Who we are

Founded in 2010, the OCD Mid-Atlantic is a non-profit affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF).  We are a locally based group made up of people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders, as well as their families, friends, professionals and others.  The affiliate services Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern and Central Virginia. 


The mission and goals of OCD Mid-Atlantic are to:

  • Educate the public and professionals about OCD in order to raise awareness and improve the quality of treatment provided in the Mid-Atlantic region
  • Improve access to resources for those with OCD and their families in the Mid-Atlantic region
  • Advocate and lobby for the OCD community in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Board Members

Andrea Batton, LCPC
Professional Counselor
Director, Maryland Anxiety Center

Elspeth Bell, Ph.D. – VICE PRESIDENT
Clinical Psychologist
Director, Bell Center for Anxiety and Depression

Debbie Cole, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Private Practice, Columbia, Md.

Ozge Gurel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
Georgetown University Hospital

Jon Hershfield, MFT
Licensed Psychotherapist
Director, OCD & Anxiety Center of Greater Baltimore

Carrie Holl, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Private Practice, Washington, DC & Fairfax, VA
Adjunct Faculty, George Washington University
Volunteer Faculty, Georgetown University Hospital

Charley Mansueto, Ph.D. – PRESIDENT
Clinical Psychologist
Director, Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington

Gloria Mathis, Ph.D. – SECRETARY
Clinical Psychologist
Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington

Gerald Nestadt, MD, MPH
Rudolf & Evanne Hoehn-Saric Professor of Anxiety & OCD Research
Director, Johns Hopkins OCD Clinic
Johns Hopkins Medical School

Magda Rodriguez, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist
CPE Clinic, LLC

Theresa Shank, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Director of Psychological Services
CPE Clinic, LLC

Amey Upton
Parent of young adult with OCD
Director, Adult Education

Carter Waddell – TREASURER
Parent of adult child with OCD

Noah Weintraub, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington