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.
Erica Bell - Practice Manager
Erica Bell earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Business from The Ohio State University. She then completed her Masters in Business Psychology from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. As part of her master’s degree program, Erica focused on the assessment of organizational culture and creation of training curricula related to communication within the workplace. Erica recently joined the Forum Ohio team and looks forward to learning more about forensic psychology practices while focusing on non-court contracts as a Practice Manager.
JaVon Bogans - Practice Manager
JaVon Bogans is a Practice Manager with formal education from George Mason University. JaVon specializes in building systems that ease the burden of communication with a variety of experience from the Air Force to Chiropractic care.. JaVon is committed to creating and sustaining a fun and thriving workplace culture with his constant smile and energizing character. He is inspired by his family, and those that try their best every day. He lives to serve and finds joy in exceptional service.
Bethany A. Yoder, M.A. - Special Projects
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. Jennifer Alpert
Dr. Alpert is a clinical and forensic psychologist licensed in Illinois, New York, and Ohio and holds PsyPact authorization to practice in over 27 states. She received her master’s degree in clinical psychology and her doctorate in clinical psychology with an emphasis in Forensic Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. She has provided clinical, forensic, and correctional psychological services in various settings, including prisons, forensic hospitals, sexually violent predator involuntary civil commitment programs, and community and outpatient clinics. Dr. Alpert also has extensive experience in forensic and psychological evaluation (competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, serious youthful offender, sex offender management, civil commitment, violence/ risk, forensic autopsy, health/cognitive/pre-procedural, pre-employment evaluations for civilian, law enforcement, and public safety personnel ) and providing testimony in court as a clinical and forensic psychology expert.
Molly Bernoski, Psy.D
Molly Bernoski, Psy.D. earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with minors in Neuroscience and Sociology from University of Pittsburgh. She earned her Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in Clinical Psychology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. As part of her doctoral training, she completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Fulton State Hospital in Fulton, Missouri, where she gained experience completing competency to stand trial evaluations, providing competency restoration services, and providing treatment to individuals with severe and chronic mental illness. She is currently completing her postdoctoral training at Forum Ohio.
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.
De’ajah Liles earned her B.A. in psychology in 2021 from The Ohio State University. Prior to earning her degree, she worked for the Department of Social Change at Ohio State as a site-leader helping to develop curriculum,coordinate volunteers, and teach young male youth at Circleville Juvenile Detention Center. She is interested in working with children to evolve teaching and mentorship strategies to reduce the effects of the school-to-prison pipeline.
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.
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.
Jasmine Sanders is a psychology assistant for the Forum Ohio. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology from Franklin University. After graduating with her bachelor's degree, she worked directly in behavioral management and skill development for children with moderate to severe autism. She continued her educational journey and was motivated to help others in her community. Once she received her master's degree, she assisted with autism research and pharmaceutical development in the Nisonger Center at The Ohio State University. Her most recent experience involved administering psychological assessments for neurology patients at Trinity Health. She is currently working towards her Ph.D. at Walden University in Clinical 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.