Clinical Advisory Board

Dr. Joel Haas
Chief Medical Officer, iCircle

Dr. Joel Haas holds a Doctor of Medicine from Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, Isreal. Dr. Haas opened his private practice in Rochester, where he spent nearly 20 years in primary care before joining the Veterans Administration in 2006, serving our veterans at the outpatient clinic on Westfall Road. He spent five years as the Chief of Medicine at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center before coming to iCircle and service on Warrior Salute's Clinical Advisory Board.

Dr. Kimberly Kalish

Dr. Kimberly D. Kalish holds a Ph.D. in psychology with specializations in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), grief, anxiety, and geropsychology. She is the consulting psychologist for the Warrior Salute program at CDS Monarch. She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester, and has a private practice.

Dr. Susan McDaniel
University of Rochester Medical Center

Susan McDaniel, PHD, a family psychologist on the University of Rochester Medical Center faculty, is the Dr Laurie Sands Distinguished Professor of Families & Health in the Departments of Family Medicine and Psychiatry. She enjoys the many philosophical, theoretical, and clinical commonalities between family therapy and family medicine and their integration into the practice of biopsychosocial medicine. Her special interests are in the family in family medicine and collaboration between mental health specialists and primary care practitioners.

Dr. Kathy Platoni
Retired - U.S. Army

Kathy Platoni, Psy.D. has been a practicing clinical psychologist for more than 33 years and maintains her private practice in Centerville, Ohio. In service of her country and as an Army Reserve clinical psychologist, she has deployed on four occasions in time of war, to include Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom (both Joint Task Force, Guantanamo Bay Cuba and Afghanistan). 

Dr. Scott Tripler
University of Rochester Medical Center

Scott Tripler, MD, after completing a BA at Williams College in 1981, received his MD degree in 1985 from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Tripler was asked to provide medical services to Mobil Chemical Corporation in an occupational setting, as well as serve as a medical director for an agency that cares for individuals with developmental disabilities. During that time in Palmyra/Macedon, Dr. Tripler became actively involved in practice-based research (ASPN), as well as teaching medical students and nurse practitioners.