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Our Mission

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Our mission is to reduce the management barriers for private mental health practitioners and small private practice owners so they are free to focus on quality patient care. 

Our Philosophy and Approach

We have found that cutting edge digital workflows and innovative staff training methods are the two pillars that enable optimized mental health practice management.  Honing these processes has propelled our ability to support practitioners who invest in and deeply care about their craft. In the end, this services the greater vision that underpins our efforts and inspires us: to expand access to quality mental health access across the state.  

 

We believe that practitioners in isolation feel a higher level of stress and quality constraints than those who have a team of supportive professionals behind them. Working alone or with outsourced companies can limit a practices' scope and the clinician's ability to advance their methods and focus on patient care.

By providing practice management we also increase the collaborative network of mental health practitioners, giving them access to an affiliate group of practitioners in a variety of disciplines without losing their autonomy.

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How we help you achieve Success in the field. 

Our practice management firm does not mimic online companies that use call centers and basic electronic services from a rote business model. Ours is a highly specialized and individualized approach that supports your practice with the same care and attention that we brought to our own original clinical entity.

Our case managers tailor their approach to the way you want your practice.  There is no "one-size-fits-all" model.  Each service area is further customized with a face-to-face meeting, keeping you in full control of your practice while relieving the obstacles you face.

Our Team

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Randall Solomon, MD

CEO / Founder

Dr. Solomon has been in clinical practice for over 30 years and is expanding the breadth of his practice to make mental health care more accessible, equitable, and effective. From his own personal experience in private practice, he is fully versed on the pain points clinicians face. He leads with a passion and conviction to create a refreshing environment for new clients, enabling growth, connection, and professional freedom for their private practices.

 

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Jessica Miller 

Human Resources and VP of Development

Jessica's combined experience both clinically and with human resources expands over multiple settings and various populations. At Island Practice Management, Jessica works exclusively as a consultant and supports all areas of human resources and hiring. Jessica additionally assists with new client acquisition and is excited to share her enthusiasm and be involved with growth by meeting with new clinicians interested in client services or rental space. 

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Daniel Solomon

General Manager

Since graduating Boston University Dan has gained experience in a wide variety of industries, including hospitality (Maison Harlem), Ed-Tech (sales at UBTech),  K-12 education (Notre Dame High School) and arts entertainment (Alabama Shakespeare Festival.) Dan attributes his leadership skills to his eclectic background and is always finding ways to incorporate creativity into the team's collaborative efforts. He is grateful for the opportunity to service such talented mental health professionals and is passionate about expanding Long Island resident's access to quality care.  

  

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Steven Poulos

Chief Technology Officer

Steven is a proven technology leader with over 25 years of experience managing diverse technology portfolios and strategies. Working with various companies within or outside of the healthcare industry, Steven has been accountable for leading technology decisions that drive success. Before joining Island Psychiatry, Steven owned and operated VTAB Consulting LLC, a leading CRM and technology consulting group whose main goal was to help small businesses optimize their technology footprint in order to increase revenue, improve operational processes, and provide excellent customer satisfaction. Outside the office, Steven enjoys spending time with his granddaughter, doing home improvement projects, and researching the latest technology.

  

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Sara Morton

Director of Operations

Prior to joining the team, Sara held a position as a Direct Support Professional at AIM Services as well as an Intake Specialist at a private counseling center. She also completed her BA in Psychology at Stony Brook University as a member of Psi Chi Honor Society and The Golden Key International Honor Society. Sara began as a Patient Engagement Team member at Island Practice Management, where she became an intake specialist, TMS technician, and then Patient Engagement Team Lead. In her current leadership role as Director of Operations, Sara is building systems to increase efficiency and provide quality service to our patients. She also trains new and existing staff and leads the financial hardship program at Island Psychiatry. Sara continues to be inspired by each new challenge she is presented with. She hopes to further her education in the field with a postgraduate program certification that will allow her to advocate for children and disabled individual welfare.

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Elecia Prestia

Patient Intake Specialist 

Elecia received her Bachelor's degree from University of New Haven and a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from John Jay College. She has comprehensive experience in both customer and personal services, having completed her graduate externship at Stony Brook CAPS where she worked with SBU students to address presenting concerns and promote optimal mental and emotional health. Elecia is proud to be part of an organization that supports high-quality mental health care, especially when so many people are facing additional challenges due to the pandemic. Any new patient inquiries will be met with Elecia's compassion, warmth, and sincerity as she is the first point of contact in her role as the Intake Coordinator. Elecia enjoys making Island Psychiatry an inviting and comfortable environment for anyone seeking the many services we offer.

