People

Our team has been carefully cultivated to deliver the highest quality care to our patients. It’s very important to us that patients see themselves represented amongst our providers. We believe that for you to get the most out of your telehealth experience, you need to work with providers you’re comfortable with.

Therapists, Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatrists, Health Coaches, and Clinicians all join our team because they’re passionate about your mental health and wellness. Our dedicated team is here to support you, and we look forward to partnering with you on your wellness journey.

MEET OUR

Clinical Leads

Larry Ozowara
Larry Ozowara MD Medical Director
Larry Ozowara

Larry Ozowara

Larry Ozowara is a psychiatrist who specializes in the collaboration between inpatient and outpatient care.  He attended Stanford Medical School, completed a residency in adult psychiatry at Columbia University and is a former Assistant Professor at NYU School of Medicine where he supervised and trained medical students, residents and fellows in psychiatry.   He has extensive experience in working with patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and patients with serious and persistent mental illness.   Dr. Ozowara directs Valera’s psychiatry program and HEDIS improvement program for healthplans and hospitals.

Alan Fong
Alan Fong LCSW Clinical Director
Alan Fong

Alan Fong

Alan is a clinical social worker who works with children, adolescents, and adults. He has prior experience as Family Coordinator and Complex Trauma Program faculty member at Mount Sinai, therapist at the largest FQHC network for Asian-Americans, and clinical fellow at Yale School of Medicine. He specializes in trauma, anxiety, and mood disorders, with particular interest in supporting families of youth with behavioral health issues and co-occurring disorders.

Manna Chan
Manna Chan LCSW Clinical Director, Inclusive Care
Manna Chan

Manna Chan

Manna Chan, LCSW  served as the Director of Social Work and the Chair of Patient Relations at Charles B. Wang Community Health Center for 16 years.

Faisal Khan
Faisal Khan MD Associate Medical Director
Faisal Khan

Faisal Khan

Faisal is a psychiatrist and pediatrician specializing in integrated care. He completed a combined residency in adult psychiatry, child & adolescent psychiatry, and pediatrics at Columbia NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Faisal uses a recovery oriented, systems-based practice approach to navigate systems of care while working at various non-profit, community-based organizations in New York City.

Michael Cooper
Michael Cooper MD Associate Medical Director
Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper

Dr. Michael Cooper is a psychiatrist trained in both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology.  He completed his M.D. at Albert Einstein School of Medicine, his residency at NYU Langone Hospital and was faculty member at NYU School of Medicine, where he participated in novel clinical trials for psilocybin-assisted psychopharmacologic therapy for alcoholism.  Dr. Cooper is strengthening  Valera Health’s quality improvement program and new clinical trials program. 

Timothy Cooper
Timothy Cooper MD Senior Psychiatrist
Timothy Cooper

Timothy Cooper

Timothy is a psychiatrist in New York City. He completed his residency in general adult psychiatry and a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at New York University. He is a psychoanalytic candidate and also has an interest in group dynamics. 

Nawras Shukair
Nawras Shukair MD Senior Psychiatrist, MA
Nawras Shukair

Nawras Shukair

Dr. Shukair received his MD from Damascus University, Syria. He completed General Psychiatry Training Program with psychoanalytic training at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. Dr. Shukair completed a Child and Adolescents Psychiatry training in Children’s Hospital of Boston, Harvard University. Dr. Shukair‘s current work focuses on attachment, ADHD and the interaction between executive functions and mental wellness. 

Karina Tsareva
Karina Tsareva LCSW Associate Clinical Director
Karina Tsareva

Karina Tsareva

Karina has half a decade of experience in the mental health field. She has provided case management to people experiencing SMI, has integrated behavioral health care into two primary care practices, and is a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. In her role within Valera Health, Karina is focused on expanding access to quality and inclusive mental health care while providing the resources, training, as well as support needed for Social Workers to thrive regardless of their level of experience. 

Caitlin Cote
Caitlin Cote LCSW Associate Clinical Director
Caitlin Cote

Caitlin Cote

Caitlin has acted as a supervisor and provided individual, couples and family therapy for several community mental health programs throughout Brooklyn, NY.  Caitlin volunteers her time facilitating discussion groups that aim to build community and education among therapists in the NYC area.

Christine Rambert
Christine Rambert LCSW Associate Director, Inclusive Care
Christine Rambert

Christine Rambert

Christine Rambert has 10 years of clinical experience providing psychotherapeutic services to culturally diverse and bilingual populations from children to older adults. Bilingual in Spanish, Christine has worked collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams in various outpatient settings to deliver integrative behavioral health care. Christine has extensive training in therapeutic modalities which include CBT, DBT, ACT and TF-CBT. She earned an MA in Sociology/Anthropology from Northeastern University and a Masters in Social Work from NYU Silver School of Social Work. Christine is also a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) with Yoga Alliance.

Clinical providers are employed by Valera Medical, P.A. and Valera Medical, P.C., clinical practice partners to Valera Health, Inc.