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Mental Health Crisis Clinics - Our Team

Administrative

Theresa Fawvor, LCSW, CPHQ, CPHRM, Senior Director of Behavioral Health Services – Ms. Fawvor graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelors of Science (Summa Cum Laude) and a Masters of Social Work. Current areas of oversight include Memorial Hermann’s Behavioral Health Service Programs: the Psychiatric Response Team Program, the Psychiatric Response Team Case Management Program, and the Mental Health Crisis Clinics. Ms. Fawvor holds certifications in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and Risk Management (CPHRM) and has oversight of Quality and Risk Management for Memorial Hermann Behavioral Health Services as well as the Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center. Professional Experience Includes:

  • Sr. Director, Memorial Hermann Behavioral Health Services
  • Director, Memorial Hermann Psych Response Team
  • Clinical Manger, Memorial Hermann Psych Response Team
  • Business Analyst, Memorial Hermann Psych Response Team
  • Clinical Social Worker, Memorial Hermann Psych Response Team
  • Program Therapist, Memorial Hermann Behavioral Health Center
  • Program Therapist, Sharpstown Campus, Tenant Healthcare

Manish A. Pandya, LCSW MBA, Director, The Psych Response Team – Manish Pandya, LCSW MBA graduated from University of Texas at Austin undergrad in 1990 and obtained Masters in Social Work at the University of Houston – Graduate College of Social Work in 1993. Experience includes:

  • Director, Memorial Hermann Psych Response Team
  • Clinical Manager, Memorial Hermann Psych Response Team
  • Clinical Social Worker, Memorial Hermann Psych Response Team
  • Program Therapist – Memorial Hermann Southwest 10th Floor Psychiatry Service
  • Program Therapist/PHP Manager – Horizon Mental Health Management
  • MHMRA – Harris County– Adult Mental Health Case Manager

Sabina Pomykal, LCSW, Clinical Manager, Mental Health Crisis Clinics – Sabina Chudleigh, LCSW graduated from University of Texas Austin undergrad in 2003 and obtained Masters in Social Work at the University of Texas Austin School of Social Work in 2005. Experience includes:

  • Clinical Manager, Memorial Hermann Mental Health Crisis Clinic
  • Clinical Social Worker, Memorial Hermann Psych Response Team
  • Medical Case Manager Supervisor, Legacy Community Health Clinic
  • Child Protective Social Worker, United Kingdom

Danielle Robinson, RHIT, Practice Manager, Mental Health Crisis – Danielle Williams, RHIT is certified through AHIM, as well as having earned an Associates degree in Health Information Management. Experience includes:

  • Practice Manager, Memorial Hermann Medical Group
  • Accounts Coordinator, Memorial Hermann Behavioral Health Services

Mary Taylor, LCSW, Manager, Psych Response Case Management – Mary Taylor graduated from the University of Houston in 1997 with a B.A. in Psychology, and obtained a Masters in Social Work from the University Of Houston Graduate College Of Social Work in 2000. Experience includes:

  • Manager, Memorial Hermann Psych Response Case Management Program
  • DSRIP Project Manager, Memorial Hermann Behavioral Health Services
  • Clinical Social Worker/Coordinator, Memorial Hermann Psych Response Team
  • Senior Social Worker/Primary Clinician, The Menninger Clinic
  • Psychotherapist, Private Practice
  • Medical Social Worker, Baylor Teen Health Clinic

Physicians

Dr. Carlos Guerra, Jr., Psychiatrist, Mental Health Crisis Clinics - Carlos Guerra, Jr., M.D. received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Texas A & M University in 1985. He received his Doctorate in Medicine from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 1989. He completed his residency in Adult Psychiatry from Baylor College of Medicine in 1992 and his fellowship in Child Psychiatry from Baylor College of Medicine in 1994. He is board certified in both. Dr. Guerra was the Medical Director for the Children’s and Adolescent Unit at Spring Shadows Glen from 1995 to 1999.

While Medical Director for the Children’s and Adolescent Unit, Dr. Guerra was appointment Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Division of Child Psychiatry for Baylor College of Medicine. He was the Medical Director for Spring Shadows Glen from 1999 to 2000. He also served as Chief of Staff at Spring Shadows Glen in 1999. He has served as the Medical Director for the Memorial-Hermann Rapid Psychiatric Response Team since 2000. He has been on the clinical staff at PaRC since its inception in November 2000. In August 2008, Dr. Guerra accepted the position as Medical Director for Adolescent Psychiatric Services at PaRC and works with chemically dependent adolescents and adults. He was in private practice for over 20-years and was involved in numerous clinical pharmaceutical research trials. He supervises medical students from UTMB, physician assistant students from University of North Texas Health Science Center, and nurse practitioner students from several different nursing programs.

Since 2011, Dr. Guerra has served as one of two medical directors for Interfaith EAP. In 2014, Dr. Guerra accepted the position as Medical Director for Memorial Hermann Psychiatric Home Health and Memorial Hermann Psychiatric Response Team Case Management. In late 2014, Dr. Guerra accepted the position to oversee Memorial Hermann’s Urgent/Emergency Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic. Dr. Guerra is bilingual and is fluent in English and Spanish. He is married and has one daughter. He is actively involved with his church.

Dr. Philip Farley, Psychiatrist, Mental Health Clinics – Dr. Farley has over ten years of practicing psychiatry and also has his doctorate in law. Currently Dr. Farley is the Clinical Director of UTMB Prison Psychiatric Hospital and working at the Memorial Hermann Mental Health Crisis Clinic part time. Dr. Farley joined the Memorial Hermann Mental Health Crisis Clinic team in April of 2014.

Dr. Farley currently conducts psychiatric assessments and brief treatments for patients at the Memorial Hermann Crisis Clinic. Among Dr. Farley’s extensive experience includes being a child and adolescent psychiatrist for MHMRA. Dr. Farley is a member of the American Psychiatric and Medical Association. Dr. Farley has a specialty in General psychiatry as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Ashok Khushalani, Psychiatrist, Mental Health Crisis Clinic – Dr. Khushalani is a psychiatrist who has been in private practice for the past 35 years. He is board certified in child and adult psychiatry as well as addictions. He has worked in academics in residential treatment centers and have been medical director of psychiatry facilities in the past. He has also worked with Tri-county MHMRA and a consultant to social security administration.

Dr. Khushalani has held clinical appointments at the University Texas. He is currently in private practice and also working at the Memorial Hermann Mental Health Crisis Clinic.

Dr. Khushalani is also a distinguished Life Fellow for the American Psychiatric Association and a distinguished Fellow for the American Academy of Child & Adolescent psychiatry. His interests include consultation to the media. He is on the Speakers Bureau for the Physicians Health and Rehabilitation Committee of Texas Medical Association. He serves on the Physician Health and Rehabilitation committee of the Harris County Medical Society. He is also the President of my nonprofit foundation, Khushalani Foundation, which supports various charitable foundations.