JULIE GERSCH, PH.D. – VICE PRESIDENT OF ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Dr. Julie Gersch completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at The University of Akron in Ohio. She completed her internship in St. Paul, Minnesota in the Career and Counseling Center at the University of St. Thomas. Julie completed her geropsychology postdoctoral fellowship with Vericare in Dallas Ft. Worth Texas. For over 11 years, Julie oversaw clinical and business operations in a national healthcare company, managing a variety of behavioral health professionals (psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatrists, and psychiatric nurse practitioners) including hiring, training, and performance coaching. Julie also has valuable experience in private practice and executive coaching for individuals and Fortune 500 companies. Throughout her career, Julie has had the opportunity to engage in relationship-based business development, forming strong collaborative working alliances with partner communities and referring physicians and staff. In her role at Cotler Children and Family Services, Julie remains passionate about developing strategic initiatives for improving quality of care and expanding operations through goal-driven, servant leadership.
KERRY M. COTLER, PH.D. – PRESIDENT
Dr. Kerry Cotler received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She completed her internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Medical Center specializing in the neuropsychological assessment and treatment of the elderly. Dr. Cotler founded Cotler Healthcare and Development, Inc (CHCD) over 20 years ago. Her goal was to establish a team of professionals to provide consistent, quality assessment and counseling services to the geriatric population.
Dr. Cotler is responsible for new business development as well as maintaining relationships with Executive Directors, Administrators, Medical Directors, Nursing Directors, and Staff Social Workers in over 200 long term care communities throughout the state of Florida.
Our highly trained and dedicated staff work as a strong clinical team, creating individualized treatment plans aimed at effectively addressing behavioral health needs and improving the quality of life for our clients and their families. To find out more about our program, click the button below.
During the COVID-19 public health emergency, Cotler clinicians are our most valuable resource. Given the substantial community transmission occurring in south Florida, we have optimized full practice use of telehealth services for care delivery at the current time. When services are re-introduced via in person sessions in our two outpatient counseling centers, proper use of PPE by customers and staff will be in place, along with heightened cleaning practices, to protect our team, our clients, and the community at large.