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Senior Faculty

Core Faculty

Andrew J. Barnes, MD, MPH, FAAP
Andrew Barnes, MD, MPH, FAAP (2010-)
Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN https://cnbd.umn.edu/bio/cnbd-faculty-staff/andrew-barnes

Cheryl S. Bemel, PhD, LP, NCSP, CTTS
Cheryl S. Bemel, PhD, LP, NCSP, CTTS (2015-)
Licensed Child/Adolescent Psychologist, Nationally Certified School Psychologist; Minnesota Behavioral Health Medical Reserve Corps; www.drcherylbemel.com

Camilla Gabriella Ceppi Cozzio, MD, FMH
Camilla Gabriella Ceppi Cozzio, MD, FMH (2014-)
Private practice, Zollikon, Switzerland Kinder Jugend Praxis

Adam Keating, MD, FAAP
Adam Keating, MD, FAAP (2014-)
Section Head, Community Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic Children’s, Wooster, Ohio; Quality Improvement Officer, Cleveland Clinic Community Pediatrics; Former Medical Director, Longbrake Student Wellness Center The College of Wooster; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Harriet Kohen, LICSW, CPT
Harriet Kohen, MA, MSW, LICSW, CPT (2010-)
Clinical Social Worker, Kohen Therapy Associates, Minnetonka, Minnesota

Jeff Lazarus, MD, FAAP
Jeff Lazarus, MD, FAAP (2014-)
Medical Hypnosis, Private Practice, Menlo Park, California; Former Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

Lisa Lombard, PhD
Lisa Lombard, PhD, President of the NPHTI Board of Directors (2020- ) 
Research Assistant Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Medical Social Sciences, Center for Food Allergy and Asthma Research (CFAAR).  As CFAAR’s Director of Behavioral Health & Psychosocial Matters she conducts research and develops
psycho-social interventions to support children and families coping with chronic conditions.  She is co-principal investigator of a new initiative, “Cobalt-Chicago,” a free, web-based platform of tiered behavioral health support for healthcare providers and staff at Northwestern and Lurie Children's Hospitals  

Robert Pendergrast, MD, MPH
Robert A. Pendergrast, Jr. MD, MPH, FAAP, Member of the NPHTI Board of Directors (2021- )
Professor, Pediatrics. Director, Adolescent Medicine, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Eileen Poulin, MD, FAAP
Eileen Poulin, MD, FAAP (2014-)
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Tufts Medical School (Maine Medical Center Campus); Faculty, Maine Medical Partners, Pediatric Clinic at Maine Medical Center and Department of Family Medicine, Portland, Maine

Core Small Group Facilitators

Frederick Bogin, MD
Frederick Bogin, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine (retired); Part-time private practice pediatric hypnosis; CLINIC Alternative Medicines, Northampton, MA

Lynda Richtsmeier Cyr, PhD
Lynda Richtsmeier Cyr, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice, Golden Valley, Minnesota; Associate Clinical Director, The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM)

Carla Frankenhuis, RN

Kate Pfaffinger, PhD, LP, BSN, MSPH
Kate Pfaffinger, PhD, LP, BSN, MSPH
Health psychologist and consultant in private practice

Teresa Quinn, MD
Teresa Quinn, MD, FAAFP, ABMH
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota/ Methodist Hospital Family Medicine Residency, St. Louis Park

Michele Semerit Strachan, MD
Michele Semerit Strachan, MD
Director of Medicine, Cultural Wellness Center, Minneapolis, MN

Mark Weisberg, PhD, ABPP, LP
Mark Weisberg, PhD, ABPP, LP
Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist, Private Practice, Minneapolis

Elaine Wynne, MA
Elaine Wynne, MA, LP
Licensed Psychologist; President/Founder, Veteran Resilience Project



Visiting (Special) Guest Faculty

  • Ran Anbar, MD (2016)
  • Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD, FAAP (2018)
  • Tobi Goldfus, MSW-B, BCD (2019)
  • Arine Vlieger, MD (2017)