• 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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  • Colleen Martin, BA
    Chief Operating Officer

    Ms. Martin has worked in the mental health field since 1988 and brings over 20 years of experience to Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center. She is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and later obtained certification in Elementary Education through the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. As Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Martin is responsible for the overall administration and business operations on a daily basis and for all activities pertaining to licensure, accreditation, human rights, personnel, and finance.

    Ms. Martin has worked in the mental health field since 1988 and brings over 20 years of experience to Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center. She is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and later obtained certification in Elementary Education through the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. As Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Martin is responsible for the overall administration and business operations on a daily basis and for all activities pertaining to licensure, accreditation, human rights, personnel, and finance.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Christy J. Fetterman, MA
    Director of Functional Family Therapy & Brief Mobile Therapy

    Christy is a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She earned her Master’s degree from Northcentral University. Ms. Fetterman specializes in working with children and adolescents. She has twelve years of experience working with children involved in mental health treatment. Christy has been a member of the Nulton Diagnostic & Treatment Center team for five years. She is trained in the Functional Family Therapy model at the supervisory level. Christy serves as the FFT site supervisor and has provided family therapy to at risk youth and their families for the past five years.

    Christy is a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She earned her Master’s degree from Northcentral University. Ms. Fetterman specializes in working with children and adolescents. She has twelve years of experience working with children involved in mental health treatment. Christy has been a member of the Nulton Diagnostic & Treatment Center team for five years. She is trained in the Functional Family Therapy model at the supervisory level. Christy serves as the FFT site supervisor and has provided family therapy to at risk youth and their families for the past five years.

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  • 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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  • Elissa Nulton, BS
    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 currently enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania studying for 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 currently enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania studying for 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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  • 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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  • Brian Nagle, M.S., M.A., BSL
    Integrated Health for Developmental Care

    Brian Nagle has a master’s degree from Ball State University in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with an emphasis in Autism treatment, and a post-master’s certification in Behavioral Analysis from St. Joseph’s University. Brian has 15 years of experience in the mental health field. His work experience includes: Behavioral Specialist Consultant, Director of Blended Case Management, Director of Peer Support, Director of a Partial Hospitalization Program, an Outpatient therapist, assisted in developing an ABA based classroom, and a Psychological Associate. Brian is a Certified FBA trainer in Pennsylvania. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor at Mount Aloysius College and Saint Francis University. He has provided numerous trainings on subjects including Autism, Functional Behavior Analysis, Applied Behavioral Analysis, and Treatment Planning.

    Brian Nagle has a master’s degree from Ball State University in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with an emphasis in Autism treatment, and a post-master’s certification in Behavioral Analysis from St. Joseph’s University. Brian has 15 years of experience in the mental health field. His work experience includes: Behavioral Specialist Consultant, Director of Blended Case Management, Director of Peer Support, Director of a Partial Hospitalization Program, an Outpatient therapist, assisted in developing an ABA based classroom, and a Psychological Associate. Brian is a Certified FBA trainer in Pennsylvania. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor at Mount Aloysius College and Saint Francis University. He has provided numerous trainings on subjects including Autism, Functional Behavior Analysis, Applied Behavioral Analysis, and Treatment Planning.

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  • Richard Cassone, MD
    Director of Psychiatry • Ebensburg & Johnstown

    Dr. Cassone is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has over 46 years of experience. He is a graduate from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Cassone is a veteran who served in the Vietnam War as a psychiatrist. Throughout his career he has worked inpatient, outpatient and consultation services at various hospitals throughout seven states while maintaining a part-time private practice. In addition, he was Medical Director for several hospitals and Cambria County MH/MR. He is currently serving as the medical director at the Nulton Diagnostic Clinics of Ebensburg and Johnstown.

    Dr. Cassone is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has over 46 years of experience.  He is a graduate from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  Dr. Cassone is a veteran who served in the Vietnam War as a psychiatrist.  Throughout his career he has worked inpatient, outpatient and consultation services at various hospitals throughout seven states while maintaining a part-time private practice.   In addition, he was Medical Director for several hospitals and Cambria County MH/MR. He is currently serving as the medical director at the Nulton Diagnostic Clinics of Ebensburg and Johnstown.

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  • 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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  • Dr. Geraldine J. Idoniboye, MD
    Director of Psychiatry • Richland

    Dr. Geraldine J. Idoniboye, MD completed her residency training in General Psychiatry at Harvard South Shore Psychiatry Residency Training Program in Massachusetts. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc., a member Board of the American Board of Medical Specialties. She is committed to working with clients to take charge of their health through improved knowledge and understanding of mental illness and evidence based treatment. In her spare time, she participates in developing community based mental health projects in underserved areas.

    Dr. Geraldine J. Idoniboye, MD completed her residency training in General Psychiatry at Harvard South Shore Psychiatry Residency Training Program in Massachusetts. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc., a member Board of the American Board of Medical Specialties.  She is committed to working with clients to take charge of their health through improved knowledge and understanding of mental illness and evidence based treatment. In her spare time, she participates in developing community based mental health projects in underserved areas.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dr. Candace Good
    Child Partial Hospitalization

    Dr. Candace Good is board certified in general and child & adolescent psychiatry. She has been practicing since 2004 and was received at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, where she also completed her residency and child & adolescent fellowship. She specializes in early onset mood disorders and complicated ADHD. Dr. Good joined the child & adolescent partial hospitalization team in August 2017. Previous positions held include Assistant Professor of Psychiatry for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Medical Director for Children and Families at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. She practices psychiatry with a thorough understanding of therapy concepts and family dynamics.

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  • Dr. A. John de Carle
    Psychiatrist

    Dr. A. John de Carle is board certified in general psychiatry and has been practicing since 1997. He completed his psychiatry residency at Brown University. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient psychiatry, inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation, private practice and community mental health. He holds the title of Clinical Associate Professor at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine and serves as co-director for the University Park Campus psychiatry clerkship. Dr. de Carle joined the Nulton Diagnostic & Treatment Center team in November 2017.

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