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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  • David Anderson
    David Anderson, PhD

    Senior Director, ADHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorders Center
    Child Mind Institute

    David Anderson, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders in children and adolescents. He is devoted to ensuring that patients and their families receive innovative, evidence-based care and has expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), parent training, school-based consultation, teacher training, and an interdisciplinary treatment approach incorporating educational support and medication treatment when needed.  Dr. Anderson is passionate about outreach and advocacy efforts aimed at disseminating these interventions across diverse communities including schools, summer camps, and extracurricular settings, and he is committed to working with teachers, coaches, and mentors who can push and enhance treatment gains far beyond the offices at the Child Mind Institute.

    As a psychologist at UCLA Training ...

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  • Jerry Bubrick
    Jerry Bubrick, PhD

    Senior Director, Anxiety & Mood Disorders Center; Director, Intensive Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders Program
    Child Mind Institute


    Jerome Bubrick, PhD, is a nationally renowned cognitive and behavioral psychologist who specializes in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). He is widely recognized for developing one of the world’s most intensive pediatric programs for OCD, and over the past decade he has been a pioneer in the cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) treatment of children and teens with OCD and related anxiety disorders. A dedicated advocate for children and their families, Dr. Bubrick is a significant public voice educating parents and teachers about the fear at the roots of anxiety—and how it’s effectively treated.

    As a clinical assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine, Dr. Bubrick founded and served as the clinical director of the NYU Child ...

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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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  • Matthew Cruger
    Matthew Cruger, PhD

    Senior Director, Learning and Development Center
    Child Mind Institute

    Matthew M. Cruger, PhD, a leading clinical psychologist, has extensive experience conducting neuropsychological testing, cognitive assessments, and other evaluations for gifted children as well as those with learning difficulties, autistic disorders, and ADHD. A strong advocate for children and teens with special education needs, Dr. Cruger provides empirically supported treatments that improve emotional functioning and bolster academic achievement.

    Dr. Cruger came to the Child Mind Institute in September 2010 after practicing for nine years at the NYU Child Study Center’s Institute for Learning and Academic Achievement. During his tenure at the Institute, he spearheaded a program to help teens with learning difficulties transition to college and was involved in the initial efforts to provide an evidence-based treatment for improving children’s organizational skills. He ...

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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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  • Brett Dakin
    Brett Dakin

    General Counsel
    Child Mind Institute

    Brett Dakin is General Counsel of the Child Mind Institute. Brett provides legal advice and strategic guidance to the executive leadership and Board of Directors on a range of issues. Prior to joining the Child Mind Institute, Brett was Assistant General Counsel at Rainforest Alliance, where he counseled the organization's leadership on corporate governance, intellectual property, strategic collaborations, risk management, and other matters. He began his legal career at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he specialized in corporate and intellectual property transactions and counseled clients in industries such as insurance, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food, and fashion. Brett has also worked at Columbia Law School, Lawyers Alliance for New York, the U.S. State Department, and the United Nations, and is a Term Member of ...

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  • Bruce Grover
    Bruce Grover

    Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications
    Child Mind Institute

    Bruce Grover leads the marketing, communications, and public education teams at the Child Mind Institute and is responsible for crafting and executing the organization's marketing and communications strategies. Bruce brings more than 20 years of marketing and communications experience to CMI, serving most recently as managing director and strategy lead at Suka Creative, a leading New York City branding and design firm. At Suka, Bruce oversaw the firm's direction, operations and client engagements. He led accounts and served as a brand strategist, content strategist, and writer for such clients as Liberty Mutual, Stanley Black & Decker, Bank Leumi, NYU Langone Medical Center, Columbia Business School, the American School of Bombay, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Fresh Air Fund, and the Child Mind Institute.

    Bruce began his ...

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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

    Phyllis Green and Randolph Cowen Scholar; Director, Center for the Developing Brain
    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.

    As cofounder of the ...

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  • Elizabeth Planet
    Elizabeth Planet

    Executive Director
    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 and Administration
    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.

    Dr. Steingard comes to the Child Mind Institute and to ...

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