Gloria Ellis, MD, MPH, MS, RN

Dr. Ellis has been a member of the health and mental health service provider community, inclusive of nursing, medicine and health education, for many years. She is one of the founding members of The Black Psychiatrists of Greater New York. Additionally she is a long time active member of The Black Psychiatrists of America, Inc and has the honor of  having been a Board Member, an Officer, and a bank signor for the organization. Dr. Ellis is also a member of the New York Ethical Society Social Service Board as a representative of the Black Psychiatrists of Greater New York. She is also an supporter of the of the  New Federal Theater, a fifty year old organization which brings the cultures of African Americans and people of color to the stage. Dr. Ellis is currently a Candidate in the postdoctoral psychoanalytic training program of New York University.

Dr. Ellis has been practicing community psychiatry for more than twenty five years. A former psychiatric nurse and health planner, she later earned her MD from and completed a psychiatry residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania.  Since the completion of her residency she has provided psychiatric services in various community settings in Philadelphia and New York City, inclusive of academia, community hospitals, the infamous Riker’s Island, homeless shelters, alternative to incarceration programs and substance use programs. She recently served as a team psychiatrist with the highly recognized NYC-Health & Hospitals Intimate Partner  Violence Program. Trauma and immigration focused services included diagnostic evaluations and treatment to individuals in need as well as collateral consultations and mental health training to the legal and social services partners on topics such as basic mental health concepts, posttraumatic stress disorder and complex trauma.

Dr. Ellis is currently a consultant to the NYTC substance abuse community providing a range of coordinated services to individuals in need. Additionally she currently maintains  a private practice in New York City in which she cares for the mental health needs of individuals seeking independent consultative services.  Her clinical interests include, but are not limited to, the treatment of substance use disorders, clinical depression and anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder and complex trauma, and women’s health issues.  During her free time she  enjoys cooking, seeing plays and movies, jogging and playing tennis, listening to a wide range of music, and learning to speak Spanish.

Dr. Karaine Sanders is a native New Yorker, born in Manhattan and raised in the Bronx. She is a New York State Licensed Clinical Psychologist who earned a Bachelor of Science from Howard University in Washington, D.C. where she competed a fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Sanders also earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Widener University in Chester, PA with a Forensic Concentration.

Dr. Sanders established her private practice in Scarsdale, New York in 2011. She is the owner of Professional Psychological Services of Westchester, P.C. based in White Plains, New York where she sees patients and provides consultations to attorneys and local police departments. With over 15 years of experience, she has delivered clinical services, which includes: performing psychological evaluations and psychological testing, as well as, individual, group, family and couples therapy. Dr. Sanders has worked as a psychologist for NYC hospitals such as: Montefiore Medical Center/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Mount Sinai Medical Center. While previously employed at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, she held a faculty position in the department of Pediatrics. Dr. Sanders has also consulted with Westchester private schools.

Dr. Sanders has experience working in various inpatient and outpatient settings such as: medical practices, community mental health facilities, state psychiatric facilities, federal and state prisons, rehabilitation/skilled nursing facilities, as well as, residential treatment centers with populations that include: infants, toddlers, school-age children, adolescents, and young/middle age/geriatric adults. She has provided clinical supervision to interns and externs and assisted in the training of medical students. Dr. Sanders seeks to reach at-risk youth (juvenile delinquents) to promote healing, wellness and positive change, which is her current endeavor. She is eager to assist in advancing the mission of BPGNY and improving access to mental health treatment.

Pierre Richard Arty, M.D. was born in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, and was raised in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn, N.Y.

In order to participate in the dialogue involved with medical care, he attended Columbia College of Columbia University where he graduated after completing a Pre-Medical concentration in Political Science. He later attended S.U.N.Y. Downstate Medical School in Brooklyn.

After completing an Internal Medicine Residency at Kings County Hospital, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he pursued a Fellowship in Addictive Medicine, followed by a residency in Psychiatry at the same institution. He held the position of Director of the Kings County Addictive Disease Services from 2003-2004 and subsequently took on the position of Deputy Executive Director of Kings County Hospital’s Behavioral Health Department from 2004-2008. He received the Executive Director’s Award for services to the Kings County Hospital in 2004 and held the position as Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at S.U.N.Y. Health Science Center at Brooklyn from 2000-2008. He has received numerous awards for his help in improving medical care to the East Flatbush community including the AMS Outstanding Community Service Award from the Aesclepius Medical Society.

He is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. With his broad knowledge base, he is able to provide expertise in the field of psychopharmacology to address issues such as Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, along with Psychosis. He currently holds the position as psychiatric director for Housing Words where he provides psychiatric supervision and direct psychopharmacological treatment for adults and those with Chemical Dependency. In addition he presents on psychopathology to the clinical community of Housing Works.

He serves as an Elder at Abounding Grace Ministries on New York City’s Lower East Side. Furthermore he is an active member of the Medical Missions Team at The Brooklyn Tabernacle, and travels to other nations to provide medical and spiritual care to the underserved. He is a Board member of World Compassion Fellowship, an international humanitarian and development organization whose mission is to provide holistic development and care for the individual, the family, and the community.

He is sought after to provide education about mental illness to both faith-based and secular communities. His hobbies include writing and he has published several stories, including “TapTap” and “Through My Mother’s Eyes” in the Permanente Journal.

Child-Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist
Brooklyn Children’s