Our Team

Michael P. Krupa, Ed. D., Founder and CEO

Michael KrupaMichael P. Krupa has held CEO and COO positions for not-for-profit and for-profit health care institutions, and has managed and consulted to psychiatric departments in 30+ hospitals and clinical sites. Dr. Krupa earned his doctorate from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and is a licensed psychologist with 25+ years of clinical and administrative experience. Dr. Krupa held an appointment at Harvard Medical School as a clinical supervisor of psychology and psychiatry trainees for ten years. Dr. Krupa founded Health Partners New England and Health Partners Technology with a commitment to provide expert, compassionate treatment of patients and their families, respectful colleagueship with employees, and fiscal accountability to provider institutions and funding entities.

Gail Hanson-Mayer, RN, CS, MPH, Nurse Consultant

Gail Hanson-Mayer has extensive experience in the management of inpatient psychiatric services including unit operations, clinical issues, staff supervision and unit safety. She has been a consulting nurse to Health Partners New England for 10 years. Gail has 25 years of experience, including senior management positions with national and local companies that provide behavioral health management and consultation services to hospitals, managed care companies, behavioral health networks and state systems of care.

Gail has consulted to the States of Hawaii, Washington and Vermont regarding their provision of Adult Mental Health Services. She has also provided consultation in the areas of psychiatric, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders program development, licensing and accreditation preparedness and review, contracting, credentialing and financial management, and the development of integrated systems of care. Gail continues to provide direct care to adolescents and adults in an outpatient group practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse with prescriptive authority.

Edie Barrett, Ph.D., APRN, BC, Nurse Consultant

Edie BarrettEdie Barrett is a Joint Commission Behavioral Health and Hospital program surveyor, and part-time faculty for the School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts. Ms. Barrett has broad expertise in administrative, clinical and teaching and provides leadership experience, knowledge of quality improvement, program planning and evaluation, Joint Commission standards and preparation. Ms. Barrett was a member of the 1996 congress on advanced practice at American Psychiatric Nursing Association and plays an active role in state and national nursing organizations.

David Osser, MD, Physician Consultant

hs-osserDr. Osser is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is also Attending Psychiatrist, Associate Medical Director, and Director of Academic Affairs at Taunton State Hospital. At the Brockton (MA) Veterans Affairs Hospital, he is the Psychiatrist for the Domiciliary Residential Treatment Program and Curriculum Coordinator for Psychopharmacology in the Harvard South Shore Psychiatry Residency Training Program. His main academic interest is in the development of decision-support tools that employ evidence-based reasoning, for use in the clinical practice of psychopharmacology. He is an author of over 80 academic products, including journal articles, software, monographs, book chapters, and abstracts. He has received nine awards for outstanding teaching, and two awards from the Alliance for the Mentally Ill for his dedication and service to the severely mentally ill and their families.

Dr. Osser is on the editorial boards of the International Drug Therapy Newsletter, Psychiatric Times, and the Model Curriculum for Psychopharmacology of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology.

Susan Coughlin, Practice Manager

Susan CoughlinSusan supports all HPNE consultation, interim management and long-term management contracting work out of our Winchester office. Susan is responsible for all document production, scheduling, HPNE billing, and operational reports for all sites and projects. Prior to joining HPNE Susan held positions as the Intake Coordinator for the Child Protection Team at Childrens Hospital and as the discharge coordinator for a secure inpatient child psychiatric unit. Susan also participated in quality improvement and assurance programs for each program.