Dr. Robert Mendoza is a neuropsychologist who has been working in the field of forensic mental health for fifteen years. He is also a forensic neuropsychologist, having completed his fellowship in neuropsychology at Harvard Medical School. He performs over 100 assessments a year for criminal and civil cases involving exposure to toxic substances, dementia, as well as criminal responsibility and competency-to-stand-trial evaluations. He has also consulted on many homicide and multiple-homicide cases. He has extensive knowledge of and experience with a wide range of psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological tests including those especially designed for sex offender populations. In addition to being the President of BFA, Dr. Mendoza is an Assistant Professor at Tufts Medical School and is on the staff of Tufts Medical Center in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Mendoza has also provided educational and scientific presentations to college graduate and undergraduates, lawyers, and medical and mental health professionals throughout the United States.
Phil Salhaney is a social worker who is involved in evaluations for a range of civil and criminal matters. He has over 25 years of experience working with diverse populations representing the entire spectrum of mental disorders, including severe, chronic mental illness. Before coming to BFA, he had been a member of the clinical and training staff of the Massachusetts Mental Health Center and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of Psychiatry for many years. He has led and supervised all types of time-limited groups, as well as long-term, insight-oriented individual and group psychotherapy. As a teacher and consultant he has conducted workshops for caregivers of all disciplines, in both clinical outpatient settings and on locked psychiatric units. In addition to his role with BFA, Mr. Salhaney is a Clinical Instructor in Harvard Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry.
Dr. Maria Cunio is a neuropsychologist who specializes in conducting bilingual, forensic psychological and forensic neuropsychological evaluations. She is fluent in Spanish and English. Having earned her doctoral degree at the University of Massachusetts, she later served as an instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. As a Neuropsychologist at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston she conducted forensic assessments, as well as both individual and group psychotherapy. Dr. Munoz specializes in clinical psychology, assessment, geropsychology and behavioral medicine, all in addition to forensic neuropsychology.
Dr. Renee Sorrentino is a psychiatrist who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of sexual offenders and the hormonal treatment of paraphilias. A graduate of Boston University School of Medicine, she completed a residency in adult psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital, and a forensic fellowship with Dr. Philip Resnick at Case Western Reserve University. She also served as the Director of Forensic Psychiatry at the Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center in Boston. Dr. Sorrentino is a Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. William Stone is a neuropsychologist who has been a clinician and researcher in the field of mental health for approximately twenty years. He is widely considered to be an internationally well respected researcher in the field of schizophrenia. He completed his fellowship in neuropsychology at Harvard Medical School. He performs evaluations for civil and criminal cases with an expertise in major mental illness, learning disabilities and neurological disorders. He has published over 100 journal articles, reviews, book chapters and books. In addition to his work at BFA, he is also on staff at The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the Department of Psychiatry and he is the Director of Training for the Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center and The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is national speaker on a range of mental health topics.
Sarah Hood is a social worker who performs evaluations involving children and families including evaluations for care and protection cases. She received her Master of Social Work degree from Boston College. Ms Hood has served as a senior consultant developing programs for clinicians in matters pertaining to parenting and family assessments. She routinely conducts parenting assessments and risk analyses of children in families and workshops to train other clinicians in these assessments. Earlier in her career, Ms. Hood was a social worker for the Massachusetts Department of Social Services (known now as the Department of Children and Families).
Dr. Laura Phillips is a neuropsychologist who performs evaluations for both civil and criminal matters. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Harvard University. She completed an internship in Adult Neuropsychology and Medical Psychology at the University of Arizona Medical Center and a fellowship in Neuropsychology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the departments of Psychiatry and Cognitive Neurology. She has a special interest and expertise in major mental disorders including schizophrenia. Her research in psychotic disorders has resulted in national awards. She has been the principal investigator on multiple grants, published in peer reviewed journals, and presented at conferences around the country on a variety of topics related to mental illness. In addition to her work at BFA, Dr. Phillips is on the staff of Mt. Auburn Hospital where she does neuropsychology consultations for the departments of Psychiatry, Neurology, Geriatrics, and Primary Care. She also is a clinician as part of the Mount Auburn Hospital Memory Clinic.