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TRACY JAYNE, PA-C 

Tracy joined Dr. Berger's team in 2014 as a Physician Assistant. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Studies in 2012 from King's College. She received her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from King's College in 2013, after completing the five-year accelerated program.

NATALIE GILBOY, CRNP

Natalie joined Dr. Berger’s team in 2016. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing in 2004 and a Masters in Nursing, with a family nurse practitioner specialty, in 2015; both magna cum laude from the University of Scranton. Natalie is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and a member of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners.  Her background includes working in maternal and child health and pediatrics, both in Philadelphia and locally, for more than a decade. Natalie will provide care to children and adults with a variety of mental health needs. 


Nurse Practitioners

DAYNA RUHF, PA-C

Dayna joined Dr. Berger's team in 2014 as a Physician Assistant. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from The Pennsylvania State University in 2010. She earned her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Misericordia University in 2014. Dayna specializes in pediatric and adult psychiatric and mental health issues.

CYNTHIA MARITATO, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC

Cynthia joined Dr. Berger’s team in 2017. Cynthia earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Pennsylvania State University and her Master of Science in Nursing with a specialty in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She is currently boarded by the ANCC as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and an inducted member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing.

SARAH KEMICK, MSN, RN, CRNP

Sarah joined Dr. Berger's team in 2016 as a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Marywood University and was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing during that time. Sarah obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Scranton with specialization in Family Practice. Sarah has prior experience working in community mental health. She specializes in adult psychiatric and mental health issues. ​​

DARYL KROUSE, PA-C 

Daryl joined Dr. Berger's team as a Physician Assistant in 2013. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Montclair State University. She received a a second Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Studies and master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies from King’s College.

Physicians Assistants

MATTHEW VINNACOMBE, PA-C

Matthew joined Dr Berger’s team in 2015 as a Physician Assistant. He received a Bachelor of  Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from Misericordia University in 2007. He received a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from  Misericordia University in 2014. Matthew treats pediatric and adult patients.

TERESA CLARK, CRNP 

Teresa joined Dr. Berger's team in 2010 as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner. She completed her associate's degree in Nursing in 1993 at Luzerne County Community College. She graduated from Misericordia University in 2001 with a master's degree in Nursing with a specialization in family practice. Teresa's previous experience includes working in physical medicine, rehabilitation and pain management. She has been certified in rehabilitation since 1995. Teresa specializes in adult psychiatric and mental health issues.

JESSICA SABATO, CRNP

Jessica joined Dr. Berger's team in 2013 as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and her Master of Science degree in Nursing at the University of Scranton. Jessica is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Jessica provides psychiatric care for primarily adult and geriatric patients in both the in-patient and out-patient settings.


RACHEL GALATI, RN, MSN, CRNP  

Rachel joined Dr. Berger's team in 2011 as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and her Master of Science degree in Nursing at the University of Scranton. Rachel also has experience in family medicine and emergency medicine. She specializes in adolescent and adult psychiatric and mental health issues.

JOSEPH FEISTL, PA-C 

Joe joined Dr. Berger's team in 2015 as a Physician Assistant. Joe completed his degree in Physician Assistant Studies from The Pennsylvania College of Technology in 2013. He has been practicing psychiatry in both the out-patient and in-patient settings. Joe has 2 years ofexperience in providing medication management and specializes in adult psychiatry and mental health issues.

JULIE OJA, PA-C

Julie joined Dr. Berger's team as a Physician Assistant in 2013. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Asistant Studies at MCP Hahnemann University. Julie provides psychiatric care for primarily adult and geriatric patients in both the in-patient and out-patient settings.

MARIAN FARRELL, PhD, PMH-NP, BC; PMH-CNS, BC; CRNP  

Marian joined Dr. Berger’s team in 2008 as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner and a Clinical Nurse Specialist (therapist). Marian received her PhD from Adelphi University. She earned her Post Master's Nurse Practitioner Certificate in Adult Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing from Drexel University. Marian specializes in adult psychiatric and mental health issues.  

MELANIE PRIEBE, PA-C

Melanie joined Dr. Berger's team in 2001 as a Physician Assistant. Melanie graduated from King's College in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies - Cum Laude. She works with pediatric and adult patients with psychiatric disorders.

Prior to her Physician Assistant studies, Melanie graduated from Marywood University in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietics - Summa Cum Laude. She worked as a Registered Dietician from 1997-2001 in the Philadelphia and Scranton, PA areas in both acute and long-term care.

AMANDA FIDIAM, PA-C 

Amanda joined Dr. Berger's team in 2014 as a Physician Assistant. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science from Marywood University in 2010. Amanda completed a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Marywood University in 2011, after completing the five-year accelerated program. She specializes in pediatric psychiatric and mental health issues.

MICHELLE BAKER, PA-C 

Michelle joined Dr. Berger's team in 2015 as a Physician Assistant. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Studies in 2003 from King's College. She received her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2004 after completing King's five-year 
accelerated program. Michelle specializes in pediatric psychiatric and mental health issues.

GENE O’DONNELL, LCSW, PA-C

Gene joined Dr. Berger’s team as a Physician Assistant in 2013. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Physician Assistant Studies from King’s College in 1980. Gene obtained his master’s degree in Social Work from Marywood University in 1988. His background also includes 32 years’ clinical experience working at Community Mental Health Center before joining Dr. Berger’s team. Gene specializes in Adult Psychiatry.