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    Larry J. Nulton, PhD
    President

    Dr. Nulton is a licensed clinical psychologist. A graduate of Penn State University, he later earned his PhD in clinical psychology from Bowling Green State University. He is an adjunct faculty member at University of Pittsburgh and is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association, Pennsylvania Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Nulton launched Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center in 1995. It has grown from its initial focus on children’s behavioral health care to include licensed services tailored to meet the unique needs of adolescents, families, adults and older adults.

    Dr. Nulton is a licensed clinical psychologist. A graduate of Penn State University, he later earned his PhD in clinical psychology from Bowling Green State University. He is an adjunct faculty member at University of Pittsburgh and is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association, Pennsylvania Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Nulton launched Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center in 1995. It has grown from its initial focus on children’s behavioral health care to include licensed services tailored to meet the unique needs of adolescents, families, adults and older adults.

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  • Portrait of Timothy Custer - Vice President of Operations
    Timothy Custer, BA
    Vice President of Operations

    A graduate of The University of Pittsburgh, Mr. Custer has over 15 years of Mental Health experience with Nulton Diagnostic & Treatment Center. He has gained valuable knowledge of the Mental Health field by working in multiple programs throughout Cambria, Bedford, Blair, Somerset, Clearfield, and Jefferson Counties. His background includes in BHRS, PHP, IDT, MMHT, TelePsychiarty and BCM services. Mr. Custer is currently the Vice President of Operations for Nulton Diagnostic & Treatment Center.

    A graduate of The University of Pittsburgh, Mr. Custer has over 15 years of Mental Health experience with Nulton Diagnostic & Treatment Center. He has gained valuable knowledge of the Mental Health field by working in multiple programs throughout Cambria, Bedford, Blair, Somerset, Clearfield, and Jefferson Counties. His background includes in BHRS, PHP, IDT, MMHT, TelePsychiarty and BCM services. Mr. Custer is currently the Vice President of Operations for Nulton Diagnostic & Treatment Center.

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  • Portrait of Susan M. Custer - Director of Partial Hospitalization Programs
    Susan M. Custer, MA
    Director of Partial Hospitalization Programs

    Susan has more than 18 years of direct care, program management, and supervisory experience within Bedford, Somerset, Blair and Cambria counties. She graduated cum laude from Duquesne University, earning her bachelor’s and master’s degree in existential-phenomenological psychology. Susan has assisted adults, children, and families in their mental health treatment and recovery at the levels of outpatient therapy, group therapy, telepsychiatry, adult MMHT, and BHRS. She feels privileged to be working with the strong Adult and Child/Adolescent Partial Hospitalization teams at Nulton Diagnostic. Susan also supervises the School-based Outpatient Program offered in collaboration with the Chestnut Ridge School District.

    Susan has more than 18 years of direct care, program management, and supervisory experience within Bedford, Somerset, Blair and Cambria counties. She graduated cum laude from Duquesne University, earning her bachelor’s and master’s degree in existential-phenomenological psychology. Susan has assisted adults, children, and families in their mental health treatment and recovery at the levels of outpatient therapy, group therapy, telepsychiatry, adult MMHT, and BHRS. She feels privileged to be working with the strong Adult and Child/Adolescent Partial Hospitalization teams at Nulton Diagnostic. Susan also supervises the School-based Outpatient Program offered in collaboration with the Chestnut Ridge School District.

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  • Portrait of Mark E. Keim - Director of Blended Case Management and Mobile Mental Health Services
    Mark E. Keim, MA
    Director of Blended Case Management and Mobile Mental Health Services

    Mark is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with Dual Bachelors’ degrees in Psychology and Criminology and a Master Degree in Criminology. Mark brings with him 5 years of experience in the Mental Health field with 4 years at NDTC. In addition to being the director of BCM and MMHT Mark serves as the Team Lead for the CBIT program for Cambria County, which helps high-risk/high-transition Mental Health patients transition back into the community from a stay in an institution or helps patients who are at risk of being institutionalized get the services they need to remain in the community.

    Mark is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with Dual Bachelors’ degrees in Psychology and Criminology and a Master Degree in Criminology. Mark brings with him 5 years of experience in the Mental Health field with 4 years at NDTC. In addition to being the director of BCM and MMHT Mark serves as the Team Lead for the CBIT program for Cambria County, which helps high-risk/high-transition Mental Health patients transition back into the community from a stay in an institution or helps patients who are at risk of being institutionalized get the services they need to remain in the community.

