Veena Muthusamy is a child and adolescent psychiatrist. She completed her adult psychiatry training at Northwell Health, her child and adolescent psychiatry training at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and a public psychiatry fellowship at Columbia University/NYSPI. Dr. Muthusamy believes in providing patient centered care using a trauma focused lens and recovery oriented approach. Through a systems based approach she helps her patients navigate the complex mental health system and address social determinants of health.
Sherese has over 10 years of clinical counseling experience. She strives to highlight holistic physical, emotional, and spiritual health. She believes in listening to strengths to support recovery and obtaining the best out of behavioral health services. Her mission is to support a mutual relationship in which the client and therapist seamlessly work together. She believes in the identification of behavioral healthcare goals utilizing all available resources as a team.
Dr. Victoria Johnson, M.D. is a Georgia native now living in NYC with a passion for providing patient-centered, recovery-oriented care. She holds board certifications in both Adult Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and enjoys working with patients ranging from school age youth to young adulthood. Dr. Johnson received her medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine (Atlanta, GA) and completed her specialty training in Psychiatry at the University of Alabama- Birmingham (UAB) Medical Center and Columbia University. In her free time, Dr. Johnson enjoys spending time with her partner, exploring NYC’s hidden gems, reading, and traveling.
Kourtney serves as an HR Coordinator for Valera Health. Kourtney brings over four years of HR and Recruiting experience to the Valera Team. Prior to joining Valera, Kourtney worked as an HR Generalist in the medical field & convenience store industry where she focused on Onboarding, Employee Relations, & Recruiting, with an emphasis on high level management & executive positions.
Adam is passionate about healthcare, wellness and its intersection with data and technology. He most recently worked in Analytics at Signify Health, championing their growth in multiple value-based care insurance programs. He is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, where he earned a B.A. in Public Health and Biology.
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.
Julia is passionate about providing accessible and high-quality mental healthcare. Julia holds a BS in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University.
Sarah has over 15 years of experience in healthcare. She started her career as a Medical Assistant and worked closely with physicians in a variety of clinical settings. Prior to Valera, she worked for a rural hospital in Vermont as a clinical informaticist. She has an undergraduate degree in information technology and a masters degree in healthcare administration from Champlain College. She is passionate about technology in healthcare and providing patients with exceptional quality of care.
Maya is passionate about making mental healthcare more equitable and accessible. Before Valera, she worked as a clinical research coordinator at Columbia University Medical Center. She received her BS in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience from the University of Michigan.