Executive Team

  • Harold S. Koplewicz
    Harold S. Koplewicz, MD

    President
    Child Mind Institute

    Harold S. Koplewicz, MD, founding President of the Child Mind Institute, is one of the nation's leading child and adolescent psychiatrists. He is widely recognized as an innovator in the field, a strong advocate for child mental health, and a master clinician. He has been repeatedly recognized in America's Top Doctors, Best Doctors in America, and New York Magazine's "Best Doctors in New York."

    Dr. Koplewicz and Brooke Garber Neidich founded the Child Mind Institute in 2009. Dr. Koplewicz leads the Institute's mission to offer evidence-based clinical care; visionary research engaging the global scientific community in the discovery of more effective treatments; trustworthy information and resources to educate and empower parents; and passionate advocacy to destigmatize childhood psychiatric disorders.

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  • Amie Clancy
    Amie Clancy

    Director of Clinical Administration
    Child Mind Institute

    Amie Clancy manages the clinical program at the Child Mind Institute by providing strategic oversight and administrative support and planning. She develops reporting tools and interprets financial and patient satisfaction data used to guide the clinical program and ensure the Child Mind Institute can reach its goals of providing mental health services to all families, regardless of their ability to pay. Clancy came to the Child Mind Institute from Lloyd Group, a boutique information technology consulting firm, where she gained in-depth experience in the decision making processes and growth strategies of a medium-sized entrepreneurial business. She held several roles in her time at Lloyd Group, with responsibilities including implementing new systems and processes, providing staff training and development, and monitoring and reporting sales, financial, and ...

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  • Natalie Cumberbatch
    Natalie Cumberbatch, MS, PHR

    Director of Human Resources
    Child Mind Institute

    Natalie Cumberbatch, MS, PHR, is the Director of Human Resources for the Child Mind Institute. Ms. Cumberbatch leads efforts for enhancing and improving the overall experience for employees, volunteers, interns, and externs of the Child Mind Institute. In addition to overseeing all aspects of the day-to-day HR functions including maintaining compliance and establishing best practices, she is responsible for identifying, developing, and implementing recruiting efforts; implementing training and development opportunities for staff; spearheading employee engagement activities; and expanding perks and benefit offerings. She also serves as liaison to the Board Compensation Committee. Natalie has over 10 years of experience in the human resources industry. She joins the Child Mind Institute from BeamPines, Inc, a New York City-based boutique human resources consulting firm with offices in ...

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  • Elizabeth McIntyre
    Elizabeth McIntyre, MBA

    Director of Development
    Child Mind Institute

    Elizabeth ("Betsy") McIntyre directs all development operations for the Child Mind Institute, establishing and overseeing the strategy, planning, growth and management of the development department. Supervising a 6-person development team, she plays a leadership role in the successful execution of CMI's fundraising initiatives, including the annual benefit, other annual appeals, corporate partnerships, foundation giving, and the capital campaign.  Prior to joining the Child Mind Institute Betsy was a senior consultant at CCS Fundraising, and she brings years of social sector, management and consulting experience to her role. While at CCS, she worked with an array of organizations, including the Child Mind Institute, the Ramaz School, Broward Center for Performing Arts and NYU Langone Medical Center. Prior to pursuing her MBA and joining CCS, Betsy ...

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  • Michael P. Milham
    Michael P. Milham, MD, PhD

    Director, Center for the Developing Brain; Senior Research Scientist; Pediatric Psychopharmacologist
    Child Mind Institute

    Michael P. Milham, MD, PhD, is an internationally recognized neuroscience researcher, a gifted and caring clinician, and the founding director of the Center for the Developing Brain at the Child Mind Institute. Dr. Milham's innovative research techniques signal a sea change in the field and a revolution in discovery science.

    Dr. Milham joined the Child Mind Institute after holding the Leon Levy assistant professorship of child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine, and the associate directorship of the Phyllis Green and Randolph Cowen Institute for Pediatric Neuroscience at the NYU Child Study Center. He is also a research psychiatrist at the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research of the New York State Office of Mental Health.

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  • Elizabeth Planet
    Elizabeth Planet

    Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer
    Child Mind Institute

    Elizabeth Planet directs the Child Mind Institute's strategic and long-range planning, and is responsible for the organization's expansion through significant collaborations and mergers. Elizabeth has more than 10 years of senior management experience in mission-driven organizations. She came to the Child Mind Institute from the American Jewish Committee, where she was responsible for oversight and management of 26 regional offices across the United States. Before joining AJC's senior staff, she was Vice President and Director of Special Projects at The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, where she was responsible for driving the organization's research and policy recommendations into action in legislatures, state agencies, and public and private institutions around the country. Elizabeth's work at CASA ...

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  • David Rivera
    David Rivera, CMA, MBA

    Director of Finance
    Child Mind Institute

    David Rivera, CMA, MBA, is the Director of Finance for the Child Mind Institute and the Child Mind Medical Practice. He is responsible for all aspects of budget planning, accounting, financial audit and compliance, operating budgets, cash and asset reporting, and daily financial operations. David directs the design and implementation of budget modeling and projection tools to support and advance the Child Mind Institute's strategic goals.  David is in charge of creating/updating financial policies and procedures. He also serves as liaison to the Board Finance and Audit committee.

    Prior to coming to the Child Mind Institute, David was the Senior Director/ Controller for the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), a global non-profit research organization. At IAVI he was responsible for financial statement preparation ...

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  • Ron J. Steingard
    Ron J. Steingard, MD

    Associate Medical Director; Senior Pediatric Psychopharmacologist
    Child Mind Institute

    Ron J. Steingard, MD is a nationally known and respected child psychiatrist, a service innovator and an ardent and steadfast advocate for children. Dr. Steingard has been a leader in the field with over 30 years of experience in child psychiatry. Dr. Steingard is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of children and teens with behavioral and psychiatric problems. He has worked with, written about, and conducted research regarding children with a variety of behavioral and psychiatric problems. The focus of his research has been on ADHD and depression in children, but he has also done extensive work with children and adolescents with bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorders, OCD, anxiety disorders and eating disorders.

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  • Dawn Thomsen
    Dawn Thomsen

    Chief Outreach Officer
    Child Mind Institute

    Dawn Thomsen directs the public education mission and communications program for the Child Mind Institute. She brings a breadth of knowledge and experience from her work launching and scaling brands for private and nonprofit organizations. Ms. Thomsen came to the Child Mind Institute from Criterion Ventures, a national firm focused on the use of entrepreneurial principles to create and manage ventures that create social change. In her dual role as venture director and director of marketing, she led product development and communications for start-up ventures undertaken by the Women’s Funding Network, Lutheran Services in America, SJF Advisory Services, and Women Effect Investments. She also designed and implemented Criterion Ventures’ own communications efforts. Ms. Thomsen was previously senior brand manager for Planned Parenthood Federation of ...

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