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  • Portrait of Elissa Nulton - Director of Forensic Programs
    Elissa Nulton, MBA
    Director of Forensic Programs

    Elissa has worked in the Mental Health field since 1997. She studied Elementary Education at Lock Haven University and Special Education at Saint Francis University. She is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she obtained her Master’s in Business Administration. Elissa has Worked in mental health field as Direct Care, Case Manager, VP of Operations and Manager of JCAHO Accredited Organizations for over 10 years. She has been actively involved in the development and oversight of the Forensic Peer Support Program at Peerstar, LLC. She has assisted in the completion of the Forensic Peer Support Study with Yale University evaluating Forensic Peer Support Programs operating as a jail re-entry program for inmates with serious mental illnesses and/or co-occurring substance abuse disorders in six PA County Jails. She is a member and trainer of the Right Turn Crisis Intervention Team. She actively participates in Clearfield and Jefferson Counties Criminal Justice Advisory Boards, has been on the Cambria County Mental Health Court Planning Team, Blair County Courts Mental Health Health Service Committee and Somerset County Day Reporting Center development team.

    Elissa has worked in the Mental Health field since 1997. She studied Elementary Education at Lock Haven University and Special Education at Saint Francis University. She is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she obtained her Master’s in Business Administration. Elissa has Worked in mental health field as Direct Care, Case Manager, VP of Operations and Manager of JCAHO Accredited Organizations for over 10 years. She has been actively involved in the development and oversight of the Forensic Peer Support Program at Peerstar, LLC. She has assisted in the completion of the Forensic Peer Support Study with Yale University evaluating Forensic Peer Support Programs operating as a jail re-entry program for inmates with serious mental illnesses and/or co-occurring substance abuse disorders in six PA County Jails. She is a member and trainer of the Right Turn Crisis Intervention Team. She actively participates in Clearfield and Jefferson Counties Criminal Justice Advisory Boards, has been on the Cambria County Mental Health Court Planning Team, Blair County Courts Mental Health Health Service Committee and Somerset County Day Reporting Center development team.

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  • Portrait of Mandy Troxell - Director of Family Based Mental Health Services
    Mandy Troxell, MOT
    Director of Family Based Mental Health Services

    Mandy graduated magna cum laude from Saint Francis University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science in 2001 and she earned her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and a Minor in Psychology in 2002. Mandy has over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field and is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Mandy has been an employee of the Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center agency since 2009 and is currently working as the Director of Family Based Mental Health Services. In this position, Mandy is responsible for supervision of therapists who provide intensive team-delivered services to children, adolescents, and families in the home and community settings.

    Mandy graduated magna cum laude from Saint Francis University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science in 2001 and she earned her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and a Minor in Psychology in 2002.  Mandy has over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field and is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Mandy has been an employee of the Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center agency since 2009 and is currently working as the Director of Family Based Mental Health Services.  In this position, Mandy is responsible for supervision of therapists who provide intensive team-delivered services to children, adolescents, and families in the home and community settings.

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  • Portrait of Dr. Erin E. Malley - Director of Psychiatry • Bedford & Somerset
    Erin E. Malley, MD
    Director of Psychiatry • Bedford & Somerset

    Dr. Malley is a Board Certified General Psychiatrist and Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who comes to our agency with over 20 years experience. Throughout her career, she has been the Medical Director for multiple programs including Child and Adolescent Services and Intensive Wraparound Services at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. She was also the co-director for the Triple Board Training Program and The Child and Adolescent Fellowship programs at WPIC. Dr. Malley is a member of 11 professional organizations and scientific societies such as The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In 1993, Dr. Malley was awarded the Richard L. Cohen, M.D. Award in child psychiatry and in 2007, she was awarded the Golden Apple Teaching Award for Child and Adolescent Faculty. Dr. Malley has been a valuable team member here at Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center for over two years.

    Dr. Malley is a Board Certified General Psychiatrist and Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who comes to our agency with over 20 years experience.  Throughout her career, she has been the Medical Director for multiple programs including Child and Adolescent Services and Intensive Wraparound Services at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.  She was also the co-director  for the Triple Board Training Program and The Child and Adolescent Fellowship programs at WPIC.  Dr.  Malley is a member of 11 professional organizations and scientific societies such as The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  In 1993, Dr. Malley was awarded the Richard L. Cohen, M.D. Award in child psychiatry and in 2007, she was awarded the Golden Apple Teaching Award for Child and Adolescent Faculty.  Dr. Malley has been a valuable team member here at Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center for over two years.

