Steven A. Estrine, PhD
President & 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.
Chief Operating Officer, Director of Contracts & Fiscal Management
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.
Rhonda Bohs, PhD
Director of Evaluation & Quality Assurance
Rhonda Bohs, Ph.D., has over 25 years of experience in conducting research and program evaluation including serving as the lead evaluator for multiple SAMHSA-funded initiatives. Additionally, Dr. Bohs has served as Site Investigator activities in the NIDA Clinical Trials Network and as Co-Principal Investigator on a P20 Research Center grant in collaboration with Florida International University and funded through the National Center on Minority Health Disparities. Dr. Bohs received her M.S. degree in Research and Ph.D. in Applied Experimental Psychology with an emphasis in Social Psychology from Saint Louis University. She has conducted research and program evaluation in health disparities, as well as program evaluation in hospital, community mental health centers, health departments, community based organizations and business settings. Throughout her career, Dr. Bohs has developed an expertise in implementing and evaluating programs targeting special populations, hard‑to‑reach populations, and in developing and implementing systems of care strategies within community based organizations and integrating behavioral and primary health service delivery systems.
Director of Communications & Operations Manager
Zillah brings 22 years of communications-related training and technical proficiency aggregated across a wide spectrum of business opportunities that include leadership roles in not-for-profit arts organizations to online healthcare communications, website design, and small business marketing and development. Zillah’s background as an artist (applying the theory of mind/social perception through faithful study and representation of mental states and motivations) has uniquely tuned her toward person-centered values, communications, and practice.