Bob Stinson, Psy.D., J.D., LICDC-CS, ABPP, is a board-certified forensic psychologist, an attorney at law, and a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor – clinical supervisor. Dr. Stinson is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) and a Diplomate in forensic psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Dr. Stinson worked for 15 years on a forensic unit at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare (an inpatient psychiatric hospital, serving the severely mentally ill), where he also served on the hospital’s Ethics Committee for a number of years, chairing it for his last two years. Dr. Stinson served as the Chief of Behavioral Health Services for the Ohio Department of Youth Services for over 3 years. He provides training and supervision to students, interns, and post-doctoral residents. He lectures across the country in the areas of mental health law and ethics. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology at Wright State University’s School of Professional Psychology and he is currently an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology at The Ohio State University Department of Psychology, he is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, and he is an Adjunct Professor of Law at The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law. Dr. Stinson holds membership in several legal and psychological professional associations, including APA (and several of its divisions), OPA (where he is a Past-President and is a member and past-chair of the Ethics Committee), OSBA, and COPA (where he is a Past-President). In his law practice, he represents professionals as it relates to licensing board issues and related matters.
Dr. Tilley earned his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in psychology from Capital University and his Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in clinical psychology from the University of Indianapolis. As part of his graduate training, Dr. Tilley completed formal practica in forensic psychology at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare in Dayton and in child/adolescent psychology at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. His internship in correctional psychology was completed at the Federal Medical Center in Lexington. He completed his post-doctoral training in forensic psychology at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare in Columbus. Dr. Tilley is the chief executive officer of Behavioral Science Specialists, LLC and co-owner of Forum Ohio, LLC, which provide behavioral health, medical, and forensic assessment, consultative, educational, and research services. He regularly conducts psychological evaluations for a variety of agencies and court systems in the Columbus metropolitan area, including the Franklin County Municipal Court, the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Probation Department, the Franklin County Juvenile Court, the Franklin County Probate Court, and the Franklin County Office on Aging. He has been recognized as an expert in clinical and forensic psychology in dozens of courts throughout Ohio. He has been an adjunct clinical faculty member at Capital University since 2001 where he teaches courses on psychology, including introductory psychology and forensic psychology. He is also a member of the Ohio Psychological Association, the Central Ohio Psychological Association, the American Psychology-Law Society, and American Mensa. He is presently involved in the Ohio Psychological Association’s Leadership Development Academy and has professional interests in the area of the provision of mental health services to the severely mentally ill within correctional facilities. Dr. Tilley is board-certified in forensic psychology through the American Board of Forensic Psychology and is a diplomate of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology.
Bethany A. Yoder, M.A. - Director of Operations
Bethany Yoder completed her B.A. at The Ohio State University, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Criminology, and earned her M.A. in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2014. As part of her master's degree program, she worked on a joint research project between John Jay and the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI assessing post-offense behavior differences between single and serial homicide offenders. Bethany also completed a master's level externship working with sex offenders in federally-mandated individual and group therapy sessions. Since 2015, Bethany has worked with Forum and it's sister companies in the capacity of a psychology assistant, practice manager, and director of operations.
Dr. Valerie Budervic
Valerie Budervic, Psy.D., earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Bachelor of Science degree in Family Studies from the University of Kentucky. She earned her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Wright State University, School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Budervic completed her pre-doctoral internship through the Federal Bureau of Prisons at Tallahassee Federal Correctional Institution / Federal Detention Center. She has completed clinical and didactic training in general psychological assessment, risk assessment, confrontation avoidance, group and individual treatment, and trauma-informed treatment. She also has a history of providing clinical services in state prisons and community mental health centers and is a member of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Budervic's clinical interests include forensic and psychological assessment and treatment of personality, trauma-related, and mood disorders.
Dr. Amanda Conn
Amanda Conn, Psy.D., earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish with a minor in Forensic Science from The Ohio State University. She earned her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology at Wright state University, School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Conn completed her predoctoral internship at Summit Psychological Associates, Inc. in Akron, Ohio. Dr. Conn has experience in conducting forensic assessments and treating a wide variety of clients, including sex offenders, individuals with developmental disabilities, and inmates in a jail setting.
