About MPP

Welcome to My Psychiatric Partner (MPP), a unique online practice that utilizes telemedicine to provide patients with quality psychiatric treatment in the comfort and privacy of their own home.

Our commitment to quality care goes beyond convenience and technology. To us, telemedicine is simply a means to provide that quality care, while also eliminating shame or embarrassment barriers for patients who may not feel comfortable leaving their home or going to a psychiatric office.

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Richard Nockowitz, M.D., Founder & CEO

Dr. Nockowitz, President and Medical Director of My Psychiatric Partner, believes that successful psychiatric care relies on a solid partnership between doctor and patient. As a pioneer in the field of direct-to-consumer telepsychiatry, Dr. Nockowitz is committed to honesty, communication, and specialty care for each of his patients through the convenience of technology.

Dr. Nockowitz has practiced outpatient psychopharmacology for the last twenty years, and his credentials include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology from Brandeis University
  • Doctorate of Medicine from Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Internal Medicine Internship, Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Psychiatry Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Consultation Psychiatry/Psychosomatic Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Former Chief of Consultation Psychiatry, Emergency Psychiatry, and Director of Psychiatric Education, The Ohio State University
  • Author (chapters on depression and suicide, psychopharmacology, psychiatric emergencies, and patient compliance)
  • National Speaker, psychiatric conditions and medications
  • Medicolegal expert, psychiatric care

In 2009, he created My Psychiatric Partner to provide better access to quality psychiatric care for both individual patients, medical centers, and practices looking to provide specialty care to their patients on-site.

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Cynthia Neubert, Co-Founder & COO

Cynthia Neubert, Administrator of My Psychiatric Partner, believes that telemedicine can make practice operations and experience not just better, but more accessible, affordable, and efficient for patients.  She sees clear communication and personal relationships as essential parts of overall quality care, and makes them her priority.

Cynthia has been in the healthcare and practice management arena for over twenty-nine years, and her credentials include:

  • Healthcare Administration degree from The Ohio State University
  • Executive Administrative Assistant, Inpatient Behavioral Unit, St. Rita’s Medical Center
  • Senior Manager and Scheduling Coordinator for Surgical Care, St. Rita’s Medical Center
  • Practice Manager, Surgery Coordinator and Staff Supervisor, Outpatient Orthopedic Practice
  • Practice Manager, NeuroPsychiatry Consultants, Inc.
  • Healthcare Operations Consultant, Psychiatric & Behavioral Solutions
  • Professional Affiliations include American Telemedicine Association, National Association of Women in Business, National Association for Professional Women, and Dress for Success Worldwide

Cynthia is proud to be working alongside Dr. Nockowitz as they extend and enhance psychiatric care to patients nationally through the use of technology.

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Hernando Posada, Chief Strategy Officer

Mr. Posada brings to My Psychiatric Partner extensive knowledge and experience in creating legislative change to help address the needs of the people and improve their lives. He has been a senior advisor on health policy and economic development, and one of the principal advocates for alcohol and drug addiction treatment and prevention in the State of Ohio and in the United States. He has handled virtually all facets of state & federal procurements, state ballot initiatives, federal and state budget initiatives, campaigns, such as polling, issue development, and grassroots organization.

Mr. Posada has more than 30 years of legislative, political, and business experience, including serving as a former senior aide to an Ohio Speaker of the House and senior policy advisor to two Ohio Governors and two U.S. Presidents. His credentials and areas of expertise include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Mount Vernon Nazarene University
  • Graduate of Harvard University Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government
  • Diplomacy and negotiations experience on international, federal, state, and local government levels, as well as in the private sector
  • Advising and consulting on economic development, infrastructure, and public-private partnership issues on federal, state and local government levels
  • Fund acquisitions experience in both the private and public sectors, including over $50M from agencies such as U.S.D.A, U.S.D.O.E., U.S.H.H.S., and U.S. State Department
  • Fiscal administration experience, managing annual operating budgets as high as $150M  Founding Board Member of City of Columbus Community Relations Commission
  • International Consultant to the U.S. State Department, Latin America Affairs Mr. Posada is excited to join My Psychiatric Partner to help further our efforts in increasing access and assuring care for populations in need.

Mr. Posada is excited to join My Psychiatric Partner to help further our efforts in increasing
access and assuring care for populations in need.

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Jacob L. Freedman, M.D., Director of Clinical Partnerships

Dr. Freedman is proud to work with My Psychiatric Partner in providing exceptional psychiatric care to people from all walks of life.  He is thrilled to use telepsychiatry to help reach patients for whom traditional office visits are not always an option.

Dr. Freedman has practiced psychiatry in a number of treatment settings including inpatient, outpatient, consultation, and forensic environments.  His credentials include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from The College of William and Mary
  • Doctorate of Medicine from The University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Psychiatry Residency at The Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program
  • Chief Residency in Inpatient Psychiatric Services at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School
  • Author of numerous publications on psychiatry, medicolegal issues, and treatment of mental illness
  • Recipient of multiple awards in the field of Medical Education
  • Recognized Expert Witness for Psychiatric Diagnosis and Treatment in Massachusetts

As a psychiatrist working with patients from diverse backgrounds, Dr. Freedman is keenly aware that each individual has their own preferences for treatment and works with his patients and their loved ones towards a personalized recovery.