15 years of experience in every aspect of the software development lifecycle, as a .Net Full Stack Developer. Doug’s software development experience is heavily weighted towards the Insurance industry, including but not limited to Property/Casualty and Life & Disability. He has primarily focused on web applications, including Administrative Portal and Online Enrollment Applications.

Doug holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Westfield State University.

Emily S. Magnavita, MPH, Project Coordinator & Biostatistician

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Emily received her degree in neuroscience from the University of New Hampshire and Master in Public Health from Boston University. Following graduation from UNH she worked as an editor at Journal of Online Video Research (JOVE) and then a research assistant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She currently works as a research coordinator at Dana Farber Hospital. Emily contributes to the development and implementation of the StratPsych® learning system. She is the project manager heading a team that is developing a therapist effectiveness system.

Alexander Vaz, M.A ., Chief Innovation Officer & Developer

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A clinical psychologist and researcher at ISPA—University Institute, in Lisbon, Portugal, Alexander is a member of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) and the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR), holding duties in three separate committees, as well as being Associate Editor for SEPI’s newsletter, Program Assistant for SEPI’s international conferences, and director of SPR’s Webinar series. He is founder and director of the “Psychotherapy Expert Talks”, an acclaimed series of in-depth interviews with prominent psychotherapy practitioners and researchers. His ongoing University research projects are focused on psychotherapy training and deliberate practice, and routine outcome monitoring.

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Meet the Experts

Tom Sexton, Ph.D.

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Thomas is a Professor Emeritus at Indiana University. He is one of the model developers of Functional Family Therapy and is author of Functional Family Therapy in Clinical Practice (2010) and the Handbook of Family Therapy (2003 & 2015). He is a member of the APA Treatment Guidelines Steering Committee, Chair of the Family Psychology Specialty Council and writes extensively about evidence-based practices, particularly in Family Psychology. Dr. Sexton is a licensed psychologist (IN), a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and a Board Certified Couple & Family Psychologist (ABPP). He is the Editor for Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, and past President of the Board for Couple and Family Psychology & the Society for Family Psychology. He was the 2011 Family Psychologist of the Year.
Dr Sexton is an expert in the research base of family and couple intervention research and has been the author of a number of major reviews in the area. He is also an expert in implementation of practices in community settings. He is also the developer of the FFT- Care4 system which helps evidence based practices (like FFT) be implemented and practiced in evidence based ways session by session.

Roy Kiessling, LISW

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Roy was trained in 1994. In 1998 he joined Francine Shapiro’s training staff, first as a facilitator, then a senior trainer for her humanitarian training organization (2001) and her EMDR Institute (2005). In 2013 he resigned from Shapior’s organization to form his
own training organization: EMDR Consulting. Under Roy’s leadership, EMDR Consulting has grown to become one of the largest training
organizations in the county with over 15 trainers and 50 coaches, conducting over 60 EMDR training courses a year. EMDR Consulting’s EMDR Training Course helps clinicians seamless integrate EMDR into their clinical practice.

Kenneth Critchfield, Ph.D.

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See bio above.

Jack C. Anchin, Ph.D.

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Jack joined the Medaille College faculty as Clinical Associate Professor (core faculty) in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology in 2014. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University at Buffalo/SUNY and a Clinical Psychologist engaged in private practice. He earned his B.A. summa cum laude from Adelphi University, his Ph.D. and M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University, and completed his pre-doctoral clinical internship at Brown University Medical School. Dr. Anchin is co-editor of the Handbook of Interpersonal Psychotherapy, recognized as a seminal publication in interpersonal theory, research, and practice, co-author of Unifying Psychotherapy: Principles, Methods, and Evidence from Clinical Science, and has published articles and chapters on the theory and practice of interpersonal psychotherapy, as well as on psychotherapy integration and psychotherapy unification. His publications also include articles on philosophical (e.g., ontological and epistemological) issues underlying the art and science of psychotherapy, as well as invited commentaries on relational psychoanalysis, the unification of knowledge across the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, and integrative research methodology in the scientific study of interpersonal psychotherapy. Dr. Anchin has been an Associate Editor of the American Psychological Association (APA) Journal of Psychotherapy Integration and is currently a member of the Editorial Board. He is also on the Advisory Council of the International Journal of Neuropsychotherapy and on the Board of Advisors of The Neuropsychotherapist. Dr. Anchin has also served on the inaugural Advisory Council of APA’s Clinician’s Research Digest: Briefings in Behavioral Science and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Integrative and Eclectic Psychotherapy and the APA journal Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training. He is Co-Founder and Co-Editor of the electronic Journal of Unified Psychotherapy and Clinical Science. Dr. Anchin is an invited charter member of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. He is a Fellow of the APA and is the 2011 recipient of the APA Division of Psychotherapy’s Distinguished Psychologist Award for contributions to psychology and psychotherapy.

