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.
Grace Smythe-Young, CASAC
Grace Smythe-Young has over 35 years in the field of addiction with experience in both outpatient and residential. Specialties include working with the criminal justice population, those with mental health disorders, and family counseling. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the former Russell Sage College, now Sage Colleges. She is credentialed by New York State as an alcoholism and substance abuse counselor.
Dinah Hicks, CASAC-2
Dinah has over 20 years of experience in the field of human services, specifically working with substance use disorders and individuals with mental illness. She has a background in working with individuals from the criminal justice population by utilizing motivational interviewing. Dinah also has extensive experience treating those with opiate use disorders. Dinah has worked in many levels of care from outpatient substance abuse facilities, medically managed detoxes and 28day inpatient rehabs throughout the Capital Region. She is credentialed by the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports as a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor.
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.
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.