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Phone: (310) 794-6644 Fax: (310) 794-9615
Mon - Fri: 8:00AM - 5:00PM Sat - Sun: Closed
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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

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, OSW-C

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Clinical Oncology Social Worker

Elizabeth Cleary, PhD

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Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Joan Anderson, MSW

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Staff Clinican

Madeline Elia, MSW

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Clinical Social Worker

Greg Flaxman, LCSW, MPH

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Felicia Lepetri, LCSW

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Sharon Loewenbein, LCSW

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Rebecca LoMonaco, LCSW, OSW-C

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Clinical Oncology Social Worker

Valentina Ogaryan, PhD

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Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Danielle Siegel, LCSW

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Sydney Siegel, MSW

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Clinical Social Worker

Aditi Wahi-Singh, MSW, MPH

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Clinical Social Worker

Spiritual Care

Mark Buchanan, M. Div., CPE Trained Chaplain, Ordained Clergy

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Staff Chaplain

Michael Eselun, BCC

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Dr. John Glaspy Chaplain in Oncology Care

Founding Director, Emeritus

Anne Coscarelli, PhD

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Founding Director, Simms/Mann – UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, Darcie Denkert Notkin Director of Psychosocial Oncology Care, Director Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA Licensed Psychologist PSY 7299

Interns

Lindsey Gavens

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Intern

Kathy Gooze, PhD

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Chaplain Intern

James MacDonald

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Intern

Sydney Stupp

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Intern

Jacob Vermeersch

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Intern

Emma Wookey

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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

Esther Dreifuss-Kattan, PhD, ATR

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Group Facilitator, Art Therapist

Stephen Lottenberg, MD, PsyD

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Group Facilitator

Celeste Torrens, LCSW

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Group Facilitator

Grand Master Tang Wei Zhong

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Qi Gong Instructor

Administration

Deana Lozano

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Administrator

Marcia Britvan, MBA

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Administrator

Esteisy Rivera

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Administrative Assistant

Chad Villaflores

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Data Analyst

Reflections Staff

Kristine Knudsen

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Reflections Staff Member

Development Staff

Audrey Hiatt

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Associate Director of Development

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