OCD and Anxiety
Helping a patient on the road to recovery means collaboration and partnership among everyone involved in the process. We work with psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, counselors, educational consultants, dietitians and others across the country seeking the specialized levels of care Rogers Behavioral Health can provide your patients. We appreciate your referral, and we’re happy to answer questions regarding programs and services and discuss the individual needs of your patients.
The criteria for admission vary by program and level of care. However, Rogers generally sees patients who need more intensive levels of care, whether that is:
Each potential patient undergoes a phone or in-person screening. This provides us with the opportunity to assess whether Rogers’ services meet the needs of your patient, and to identify the appropriate program and level of care.
By policy, Rogers Behavioral Health and our Rogers Memorial Hospital locations recognize referring provider communication as part of the continuum of care in Wisconsin. A release of information is required for any patients receiving addiction treatment services or being served in locations outside of Wisconsin.
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Mary Jo is responsible for developing and recommending the strategy, budget and the implementation of the outreach efforts of Rogers Memorial Hospital. She is also responsible for the training and mentoring of all outreach employees. Mary Jo works closely with the medical directors at Rogers and is a resource for mental health providers nationwide.
Mary Jo joined Rogers in 2004 and has been instrumental in raising awareness about the many treatment programs available at Rogers. She has been a reassuring connection for families who are learning about treatment for children and teens and are discovering the treatment options available at Rogers.
She often attends national conferences on behalf of Rogers and frequently accompanies Rogers’ medical staff to national functions. Mary Jo looks forward to these events because she enjoys building relationships with others who share her enthusiasm for helping families and finding ways to work together collaboratively.
Prior to joining Rogers, Mary Jo was the Executive Director for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Fox Valley. She remains active in many local mental health community groups and committees. Mary Jo is a graduate of Marquette University.
When she’s not on the road, Mary Jo enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys playing golf, jogging, and reading.
Samantha helps referents and families further their knowledge on the variety of mental health services offered at Rogers Behavioral Health, both in Minneapolis and beyond. She often tours families and referents so they can better understand the expertise of Rogers’ staff and personally witness the extraordinary level of care that Rogers provides. Samantha enjoys helping families attain the resources they need that will help change their lives for the better.
Samantha began her career at Rogers in 2013 as an admissions coordinator for the residential Child Center and Nashotah programs, later taking on a role as a national outreach support specialist for residential child and adolescent services. With her extensive knowledge of the services offered at Rogers, Samantha draws on her background to share her understanding of Rogers’ resources with her clients.
Samantha earned her bachelor’s degrees in psychology and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Her previous experience also includes a leadership position with SPILL, an anonymous peer-based online support system, which has helped her gain the skills to successfully relate to the individuals she serves. In her free time, Samantha likes running with her dog, listening to music, boating and traveling around the United States.
Phone: (612) 979-5455
Jean is the primary outreach contact for our residential eating disorder programs. She also works closely with the chemical dependency, OCD, child and adolescent residential programs at Rogers.
Jean serves as a resource to providers across the country who are interested in referring to the many specialized treatment programs at Rogers.
She enjoys developing new relationships and collaborating with care providers to help bring more patients and families to Rogers where they can get the help they need. Jean has an extensive sales and marketing background and most recently worked for a home health care provider. In her free time, Jean enjoys gardening, cooking and spending time with her family at their cottage.
Kristy works with referents, patients and families who are looking for information about the specialty mental health programs available at Rogers Behavioral Health, both in Nashville and nationwide. She enjoys sharing her extensive knowledge of all of Rogers' treatment programs and philosophies with those who are looking to learn more about specialized mental health or addiction treatment.
Kristy began working at Rogers in 2008, as a residential counselor in the Child and Adolescent Center. That experience provided her a natural transition to outreach support specialist where she continued her work with families of the Child and Adolescent Centers. Additionally, Kristy provided information and tours to both families and referents interested in learning more about Rogers' programs. These experiences provided her with a deep understanding of the effectiveness of treatment at Rogers.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Marquette University. She enjoys running, reading and looks forward to summer music concerts.
Phone: (615) 981-6083
Leslie KeeblerLeslie helps families, community members and professionals learn more about the programs available at Rogers Behavioral Health–Philadelphia, and the various levels of mental health and addiction services Rogers offers across the United States.
As a native to the Pennsylvania area, Leslie has extensive experience in the non-profit behavioral healthcare field and a strong dedication to offering exceptional service. Before coming to Rogers, she helped patients and families identify clinically appropriate residential treatment options at McLean Hospital. She has also worked as a school-based therapist, crisis-clinician and has provided clinical consultation in a public school setting.
Leslie earned bachelors’ degrees in political science and American history from Boston University and went on to earn her master’s in social work from the University of Pennsylvania.
In her spare time, Leslie enjoys hiking with her dog, practicing yoga and volunteering in her community.
Alyssa supports the national outreach team by helping families and referring professionals better understand the comprehensive treatment and evidence-based approach to care offered by Rogers Behavioral Health. She enjoys touring clients through our therapeutic environments and personally introducing them to our dedicated, multifaceted care teams.
