Rakesh Ranjan, MD | Psychiatrist, Founder and CEO

Dr. Ranjan received his initial training in psychiatry as a resident (1989-1993) at Akron General Medical Center (Affiliated with Northeast Ohio Medical University — NEOMED) and as a research fellow (1993-1994) in psychopharmacology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio (CWRU). Thereafter he served as the Medical Director of the world renowned Psychobiology Clinic (founded by an eminent psychopharmacologist, Dr. Herbert Y. Meltzer who closely mentored Dr. Ranjan throughout his stay at CWRU). It’s worthy to mention that The Psychobiology Clinic was featured in numerous local and national television/radio shows as well as in Time Magazine as a cover story.

Robert Brauer, DO | Psychiatrist

Dr. Brauer brings over 17 years of experience working with a culturally and economically diverse population in a variety of settings. A native of Northeast Ohio, he received his psychiatry training at the Adult Psychiatry Residency program at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, serving as Chief Resident. He has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient care; private practice, community mental health centers; and psychiatric emergency departments in Northeast Ohio.  During his career, he has had an exceptional background in psychopharmacology with a keen interest in new treatment modalities including TMS, Spravato, MAT, and clinical trials of novel psychotropic drugs.

Aubrey Winkler | PA-C

Aubrey completed her undergraduate degree at Cornell University before moving to San Francisco for several years, and then to Cleveland eight years ago. She obtained her Masters of Health Science through Cleveland State University's Physician Assistant program. Aubrey is trained in all areas of medicine, but currently dedicates her career to mental health and addiction services. Aubrey lives in Cleveland with her husband and new baby daughter, and is thrilled to be a part of the Charak team.

Aditi Sheth, MD | Child Psychiatrist

Joseph Globokar, PAC MPAS | Physician's Assistant

Lara Adams | Physician's Assistant

Lara worked 4 and a half years in Family Practice in Haines City Florida and recently moved to Cleveland because her entire family lives here. She will be working primarily in the Stow office but occasionally in Medina.

Kaleena Sorma | RN

Kaleena began her nursing career in 2007 after graduating from the Central School of Practical Nursing. In 2012, she graduated as a Registered Nurse. Throughout her nursing journey she has held a variety of positions and has met many other bright, talented professionals along the way. She has always been interested in Holistic health, mental health, wellness, and fitness; and how these areas all intertwine to make a person happy and healthy. She is primarily in the Medina office.

Donna Bach | ​RN


Donna Bach is a registered nurse who has helped Charak since the very beginning. She now works as an RN in the Garfield office part-time.

Debbie Swartz | LPN

Debbie is the addiction nurse in Elyria. Before coming to Charak, she worked with the MRDD population for 5 years. Her office extension is 107.

Amanda McIntosh | LPN

Amanda has been working in mental health for the past 8 years. She is currently working at the Elyria office as mainly the Suboxone Nurse but she does see some mental health clients as well.

Mikaela Pope | PA-C

Fabrizia Fiebelkorn | PA-C

Charles Pearlmutter | Pharmacist, Pharm D

Charles has been a pharmacist for 15 years. He first worked in an old independent pharmacy in Brooklyn, NY in the early 90’s as a stock and delivery assistant and fell in love with the personalized services provided. After careers in food services and Wall Street I decided to go back to school to become a pharmacist in 2000. As a student in a brand new school I completed an experimental accelerated graduate program. There I was the founder and first president of our school’s student chapter of the National Community Pharmacist’s Association. During my pharmacist career I have worked for large chain retail pharmacies as well as having managed an independent compounding pharmacy, specialty pharmacy and held clinical positions with insurance and mail order pharmacies. Having been involved in a few start-ups, I enjoy the challenges and opportunities presented in bringing pharmacy services to the Charak Center through CCHW Pharmacy.


In my off time I enjoy spending time with my four children and two cats. I act as the events coordinator of my synagogue and I actively fundraise for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, an organization which has personal meaning to me. I also love to play guitar and strategy board games as well as reading.


I am very excited about growing our pharmacy program and helping our patients in any way that we can.

Laura Negri | Medical Assistant/Medical Records

Laura has been working for Charak for six years. She is currently working at the Garfield office as a Medical Assistant, bus she also assist with our Medical Records Department.

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