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  • Portrait of Dr. Aileen Oandasan - Tele-Psychiatry
    Dr. Aileen Oandasan, MD
    Tele-Psychiatry

    Dr. Oandasan was born in Chicago, Illinois but spent much of her childhood in Texas. She graduated from Southwestern University with a double major in Chemistry and Biology. Dr. Oandasan completed her graduate medical degree at Texas A&M College of Medicine. She then went on to complete her general psychiatry training at Georgetown University where she served as Chief Resident during her 4th year. Dr. Oandasan completed further training in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital where she also served as Chief Resident. From residency and fellowship, Dr. Oandasan transitioned to a academic teaching position at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Dr. Oandasan attained the rank of Clinical Associate Professor during her 8 year tenure at this institution. She then moved to Pennsylvania to oversee child psychiatry services at Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown. She eventually served as Vice Chairman in the Department of Behavioral Medicine where she helped to oversee both adult and child psychiatry inpatient and outpatient services. Dr. Oandasan currently serves as the Director of Behavioral Services at The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh. She continues to maintain strong ties to Johnstown via her telepsychiatry presence.

    Dr. Oandasan was born in Chicago, Illinois but spent much of her childhood in Texas. She graduated from Southwestern University with a double major in Chemistry and Biology.  Dr. Oandasan completed her graduate medical degree at Texas A&M College of Medicine. She then went on to complete her general psychiatry training at Georgetown University where she served as Chief Resident during her 4th year. Dr. Oandasan completed further training in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital where she also served as Chief Resident. From residency and fellowship, Dr. Oandasan transitioned to a academic teaching position at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Dr. Oandasan attained the rank of Clinical Associate Professor during her 8 year tenure at this institution. She then moved to Pennsylvania to oversee child psychiatry services at Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown. She eventually served as Vice Chairman in the Department of Behavioral Medicine where she helped to oversee both adult and child psychiatry inpatient and outpatient services. Dr. Oandasan currently serves as the Director of Behavioral Services at The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh. She continues to maintain strong ties to Johnstown via her telepsychiatry presence.

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  • Portrait of Dr. Mukundam Veerabathini - Psychiatry for Children and Adolescents • Richland & Altoona
    Mukundam Veerabathini, MD
    Psychiatry for Children and Adolescents • Richland & Altoona

    Dr. Veerabathini is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who comes to our agency with over 39 years experience. Throughout his career he has worked with children and adolescents in inpatient, outpatient and partial program settings. Dr. Veearabathini is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychiatric Association’s Practice Research Network. He was recognized in “America’s Top Psychiatrists” in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Dr Veerabathini was also honored and listed in “Cambridge Who’s Who” in 2008. He has been a valued team member of Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center for over four years.

    Dr. Veerabathini is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who comes to our agency with over 39 years experience.  Throughout his career he has worked with children and adolescents in inpatient, outpatient and partial program settings.  Dr. Veearabathini is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychiatric Association’s Practice Research Network.  He was recognized in “America’s Top Psychiatrists” in 2008, 2009 and 2010.  Dr Veerabathini was also honored and listed in “Cambridge Who’s Who” in 2008.  He has been a valued team member of Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center for over four years.

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  • Portrait of Dr. Harold Sternlicht - Tele-Psychiatry
    Dr. Harold Sternlicht, MD
    Tele-Psychiatry

    Dr Harold Sternlicht is a board certified child and adult psychiatrist who brings 34 years of experience to our tele-psychiatry department. Dr Sternlicht did his undergraduate studies in New York in biology and graduated from SUNY/Upstate, Syracuse, New York in 1985. During his career he has worked in various settings including in-patient, out-patient, residential treatment facilities, and drug and alcohol centers. Dr. Sternlicht received the President’s Award for Research. Dr. Sternlicht has been a valued team member with Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center for over 4 years.

    Dr Harold Sternlicht is a board certified child and adult psychiatrist who brings 34 years of experience to our tele-psychiatry department.   Dr Sternlicht did his undergraduate studies in New York in biology and graduated from SUNY/Upstate, Syracuse, New York in 1985.  During his career he has worked in various settings including in-patient, out-patient, residential treatment facilities, and drug and alcohol centers.   Dr. Sternlicht received the President’s Award for Research.   Dr. Sternlicht has been a valued team member with Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center for over 4 years.

