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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 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

Our team consist of highly experienced professionals who work together to bring your vision to life. Browse below to learn a bit more about our team members.

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.

 

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. 

Cynthia Fischer  

Recruiting and HR Consultant

After graduating from SUNY Stony Brook in 1990, I established a private practice on Long Island. My primary focus has always been relationship issues. About 20 years ago, I began incorporating an understanding of how and why the brain functions as it does. When we understand our brain (and the brain of our partner), we can significantly increase the likelihood of getting what we want in our relationships. This additional emphasis has enabled me to help my clients gain better understanding and increased mastery in their lives and relationships.

 

During my career, I have also developed a specialty in Anxiety Treatment, and have found that my education about how the brain functions is often helpful in treating this condition as well. I have additionally had success treating people with a model that incorporates several clinical theories, including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral and Family Systems Therapy.

Daniel Solomon

Director of Business Development

Since graduating Boston University, Dan has rapidly tooled his Business Development "utility belt" with experience in a wide variety of industries, including hospitality, Ed-Tech, medical practice management, K-12 education, and arts entertainment. Whether it's having managed one of upper Manhattans busiest restaurants (Maison Harlem), teaching classical verse at Notre Dame High School and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, or liaising between top universities and technology companies at UBTech, Dan always starts with the same question - "What is this person looking for?" 

  

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.

Elecia Prestia

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.

Alana Heyman 

Patient Engagement Specialist/TMS Technician

Alana has become a diverse member of IPM who maintains a level of enthusiasm and compassion when assisting patients with their mental health needs. 

 

She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Binghamton University and is currently on track to become a licensed Registered Nurse. She is passionate about ending the stigma surrounding mental illness and uses this as a driving force in her role as a Patient Engagement Specialist and TMS Technician. As a natural advocate, she aspires to advance in the mental health field to help those in need overcome adversity and health imbalance.

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.

Sandra Buscarino 

Billing Department 

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. 

Devin Beatrice 

TMS Technician Lead & Patient Engagement Specialist

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.

Taylor MsSloy

Patient Engagement Specialist

Taylor has always felt a compelling drive and passion for helping others in times of need. Her grandiose amount of attentiveness to our patients is effective yet diligent in improving the quality of our patient's atmosphere. She brings compassion and a genuine attitude each day to present a warm and welcoming presence to our patients. Graduating from Comsewogue High School, She is now seeking higher education in psychology to aid in her journey to feed her innate calling to help those in tough times. Taylor spends her free time walking her dog and playing the piano & ukulele.

Uzo Nwachukwu

Patient Engagement Specialist

Possessing a strong sense of curiosity and compassion, Uzoma aims to have a strong understanding of the people around him. He adamantly seeks to create a safe space for those in both his social and professional life. Uzoma is a student at Stony Brook University, pursuing a Bachelors degree in health science with a concentration in emergency and critical care and a certification as an emergency medical first responder. He also aspires for a future career in the healthcare industry as a physician assistant. Uzoma is dedicated to improving people's lives in their most significant time of need and is committed to providing our clientele with streamlined service as a member of the administrative team. Everyone has a story to tell, and Uzoma is determined to make sure you have the comfort, freedom, and opportunity to tell yours. In his free time, Uzoma enjoys binging audiobooks, playing guitar, and épée fencing.

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Johana Pena

Patient Engagement 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

Business Development 

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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