Our Team

Steven A. Estrine, PhD

President and Chief Executive Officer

Steve Estrine, Ph.D, is the founder and president of SAE & Associates. He has more than 35 years of experience as a high-level administrator, strategic planner, and mental health and substance abuse program developer for the most vulnerable, at-risk populations across the life span. Dr. Estrine has held positions as Director of Adult Psychiatric Services of the New York State Office of Mental Health, Director of Public Sector Psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and Director of Program Development at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health Systems. His guidance has yielded millions in grant funding for programs serving the needs of those who are homeless, coming out of prison, and/or impacted by co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse, including veterans. His innovative approaches to increasing health literacy and improving health integration and access for vulnerable populations has been an asset to human services organizations and agencies since 2007. He is the editor of Service Delivery for Vulnerable Populations: New Directions in Behavioral Health, published in 2011 by Springer publications. Dr. Estrine is a marathon runner and has run in 15 NYC marathons.

Susan Liebold

Chief Operating Officer

Susan Liebold has more than 20 years of experience in business operations for the nonprofit and private sectors. Her experience includes business planning, contracts management and operations management. She is well versed in managing government funded contracts, ensuring project fidelity and adherence to government donor regulations through program monitoring and fiscal oversight. She served as the President of a volunteer agency for two years, and as a Board member of an art organization. Ms. Liebold was a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, West Africa, and worked in the international NGO arena traveling to projects in Asia and Africa for ten years. She is also a professional photographer whose work has been exhibited internationally.

Loan Mai, PhD

Director of Population Health Management

Loan Mai, Ph.D, brings to SAE 25 years of experience providing clinical and social services in a range of communities throughout the country. She has developed a deep understanding of the challenges facing provider systems and consumers. She has direct experience with the development of EMR systems for behavioral health and integrative care platforms for special populations. With a focus on data-driven solutions, Dr. Mai leverages population health management tools to best fit clinical best practices and address gaps in care. Her clinical experience as a cognitive behavioral therapist has focused on trauma and addiction treatment for complex care populations with high service barriers, including veterans, the homeless, victims of sexual abuse and sex trafficking, immigrants with migration trauma and end of life care.

Frank Guida, PhD

Consultant, Evaluator

Frank Guida is a psychologist, trained at the University of Chicago. Through his role as evaluation director for SAE and Associates in the past 12 years, he has overseen 23 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded grants. For three years Dr. Guida was a treatment representative of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network. For many years at the UMDNJ-Community Mental Health Center, he practiced psychotherapy, conducted epidemiological studies of pathological gambling, and was on the staff of the Research Diagnostic Project funded by NIDA and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. He has also conducted evaluations for programs funded by the U.S. Department of Justice-Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Labor, the National Science Foundation and the Organization of American States in Chile.