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 **

Elizabeth Norris, LMSW

Position: Licensed Master Social Worker From Salisbury University School of Social Work
Categories: Equine, School-Based

Elizabeth is a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) from Salisbury University – School of Social Work. She has experience working with children and adults in both individual and group settings. In addition, she has experience working with individuals seeking treatment for anxiety, depression, PTSD, family/relationship conflict, parenting skills, anger management, trauma, ADHD, bipolar disorder, grief and bereavement, and other co-occurring disorders.
Elizabeth uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with a strengths-based approach to help her clients grow from personal experiences and conflicts. Elizabeth sees the importance of the therapeutic relationship, so she offers a safe space and nurturing environment for all her clients. Elizabeth has a strong passion for helping her clients reach their full potential and supporting them during their time of growth.

Ms. Norris works in our school-based program and in our equine-facilitated program.

Elizabeth Norris, LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker From Salisbury University School of Social Work

Zoe DeGrazia, LMSW

Position: Licensed Master Social Worker From University of Maryland, School of Social Work
Categories: Equine, School-Based

Zoe is a Licensed Master’s Social Worker who earned her graduate degree in social work from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. Zoe has spent most of her budding career working in schools as a school-based social worker and has many years of experience working with children. At Balance Point Wellness, she is both a school-based social worker as well as an Equine-Assisted Therapist, in which she provides therapy on a farm while engaging clients with horses. In addition, Zoe is passionate about holistic psychology and uses a trauma-informed lens in her therapeutic interventions.

 

Note: Ms. DeGrazia works in the School-Based program and our Equine Facilitated program. 

Zoe DeGrazia, LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker From University of Maryland, School of Social Work

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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