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Michelle Satanovsky

TMS Case Management Lead & Patient Engagement Specialist

Michelle's positivity and passion for helping others shines through in her role at IPM. Michelle recently graduated from Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Neuroscience. She has several years of psychological research experience working in a lab concentrating on learning and memory, cultivating her love for the mental health field. Her desire to aid those wishing to improve their mental well-being is evident in her approach as a patient engagement specialist. At Island Psychiatry, Michelle has taken on various responsibilities within our TMS and Spravato programs, hoping to streamline operations to increase program accessibility for those in need. She is a strong believer that mental health is equally important as physical health and wishes to expand this ideology as she pursues a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. During her days off, Michelle enjoys spending time with family, her dog Kaya, traveling and playing the piano.

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Jack Malone

 Patient Engagement Specialist

Jack found his passion for mental health advocacy during his undergraduate studies at The University of Delaware. Originally a Music Major, Jack switched his focus to Counseling and Psychology during his junior year and is now studying to receive his M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University. Focused on the idea that Mental Health and Spiritual Health balance each other out, Jack loves learning ways to incorporate Faith into Mental Health. He believes that learning about both ourselves, our minds, and our Faith, all contribute to better mental health. In his free time, Jack enjoys reading, learning languages, being outside, and spending time with friends.

"I have experienced working for large institutions in hospital settings, and though I had valued my time at these positions, the centered patient care for my patients and autonomy Island Practice Management has provided has been nothing but the best quality service I have encountered."

Chris Karampahthsis, MD

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Sandra Buscarino 

Billing Specialist

Sandra comes to Island Psychiatry after having left the workforce to raise five children. In addition to her background in insurance, she brings her compassion and empathy, working to ensure the highest reimbursements for patients seeking mental health treatment, especially during their most vulnerable times of need. 

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Devin Beatrice 

TMS Technician Lead & Marketing and Sales Director

Devin's natural empathy is evident as soon as you meet him. A graduate from Suny Cortland with a Bachelor's in Business Economics, Devin's journey led him to a rewarding opportunity with the practice. His compassion guided him towards a career in mental health. With experience in business and marketing, he looks to use his interpersonal skills to help those in need and create an environment of comfort and understanding as a TMS technician. He has experience with both Nexstim and Magventure rTMS to treat depression, anxiety, and OCD. The love of the ocean, working out, meditation, and spending time with loved ones are just a few of the many things Devin enjoys in his free time.

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Alyssa Buttigieg

Patient Engagement Specialist

While working as a medical office administrator at Island Practice Management, Alyssa is actively pursuing her bachelor of science in psychology at Stony Brook University. She hopes to attend medical school and one day become a psychiatrist herself. Alyssa is the outreach coordinator of The Social Competence and Treatment Lab which focuses on better understand and creating interventions for social defects among youth with autism. As the outreach coordinator, Alyssa is responsible for reaching out to the community and recruiting families to participate in studies.  Alyssa is also the webmaster of the Stony Brook student chapter of Doctors Without Borders which advocates for providing emergency medicine in places where it is needed the most. I’m her free time, Alyssa enjoys painting, exploring nature, and spending time with friends and family!

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Silvia Amanullah

Patient Engagement Specialist

Silvia has grown up with a passion for health care and her intellectual curiosity has driven her to find answers to complex problems. Silvia graduated cum laude from Stony Brook University with a Bachelors of Science in Health Science and a concentration in Health Care Management. She is currently a graduate student in Stony Brook University’s School of Public Health to obtain her Master’s in Health Administration. While attending Stony Brook University, Silvia has been an active member of United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund since 2019. While beginning her career in healthcare administration, she found that she enjoys connecting with patients and other administrators to ensure that Island Psychiatry provides the best quality of care possible. In her spare time, Silvia enjoys traveling, snowboarding, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Johana Pena

Patient Engagement and Billing Specialist

Johana graduated from New York University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology and Global Public Health. Soon after, she graduated with a Masters degree in Healthcare Policy and Management. Through her work, she hopes to improve the efficiency of healthcare delivery and tackle many of the barriers to healthcare and mental health. She believes that healthcare is a human right and should be accessible to everyone, especially those from vulnerable communities on Long Island. Her patience, empathy, and passion for helping people are valuable skills here at Island Psychiatry. In her free time, Johana enjoys gardening, walking at the beach, and traveling.

