MEET THE TEAM

 

Angela Sheehan, CEO of Mentisano

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

 

ABOUT ANGELA SHEEHAN

Angela Sheehan founder and CEO of Mentisano believes in Holistic Health. She believes that only by addressing one’s Mind, Body and Spirit can we become the best versions of ourselves. Angela has devoted most of her life to helping people. First, as a registered nurse working in medical-surgical, Hospice, oncology, PCU, ICU, ER, Home Care and Adult Home Nursing environments. Later, after receiving a Clinical Nurse Specialist degree she worked as a Clinical Nurse Educator and the Director of Faith Community Nursing at St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy, New York. She is currently accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Faith Community Nursing.

In 2013, Angela obtained her degree from Sage Graduate School in Troy, New York to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry and in 2016, Angela became accredited through the American Nursing Credentialing Center.  This achievement and the many accomplishments before have paved the way for Angela to realize the dream that is Mentisano.

 

Carole Rumberger, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

 

ABOUT CAROLE RUMBERGER

Carole Rumberger, MSN, is s psychiatric nurse practitioner with extensive experience in the mental health field. She was a therapist prior to her training in nursing and as a nurse practitioner. She views wellbeing holistically. An individual’s health includes genetics, upbringing, social experiences, mental and physical health, spirituality, and even matters of finances. Psychological health improves when all areas of concern are addressed.


Carole considers her career in mental health a calling – her desire to help others was noted in early childhood. She received her master’s degree in mental health counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. She has worked as a domestic violence counselor, addictions counselor, and group home therapist. She received her nursing degree from Maria College and Master of Nursing from Sage Graduate School, both in Albany, New York. She worked as a psychiatric nurse practitioner at Albany Medical Center for two years, before joining Mentisano. Her experience includes a wide spectrum of mental health diagnoses. Particular areas of interest include the treatment of trauma using cognitive processing therapy, ADHD management using behavioral techniques, and dissociative identity disorder.  Clients from all faiths and beliefs are welcomed. Carole is a Christian, trained in Christian and Theophostic Counseling

 

Beth Northup, Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

 

ABOUT BETH NORTHUP

Beth Northup obtained her CASAC (Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor) certificate in 1995 and began working in the field of recovery. She spent ten years working in the elementary public school system assisting students who were experiencing family, emotional and educational issues. Offering group and individualized counseling to these students, she assisted them to process grief and divorce as well as helping them with their social skills.

Beth began practicing as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in 2007. Currently, as a LMHC working with adults and children, Beth utilizes a trauma-informed, strength-based approach to counseling, assisting clients in addressing codependency, mood disorders, grief and loss, anxiety, and relationship issues. She has training in critical incident stress management and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Beth has experience and is comfortable working with first responders and individuals in law enforcement.

 

Katie Aery, Peer Advocate Specialist

 

ABOUT KATIE AERY

Katie Aery is fulfilling a brand-new role at Mentisano. Her title is Peer Advocate Specialist. What does that mean? It means that Katie is a peer who has had a lived experience with mental illness and is now acting as an advocate for folks being treated at Mentisano. She will come alongside anyone interested in developing skills to obtain a more satisfactory life in any of the 8 Dimensions of Health. Upon meeting with Katie, she will have you fill out the 8 Dimensions of Health assessment and together develop a plan on how to reach a higher level of satisfaction in the dimension of health chosen. Please refer to the Model of 8 Dimensions of Heath on our Services page.