Registration for Remote Access IOP Summer Program Now Open

Meet Our Team

The Austen Riggs Center staff comprises therapists, nurses, clinical social workers, administrative and other healthcare professionals—all collaborating to create a therapeutic community of positive growth.

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Steven Ackerman, PhD

Accreditation Manager/Team Leader/Chair of the Austen Riggs Institutional Review Board/Staff Psychologist

Melissa Agosto

Director of Finance

Dave Belliveau

Director of Information Technology

Spencer Biel, PsyD

Director of Remote Access IOP

Chauncey T. Collins, MBA

Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer

Donna M. Elmendorf, PhD

Director of Therapeutic Community Program

Samar Habl, MD

Director of Admissions and Associate Medical Director

Nicholas A. Holliday, MD

Director of Psychopharmacology and Medical Services

David Jordan

Director of Dietary/Executive Chef

Lisa Lewis

Director of Development and Alumni Relations/Fitness Instructor

Katie Lewis, PhD

Director of Research


Contact Us for More

For more information on our residential treatment programs, or answers to any questions, please feel free to contact us.