Meet our Health Care Professionals

Advantage Care Health Centers | Meet us

Helping Patients Get Well Everyday

Our team of compassionate health care professionals are committed to providing you with a personalized experience in a friendly, inviting and safe environment. They take pride in helping each patient obtain and maintain good health by guiding them on a path to wellness.

Get to know our health care professionals and start getting well today!

health care professionals

Primary Care Professionals

Julie Bates, MD

Primary Care Physician

” Inspired by patients, empowered by team, I promote exceptional health care with respect for the dignity of every person.”

Mary Mulqueen, MD

Primary Care, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics

“Without any hesitation, I can say that my passion in my life has been to care for children and adults with intellectual / developmental disabilities; to help them lead healthy and fulfilling lives.”

Chrystyne Olivieri DNP,FNP-BC,CDE

Family Nurse Practitioner, Certified Diabetes Educator

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Mental/Behavioral Health Care Professionals

Sara Paredes, LCSW-R

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

“My mission is to listen, empower, and motivate change. With adequate services, resources and supports, everyone can achieve their goals and fulfill their dreams.”

Jane V. Perr, MD

Board Certified in Psychiatry; Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association

“My goal has always been to provide to my patients the kind of medical care that I would want my family members and friends to receive.”

Ronald Schenendorf, MD

Board Certified Psychiatrist, American Psychiatric Association

“To be part of a team that helps these individuals lead an enviable life brings me great satisfaction.”

Joanne Sgambati, PhD, BCBA, LBA


“As both a psychologist and parent of an adult on the autism spectrum I understand the ongoing struggles that families face day to day. My motivation is to improve the quality of life for as many individuals and their families as possible so that they can live a self-fulfilling life which makes them genuinely happy and healthy.”

Lisa Wajsblat, PsyD, BCBA-D


“My collaborative and dynamic approach to intervention encourages each member of the treatment team to become empowered and take ownership over their role in promoting success for themselves or their child.”

Sophia Francis-Stewart, MD


“As a Psychiatrist, I see each patient’s potential. My mission is to help patients with complex presentations. My goal is to evaluate and make recommendations, prescribe medications, if indicated, that will potentially stabilize or improve the lives of patients and their families.”

Kusum Kathpalia, MD


“I strive towards achieving the best quality of life possible for my patients, through advocacy, and collaborative healthcare model for behavioral health.”

Alicia T. Portuondo-Smith, MSN, FPMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

“My mission is to treat the whole person, identify the complexities of each individual’s life and address their needs to improve their overall health”.

James B. Snyder, M.D.

Board Certified in Psychiatry

“Happy to be serving the special needs community and collaborating within our comprehensive medical team approach to patient care.”

F. Gregory Coffey, Ph.D.

Cognitive Behavioral / Clinical Psychologist

“Quality patient care in a timely manner through proven methods.”

Stacy Popkin-Zang, PsyD


My goal is to work collaboratively with patients to maximize their strengths, support personal growth, and develop effective and healthy coping skills in order to making positive, constructive, and meaningful change.

Mogan Hansman, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

“My goal is to work together to identify, educate, and support you to make lasting, positive changes and improve your quality of life.”

Dr. Kaleen Boyd, DNP, PMHNP

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

“Providing the highest quality care to all clients”

Dr. Aleen Boyd-Mckoy, DNP, PMHNP

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

“Seeking help is a positive step towards healing”

Dental Care Providers

Hsien Chang Lee, DDS


“Improving Dental Health one mouth at a time!”

Yu-Chien Esther Chang, DDS


” It is my great privilege to serve the patients and to ensure their quality of life can be improved to the best of my ability.”

Meredith Jaffe, DDS


“My mission is to create a dental home where those we serve feel welcomed and respected.”

Daniel B. Lim, DMD


“I aspire to give back and to serve to my best ability because I am able and it is the right thing to do.”

Richard B. Serchuk, D.D.S.


Podiatry Care Providers

Mitchell Horowitz, DPM


“My role as a Podiatrist is to make all our patients feel welcome and comfortable so that they can put their best foot forward.”

Jay S. Abeles, DPM

Board Certified American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics, Board Certified American Board of Disability Analysis

“Podiatrists keep you on your feet!”

We Can’t Wait to Meet You!

Advantage Care’s New Tele-Health Services

Tele-Health services available for all registered patients.

Please call (516) 686-4400 for more information about our tele-health services.

Learn More
Helpful Links