Meet the Team

Leadership

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Avi Burstein, LCPC, Executive Director  

Avi Burstein, LCPC, has more than a decade of experience working in community-based mental health care delivery. Prior to joining BHP, Avi has succeeded in various settings, including inpatient, crisis units, federally-qualified health centers, and outpatient clinics. Over the course of his career, Avi has provided community-based and inpatient mental health services for a variety of populations with a range of diagnoses. He has specialized expertise in the areas of substance abuse treatment, working with the LGBTQ community, and conducting suicidal/homicidal risk assessment evaluations.

"As Executive Director, it is my mission to ensure we continue to reach residents where they are in times of need, whether that's at home, in school, or at one of our clinic locations."

Clinical Team

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Sanjeev Singhal, M.D., Medical Director  

Sanjeev Singhal, M.D., has been with BHP as medical director for over 10 years. Dr. Singhal attended M A Medical College in New Delhi, and completed his psychiatry training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. He treats adolescents and adults, and his primary focus is on the treatment and long term prevention of recurring illnesses such as depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders. He focuses on psychopharmacology, and maintains an interest in meditation and yoga as alternative forms of treatment.

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Ayodeji Somefun, M.D.

Dr. Ayodeji Somefun received his fellowship from Columbia University in Community Psychiatry and completed his residency at Harlem Hospital Center, affiliated with Columbia School of Physicians and Surgeons. He is also board certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychosomatic Medicine and board certified in Addiction Medicine. Dr. Somefun has provided psychiatric treatment to clients 18 and over at Behavioral Health Partners since 2008. Dr. Somefun also serves as the Medical Director in the adult psychiatric unit at Frederick Memorial Hospital, where he assesses and treats inpatient clients.  

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Jeannie Pham, M.D.

Jeannie Pham, M.D., obtained her medical degree at Louisiana State University. She trained in Pediatrics/ Adult Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Pham has been with BHP since August of 2008. She is board certified in Adult Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Pham believes in treating the whole child, encompassing medical, family, and social issues for diagnoses such as ADHD, ODD, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and more.

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Jessie Stephen, M.D.

Jessie Stephen, M.D., trained at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York and University of Florida, and has been providing psychiatric treatment to adult clients at Behavioral Health Partners since 2012. Dr. Stephen also provides treatment to adults with severe mental illness part time with Way Station’s Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team. 

 

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Fauzia Syed, M.D.

Fauzia Syed, M.D., graduated from M.G.M. Medical School in India, and completed her general adult psychiatry residency at Bergen Regional Medical Center. She completed her fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at University of Maryland Medical Center, where she served as chief resident of the Trauma and ADHD Clinic. She is board certified in general psychiatry and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Syed provides evaluation, consultation, and ongoing treatment to children and adolescents ages five - 18 years. Her interests include the treatment of PTSD in children, mood and anxiety disorders, ODD, ADHD, DMDD, and autism spectrum disorders. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.


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Charlene Rozich, CRNP-PMH, Nurse Practitioner                           

Charlene Rozich, CRNP-PMH, completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at York College of Pennsylvania, and completed her Master of Science in Nursing & Post Graduate Nurse Practitioner studies at Shenandoah University. She is board certified as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the states of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Charlene has worked in the nursing field for nearly thirty years serving a variety of populations with a multitude of health care diagnoses. She provides medication management for adolescents and adults. She is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and has been a member of Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society since 1986.  

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Carolyn Calleo, CRNP-PMH, Nurse Practitioner

As a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, Carolyn Calleo treats a variety psychiatric conditions using a holistic and bio-psycho-social approach. She received her master’s from West Virginia Wesleyan College and post master’s from Shenandoah University. Her training has offered her the ability to provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and medication management to adults and adolescents. Carolyn believes that medications assist greatly, but are not all inclusive and strongly encourages counseling/ therapy in order to obtain a new perspective and to learn new coping skills. She believes that together, as a team, we can assist in making life more manageable and fulfilling.

 

Therapists

Administrative Support Staff

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Contact Us

Main/Family Centers
604 Solarex Court, Suite 201/100
Frederick, MD 21703
301-663-8263

Patrick Street Center
219 West Patrick Street, Suite A
Frederick, MD 21701
301-662-3223

Clinic-Based Services Intake: 301-663-8263, ext. 301

Off-Site Counseling Services Intake: 301-663-8263, ext. 740