C. Edward Watkins, Ph.D.

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.C. Edward Watkins, Jr., Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of North Texas (UNT). His primary professional interests focus on psychotherapy training, supervision, and education. He is particularly interested in applying a unified perspective to psychotherapy supervision. At UNT, he teaches a supervision seminar and supervises doctoral students who provide psychotherapy in the Department’s Psychology Clinic. He is a Fellow of Division 17 (Counseling Psychology) and Division 29 (Psychotherapy) of the American Psychological Association. He is co-author (with C.H. Patterson) of Theories of Psychotherapy (1996), editor of the Handbook of Psychotherapy Supervision (1997), and co-editor (with Derek Milne) of the Wiley International Handbook of Clinical Supervision (2014).

Kelly T. Weber, Psy.D.

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See above bio.

Rosemary Adam-Terem, Ph.D.

Rosemary Adam-Terem, Ph.D.

The owner of a clinical practice for 30 years and holds a post-doctoral certificate in clinical psychopharmacology, Dr. Adam-Terem is a past President of the Hawaii Psychological Association and Past President of the Hawaii Board of Psychology. She has served on the American Psychological Association rural health and continuing education committee. She is interested in the delivery of behavioral and mental health services to the underserved.  She served as the chairperson of the public policy and social justice committee for the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy.

Allan Abbass, M.D., FRCPC

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Allan is a Professor and Director of the Centre for Emotions & Health and on Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is a leading figure in the field of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. Allan has conducted extensive research in the efficacy of ISTDP, is an internationally recognized trainer, and lectures extensively internationally. His expertise ranges broadly and includes clinical research on psychotherapeutic efficacy, training in psychotherapy, and innovative programming for the delivery of psychotherapy.

Steven Sobelman, Ph.D.

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Steve is a licensed psychologist, maintains a private clinical psychotherapy practice in Towson, Maryland. He is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Loyola University, Baltimore, Maryland, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses and served as Chair, Graduate Programs in Psychology for almost 20 years. He was responsible for major changes and growth in the graduate programs of study, to include the creation of the doctoral program in clinical psychology. In 2008, he was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Board of Examiners of Psychologists in Maryland. Additionally, he currently served as Treasurer of APA’s Division 29 (Psychotherapy) and served as the President of Division 49 (Group Psychotherapy). He also served as President of the Maryland Psychological Association (2002-2003) and received the Maryland Psychological Association’s award for Outstanding Professional Contributions to Psychology in 2005. Steve also served on the Board of Directors, National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He founded and served as President of Psych Associates, which became the largest private mental health organization in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. Further, he served as the CEO of The Psy Group, a business consulting firm specializing in human resource management. And, he is still a partner in the real estate development firm, Psych Development Group. Steve served as the co-founder and CEO of DEMESYS, LLC, a company that developed a proprietary EMR software platform for the medical industry. Prior to DEMESYS, he was the founder and CEO of Reliable Internet Solutions, a software development and internet design and hosting company, specializing in software development, data warehousing, and data management systems. In the 1980s, he was the on air psychologist for the NBC affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland. He serves and has served on professional, charitable, educational, and private executive boards and is a member or fellow of numerous professional associations. He lives with his wife, Sloane Brown, in Baltimore, MD and enjoys exercising, traveling, and of course, being with his children and grandchildren.

Craig N. Shealy, Ph.D.