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Mike Biondo

Patient Engagement Specialist

Throughout his life, Mike has dedicated his time to helping those in need. He has been a part of organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and Independent Support Services, where he spent his time with those in need of assistance. After graduating from the University of Delaware with an undergraduate degree in Psychology, he continued to follow this passion to Island Psychiatry, where he currently resides in an administrative role. Mike plans to pursue this passion for helping others by obtaining a Masters of Social Work in the near future.

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Jessica Coscetta 

Patient Engagement Specialist 

Jessica “JP” is dedicated to easing the lives of others. She is a big believer in going the extra mile in her work. Jessica’s passion for working with the mental health community grew when she graduated from Suffolk County Community College with her Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee (CASAC-T) Certification. During her credentialing process, Jessica gained experience counseling teenagers and adults. She has also worked as a team member in Wrap Around Services, providing food, clothes, job search assistance, and educational resources to those who suffer from substance use disorder. Jessica is currently attending St. Joseph’s College’s dual-degree program to receive her M.B.A. in Health Care Management. Jessica holds another occupation as a Direct Support Professional for those with intellectual disabilities. Her blend of creativity, empathy, and experience continues to grow in this field. Outside of work, Jessica enjoys walking her pets.

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Nick Carter

Executive Assistant to Leadership and Lead Testing Administrator

With a wide variety of skills and expertise Nick is uniquely suited to work in Business Development. After graduating from Boston University, Nick developed a passion for the arts, working as an actor and theatre arts educator in the greater Boston area. Two years later, he moved to New York full time, where he continues to pursue his artistic endeavors in addition to working at IPM. His strong interpersonal skills and passion for mental health make him an excellent addition to the team. 

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Emma Schuwerer

Patient Engagement Specialist

Emma has always had a profound passion for understanding what others are going through in order to help and comfort them, whether that means mentally or physically. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors degree in biology at Stony Brook University. While attending school, Emma is also a Resident Assistant on campus and a member of the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program. Her work at IPM has only fueled her passion to help underrepresented and overlooked individuals in the healthcare industry. She hopes to help others in their time of need and offer them all possible resources. In her free time, Emma enjoys going to the gym, admiring nature, and spending time with the people she loves.

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Faris Furoogh

Patient Engagement Specialist

Faris is a dedicated individual that is ambitious in helping others and resolving their problems. It can be from a minor issue to a major issue, but he will always try to find a solution to their problem. He is currently in his final semester at Stony Brook University and is studying Health Science with a concentration in Health Administration. After graduating, he has a plan to continue his education by pursuing a Masters in Health Administration. Faris also has been an affiliate of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund and Red Cross since 2019.  He was always a business-minded individual but his passion for helping others brought him into the healthcare field. He also enjoys spending time outdoors and has significant knowledge about technology and cars. His enthusiastic mindset and desire to help others make him a valuable addition to the team.

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Patient Engagement Specialist 

Areej is a pre-medical student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biology with a specialization in Neuroscience at Stony Brook University. She plans to attend medical school and work in either Psychiatry or Neurology. She is also an undergraduate research assistant for the Multi-Modal Translational Imaging Lab at Stony Brook University Hospital which carries out research based on neurological and psychiatric themes with an focus on schizophrenic and schizo-affective disorders. Her on-campus involvement includes being an extended board member for the Muslim Students’ Association, a chemistry tutor for CSTEP, and a volunteer for TeleHealth for Seniors. Areej has spent most of her life before college in Pakistan and is currently working with a non-profit organization, The Citizens Foundation, as a fundraising ambassador to raise funds and awareness about the education emergency back home. In her free time, Areej enjoys posting on her skincare blog as well as reading and baking!

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Patient Engagement Specialist 

Julie graduated from Binghamton University in 2020 with a a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Education. Originally on the path to becoming a teacher, she later realized that she had a passion for public health which led her to the Program in Public Health at Stony Brook University.  She is currently pursing a Master's degree in Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy and Management. Julie is a strong mental health advocate and possesses a genuine desire to help others. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors, cooking, and playing with her dog. Julie is committed to reducing healthcare disparities and hopes to continue using her work experiences and education to improve health outcomes through research and equitable care.

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