Our Faculty

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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

Rebecca L. Kajander, MPH, APRN, CPMHS, BSB
Rebecca L. Kajander, MPH, APRN, CPMHS, BSB (2010-)
Retired, Noran Neurological Clinic (retired Dec. 2015), Minnetonka, Minnesota; Associate, Partners In Resilience

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- ) 
Clinical Psychologist in Chicago independent private practice; former Research Assistant Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; school-based psychologist; psychological advisor to start-up tech company, Alerje; Founder of Comfort Kits for Children Initiative. See Our Board of Directors for more details.  

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

Guest Webinar Speakers

Bryan Kono, MD
Bryan Kono, M.D. is an integrative pediatrician, founder of Highlands Integrative Pediatrics in Denver and Clinical Instructor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  


Mary Wilde, MD


Former Faculty