Staff Directory

Mala Gupta, MD

Dir. of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry | 856-983-3866 Ext. 3110 | Marlton, NJ

Mala Gupta, MD, is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist, Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and a Board Eligible Forensic Psychiatrist.

Margaret Harbison, MD

Medical Director | 856-983-3866 Ext. 3015 | Marlton, NJ

Margaret Harbison, MD is a Board Certified Psychiatrist, graduating from
Georgetown University, Medical College of Pennsylvania and University of
Pennsylvania Health System.

Alex Strauss, MD

Partner | 856-983-3866 Ext. 3004 | Marlton, NJ

Alex Strauss, M.D. is Board Certified Psychiatrist trained in the practice of Adult, Child and Adolescent psychiatry. He completed his Adult, Child and Adolescent residency and fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC), a part of the University of Pittsburgh.

Jane Beckmann, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Associate | 856-983-3866 Ext. 3019 | Marlton, NJ

Jane Beckmann has a long and varied career as a practicing psychotherapist beginning in 1978 when she graduated from the Bryn Mawr College School of Social Work.

Casey Berson, MD

Clinical Associate | 856-983-3866 Ext. 3114 | Marlton, NJ

Casey Berson, MD is Board Certified Psychiatrist trained in the practice of Adults. Board eligible in the fields of Pediatric and Adolescent Psychiatry. She also has psychotherapy training in both Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and ENCOMPASS CBT+.

Deborah E. Blastic, CADC

Addictions Specialist | 856-983-3866 Ext. 3014 | Marlton, NJ

Deborah's career in addictions counseling began in 1992 at Eugenia Psychiatric Hospital. There she was a vital member of the Safe Haven staff, specializing in providing an environment of healing for sexually abused and addicted women.

Peggy David, LCSW

Clinical Associate | 856-983-3866 Ext. 3001 | Marlton, NJ

Peggy David is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing in CENTRA's Marlton office since 2004.

Evelyn Groome, MS, MSED

Clinical Associate | 610-687-9889 Ext. N/A | Villanova, PA

Utilizing an integrated model, which provides a facility to handle a variety of therapeutic situations, Ms. Groome has an extensive and prestigious background in the mental health profession.

Elizabeth A. Kelley, MSS, LCSW

Clinical Associate | 856-983-3866 Ext. 3105 | Marlton, NJ

Elizabeth A. Kelley has been working with individuals, families and couples in a variety of settings and has been with Centra in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania since 2000.

Lan I. Kycia, MD

Clinical Associate | 856-983-3866 Ext. 3003 | Marlton, NJ

Dr. Lan I. Kycia is a Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and an Adult Psychiatrist.

Mary Schooff, MD

Clinical Associate | 856-983-3866 Ext. 3132 | Marlton, NJ

Mary Schooff, MD was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Michigan. She attended the Honors College at the University of Michigan and graduated cum laude with distinction in English.

Gail Silverstein, PhD

Clinical Associate | 856-983-3866 Ext. 3135 | Marlton, NJ, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Gail Silverstein is a licensed psychologist who provides neuropsychological testing, Cogmed Working Memory Training and psychotherapy at Centra.

Albert Wu, MD

Clinical Associate | 856-983-3866 Ext. 3108 | Marlton, NJ

Dr. Albert Wu is a board certified adult psychiatrist. Through the Honors Program in Medical Education, he completed his undergraduate studies at Northwestern University.

Erin O'Brien Veara

Licensed Clinical Psychologist | 856-983-3866 Ext. 3115 | Marlton, NJ

Dr. O’Brien Veara completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. After gaining valuable experience in sleep research at the University of Pennsylvania, she completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Florida, focusing on the relationship between sleep and chronic pain.

Jill Costa, ACC

Clinical Associate | 856-983-3866 Ext. 3107 | Marlton, NJ

Jill Costa has thirty years of experience as a Special Education Teacher, and has received coaching training from ADD Coach Academy.

Robert J. Brecher, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist | 856-983-3866 Ext. 3104 | Marlton, NJ

Robert J. Brecher, Psy.D. is a Clinical Psychologist licensed in the state of New Jersey. He attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he obtained a Masters degree in Clinical Counseling and Health Psychology and an APA accredited Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology.

Umair Akhtar, M.D

Clinical Associate | 856-983-3866 Ext. 3000 | Marlton, NJ

Umair Akhtar, M.D is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and an Adult Psychiatrist. Prior to starting residency he went onto pursue research at University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry in the rTMS Lab, Philadelphia, PA.

Kathleen Maguire

Director of Operations | 856-983-3866 Ext. 3018 | Marlton, NJ

Kathleen Maguire is the Director of Operations at Centra with 19 years of extensive experience, comprehensive knowledge, and expertise in healthcare management.

Robert Berry

Billing Department | 856-983-3866 Ext. 3020 | Marlton, NJ

I have been with Centra since March of 2006. Prior to my coming to Centra I was a laboratory supervisor with a plastics corporation for 37 years.

Lori A. Ashiotes

Receptionist | 856-983-3866 Ext. 3010 | Marlton, NJ


Edward Monte, PhD

Founder Emeritus | Ext.  | 



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