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About CoHealth | Advisory Board
Dr. Joseph M. Casciani is the founder and President of CoHealth® and Concept Healthcare®. He has over 30 years of experience as a clinical psychologist and has worked exclusively in the field of geropsychology since 1982, when he joined the San Diego County Mental Health inpatient geropsychiatric unit. Dr. Casciani is a co-founder and former President of Vericare, a multi-state provider of mental healthcare to older adults in skilled and residential settings. At Vericare he was responsible for program development and delivery of clinical services to residents in over 1,000 facilities, in eight states, over 16 years.
He has collaborated with fellow psychologist Dr. Stanley Rest, on several projects funded by the California Department of Aging to develop training manuals and curricula for long term care facilities statewide on aging and mental health topics. He is the co-editor, along with Merla Arnold and Erlene Rosowsky, of “Geropsychology and Long Term Care: A Practitioner’s Guide” (Springer, 2008).
Dr. Casciani is the current President of Psychologists in Long Term Care, and was recently elected Board Member of the Council of Professional Geropsychology Training Programs; a consortium of graduate schools, clinical practicum sites, and post-licensure organizations offering specialized training in geropsychology. He has presented papers and invited talks at many professional association meetings, including those of the American Society on Aging, American Medical Directors Association, and the American Psychological Association on a range of topics in the areas of aging and mental health practices dealing with older adults.
Dr. Casciani holds an MS Degree from San Diego State University and a PhD from the US International University (now Alliant University) in San Diego.
Dr. Sally Browder is a clinical psychologist, tenured professor, division chair, and award-winning classroom instructor with twenty years of teaching experience at several schools including Baylor U., Tulane U. and Lyon College. She has provided psychological consultation in skilled nursing facilities, served as a clinician in hospital-based physical rehabilitation programs, directed an inpatient psychiatric program for women, and worked both in community mental health and private practice settings. She has conducted workshops and retreats for a variety of client groups, drawing on her long experience in curriculum planning, small-group direction, and teaching.
Dr. George S. Feuer has been a licensed psychologist since 1984. From 1987 to 1994 he was the Clinical Director of Adult Acute Psychiatry for the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, where he supervised the clinical psychology staff in three inpatient adult psychiatry units serving chronically mentally ill adults.
From 1994 to 2007 he was a practitioner for and subsequently the regional psychologist for the Mid-Atlantic Division of Vericare. In these roles, he treated residents with a wide variety of behavioral problems that interfered with their ability to live with dignity and self respect, created behavioral treatment plans, consulted with staff and families, and managed interdisciplinary treatment teams. He was also responsible for hiring, training, and overseeing the clinical work of 23 psychologists providing services in 95 long-term care facilities in PA, NJ and DE. In addition he was responsible for monitoring facility relationships and documentation compliance, as well as setting and meeting yearly regional growth objectives.
Dr. Feuer received his PhD in clinical psychology from University of Pennsylvania in 1983.
Dr. Susan Ellen Margolis, CNS-P/MH, affectionately known as “Dr. Sus,” spent five years, until 2007, as the corporate psychiatric consultant for VeriCare. For the decade prior to that she worked for the Psychiatric Center of North Texas as the Director of Geriatric Service. Having served in both the U.S. Army and Air Force, Dr. Sus is driven to make mental health care available to all - especially to older adults.
Dr. Harry Mills is a licensed psychologist with over 30 years experience in training and education, specializing in the application of clinical psychology services and behavioral medicine in hospitals, primary care systems, workplace health promotions, and online education. He has worked both as a practitioner and teacher in developing health promotion, planning, and management of healthcare delivery systems. He has also developed numerous behavioral medicine programs in self-care and disease management, and has held positions with AlignMark, Inc., MHNet, Inc., and Biodyne Provider Group of Florida, while acting as the Director of Training for an APA-Approved Internship program in Florida.
Brenda K. Billimoria is a licensed clinical social worker, with over 30 years of combined clinical and supervisory experience in mental health and healthcare settings, primarily serving seniors. For four years, she was the Director of Quality Management at Vericare, where she developed policy and procedure around Medicare documentation protocols and oversaw quality improvement activities for the company’s practitioners.
Ms. Billimoria has conducted over 100 national, state, and local continuing-education classes, on a variety of psychosocial issues around aging, quality management, and long term care, and has taught "Trauma, Grief, and Loss" at the San Diego State University for over four years. She has conducted private coaching for LCSW licensure, including development of study materials and case presentations for the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual" of the American Psychiatric Association. Brenda is a member for the Bereavement Steering Committee for National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
Ms. Billimoria has a post-graduate certification in trauma treatment from the San Diego State University.