Alyssa began her career at Rogers in the admissions department and then became a program coordinator at our residential OCD Center in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. In that role, she helped prospective patients complete the admissions process and initial intake screening assessment. Before joining Rogers, she advocated on behalf of clients and families living in Milwaukee County through Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin – Community Services.
Alyssa earned bachelors degrees in elementary education and special education from the University of Wisconsin--Oshkosh. While in college, Alyssa was a line therapist for Fox Valley Autism, where she helped children on the autism spectrum improve self-help and social skills, communication and more. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys traveling, running, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Phone: (262) 646-1050
Blair contributes to Rogers’ national outreach efforts in the Chicago metropolitan area, offering personalized and face-to-face contact with referents at hospitals, outpatient clinics, schools and more.
Blair’s goal is to establish relationships and create awareness for Rogers nationally recognized residential treatment programs for eating disorders, OCD, depression and mood disorders. Her hands-on experience in social work helps her understand the questions referents, individuals and families have when consultation or recommendations for behavioral health services.
With a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kent State University and a master’s of social work from Loyola University, Blair’s previous experience includes work as a community liaison for a behavioral health hospital. Additionally, she worked for a community mental health agency as a grant coordinator and therapist.
During her free time, Blair organizes and leads a group of 20 Brownie Girl Scouts and is a certified wellness recovery action plan group facilitator.
Cell: (815) 871-7284
Rick supports Rogers’ outreach efforts on the East Coast by promoting the hospital’s residential treatment programs and strengthening relationships with other behavioral health organizations.
With more than 36 years working with specialty residential programs, Rick is committed to helping people find the treatment they need. His strong organizational skills help showcase Rogers when answering the questions professionals, patients, and families have when researching behavioral health treatment.
Rick spent the last 30 years as the Director of Admissions for residential treatment programs in Massachusetts and Vermont. During his tenure, he played a significant role in developing admissions and creating relationships.
When not out networking, Rick is owner and director of a summer basketball camp for 6 to 15 year-old boys and girls. He also coached high school basketball for 25 years and numerous AAU teams that competed at the national level.
Office: (413) 528-1784
Cell: (413) 822-8013
Kara RapozoKara’s outreach efforts are concentrated on promoting Rogers’ specialized programs in Tampa for OCD, anxiety disorders and eating disorders, with separate programs for children and adults. She works with psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and other professionals to promote a collaborative continuum of care for individuals.
Kara graduated with a psychology degree from the University of South Florida and has a passion for helping others. She has worked as a marketing representative and account manager for Universal Healthcare and as an adoption specialist with a Tampa agency. Kara feels that this experience has been well suited for her national outreach role with Rogers as she utilizes her communication skills to cultivate lasting relationships within the healthcare community.
In her free time, Kara stays busy volunteering with the Junior League of Tampa and is part of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleader Alumni Squad.
Janet works closely with clinics and schools in metropolitan Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin to provide information about day treatment for children and adolescents as well as other services offered at Rogers.
Janet has more than 12 years of experience in the health care industry. She returned to Rogers after working in health care marketing, where she worked with health care providers to find treatment options for their patients.
She graduated from UW-Milwaukee and initially worked at Rogers as a recreation therapist. She completed her master’s degree at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee.
Janet is passionate about support for military families and is a recipient of the Commander’s Award for Public Service, the fourth highest honor award possible for a private citizen. In her free time, she enjoys riding her bike, taking walks with her dogs, waterskiing and boating.
Breann helps families and referring professionals learn more about the individualized mental health services Rogers Behavioral Health provides through our Rogers Memorial Hospital locations in eastern Wisconsin. She enjoys connecting those in need with our comprehensive programming, therapeutic techniques and extraordinary care teams.
In 2014, Breann began her career at Rogers as a patient care advocate for various programs and later transitioned into care advocacy for our residential adult OCD and FOCUS mood disorders centers. Most recently, she served as the national outreach support specialist on our national outreach team. Her experience and dedication to serving patients makes her a valuable resource for her clients.
Breann earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wisconsin Lutheran College. A talented music minor, she enjoys singing and playing the piano, as well as traveling, running and kayaking. Breann also volunteers at the Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, which helps children, teens and adults in need receive lifesaving care.
Barry currently works closely with behavioral health care providers in Wisconsin and has been the marketing liaison for Rogers for more than 10 years with the International OCD Foundation, the Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies, and the Anxiety Disorders Association of America.Barry Thomet
Barry has worked for Rogers for more than 20 years, first as a program assistant on the adolescent inpatient unit in 1987, then as an outreach representative in 1994. He is well-known in Wisconsin for building collaborative, long-term relationships with providers and helping thousands of families find care.
He serves on the board for the Wisconsin Family Based Services Association and was a recipient of its In Search of Excellence award which recognizes individuals who demonstrate outstanding work to strengthen Wisconsin families while respecting the diversity and dignity of those families.
In his free time, Barry enjoys fishing, gardening and cooking.
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