Stephen Ross, MD
Principal Investigator
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1992: Biological Basis of Behavior
  • UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, 1996
  • Columbia University & The New York State Psychiatric Institute Residency in General Psychiatry, New York, NY, 2000
  • New York University (NYU)-Bellevue Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, New York, NY, 2002
Areas of Specialization
  • Addictive Spectrum Disorders
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Public Health
  • Adolescent Psychiatry/Addiction
  • Addiction Psychopharmacology
  • Psycho-oncology
  • Clinical Trials
  • Hallucinogens
  • Psychiatric/Addiction Education
Academic Positions:
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine, NYU College of Dentistry
Leadership Positions:
  • Director, Division of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse, Bellevue Hospital Center
  • Director, Bellevue Dual Diagnosis Training Unit
  • Director, Bellevue Opioid Overdose Prevention Program
  • Clinical Director, NYU Langone Center of Excellence on Addiction
  • Director, Substance Abuse Services, Tisch Hospital
  • Director, NYU Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
  • Principal Investigator, NYU Psilocybin Cancer Project
Anthony P. Bossis
Co-Principal Investigator
  • State University of New York, B.S., Political Science, 1981
  • New York University, M.A., Psychology, 1991
  • Adelphi University, Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, M.A., Clinical Psychology, 1995
  • Adelphi University, Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 1999
  • New York University Medical Center-Bellevue Hospital, Internship in Clinical Psychology 1999
  • Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management
Academic Positions:
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, New York School of Medicine
  • Co-principal investigator, NYU Psilocybin Cancer Research Project
  • Director, Cancer and Palliative Care Research, NYU Psilocybin Cancer Project
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, New York University College of Dentistry
Areas of Specialization:
  • Adult Psychotherapy
  • Palliative Care / Psycho-Oncology
  • Chronic Pain Treatment and Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Comparative Spirituality
  • Hallucinogens
  • Meditation
  • Addiction
Jeffrey Guss, MD
Co-Principal investigator
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, BA, 1974
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky, MD, 1978
  • University of Michigan Affiliated Hospitals, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Residency in Adult and Child Psychiatry, 1982
  • University of Michigan Anxiety Disorders Program, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Research Fellowship, 1983
  • NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Certificate, New York, New York, 2005
Areas of Specialization:
  • Adult outpatient psychoanalytic psychotherapy
  • Adult outpatient treatment of addictive disorders
  • Psychiatric Education
Work Experience:
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine
  • Co-Investigator, NYU Psilocybin Cancer Project
  • Director of Training in Psychedelic Psychotherapy Training, NYU Cancer Anxiety Psilocybin Project
  • Director, Psychedelic Psychotherapy Training Program, NYU Cancer Anxiety Psilocybin Project
Krystallia Kalliontzi, M.Sc.
Research Project Manager
  • Master of Science in Psychology and Health, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK, 1997
  • Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, 1998
  • Master of Science in Psychotherapy (Systemic Family Therapy), University College Dublin, Ireland, 2000
Areas of Specialization:
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Family Therapy
  • Hallucinogens
Work Experience:
  • Counseling Psychologist/Student Counselor, Student Counseling Service, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, 1997-2003
  • Senior Clinical Research Coordinator, Clinilabs, 2004-2006
  • Clinical Research Coordinator, Analgesic Development, 2006
  • Associate Research Scientist/Senior Study Coordinator,Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, NYU College of Dentistry, 2006-present
  • Research Project Manager, Division of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse, Department of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine, 2011- present
Todd Bresnicky, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Bresnick currently maintains private practices in Manhattan and Brooklyn. His training and practice include a range of psychological techniques including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, Buddhist and mindfulness forms. Dr. Bresnick also researched, developed and practices Synaesthetic Surround, a technique that uses of light, sound and vibration to influences brainwaves to induce deep, accelerated change and growth. He received his doctoral degree in psychology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University and a Master of Arts in critical theory from New York University. His research has won awards including the William James Award of the Council on Spiritual Practices and the Dean Morton Berger Memorial Prize for Excellence in Research. He has presented papers in various contexts including the Towards a Science of Consciousness Conference as well as published my research in The Journal of Consciousness Studies. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship as well as an internship at New York University Medical Center Bellevue Hospital. He also worked at the Anxiety & Traumatic Stress Program at the Payne Whitney Clinic of New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell Medical Center and at the Center for Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy.

