SWEET Story

It was March 6, 2017, when Mardoche Sidor, a psychiatrist, and Karen Dubin-McKnight, a social worker, sat for their usual work-lunch meeting.  This time something weighed heavy on their hearts: “I am tired of seeing all these dedicated clinicians and advocates, so passionate and brilliant, end up burntout,” says one. “Yes, it’s frustrating. They stand for a cause, work hard, seek the client’s best interest, and yet they and their agencies are deprived of the space they need to make an impact,” added the other.

Mardoche and Karen agreed that something had to be done and teamed up to work on adding value to clinicians, advocates, and their agencies. Little did they know that was the beginning of the SWEET Institute.

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Our Approach

SWEET helps catalyze a trans formative impact by creating a space to reflect, emphasizing Collective Learning, and focusing on the unique strengths of each clinician and advocate.

Our Causes

· Public and Community Mental Health

· Vulnerable populations

· Private practitioners

· Leadership and Management

· Staff-Agency Harmony

· Personal and Professional Growth

· Empowerment

Our Paradigm Include

•  Soft skills and critical thinking

•  Collective Learning

•  Socratic and Desire Methods

•  Empowerment tools

•  Education-Beyond-School

•  Emphasis on clinical and system-based practices

•  A diverse team, modeling the importance and value of  collaboration in making change.

Our Values

  • Leadership               

  • Innovation              

  • Community            

  • Empowerment

  • Growth

  • Contribution

Our Vision

SWEET’s vision is to facilitate the empowerment of all clinicians, advocates, and agencies, and in turn, that of patients and clients they serve. through empowerment, self-care will be promoted, burnout will be prevented, and excellent patient/client care will be upheld.

Our Mission

SWEET’s mission is to facilitate empowerment through education, multimodal trainings, and a community established for all clinicians, advocates, and agencies, so we can all grow together.



Our Team

Mardoche Sidor, MD, Quadruple Board Certified Psychiatrist    Founder and CEO

Mardoche Sidor, MD, Quadruple Board Certified Psychiatrist

Founder and CEO

Roger Maginley, MD, MBA    Chief Business and Intelligence Officer

Roger Maginley, MD, MBA

Chief Business and Intelligence Officer

Karen Dubin-Mcknight, PhD, LCSW    Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer

Karen Dubin-Mcknight, PhD, LCSW

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer

Alison Dockery, PhD    Senior Administrative Coordinator

Alison Dockery, PhD

Senior Administrative Coordinator


Our Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board is rich in strong leadership in mental, and behavioral health. They are recognized both national and internationally. Also included are members from the financial services industry, law, and technology.