COMMITTEE FOR PHYSICIAN HEALTH

99 Washington Avenue, Suite 410
Albany, New York  12210
Phone:  (518) 436-4723
Toll Free:  (800) 338-1833
Fax:  (518) 436-7943

Professional Staff

Profile of Professional Staff

Terrance M. Bedient, FACHE

Vice President of MSSNY and Director of the Committee for Physician Health since 1997. Mr. Bedient's medical administration career began as an Army officer followed by appointment as Assistant Administrator and Risk Manager at Beekman Downtown Hospital in Manhattan. He then served as Vice President for Professional Services at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan. From 1984-1996, Mr. Bedient served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Myers Community Hospital near Rochester, New York. He has served as a Board Member of numerous healthcare organizations including the Hospital Association of New York State (HANYS), Rochester Regional Hospital Association, Genesee Region Home Care, Fairlawn Children’s Hospital, and the Metropolitan Health Administrators Association. He was appointed by New York Chief Judge Judith Kaye as a charter Board member of the Lawyers Assistance Trust which oversees statewide substance abuse programs for attorneys and judges. He currently serves on the Board of the Federation of State Physician Health Programs, and as a Class A Trustee and Treasurer of the General Service Board in New York City. Mr. Bedient is a graduate of the Post Masters Program in Healthcare Administration of the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He is a Fellow of theAmerican College of Healthcare Executives.  

 

Jeffery Selzer, MD

Medical Director of the Committee for Physician Health.  Dr. Selzer graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then completed a psychiatric residency at the University of California, Los Angeles. He joined CPH after leaving the Zucker Hillside Hospital where he was Medical Director and the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System where he was Director of Addiction Treatment Services.  Dr. Selzer is certified as a Medical Review Officer by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.  He has been a member of the NIDA National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) since 2001, and has served in the CTN as a Steering Committee Member, an Executive Committee Member, and as Chair of the Research Utilization Committee. He serves as a Board Member of the New York Society of Addiction Medicine and the Greater Long Island Psychiatric Society.  He is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.  His faculty appointment is at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

John M. Greklek-Torres, MSW, CASAC

John Greklek-Torres has 25 years in the addiction field. His current practice includes assisting individuals who struggle with alcoholism and drug addiction. He has extensive experience treating clients who have a history of opiate addiction. Mr. Torres received his formal addiction training while employed at Conifer Park located in Glenville, New York and is credentialed as a New York State CASAC (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor). He recently graduated from Adelphi University in May of 2011 with his Masters in Social Work. His therapeutic approach working with clients with addictions includes system and the strength based model of recovery. He is able to converse fluently in the Spanish language and takes pride in his Latino (Puerto Rican) heritage. He served with the United States Army 82nd Airborne Division and completed a one year internship with the Albany Stratton VA Homeless Program (HUD-VASH), and also with the Parsons Children and Family (prevention unit) programs in Albany, New York.

Pamela A Granda, LMSW, CASAC 

Senior Assistant Director for the Committee for Physician Health; Master's degree in Social Work from Adelphi University in New York; Licensed Masters of Social Work (LMSW) in New York State; Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance abuse Counselor (CASAC) in New York State; Examiner on panel for oral exam for New York State Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors; Member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP); Certified in acupuncture for Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Specialties: substance abuse and dependence; eating disorder; adult children of alcoholism; co-dependency; family therapy; SUD interventions; domestic violence; sexual incest; mood and anxiety disorders and trauma assessment.

Nicole Langlais, MA

Assistant Director for the Committee for Physician Health; Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Laval University, Quebec City, Canada. Over twenty years of experience working in a variety of settings: Inpatient and Outpatient treatment facilities, University/College Psychological and Counseling Services, private practices inCanada and New-York State. Specialties cover all range of psychological problems including: substance abuse and dependence, mood and anxiety disorders, post traumatic syndrome disorder, eating disorders, grief and codependency issues. Areas of special interests and values are: demystifying psychological illness, celebrating diversity of experience and culture, and empathizing with the difficulties people encounter in their lives.

Karen Clancy, MA, CASAC 

Assistant Director for the Committee for Physician Health; graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in social policy from Empire State College/SUNYA. Currently certified as an addiction and substance abuse counselor with additional training in acupuncture for detoxification. Previous work experience in the health care field and more than a decade working in both inpatient and long term residential settings. Areas of special interest include; exploring the role of spirituality in recovery, working with the underserved as well as those infected and impacted by HIV/AIDS.

Michael Slik, LMHC, CRC 

Assistant Director for the Committee for Physician Health; Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the State University of New York at Albany; Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Over 25 years experience in mental health and chemical dependency services, including assessment, individual, group and family work, as well as employee assistance. Extensive experience as a trainer/educator, including statewide training initiative for vocational rehabilitation, as well as ethics, groups counseling, ethnic diversity, and clinical supervision. Member of OASAS training faculty. Past President- Coalition of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services Providers.

Susan A. Hill MA, LMHC, CASAC

Assistant Director for the Committee for Physician Health;
Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Pace University, Westchester;
Masters Degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling from Sage Graduate School in Albany, NY; Certified Alcohol Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) in New York State; Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State; Member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association and the New York State Mental Health Counselors Association: Board member of the Association of the Addiction Professionals of New York (AAPNY) And member of the National Association of Addiction Counselors (NADDAC); NY State OASAS certified DMV Evaluator/Provider.  Specialties include substance abuse and dependence; mental health disorders; as well as family, adolescent and adult therapy.

DIRECTIONS

Phone: (518) 436-4723

GPS Devices and Internet Mapping Sites: 

We have had reports of trouble using GPS devices to find us. When using your GPS device, entering the address below exactly will help prevent arriving at the wrong destination. Be sure to enter the zip code.

99 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12210

From the North: I-87 South (Northway) to Exit 1, eastbound toward Albany. Take I-90 East to I-787 interchange. Go onto I-787 South and exit at sign for "Empire StatePlaza" (see below).

From the South: I-87 North (Thruway) to Exit 23 onto I-787 North toward Albany. Exit at "Empire State Plaza" (see below).

From the East: Routes 9 & 20 lead to Dunn Memorial Bridge across Hudson River. Proceed across bridge to "Empire State Plaza" (see below).

From I-90 East: (Thruway) to Exit 24, "Albany". Continue on I-90 East to I-787 Interchange. Follow I-787 South to "Empire State Plaza" exit (see below).

From I-90 West: proceed to I-787 interchange. Follow I-787 south to "Empire State Plaza" exit (see below).

At "Empire State Plaza" exit, follow the exit ramp toward the Plaza.
Proceed under the Empire State Plaza, continue past the parking garages. Stay in the right lane. At the end of the plaza, the right lane will make a sharp right turn onto South Swan Street. Proceed up the hill. Stay in the left lane. At the second traffic light, make a left turn onto Washington Avenue. After turning the corner, our office building (the white skyscraper with black windows) will be on your right.

"One Commerce Plaza" is 99 Washington Avenue.

Parking 

Though it tends to be expensive, limited parking may be available in the parking garage on the right, under the building. Inform the parking attendant that you are visiting CPH and they will give you a parking voucher. Metered parking is also available on Washington Avenue and surrounding streets. We are on the 4th Floor, Suite 410.

Amtrak Reservations (Travel To/From: ALBANY/RENSELAER)
1-800-872-7245

Taxi Cabs (To/From Amtrak Station)
Yellow Cab: (518) 433-0300
Capitaland/Amtrak: (518) 465-0077
Duffy's: (518) 433-8400