Julie Feuer, LCSW
Social Worker
  • Columbia University School of Social Work, Clinical Track - Health/Mental Health Concentration, New York, New York, M.S. in Social Work, 2005
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, B.S. in Psychology, 2000
Areas of Specialization:
  • Hospital and community-based mental health counseling and programming
  • Integrated treatment for co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders
  • Family support and psychoeducation
Work Experience:
  • Senior Social Worker, Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment Specialist, Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, 2005-present
  • MSW Internships: Park Slope Safe Homes Project; Bellevue Hospital Center, 2003-2005
  • Family Specialist, New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services, 2001-2003
Katherine Maddox, MA
Mental Health Counselor
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, Comparative Literature and French, B.A. 1995
  • New School University, New York, NY, Creative Writing, M.F.A. 2003
  • City College, CUNY, New York, NY, Psychology, Mental Health Counseling Concentration, M.A. 2008
Areas of Specialization:
  • Transpersonal Psychology
  • Hallucinogens
Professional Experience:
  • Counseling Extern, Adult Continuing Day Treatment Program, Harlem Hospital 2007
  • Middle Grades Initiative Counselor, CUNY Reserach Foundation 2007-2008
Carey Turnbull
Mr. Turnbull was Chairman of energy brokerage firm Amerex, which he co-founded in 1983, and whose North American operations were sold in 2006 to become the energy brokerage division of NYSE listed GFI Group. He is presently co-founder and Chairman of North American Power, a retail energy marketer.

Mr. Turnbull is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees at Goddard College, from which he graduated in 1973.

Mr. Turnbull has been happily married for 35 years and has 2 children, a 31 year old son and a 29 year old daughter. He divides his time between New York and Bar Harbor Maine.
Casey Paleos, MD
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY: BS, 1998
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY: post-baccalaureate coursework 1999-2000
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA: MD, 2007
  • New York University & Bellevue Hospital Center Residency in General Psychiatry, New York, NY: 2011
Areas of Specialization:
  • General psychiatry
  • Psychedelic psychotherapy
  • Clinical research
Professional Experience:
  • Study Therapist/Research Associate, Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, NYU College of Dentistry, New York, NY: 2010-present
  • Research Laboratory Associate in Molecular Immunology, Human Vaccine Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC: 2000-2003
Alexander Belser, M.Phil.
Administrative Director
  • Doctoral Fellow, New York University, Department of Applied Psychology
  • Columbia University, M.A. candidate in Psychology
  • Cambridge University, M.Phil. in Criminological Research, 2005
  • Georgetown University, B.A. English and Government (Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude), 2002
Areas of Specialization:
  • Study Operations and Strategic Development
  • Knowledge Management
  • Hallucinogens
Professional Experience:
  • Administrative Director, NYU Psilocybin Cancer Project
  • United States Department of Justice, Manager of Information Technology, 2002-2004
  • Family Justice, Policy Associate, 2005-2006
  • Cantor Fitzgerald, Vice President, Knowledge Management, 2006-present
  • Member, Research Team, New York State Psychiatric Institute, 2010-present
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Efrem Nulman, D.S.W.
Dr. Efrem Nulman was formerly the Senior University Dean of Students and is currently Director of Health and Substance Use at Yeshiva University. He is a lecturer at Columbia's school of social work and an adjunct associate professor at Wurzweiler school of social work. Nulman earned his masters and doctoral degrees at Yeshiva. He has treated, taught, and trained professionals and graduate students in substance use and specializes in evidence based treatments, motivational interviewing, harm reduction, and substitution therapies. He was an early innovator, working with skilled physicians, in utilizing "problem" substances or variations to minimize harm.

In addition to treating college and graduate students, one of his great joys is to consult on substance use matters with myriad classic rockers and musicians, as well as for a variety of non profit agencies/organizations.
Areas of Specialization:
  • Substance use treatment
  • Family systems treatment
  • College mental health
  • Spirituality Based Therapy
Susan F. Siegel
  • New York University: MA Global Education/Ethnographic Film 1989
  • New York University: BA Art and Special Education, 1982
  • Middlesex Polytechnic: London England- Education, Psychology 1981
  • University of Arizona: Concentration Education, Art 1979 -1981
Areas of Specialization:
  • Start up and scale up of organizations
  • Strategic planning
  • Fundraising & Development
  • Organizational development
  • Executive coaching
  • Conflict resolution
  • Diversity training
Professional Experience:
  • Director of External Affairs: Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, 2011-Present
  • Director of Development: George Jackson Academy, 2009-2010.
  • Executive Director: Flatbush Development Corporation, 2004-2007
  • Founder/Executive Director:Global Action Project-1991-2003
  • Independent Consultant: (selected) Ellie Weisel Foundation, US State Department 1997-2010
  • Founder/Director: Cooperative of Handicapped Artisans, Ivory Coast, West Africa, 1986-1988
Tara Malone
  • Fordham University, B.A., General Science and Psychology, 2012
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