Meet Our Mental Health Team

Our Management Team

Thomas C. Cook, Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer 

Hayley I. Porter. Psy.D.

Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer
Licensed Psychologist (MD)

Aruna Rao, MD

Chief Medical Officer
Board Certified Psychiatrist

Brandi Tanasescu, LGPC

Chief Financial and Strategic Officer

​Julia Kurisch, LCPC

Board Approved Supervisor

Chief Clinical Officer

Ian J. Bolland, LCPC

Chief Marketing and Public Relations Officer

Jason Quarantillo, LCPC

Board Approved Supervisor 

Sr. Vice President of Training

Megan Spencer MHRM, SPHR

Chief People Officer

Molly Martin

mmartin@bpointwellness.com

(410) 800-2169 (ext5829)

Vice President of Operations

Kathryn DeRaffele, LCPAT, ATR-BC

kderaffele@bpointwellness.com

Board Approved Supervisor

Director of Clinical Services

Kimberly Maher, LCPC

kmaher@bpointwellness.com

Board Approved Supervisor

Associate Director- Telehealth

Jessica Hurst, LCPC

jhurst@bpointwellness.com

Board Approved Supervisor

Associate Director- Hunt Valley Office

Bethany Benson, LCPC

bbenson@bpointwellness.com

Board Approved Supervisor

Associate Director- School Program

Johanna Howe, LCPC​

 

Associate Director – Baltimore

Karen Layton, LCPC

 

Associate Director – Salisbury Office

Jayyidah Clarke, LCSW-C

jclarke@bpointwellness.com

Board Approved Supervisor

Associate Director- Telehealth

Kyle Jernigan, LCSW-CS

 

Associate Director – Harford & Overlea

Jennifer Haller, RN

Program Director of Wellness and Psychiatry Services

Lisa Foley

 

Director of Finance

Nate Christian

Director of Operations

Sarah Krieger

 

Director of HR and Business Operations

Linda Mayo

Director of Client Services

Billing Department

(410) 800-2169 ext 5639

Our Mental Health Treatment Providers

Providers are currently accepting new clients. Contact us at 410-800-2169, option 1, to schedule an appointment/referral

** Please note: All providers are currently providing Telehealth Services **

Rhoda Phillips, LCSW

Position: Licensed Clinical Social Worker From Widener University
Categories: Delaware

Rhoda believes that everyone has a gift; it just takes some people longer to unwrap it. She has fourteen years of experience in The Behavioral Health Field, which includes Inpatient, Residential, and Community Mental Health settings. Some of the tools that she uses are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Her specialties include Depression, Anxiety, Grief, and Chronic Medical Issues. Rhoda also specializes in working with Individuals Diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease. Lastly, Rhoda is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor who works with Individuals with Co-Occurring Disorders.

Note: Ms. Phillips works in the Delaware office.

Rhoda Phillips, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker From Widener University

Leslie Taylor, LMFT

Position: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Prolonged Exposure Therapist from Chestnut Hill College
Categories: Delaware

Leslie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Prolonged Exposure Therapist, which is a treatment modality for those with PTSD. Leslie earned her Master of Science in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, with a concentration in Couple and Family Therapy from Chestnut Hill College. Leslie’s PE certification was completed with the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania.
Leslie enjoys working with adolescents and adults and is experienced working with individuals, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds utilizing a client-centered, systems approach. Leslie is passionate about removing the stigma often associated with mental healthcare, most especially for BIPOC. Leslie is empathetic and compassionate and provides culturally sensitive, and trauma-informed care seeks to build strong therapeutic alliances, and believes in working collaboratively with clients to address their presenting concern(s) and to identify their therapeutic goals. Leslie utilizes various treatment modalities to promote resilience, growth, healing, and overall sustainable improved well-being.

Ms. Taylor works in the Delaware office.

Leslie Taylor, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Prolonged Exposure Therapist from Chestnut Hill College

Our Support Staff

Marita Manna

Intake Coordinator – Baltimore

Laura Holland

Intake Coordinator – School-Based

Taylor Thompson

tthompson@bpointwellness.com

Intake Coordinator – Prescribers

Maggie Ryan

 

Program Manager of Equine

Hannah Frallicciardi

 

Compliance Associate

Matthew Christian

Operations Coordinator

​We look forward to you joining our family!

We are looking to hire dedicated clinicians and support staff for our practice! If you are interested in working for Balance Point Wellness, LLC, email a resume and cover letter to Sarah Krieger, Director of Human Resources, at skrieger@bpointwellness.com.

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