Meet Our Staff

The Center is staffed by a range of caring individuals who understand the importance of a patient-centered approach to care.

The Center has staff with expertise and knowledge representing a variety of domains and disciplines including clinical and health psychology, psychiatry, preventive wellness, nutrition and dietary supplementation, oncology social work, mind/body approaches, art therapy, holistic healing, QiGong, individual, couples and family therapy, bereavement, spiritual care, complementary care, and the psychology of women.

Director

Kauser Ahmed, PhD

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Director, Simms/Mann – UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, Darcie Denkert Notkin Director of Psychosocial Oncology Care, Staff Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Psychologist

Founding Director, Emeritus

Anne Coscarelli, PhD

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Founding Director, Staff Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Staff Clinicians

Kauser Ahmed, PhD

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Director, Simms/Mann – UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, Darcie Denkert Notkin Director of Psychosocial Oncology Care, Staff Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Psychologist

Lorelei Bonet, LCSW

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Elizabeth Cleary, PhD

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Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Greg Flaxman, LCSW, MPH

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Felicia Lepetri

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Sharon Loewenbein, LCSW

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Rebecca LoMonaco

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Staff Clinician

Interns

Valentina Ogaryan

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Intern

Alexia Holovatyk

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Intern

Sydney Siegel

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Intern

Integrative Oncology Specialist

Carolyn Katzin, MS, CNS, MNT

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Integrative Oncology Specialist

Psychiatrist

Zev Wiener, MD

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Psychiatrist

Group Facilitators

J. Kathryn de Planque, PhD

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Group Facilitator

Esther Dreifuss-Kattan, PhD, ATR

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Group Facilitator, Art Therapist

Lisa Kring, LCSW

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Group Facilitator

Stephen Lottenberg, MD, PsyD

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Group Facilitator

Celeste Torrens, LCSW

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Group Facilitator

Eileen Zegar, L.Ac., Dipl O.M.

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Group Facilitator, Acupressure Massage

Grand Master Tang Wei Zhong

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Qi Gong Instructor

Spiritual Care

Michael Eselun

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Staff Chaplain/Oncology Spiritual Care Specialist

Administration

Marcia Britvan, MBA

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Administrator

Miki Rai

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Digital Marketing Manager

Yasamin Elie

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Administrative Assistant

Reflections Staff

Angela Bray

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Reflections Staff Member

Kristine Knudsen

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Reflections Staff Member