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SWEET Institute- Mardoche Sidor, MD

Mardoche Sidor, MD, Quadruple Board Certified Psychiatrist

Founder and CEO

Dr. Sidor is a quadruple board certified psychiatrist, with board certifications in Psychiatry and Neurology (General Adult Psychiatry), Child and Adolescent, Addiction, and Forensic, Psychiatry. He has training in public and community psychiatry, psychopharmacology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He also has training in Motivational Interviewing, psychodynamic psychotherapy, play therapy, and family and couples therapy. He has clinical, teaching, and supervision experience; he has mentorship, coaching, and management, skills; and he has experience as a primary care physician, in public speaking and writing. Dr. Sidor also has skills in leadership, research, program development and project management. His overall goal is to help all health professionals, throughout the United States and globally, access the tools they need to feel empowered to provide excellent patient care while also promoting their own self-care and burnout prevention. He is the main facilitator for the SWEET Institute, and he is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University. Dr. Sidor was recently the Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer for CASES (Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services) where he continues to provide psychiatric care. He speaks and writes fluently in four (4) languages—French, English, Spanish, and Creole, with intermediate proficiency in Portuguese and Italian. See curriculum vitae.

Karen Dubin-McKnight, PhD, LCSW

Karen Dubin-Mcknight, PhD, LCSW

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Dubin-McKnight has wide clinical, teaching, supervision and mentorship experience that spans 18 years. She also has a vast experience working in the criminal justice system, in community mental health, in teaching, and in management. Her added passion is in education, coaching, public relations, and mediation. Her goal is to ensure that social workers and other non-medical practitioners feel empowered and have a voice “at the table.” Dr. Dubin-McKnight is the co-facilitator for the SWEET Institute. She was most recently the Court Operations Director at CASES. She is currently Adjunct Faculty at Columbia University School of Social Work, Adelphi University School of Social Work, and NYU Silver School of Social Work. She is also a trainer at the CUCS Academy, and Howie T. Harp. She has a private practice for people impacted by trauma. [See curriculum vitae].

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Roger Maginley, MD, MBA

Chief Business and Intelligence Officer

Roger Maginley describes his interest in psychiatry, "I finally saw the light." After medical school and two years of postgraduate training in general surgery, Roger Maginley made the decision to pursue his interest in psychiatry. In the process, he has worked in multiple settings, including basic and translational medical research, and, recently, has obtained a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). He also has a passion for education and leadership. His high level of attention for details, high level of perception, coupled with his medical, surgical and business background makes him the most qualified to be our CBIO.

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Alison Dockery, PhD

Senior Administrative Coordinator

Alison Dockery has been at various programs working with individuals who are currently or were formally incarcerated. She has worked extensively with programs that address both mental health, substance use, and challenges to reentry. Alison has a great interest in the underserved population and remains committed to working with them to promote successful treatment. She also believes in the importance of continuing education and training to be able to best help the individuals that we serve in the social services field. She has received her Masters of Arts in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of the City of New York, followed by her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.