E.J. Cox attained his B.A. in History with a concentration in Human Conflict and Diplomacy as well as a Minor in American Indian Studies. As part of his course work he has conducted interviews with American Veterans from the Second World War, the Vietnam Conflict and the present conflicts in the Middle East as well as interviewing Columbus Police Officers on various aspects of their service to the community. His research centered on the personal stories and recollections from events rather than the grandscale retelling of dates and times. He also has read and attended lectures from Lt.Col. Dave Grossman (former professor of psychology at West Point) on the psychology and physiology of combat and killing in peace and wartime. E.J. eventually plans to attain his Ph.D. and teach history at the collegiate level.
Elizabeth Kleinhenz earned a B.A. in Sociology from The Ohio State University, graduating in 2018. As a student and recent graduate she contributed to research on labor market patterns and human development in social context, becoming familiar with interview methodologies in the process. Elizabeth has worked with adolescent and adult populations in research and educational capacities.
Alexis Lowe earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University in May 2020. Prior to earning her degree, she completed an internship at Newark Catholic High School where she worked alongside the school counselor and students. She has an interest in all aspects of psychology and wants to work to destigmatize the ideas of mental health.
Jeffrey D. Madden
Jeffrey D. Madden, PhD, ABPP, ABN is a licensed psychologist in Ohio and New York. He received a bachelor's degree in Philosophy Magna Cum Laude from Don Bosco College in Newton, New Jersey and both a Master of Divinity degree as well as a Master of Arts in Systematic Theology Cum Laude from the Graduate School of Theology of the Pontifical College Josephinum in Worthington, Ohio. He received his doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from The Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University in 1990. Dr. Madden did his clinical internship training in Rehabilitation Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois and his postdoctoral training at St. Francis Hospital Poughkeepsie New York. For 22 years Dr. Madden was on the clinical faculty of The Ohio State University School of Medicine in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He provided both assessment and treatment to individuals with neurological illnesses or diseases. Dr. Madden holds dual board certifications in Rehabilitation Psychology (American Board of Professional Psychology) and clinical neuropsychology (American Board of Professional Neuropsychology). He is a past chair of the Examination Committee of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology and a 2016 Recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from that organization. In the last 25 years, Dr. Madden has provided forensic services to the Social Security Administration as an expert witness testifying in over 1000 administrative appeals hearings, he has testified in numerous civil and criminal trials on the cognitive status of the individual as measured through neuropsychological assessment as well as provided Fitness for Duty assessments. Dr. Madden's clinical interests include the use of artificial intelligence in understanding the effect of neurological illness or injury on cognitive performance and the neuropathological substrates of somatoform behaviors.
Dr. A.J. McConnell
Dr. A.J. McConnell earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Master of Science degree in Human Development and Family Science from The Ohio State University. He obtained his Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in clinical psychology from Union Institute and University. As part of his doctoral training, he completed his formal practica at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare, Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Child Development and Autism Center, and two private practices in Dayton and Columbus. His predoctoral internship was completed at Venture Psychological Internship Consortium in Battle Creek, Michigan, where he completed rotations at a community mental health center, autism clinic, and an integrated medical center. His post-doctoral fellowship was completed at Daily Behavioral Health in which he focused on the assessment and treatment of individuals with developmental disabilities. He also obtained post-doctoral experience providing individual, couples, and family therapy to a multicultural population at Matrix Psychological Services. Dr. McConnell’s clinical interests include psychological assessment and treatment of anxiety, mood disorders, and adjustment issues. In addition to his clinical work at Forum Ohio, Dr. McConnell teaches undergraduate psychology courses as part of the faculty at The Ohio State University. He has also written extensively and presented both locally and nationally on topics related to developmental disabilities, mood disorders, romantic relationships, and parenting. He is a member of the Ohio Psychological Association.
Kelsey Oakes earned her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology at The Ohio State University, graduating in 2017. She has experience working with sexual assault and domestic abuse survivors. She achieved a minor in neuroscience, takes a special interest in the field, and hopes to pursue this area of interest in the future. Kelsey is committed to the practice in her role as a psychometrician.
