Amy FriedlanderChief Executive Officer
215-382-6680 ext. 3220
Ms. Friedlander works with the staff and board to grow successful programs and services. She strives to increase the organization’s impact by overseeing the Council’s operations, guiding the development strategies, and implementing the strategic plan. Ms. Friedlander joined Council for Relationships in 2013 with 25 years of experience in the health care sector.
April Westfall, PhDDirector of Clinical Services
215-382-6680 ext. 3122
Dr. Westfall provides clinical oversight to all Council offices. In her role, she works closely with our CEO and our Office Directors to ensure that the Council delivers high quality, state of the art therapeutic services. With over 30 years of clinical experience, Dr. Westfall maintains a full-time practice in our University City and Wynnewood Offices. She has also held academic appointments within the Departments of Psychiatry of the University of Pennsylvania and Jefferson University Medical School.
Sara J. Corse, PhDDirector of Community Partnerships Initiative
215-382-6680 ext. 3117
Guided by the principle that healthy relationships are essential to the well being of our entire community, the Community Partnership team, under Dr. Corse’s leadership, tailors therapeutic and psycho-educational services to the needs of partner agencies so that disenfranchised individuals and families can reclaim their lives and reestablish healthy relationships. Dr. Corse is a licensed clinical psychologist with a background in treatment outcome research in community psychology.
Sarah DeMichele, MDDirector of Medical Services
215-382-6680 ext. 3111
As the Director of Medical Services, Dr. DeMichele provides administrative oversight of Council for Relationships’ physicians, via regular group supervision. She is available as a resource for all Council clinicians for issues around medication, complex diagnoses and safety concerns. Dr. DeMichele is also a member of the teaching faculty at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She came to the Council with 10 years of experience in psychopharmacologic management and 5 years of administrative responsibility for outpatient services.
Bea Hollander-Goldfein, PhD, LMFTDirector of Research and Director of Post-Graduate Training Program
215-382-6680 ext. 3118
Dr. Hollander-Goldfein has been involved in training for over 25 years and oversees the post graduate program at the Council. She is also the Director of the Transcending Trauma Project which is a longstanding research project investigating coping and adaptation after extreme trauma. She is a senior staff therapist, instructor, AAMFT approved supervisor, senior author of Transcending Trauma: Survival, Resilience and Clinical Implications in Survivor Families, and co- editor of Narrative Reflections: How Witnessing Their Stories Changes Our Lives.
Kenneth W. Covelman, PhDDirector of Masters in Family Therapy Program, Council for Relationships and Thomas Jefferson University
215-382-6680 ext. 3120
Dr. Covelman is the founding Chair of the Department of Couple and Family Therapy of the Council for Relationships/Thomas Jefferson University Masters Degree Program. In addition to serving as Department Chair, Dr. Covelman is also an adjunct associate professor for the program and maintains a diverse practice at the University City Office. Throughout his career, Dr. Covelman has been extensively involved in training mental health professionals in couple and family therapy.
Rebecca WallDirector of Administration
215-382-6680 ext. 3302
Ms. Wall supports the overall operations of Council for Relationships, including human resources, information technology and billing. Ms. Wall received a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Marianne MondtDevelopment and Communications Officer
215-382-6680 ext. 3155
Ms. Mondt oversees foundation and corporate fundraising and is responsible for the Council’s development strategy, event management and individual giving campaigns. Ms. Mondt supports referral outreach, marketing campaigns, and overall design needs. Ms. Mondt comes to the Council with five years’ experience in Development and Communications. Ms. Mondt received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania.
Louisa KoppMarketing and Communications Manager
215-382-6680 ext. 3124
Ms. Kopp manages the marketing and communications efforts for Council for Relationships. Ms. Kopp builds awareness of Council for Relationships and also provides individual marketing support for the therapists. Prior to joining Council for Relationships, Ms. Kopp worked in alumni relations and development at Philadelphia University and Drexel University.