Online IOP for College Students and Emerging Adults in MA in Network with Carelon

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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Therapy Staff

Steven Ackerman, PhD, MBA, ABPP

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

John Azer, MD

Staff Psychiatrist/Substance Use Services Coordinator

Marina Bayeva, MD, PhD

Director of Psychopharmacology/Staff Psychiatrist

Michael Blake, PsyD

Team Leader/Manager of Clinical and Organizational Evaluation/Staff Psychologist

Abigail Bliss, PsyD

Fellow in Psychology

Charles Blomquist, MD

Fellow in Psychiatry

Vivian Chan, DO, MS

Fellow in Psychiatry

Marilyn Charles, PhD, ABPP

Team Leader/Staff Psychologist

Heather Churchill, PsyD

Director of Health and Wellness/Associate Director of the Therapeutic Community Program

Sandra Delgado, PsyD

Staff Psychologist

Donna M. Elmendorf, PhD

Director of Therapeutic Community Program

Heather Forouhar Graff, MD

Assistant Team Leader/Staff Psychiatrist


Contact Us for More

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