Expert Reviewers

Dr. Michael Knable, DO, DFAPA

knableDr. Knable is Executive Director of the Sylvan C. Herman Foundation and Medical Director of Clearview Communities, LLC.  Dr. Knable currently holds several other leadership positions including: Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Suburban Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine; Program Director for PsyberGuide, and Chairman of the Psychiatric Advisory Board of the Treatment Advocacy Center. In these various roles Dr. Knable has been intimately involved in developing new approaches to improve the lives of people with mental conditions, including evaluation of new technologies that can be used at Clearview Communities or by individual patients.

Dr. Knable was a Clinical Associate at the National Institute of Mental Health from 1992–1998 where his research focused on severe mental illnesses. He was then Medical Director or Executive Director of The Stanley Medical Research Institute from 1998-2008. Dr. Knable is the author of more than 70 publications on various aspects of neuropsychiatric disease including “Surviving Manic Depression: A Manual on Bipolar Disorder for Parents, Families and Providers.”

Adam C. Powell, Ph.D.

PowellAdam C. Powell, Ph.D., is the President of Payer+Provider Syndicate, a management advisory and operational consulting firm focused on the managed care and healthcare delivery industries. A healthcare economist and published author, Dr. Powell’s specialty is using quantitative techniques to examine issues concerning technology, operations, and firm decision making. His publications address issues related to both mHealth and healthcare finance.

Dr. Powell holds a Doctorate and Master’s degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied Health Care Management and Economics. He also holds Bachelor’s degrees in Management Science and Writing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Powell is a member of the adjunct faculty of Northeastern University, where he teaches students in the Health Informatics Graduate Program. He additionally serves on the Visiting Faculty of the Indian School of Business, where he teaches a post-graduate course on Health IT.

Outside of his academic and consulting work, Dr. Powell provides thought leadership to the media. He has been featured in over one hundred articles from outlets including JAMA, CNN, Forbes, Fox, Inc., NBC News, Reuters, The Christian Science Monitor, U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo! Finance, Becker’s Hospital Review, Fierce, Healthcare Finance News, HealthLeaders Media, KevinMD, mHIMSS, Modern Healthcare, Minyanville, and Seeking Alpha.

Anne E. Quinlan, MA ATR, RYT

QuinlanAnne Quinlan earned a masters degree in art therapy from Lesley University of Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1996, and has a broad range of clinical experience. She is currently at ClearView Communities. In addition to performing therapeutic work, Anne served multiple terms as an officer on several nonprofit boards of directors, including the Maryland Art Therapy Association and the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Anne has published and presented her work on art therapy and trauma at various local and national conferences. In 2010, she facilitated a professional training on healing through the creative process in Thessalonikki, Greece. In addition to being an art therapist, Anne is also a working artist and a certified yoga instructor.

Dr. Alice Saperstein, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Columbia University Medical Center

Saperstein HeadshotDr. Alice Saperstein received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2009 from the University of Maryland, College Park. In 2010 she was named a Marie Kessel Fellow and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She was granted a New York State Office of Mental Health Policy Scholar Award in 2011 to study recovery orientation and practice in state mental health clinics. She is currently Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Saperstein is a scientist-practitioner with expertise in cognitive remediation for people with serious mental illness. She currently directs a cognitive remediation program within the context of recovery-oriented outpatient psychiatric rehabilitation services. She is a co-investigator on NIMH-funded research studies that focus on designing effective methods of cognitive intervention for use in community settings. Dr. Saperstein is the program committee chair for the annual Cognitive Remediation in Psychiatry conference and has coordinated and led numerous workshops on designing and implementing cognitive remediation programs in public psychiatry settings. She has published on the empirical basis for the practice of cognitive remediation for people with schizophrenia, including research on the roles of motivation and neurocognitive insight in cognitive learning.  Her professional efforts are geared towards identifying methods to maximize cognitive and functional gain during cognitive intervention, and integrating empirically-based practices to optimize recovery goal achievement for adults with mental illness living in the community.