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Don Gasparini Ph.D., M.A., CASAC

Don Gasparini, Senior Manager of Policies and Procedures, has worked at Charlie Health since May 2022. Don has worked as an administrator and clinician in the behavioral health field since 1988. He has been an adjunct professor at a variety of colleges and universities in New York since 1996, teaching graduate and undergraduate students courses in psychology, counseling, and research methodology. Don has a master’s degree in counseling psychology from New York University, a doctoral degree in developmental psychology from Yeshiva University, and is a New York State Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) at the Master Counselor level.

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