Sophia Pierre-Charles, Psy.D
Sophia Pierre-Charles, Psy.D., is a postdoctoral resident at Forum Ohio. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and criminal justice at Siena College. Dr. Pierre-Charles earned a Master’s of Science in forensic mental health at The Sage Colleges of Albany and a Master’s of Art in clinical psychology at The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. She earned her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, D.C. Dr. Pierre-Charles completed her dissertation by conducting a phenomenological study that explored the lived experience of incarcerated and mentally ill African American men in the U.S. and their access to mental health services under racial and structural oppression. She completed her predoctoral internship at The Behavioral Wellness Center at Girard in Philadelphia, P.A., providing psychotherapy and assessment services on an extended acute inpatient unit to psychiatric patients suffering from a wide array of severe and persistent mental health diagnoses. Her current interests include cultural diversity issues and advocacy, forensic assessments of adults institutionalized in correctional facilities or state hospitals, and sex offender assessment and treatment. Dr. Pierre-Charles is a member of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychology-Law Society.
Dr. Lauren Price
Dr. Lauren Price obtained a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Sociology-Criminology with a minor in Psychology from Ohio University located in Athens, Ohio. Dr. Price further pursued her graduate studies in Forensic & Legal Psychology (M.A.) at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. She currently holds a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from the Florida Institute of Technology. For the completion of her doctoral degree, Dr. Price completed an APA- accredited pre-doctoral internship at Saint Elizabeths Hospital located in Washington, D.C. where she evaluated and provided treatment for pre- and post-trial defendants. She has additional experience in treating acute and chronic mental illness, substance use, and interpersonal challenges of various age groups through community mental health, psychiatric hospital, and correctional settings. Dr. Price is currently completing her post-doctoral training at Forum Ohio. Dr. Price’s primary interests include: adult and adolescent forensic evaluations of various criminal matters, trial consulting, the interplay of legal and cultural issues, and teaching. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Society for Personality Assessment (SPA), and the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS).
Debbie Prichard earned her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, graduating in 1992. She has a variety of experience in education based jobs and working with all age groups. Her most recent experience has been administering education based tests.
Dr. Susan Rowland
Susan Rowland, Ph.D., RN, is a psychologist and registered nurse. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The Ohio State University in 1985 and enjoyed a 30-year career in oncology and intensive care in Cincinnati, Ohio. She received her Master of Arts in Psychology from Xavier University in 1997 and completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Union Institute and University in 2007 with a major area of study in cognitive behavior therapy, psycho-oncology, and thanatology. During her doctoral studies, Susan completed a two-year program from The Gestalt Institute of Cincinnati She taught as an adjunct and guest lecturer at the University of Cincinnati Medical School from 2002-2006. At the medical school, Dr. Rowland facilitated courses in medical ethics and was on the design committee for the course Death, Dying, Loss and Grieving. Dr. Rowland’s work as a nurse included active participation on her hospital’s ethics committee performing bioethics consultations, death education for nurses and medical residents, and grant writing. Dr. Rowland has specialized in cognitive behavior therapy with adolescents, adults, and their families with a strong appreciation for cognitive behavioral therapy as well as developmental and positive psychology. As a health psychologist, Dr. Rowland specializes in cancer support and the identification and treatment of co-morbid mood disorders that often present with chronic medical conditions. Dr. Rowland has a Certificate in Telebehavioral Health and is a member of the American Telemedicine Association, The American Psychological Association, the Ohio Psychological Association, and the Bioethics Network of Ohio.
Dr. Dylan Songer
Dylan Songer, Psy.D., earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his Master’s of Arts degree in Psychology from Chatham University. He earned his Master’s of Science and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Indiana State University. Dr. Songer completed his predoctoral internship at the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, North Carolina. He has experience conducting forensic evaluations and providing treatment in a prison setting to sex offender and seriously mentally ill populations. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, Society for Personality Assessment, and the American Psychology and Law Society. Dr. Songer's clinical interests include forensic and psychological assessment and substance abuse.
