May 20, 2020

Northern Rivers Announces Behavioral Health Leadership Changes

Northern Rivers Family of Services announced that Jeffrey Daly, MD, has joined the organization as a psychiatrist and that Executive Program Director of Crisis Services Jennifer Eslick, LCSW-R, has taken on an expanded role to include oversight of Northern Rivers NYS Office of Mental Health residential programs.

Daly will provide psychiatric evaluations and medication management for clients seen at the organization’s outpatient Behavioral Health Center on New Karner Road in Albany. Eslick, who oversees the organization’s 6-county mobile crisis teams, will also assume responsibility for the operations of the Healy House crisis residential program and new short-term crisis stabilization program, both on the organization’s Academy Road campus.

Daly joins the organization from Four Winds Hospital, where for more than 20 years he served as medical director of child and adolescent psychiatric outpatient services, and continues to serve as director of the Upstate New York Initiative to Train Primary Care Physicians in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. He is board certified in adult and child and adolescent psychiatry, and has developed national and statewide training programs through the NYS Office of Mental Health to support primary care clinicians in identifying and treating pediatric and young adult behavioral health issues.

Daly earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Fairfield University, his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, completed a residency in general psychiatry at Brown University, and completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Harvard University.

Eslick, who joined the organization in 2018, also serves as an adjunct professor in the University at Albany Master of Social Work program and works at Albany Medical Center providing clinical social work in the Emergency Room. She previously worked as a supervising psychiatric social worker at Albany Med. She earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Northeastern and her master of social work from the University at Albany.