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  • Portrait of Dr. Doo W. Cho - Director of Psychiatry • Altoona & Bedford
    Doo W. Cho, MD
    Director of Psychiatry • Altoona & Bedford

    Dr. Cho brings more than 30 years of experience to his position. Throughout his career, he has worked as a consulting psychiatrist for a variety of inpatient and outpatient programs, including individual and group counseling. For two decades, he served as Director of the Altoona Hospital Center for Mental Health Services where he coordinated the Student Assistance Program for six school districts; developed and managed the Center’s quality improvement program; and directed its Geriatric Assessment Program. He is certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, and is a member of several professional organizations including the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Association and the American College of Forensic Psychiatrists.

    Dr. Cho brings more than 30 years of experience to his position. Throughout his career, he has worked as a consulting psychiatrist for a variety of inpatient and outpatient programs, including individual and group counseling. For two decades, he served as Director of the Altoona Hospital Center for Mental Health Services where he coordinated the Student Assistance Program for six school districts; developed and managed the Center’s quality improvement program; and directed its Geriatric Assessment Program. He is certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, and is a member of several professional organizations including the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Association and the American College of Forensic Psychiatrists.

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  • Portrait of Dr. Charles Kennedy - Clinical Psychologist
    Charles Kennedy, PhD
    Clinical Psychologist

    Dr. Kennedy brings more than 36 years of experience in the field of mental health to his position at Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center. He is a graduate of St. Vincent College, Latrobe and later earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, California. As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Kennedy conducts extensive psychological evaluations providing services to children, adolescents, families, adults and older adults. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, Pennsylvania Psychological Association and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

    Dr. Kennedy brings more than 36 years of experience in the field of mental health to his position at Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center. He is a graduate of St. Vincent College, Latrobe and later earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, California. As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Kennedy conducts extensive psychological evaluations providing services to children, adolescents, families, adults and older adults. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, Pennsylvania Psychological Association and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

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  • Portrait of Heidi Jacobs - Administrative Director of Intensive Behavioral Health Services
    Heidi Jacobs
    Administrative Director of Intensive Behavioral Health Services

    Heidi is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a Bachelors’ degrees in Elementary Education. She brings with her 17 years’ experience working with children, young adults, and their families. She began working in the Mental Health field in 2004. Heidi began her career in the Mental Health field working as direct care staff for the first eight years. This later lead to her moving on to a case management position. In 2017, Heidi began working for Nulton Diagnostic & Treatment Center as a supervisor for Blended Case Management. She has recently taken on the role of Administrative Director of Intensive Behavioral Health Services. It is an always has been her strong desire to help support children, youth, and young adults with mental, emotional, and behavioral health needs.

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  • Portrait of Dr. Andreea Adiaconitei - Director of Psychiatry • Bedford
    Dr. Andreea Adiaconitei
    Director of Psychiatry • Bedford

    Dr. Adiaconitei attended medical school in Iasi, Romania and completed her residency in Psychiatry at the Institute for Living in Hartford Connecticut . She completed her Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Penn State University. She is a Board Certified General Psychiatrist. She has previously served as a the first Child and Adolescent Congressional Fellow, working with legislators on crafting legislation benefiting mental health.

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  • Portrait of Jessica Hull - Chief Compliance and Quality Improvement Officer
    Jessica Hull
    Chief Compliance and Quality Improvement Officer

    Jessica graduated from the Medical Office Administration program from Cambria-Rowe Business College with an Associate Degree in Specialized Business. Jessica served as the Quality Improvement Coordinator for Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center from 2012 until 2021 and is now the Chief Compliance and Quality Improvement Officer for the agency. Jessica has been with the agency.

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  • Portrait of Dr. Elizabeth Fourcade - Director of Psychiatry • Johnstown
    Dr. Elizabeth Fourcade
    Director of Psychiatry • Johnstown

    Dr. Fourcade was born in Pittsburgh, PA. She completed her undergraduate studies at Yale, attended Case Western Reserve University for medical school, and completed her residency in Psychiatry at Stony Brook University Hospital. She is a Board Certified General Psychiatrist. She has previously served as a Clinical Instructor for residency programs at Allegheny Health Network and Stony Brook University Hospital. She has served as a coauthor on numerous research papers concerning psychiatric topics.

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