40 Beacon Street East Laconia, NH 03246
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Our Providers

Vladimir Jelnov, M.D.

Dr. Jelnov received his medical degree from Novosibirsk State University in Novosibirsk, Russia. He completed his postdoctoral clinical training at psychiatric institutes in St. Petersburg and Moscow, and completed his residency in psychiatry at Elmhurst Medical Center, Mt. Sinai Medical School in Elmhurst, New York. Dr. Jelnov has extensive clinical experience, as well as expertise in supervision, training and program coordination. He has served as the Attending Psychiatrist in the psychiatric emergency room at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. Prior to joining Lakes Region Mental Health Center as Medical Director in 2010, he was the Attending Psychiatrist at the inpatient unit of Jersey City Medical Center in New Jersey. Dr. Jelnov is Board certified in psychiatry and neurology. “On a personal level, the Lakes Region is a beautiful place and my family and I enjoy the many recreational opportunities in the area,” says Dr. Jelnov. “On a professional level, I want to focus on the word community in community mental health. In this system, the patient is an integral part of their treatment. They have more choices. Our work allows us to remove the labels associated with mental illness and help our patients truly be a part of the community they live in.”

Raymond Suarez, M.D.

Dr. Suarez earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Cornell University and went on to attend Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. After earning his Medical Degree, Dr. Suarez completed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, where he was Chief Resident of Long Term Inpatient Care. He completed a visiting Fellowship in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation at the New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University in New York. Dr. Suarez is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology. He is also certified in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Dr. Suarez was the Unit Chief for a 20-bed inpatient psychiatric unit at Stamford Hospital in Stamford, CT prior to arriving at Genesis Behavioral Health. He was the co-leader of a 32-bed inpatient long-term male State Psychiatric Unit as well as a 30-bed inpatient female admission unit at Bronx Psychiatric Center in New York. Dr. Suarez served as Psychiatric Consultant and Supervisor for the Psychology Teaching Clinic at Pace University in New York as well as a Consultant and Lecturer for the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Mark Wagner, M.D.

Dr. Wagner received his Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio University. He is a graduate of University of Cincinnati Medical School and completed his psychiatric internship and residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He is Board certified in both general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Wagner specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Wagner served on the faculty of the Medical University of South Carolina for over 20 years. He has held several administrative appointments, including Chief of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program and director of a youth inpatient program at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Wagner coordinated the Child Fellow Seminar Series, Medical Student Youth Psychiatry Rotation, and Psychiatry Compliance at Medical University of South Carolina. He has served as a mobile crisis response volunteer and authored several journal articles and publications.

Nancy Gallagher, R.N.

Nancy graduated from University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1993 with a BS in Nursing. After graduation, she began her nursing career at a large medical center in Denver, Colorado on a Medical Surgical Unit. After returning to New England, Nancy continued her nursing career in a variety of settings, including ICU, Surgical Vascular Unit, Psychiatric Nursing and Home Care. Nancy completed a Masters in Nursing with a Cognate in Education from University of New Hampshire in 2005. At that time she began her role as Nursing Faculty at Rivier University, while continuing to work in the acute care setting. Nancy completed a Post-Master’s Certificate from the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program at Rivier University. In 2015, she successfully passed the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Lifespan Certification (PMHNP-BC) through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She began practicing at Lakes Region Mental Health Center (LRHMC) in Laconia, NH. She continued her education and received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from University of New Hampshire in December of 2018.

Richard Nasstrom, M.D.

Dr. Nasstrom completed his studies in Erie, PA and is originally from Sweden.

Sadie Irving, APRN

Sadie graduated from Fairfield University in Connecticut with her Master of Science as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, and became licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. She also holds an Associate’s Degree in Nursing and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Sadie is an Air Force Veteran, and has experience working with active duty military members and veterans, having most recently been employed with the United States Air Force on Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana as a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Sadie comes to Genesis with eight years of nursing experience. Most recently, Sadie was the Director of Psychological Health for the US Air Force, 2nd Medical Group, Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, Louisiana. In this position, Sadie collaborated with a team of psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers to provide outpatient mental health services to active duty military members; oversaw a suicide prevention program for 30,000 active duty, reserve, and civilian employees; was Chief of the Traumatic Stress Response Team, providing support and psychological first aid during traumatic incidents; and coordinated outreach activities to provide education and resources to the community. Sadie has experience working with children with serious emotional disturbances and their families, and has served as a clinical nurse on surgical and trauma units in inner-city hospitals before becoming a mental health practitioner.

Christopher Burns, APRN

Christopher is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner originally from New York City. He studied literature at Colorado College and the arts at NYU, and earned his RN and APRN degrees from Columbia University in NYC and completed a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner residency program at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston SC.

Greg Rogers, APRN

Gregg Rogers is a nurse practitioner with fifteen years of experience managing the primary and psychiatric care of children and adults.

Tami Hayhurst, APRN

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