University at Buffalo

Behavioral Medicine Clinic


Administrative Staff

Rebecca Firth, MHA, is the project coordinator at the Behavioral Medicine Clinic. After earning a master’s in health service administration at D’Youville College, Rebecca joined the BMC team where she helped develop the infrastructure to support the clinical research activities of the Irritable Bowel Syndrome Outcome Study and other research studies. For the past nine years she has overseen the day–to–day operations of multiple clinical trials. Recently, Rebecca has played a leadership role in overseeing the relocation of the BMC to its new state–of–the–art facility located at Erie County Medical Center’s Nolan Center.

Meghan Kirsch In the spring 2011 Megan joined the staff of the Behavioral Medicine Clinic where she has assumed responsibilities of Office Administrator. In this role, Meghan is responsible for the for overall operations of the clinical activities of the BMC. Megan draws upon extensive skills and experiences in health care and customer service settings to ensure that each patient receives quality care. As patients' first contact with the BMC, Meghan orients them to the clinic, schedules their initial evaluation and follow up appointments, and handles logistical issues that bear of treatment delivery. Additional responsibilities accounts receivable/payable, medical records, physician liaison, marketing, claims processing, and developing and implementing processes and procedures to maintain efficient operations of the BMC.

Cathrine Powell, MS, is a research technician and administrative assistant. She has been with the Behavioral Medicine Clinic since 2002 when she was an extern from Hilbert College. She supports the BMC’s clinical and research activities and is studying for a degree in licensed mental health counseling from Medaille College.