Mental Health: Telemedicine vs. In-Person

October 28, 10:00am, PDT - 11:00am, PDT

Zoom Webinar





  • Dr. Adam Nelson is the Medical Director and was one of the founders of LaCheim Behavioral Health Services. Dr. Nelson has been practicing psychiatry for more than 30 years. He specializes in patients with complex or treatment-resistant emotional and mental disorders. He has been on the medical staff at Marin General Hospital since 2000 during which time he served as the Chair of the Psychiatry Department, Service Chief of Consultation and Emergency Psychiatry, and Medical Director of Outpatient Behavior Health Services.

    Dr. Nelson has also been highly active in advocating for the rights and benefits of those with mental illness and to improve quality and access to necessary treatment services for psychiatric patients. He currently holds the office of Recorder of the Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association as a representative from California where he advocates for national, state, and local policy change.


  • Noam Salpeter, MS, LMFT has been working as a psychotherapist in various settings and levels of care for the past 3 decades. Previously he worked as a programmer and systems designer and continues to nurture an active interest in the incorporation of information systems in clinical practice. He currently serves as a senior staff therapist, clinical supervisor and trainer at La Cheim Behavioral Health Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient programs in Oakland, CA. Early in the COVID pandemic Noam identified needs, obstacles, and possibilities for providing telehealth services; he played a pivotal role both in the conversion of the brick-and-mortar clinic into a 'virtual' clinic and in helping staff make the transition.


  • Dmitriy Reznik, PA is a Medical Informatician at LaCheim Behavioral Health Services. Dmitriy’s areas of clinical expertise include Mental Health, Pain Medicine, and Occupational Health. While living in New York City he was working in medical risk management for the largest provider of public transportation in North America. Dmitriy's 2019 work on opioid prescribing pattern recognition using Machine Learning has won an award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dmitriy is a member of the the HIMSS Northern California, Education Committee.