Laura Sowers earned her Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Special Populations from American Intercontinental University. She completed her Masters of Arts in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University in Nashville, Tennessee. Her experience includes evaluation and psychological testing within the criminal justice population. Additionally, she has earned an Associates of Applied Science degree in Interpreting/ American Sign Language Education and has several years of experience as a sign language interpreter, which has led to her specific interest in working with the Deaf population within the field of forensic psychology.
Caylee Stinson earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education from The Ohio State University then earned her Masters of Education from Wright State University. She taught special education for 7 years in a variety of settings. She is also fluent in American Sign Language.
Dr. Jenna Wade
Dr. Jenna Wade completed her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology with a minor concentration in Criminology from Miami University. She earned her Master of Arts (M.A.) in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional of Psychology and her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from Adler University in Chicago, IL. Dr. Wade completed her clinical internship at Rockdale Regional Juvenile Justice Center (RRJJC), a private residential treatment facility in Rockdale, TX. She has training in forensic assessment; individual, group, and family treatment with general juvenile offenders; and adolescent substance abuse and sex offender treatment. Dr. Wade completed her postdoctoral residency at Forum Ohio, LLC. She conducted psychological and forensic evaluations for the Franklin County juvenile and adult Courts, Franklin County Children Services, and private referrals. Additionally, Dr. Wade conducted Competency Attainment Services for the Franklin County Juvenile Court. Dr. Wade also has experience with general psychological assessments in community mental health, fitness for duty evaluations and job suitability screenings, suicide risk assessment, crisis intervention, and providing treatment services to adults in correctional and residential settings. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Ohio Psychological Association, and the American Psychology- Law Society.
Alexis earned her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Psychology at The Ohio State University in May 2019. Prior to earning her degree, she completed an internship with Forum in 2018 and was inducted into Psi Chi (international honor society for psychology) in March of 2019. Alexis is planning on pursuing her masters and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology within the next year. Her future plans include becoming a forensic psychologist.
Stephen Yerian, Psy.D. is an Ohio-licensed Clinical Psychologist who has worked in diverse practice settings over the past 24 years. He had initially served in the U. S. Navy for 22 years before retiring in 1988 to begin his civilian career as a Psychologist. Following his military service, Dr. Yerian then completed his undergraduate education that had started during his military service by earning a Bachelor of Science (B. S.) Degree in Psychology, from the University of Houston where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Yerian subsequently earned his Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) from Wright State in September 1996. Dr. Yerian completed a clinical internship in the Psychology Department at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, from 1995 to 1996. From 1996 through 1998, Dr. Yerian completed post-doctoral training through the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State focusing upon the areas of Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessment, Health Psychology, and Rehabilitation Psychology.
Dr. Yerian began his professional work by accepting a job as the Staff Psychologist at the Office of Disability Services at Wright State from June 1998 through March 2001. In March 2001, Dr. Yerian then accepted a job at the Mental Health Flight at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center as a Staff Psychologist where he worked in two additional positions such as Chief of the Behavioral Health Optimization Project and Chief of Psychological Testing Services. From March 2005 through March 2009, Dr. Yerian served as Assistant Professor of Psychology and was additionally appointed as Director of the School of Professional Psychology’s General Practice Clinic at the Ellis Institute for Human Development. Starting in March 2009, Dr. Yerian accepted a position with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio where he was the Staff Psychologist in the Substance Abuse Treatment Program. In March 2010, Dr. Yerian left the VA in Chillicothe to accept an offer of work once again at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s Mental Health Clinic and Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program where he worked until August 2018. During this tenure at Wright-Patterson, Dr. Yerian served as the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program’s Program Manager and he worked in the Mental Health Flight (Clinic) in the hospital before retiring. Dr. Yerian accepted and worked as a Staff Psychologist at the Adena Counseling Center in Chillicothe, Ohio before coming to ForumOhio.
Dr. Yerian is a Member of the Ohio Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association.
Kristen Zellers, M.S., earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice Studies at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. She earned her Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology at Eastern Michigan University. She completed her master's level internship as a Graduate Student Therapist at Counseling and Psychological Services at Eastern Michigan University. Kristen also completed internships at the YMCA Safe Place Shelter House, assisting youths in crisis, and Centerstone (formerly Seven Counties Services), working with a Mental Health Court Liaison.