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Craig is Executive Director of the International Beliefs and Values Institute and Professor of Graduate Psychology at James Madison University.  Developer of the BEVI (Beliefs, Events, and Values Inventory – www.thebevi.com), Dr. Shealy’s research and applied work has been featured in multiple forums, including Making Sense of Beliefs and Values, a recent volume with Springer Publishing. The BEVI is used in a wide range of settings (e.g., assessment, education, forensic, leadership, organizational, psychotherapy) and has multiple clinical applications (e.g., therapist-client matching, mapping therapeutic change, process / outcome measure). A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Shealy is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, President (2017) of the American Psychological Association’s Division of International Psychology, recipient of the Early Career Award from APA’s Division of Psychotherapy, a Madison Scholar at JMU, a Nehru Chair at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India, and a National Register Legacy of Excellence Psychologist.   

Anne L. Shapiro, Ph.D.

Anne L. Shapiro, Ph.D.

Anne received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from New York University, and completed her internship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York ,and Post-Doctoral training at Kaiser Permanente / Institute of Living  in Hartford. She has been in full-time practice for 35 years, and has been supervising  graduate students, master level therapists, and psychologists for 25 years.  She specializes in intensive psychotherapy with complex cases.

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Steve D. Hollan, Ph.D.

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Steven is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Psychology at Vanderbilt University. His research focuses on the nature and treatment of depression, with a particular emphasis on the enduring effects of psychosocial treatments. He is a past president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the former editor of Cognitive Therapy and Research. He is the recipient of awards for Distinguished Scientific and Distinguished Professional Contributions to Clinical Psychology from the Society of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association. He has over 275 publications and mentored over 20 doctoral and post-doctoral advisees.

Kristin Osborne, MA, LMHC

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.Founder of the Certified APT™-Training Program in 2009, Kristin presents internationally, offering ongoing training in Boston, London, Stockholm and Amsterdam. She is a lecturer (part-time) in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is the Director of HMS Psychotherapy Research Program. Her passion is teaching clinicians how to integrate research in their clinical training and she developed the ATOS-Therapist Scale, Accessibility Scale, and Congruent/Incongruent Scale, which are featured in her book, Paraverbal Communication in Psychotherapy: Beyond the Words, Rowman & Littlefield (2016) Kristin is President Emeritus of the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA), on the advisory board of the AffectFokus Institute and Stockholms Akademi for Psychkoterapiutbildning (SAPU) and a member of the continuing education faculty at William James College and RINO-Noord Holland. She has published articles and chapters on training clinicians including, Learning how to rate video-recorded therapy sessions: A Practical Guide for Trainees & Advanced Clinicians, Psychotherapy Journal (2011); On-line Supervision in Affect Phobia Therapy, Using Technology to Enhance Counselor Supervision, American Psychological Association (2016); and Creating Change Through Focusing on Affect: Affect Phobia Therapy, Working on Emotions in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Techniques for Clinical Practice, Guilford Press (2014). To learn more about Kristin and her work, go to:

Jeff Harris, Ph.D.

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An expert in the development and delivery of treatment packages which combine the most advanced psychotherapeutics to select populations, Dr. Harris has been an innovator in the development of products to make behavioral and mental health professionals more effective.

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Bill Hersman, Ph.D.

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Bill Hersman, Ph.D. is a Professor of Physics at the University of New Hampshire and a serial inventor and entrepreneur. He founded Xemed LLC in 2004 to commercialize hyperpolarized xenon MRI, a medical imaging technique used for visualizing lung function. With his team at Xemed, he has also contributed to technologies ranging from laser-based defense against ballistic missiles to cryptocurrency trading.

Michael B. Magnavita

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.Michael B. Magnavita, CPA serves as Managing Officer and CEO of Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (FMFCU). He served as Chief Executive Officer of State Financial Network Inc. (SFN) and President of State Financial Network Inc. (SFN) of Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, Inc. He served as the Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer for FMFCU. He worked for Arthur Young, which at the time was one of the Big Eight accounting firms in the U.S. In 1987, he began his career with SFN and FMFCU. He is a Board Member of the Delaware County Transportation Management Association, serves as Treasurer on the Board of Good Fellowship Ambulance Company and is a Member of the Finance Council of St. Agnes Parish. He is a Member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from La Salle University.

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