Kerey Ruggiero – Executive Director
Kerey Parnes Ruggiero was literally raised at PMHC as her father, Dr. Edward Parnes, was its founder and first Executive Director. Kerey completed a BA at Vassar College in 1979, and was then trained as a Freudian Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist at the Psychoanalytic Studies Institute in Philadelphia, where she earned her certificate in 1983.
She had a private practice treating adults in Philadelphia and Doylestown for over 10 years. She was the Outpatient Director, Quality Assurance Manager and then the Assistant Director of PMHC, before taking her position as Executive Director of PMHC in 1999.
In her 12 years as Executive Director, Kerey has grown and transformed the agency to focus on the needs of children and their families in Philadelphia and Bucks Counties. She also developed PMHC's specialty in family-focused treatment for children and adults on the Autism Spectrum.
Courtney Miller – Director of BHR Services
Courtney Miller's experience with BHRS spans over 15 years, and she has held the clinical positions of TSS, MT and BSC. Shortly after moving to the Philadelphia area in 2001 she transitioned from field clinician to Clinical Coordinator of a BHRS Department in Philadelphia County. Since then she has held BHRS management positions and joined the PMHC team as our Philadelphia BHRS Director in early 2010.
Courtney completed both her Bachelor degree and Masters Degree at Seton Hill University. She has worked as an art therapist with adolescents in a maximum security RTF and with juvenile sex offenders in residential placement. She has also worked with the ARC of western Pennsylvania providing group art therapy for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Dan Miringoff - Director of Outpatient Services
Dan Miringoff coordinates and oversees the Outpatient Department at PMHC and DVCC, as well as the After School Autism Program located at the JCC in Northeast Philadelphia. The outpatient department includes: psychiatric services, individual and group therapy, ESY and Mobile Mental Health.
Mr. Miringoff earned his Master's Degree from Immaculata University in 1994, specializing in Counseling Psychology. He has worked in the behavioral services system in Philadelphia supporting children with special needs and in all of the secondary schools in Bucks County coordinating specialized behavioral health services. Working with children/families from residential settings, to in-home therapy to intensive behavioral health services, his 17 years of broad experience in the field is a true asset in helping parents understand and meet their treatment/programming needs at PMHC.