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 **

Donna Martin, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC

Position: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified From Frostburg State University
Categories: Salisbury

Donna is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who treats clients of all ages. She received her graduate degree from Frostburg State University and is board certified as a PMHNP by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. After over 30 years of experience as a registered nurse, she decided to become a nurse practitioner.

Donna is also a certified nurse case manager with expertise in assisting clients in navigating the healthcare system’s complexities and obtaining the care they need. Donna believes in a client-centered approach where the client is the most important part of the treatment team. She believes in the importance of therapy and medication and works closely with the client’s therapist to assist the client in attaining their treatment goals. The NP program Donna attended at Frostburg was designed to provide health care services in rural and underserved areas. As a life-long resident of the Eastern Shore of Md, she understands the challenges faced by those living in rural communities and is excited to be a part of the team at the Salisbury office.

Note: Ms. Martin works in the Salisbury Office.

Donna Martin, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified From Frostburg State University

Eva Marshall, LMSW, CH, RYT200, WMST

Position: Licensed Master Social Worker Masters in Social Work from Western New Mexico University
Categories: Salisbury

Eva has 13 years of experience working in mental health, including providing psychotherapy in a public mental health clinic, a holistic private practice, school-based settings (k -12) & to students in a University Counseling Center. Certified in Hypnotherapy, Kripalu Yoga, & Women’s Studies, Eva is experienced in treating a wide range of issues from a holistic perspective.

Eva’s practice comes from a place of deep compassion, authenticity & respect for each person’s unique journey of personal growth. Eva has specialized training in Deep Nature Connection & is bi-lingual (Spanish/English). Her practice is eclectic, but regularly utilizes the approaches of Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Empowerment Theory, Yoga Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, & Embodied Therapies (Dance/Art/Music). Important areas of focus in her practice are trauma recovery, wellness, self-esteem, diversity issues, social justice & historical trauma.

​Note: Ms. Marshall works in the Salisbury Office.

Eva Marshall, LMSW, CH, RYT200, WMST

Licensed Master Social Worker Masters in Social Work from Western New Mexico University

Cassidy Dolby, LMSW

Position: Licensed Master Social Worker Masters in Social Work from Salisbury University
Categories: Salisbury

Cassidy is a Licensed Master Social Worker, graduating from Salisbury University with her Bachelors in Social Work and Masters in Social Work. She has over five years of experience working with children, families, and adults in various settings, including outpatient mental health clinics, schools, and community-based programs.

Working to provide person-centered care for each client, she uses various treatment approaches, including but not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Meditation, Solution-Focused work, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectal Behavioral Therapy. Cassidy believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to continually grow and thrive by nurturing their unique abilities, strengths, and aspirations. Her primary purpose is to provide an empowering and empathetic environment for clients to navigate through their path of healing.

Note: Ms. Dolby works in the Salisbury Office.

Cassidy Dolby, LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker Masters in Social Work from Salisbury University

Skyler Irons, LCSW-C

Position: Licensed Certified Social Worker- Clinical Masters in Social Work from Salisbury University
Categories: Salisbury

Skyler is a Licensed Certified Social Worker, graduating from Salisbury University with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (Minor in English) and a Master’s degree in Social Work. Skyler’s professional background includes individual therapy, group therapy, school-based therapy, family therapy, art therapy, training of new hires, and administrative assistant tasks. Additionally, during her time at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional, Skyler gained experience working with adults in the Inpatient Behavioral Health unit.

Though Skyler has worked with all age groups throughout her time in the field, she found her niche population after working with adults. Skyler has a passion for combining creative modalities such as art, music, and spirituality when implementing therapeutic interventions for her clients. Skyler was born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and enjoys the following activities: camping, exploring the outdoors, antiquing, animals, writing, creating art, and attending as many live music events as she can.

Note: Ms. Irons works in the Salisbury Office.

Skyler Irons, LCSW-C

Licensed Certified Social Worker- Clinical Masters in Social Work from Salisbury University

Lauren Robinson, LMSW

Position: Licensed Master Social Worker From Salisbury University School of Social Work
Categories: Salisbury

Lauren Robinson is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who obtained both her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Social Work at Salisbury University. Lauren has experience providing individual and group therapy to children, teens, and young adult women with various mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Lauren has a passion for incorporating creative art therapies, alongside Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI), to help clients develop and foster mental, emotional, and social skills.

Ms. Robinson works in the Salisbury Office.

Lauren Robinson, LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker From Salisbury University School of Social Work

Elizabeth “Liz” Ruffo, LCPC

Position: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor From The University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Categories: Salisbury

Elizabeth “Liz” Ruffo, LGPC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and received her degree from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Liz has experience working with children and adults, in individual and group settings on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Liz’s passion is helping her clients learn their strengths and paths in life and being a facilitator along their process.

 

Ms. Ruffo works in the Salisbury office.

Elizabeth “Liz” Ruffo, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor From The University of Maryland Eastern Shore

John Collier, LMSW

Position: Licensed Master Social Worker From Salisbury University School of Social Work
Categories: Salisbury

John Collier is a Licensed Master Social Worker from Salisbury University. John enjoys working with people from all walks of life and takes pride in his ability to help others process their trauma, anxiety, ADHD, depression, and more. John utilizes a combination of CBT, ACT, and various other therapeutic techniques. John is a laid-back and open-minded therapist and can assure you that our sessions will be an environment where you are comfortable opening up.

Mr. Collier works in our Salisbury office. 

John Collier, LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker From Salisbury University 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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