Meet our Prescribers


Firoz Rahman, MD

NJ Medical Director, Psychiatrist

Dr. Rahman is a board-certified Psychiatrist with a fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry. He is a dedicated psychiatrist with extensive experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Dr. Rahman completed his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA and his fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA. During his residency, Dr. Rahman received a merit award from the Dr. Henry P & M Page Durkee Laughlin Foundation.

Dr. Rahman has many years of clinical practice experience in psychiatry with a special expertise in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Substance Use Disorder, and dual-diagnosed patients.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Rahman has been working as the Medical Director of LifeBack, providing support and supervision to our nurse practitioners and therapists. In 2008 Consumers’ Research Council of America awarded him the “America’s Top Psychiatrist” certificate. In 2014, the International Association of Healthcare Professionals recognized him as a lead Physician of the World and a Top Psychiatrist in New Jersey.

Rebecca Meinke, MD

PA Medical Director and Psychiatrist
NJ Co-director and Psychiatrist

Rebecca Meinke, MD, is a board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. A native of New Jersey, Dr. Meinke earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University – Metropolitan Campus, and a medical degree from Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School (formerly UMDNJ). Dr. Meinke completed a residency in General Psychiatry at George Washington University in Washington, DC, and a fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Dr. Meinke has worked in every level of psychiatric care and with patients of all ages. She enjoys all aspects of psychiatry and is especially fond of working with families and utilizing a team approach in treatment. After many years as the consulting psychiatrist at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), Dr. Meinke has joined the team at LifeBack, full time, as the Medical Director of our Pennsylvania office, and Co-Medical Director in New Jersey.

Melanie Teasley, MD

NJ Psychiatrist

Melanie Teasley, M.D., is board-certified in Psychiatry and has been part of the LifeBack team since 2010. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Northwestern University, Dr. Teasley earned her medical degree from Rutgers University-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She completed her internship and second post-graduate year at New York University, and was Chief Resident in Psychiatry at Rutgers University-RWJ Medical School. Dr. Teasley has held medical directorships at Carrier Clinic, Penn Medicine-Princeton Health Care System, and Princeton House. Her professional interests include mood and anxiety disorders, addiction issues, and trauma treatment.

Anna O’Kinsky, MSN, NPC, CSPN

Anna O’Kinsky, MSN, NPC, CSPN

Advanced Practice Nurse

Anna earned a BSN in nursing from Monmouth University and a MSN (Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Specialist) from the University of Medicine and Dentistry School of Nursing.  Anna has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient, long-term care, and outpatient, providing psychiatric evaluations and medication monitoring services.  She works with adults who come to her for a variety of issues including addiction and behavioral health diagnosis.  In addition to working at LifeBack, Anna works at Penn Medicine.  Anna’s patients rave about how kind, compassionate and helpful she is with them.

Stephan Brautigam, APN

PA Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Stephan Brautigam is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. After serving 4 years in the military, he returned to Pennsylvania and started his healthcare career as a unit clerk. Stephan progressed through the ranks, becoming a Nursing Aide and then earning his diploma through Roxborough Memorial Hospital. As a nurse, Steve continued his education at the University of Pennsylvania where he earned his Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Mental Health. Steve is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau, an honor society of Nursing. Steve has worked in various settings, including crisis, inpatient, outpatient, and corrections. Humble beginnings and a nonjudgemental attitude allow him to adapt to diverse patients and their unique situations.

Orna Alpert, MD, FACLP

Dr. Alpert is a psychiatrist, board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in adult psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry and consultation-liaison psychiatry. She obtained her medical degree at the University of Bologna, Italy.  She completed her Psychiatry residency at Vanderbilt University, her fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Northwestern University, and Consultation Liaison Psychiatry at Yale University.  She also completed 2 years of training in pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Dr. Alpert is dedicated to treating patients with medical and psychiatric diseases, building strong and long lasting relationships with her patients to improve their quality of life.  Dr. Alpert is well versed in diagnosing and managing pediatric patients with acute and/or chronic psychiatric and medical conditions.  Her belief is to treat the patient as a whole, seeing them as individuals, not illnesses.

Dr. Alpert has been published in the field of organ transplantation and oncology and has presented at conferences in the USA and Europe.  She is a member of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, where she obtained status of Fellow (FACLP), and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.