Cheryl Grau, LICSW, Clinical Services Executive
In her capacity as clinical services executive, Cheryl has oversight responsibility for the inpatient clinical and group programming, the partial hospitalization programs and the Utilization Review Department. Prior to working at HRI, she worked in the foster care system and the Substance Abuse Department at the Boston Veterans Administration. Cheryl has an undergraduate degree in sociology from the University of Massachusetts and a master’s degree in social work from the Boston University School of Social Work.
Jesse Scheimreif, Human Resources Director
Jesse began his career at HRI in 2016 as a mental health worker, and he has since fulfilled the roles of mental health work supervisor, human resources assistant, and human resources manager. As the human resources director, Jesse manages compensation and benefits systems, employee relations and performance measurement systems. In addition, he develops and implements HR information systems, employee policies and recruitment and retention strategies. Jesse has a Bachelor of Arts in both sociology and psychology from Bucknell University.
Krishnaswamy Gajaraj, MD, DPM, Medical Director
Dr. Gajaraj has been in this position for twelve (12) years. Prior to that he was the medical director at the Brockton Hospital. Dr. Gajaraj completed his Psychiatry residency at the University Of West Indies in Jamaica and also at Boston University. Dr. Gajaraj also has a Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry from the University of Miami School Of Medicine. His expertise includes general adult psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry and substance abuse. In addition to his hospital practice, he also has a private practice.
Austin Seeley, LICSW, Clinical Liaison, Chief Curator of the Kiva Gallery
Austin oversees community relationships and works to build partnerships with other agencies. In order to establish meaningful relationships with community members, he founded the Kiva Gallery at HRI Hospital. The Kiva Gallery is dedicated to transforming clinical spaces into art galleries in order to promote a brighter, creative healing environment. Additionally Austin was appointed as a Commissioner on the Brookline Commission for The Arts. Austin also facilitates therapy groups using trauma-informed, empirically tested interventions including dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and expressive therapies. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Northern Colorado and his master’s degree in social work with a concentration in health and mental health from Boston College.
Nora Galvin, MSW, LICSW, Director of Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs
Nora previously held the positions of assistant to the CSE and inpatient social worker on HRI Hospital’s Women’s Unit and Acute Psychiatric Unit. She has experience in treating adults with diverse mental health symptoms and co-occurring substance use disorders in an individual and group capacity. Galvin has a passion for the development and implementation of holistic mental health and substance use treatment with a focus on the improvement of overall well-being. She has her bachelor’s degree in social work from Plymouth State University, New Hampshire and a master’s degree in social work from the University of New England, Maine.