Organization Program

Robin Stevens, J.D., M.A. Director, William Alanson White Institute Organization Program, is an organizational consultant who works with large-scale organizations that want to improve their contracting, supply chain management and project management practices. She is particularly interested in helping people who have subject matter expertise in fields such as engineering and computer science develop an appreciation of organizational dynamics to help them manage projects and other work environments involving high degrees of complexity and ambiguity. As a lawyer, she specialized in contract negotiation in the Office of the General Counsel, New York City Transit; she later managed the agency’s procurement and supply chain management functions. She is a graduate of the William Alanson White Institute Organization Program and of the Advanced Organizational Consultancy Program, the Tavistock Institute, London. She received an M.A. in Advanced Organizational Consultation from City University London.  She is a member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations and the American Public Transportation Association.

Core Faculty

Annette Clancy, M.Sc., is an organizational consultant who has worked with public, private, for and not for profit organizations. Her work is oriented around helping individuals and organizations manage and leverage the psychological and emotional impact of work to maximize business performance. Annette holds an M.Sc. in Systemic Organization and Management from the University of Sunderland (England) where she was the recipient of the Academy Prize. She is currently a doctoral candidate in organizational behavior at the School of Management, University of Bath (England). Prior to establishing her consultancy practice, Interactions – Creative Strategies for Business, in 1998, she held senior management roles in several premier cultural institutions in Ireland and England including the Dublin Theatre Festival and the Soho Theatre Company (London). Annette is an accredited psychotherapist and supervisor and holds the European Certificate in Psychotherapy.  She is a member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations and has recently relocated to New York from Dublin, Ireland.


Bernard GertlerBernard Gertler, Ph.D., is an organization consultant, psychotherapist, and psychoanalyst in private practice.   As a consultant, he works with organizations and institutions on issues related to leadership and management development, the relatedness of task, strategy, and structure, and team effectiveness.  Clients have included major corporations, law firms, family businesses, medical and religious institutions, professional associations, and not-for-profit social service and educational organizations. Dr. Gertler is certified as a psychoanalyst from the William Alanson White Institute and received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the City University of New York.  He holds a Qualification in Advanced Organizational Consultation from the Tavistock Institute, London, and is a member of the Advanced Organizational Consultation Society of the Tavistock Institute.  Dr. Gertler is a Fellow of the A. K. Rice Institute.  He is a former co-director of the William Alanson White Organization Program.


Marc Maltz, MBA, M.A., RODP, brings over 30 years of experience to his work as an organizational consultant, which focuses on leadership and organizational development.  He has worked internationally with numerous for profit and nonprofit clients.  Stemming from his work with an organization impacted by the 9/11 attacks, Mr. Maltz has developed a practice in organizational resilience.  He has an M.B.A, an M.A. in History, and holds postgraduate certificates from MIT and the Wharton School.  He is a former co-director of the William Alanson White Institute Organization Program, from which he also graduated.  He holds certifications in Difficult Conversations®, the Hay Group’s Emotional Social Competence Inventory®, and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®.  Mr. Maltz is a Registered Organizational Development Professional, Organizational Development Institute, and a member of the A. K. Rice Institute, the American Society for Training and Development, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations.  He is a partner of TRIAD Consulting Group LLC and a Principal of the Boswell Group LLC.


Ian Miller, Ph.D., MBA, Is a consulting psychoanalyst and Principal of the Accord Advisory Group. Ian has worked with dynamic social systems in many contexts: psychotherapy; family business consultation; leadership development; executive coaching; group process; team-building; and organizational change programs. Among other projects, Ian has participated in: human rights consultations with Doctors of the World and the post-9/11 “Firehouse Project” of the New York Fire Department. Current interests include programs helping unemployed midlife professionals re-enter the workforce through the development of entrepreneurial businesses. Ian is a graduate of the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy as well as the William Alanson White Organization Program. He is a professor in both the Organizational Psychology and International Executive Program faculties of Baruch College.


Jim Oher, MSW, is a psychoanalyst, executive coach, and organization consultant with over thirty years of experience. He views coaching as a process encouraging learning agility and helping clients engage in constructive inquiry to facilitate change. He works with teams and groups experiencing challenging business situations and focuses on collaboration and conflict. His clients include many multi-national companies as well as local greater New York City area non-profit arts organizations. Jim holds an MSW from New York University and received his psychoanalytic training at the National Psychological Association of Psychoanalysis. He has also studied group team facilitation with Roger Schwarz and Associates and creating productive conversations with the Action Design Institute. Jim has written and edited The employee assistance handbook and co-wrote The employee assistance treatment planner with Dr. Dan Conti, Managing Director of JP Morgan Chase. He also co-edited The complete guide to managing behavioral healthcare. He has also written numerous articles about workplace dilemmas.

Associate Faculty

Debbie Bing, M.A., Principal, CFAR.


Jack Drescher

Jack Drescher, M.D., Training and Supervising Analyst, William Alanson White Institute; Past President, NY County Branch, American Psychiatric Association. He is a graduate of the White Institute’s Certificate Program in Psychoanalysis.




Thomas Gilmore, M.Arch., Vice President, CFAR; Associate Adjunct Professor, The Wharton School.


Angela Hendrix Terry

Angela Hendrix Terry, M.A. is an organizational consultant who focuses on assisting leaders of nonprofit and government organizations clarify mission, task, and role; build collaborative work groups to facilitate change; and develop systems to align with change efforts. She also serves as Adjunct Management Faculty at New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

Larry Hirschhorn, Ph.D., Principal, CFAR; Past President, ISPSO.

Kathleen Pogue White, Ph.D., is a psychoanalyst and leadership development consultant in independent practice in New York. She is developing a practice of Race Dialogue to keep alive the notion that “differences matter” in development work. She is a founding member and past director of the Organization Program and a fellow in several professional organizations. She holds membership in the Group Relations Board of Review, Tavistock Institute, London.

Malachi O’Connor, Ph.D., Vice President, CFAR.

Chatham Sullivan, Ph.D., Senior Manager, CFAR.


Flora Taylor, Ph.D., Psychologist and Organization Development Consultant. Member: Philadelphia Center for Organizational Dynamics and Washington-Baltimore Center, A.K. Rice Institute.

Martin Walker

E. Martin Walker, Ph.D., Supervisor of Psychotherapy, White Institute; Adjunct Clinical Supervisor, City University of New York and Pace University. He is a graduate of the White Institute’s Certificate Program in Psychoanalysis.



Sally Wigutow, M.S.Ed., is an organizational consultant who works with family-owned and -controlled enterprises, consulting with first generation founders and next generation leadership on issues of succession, management development, and the alignment between operations and governance. She focuses on developing effective organizational structures and processes that consider both business needs and family dynamics. Ms. Wigutow is a graduate and past co-director of the William Alanson White Institute Organization Program. She is a consultant with the Ackerman Institute for the Family, Family Health and Wealth Project and a fellow of the Family Firm Institute. She is a member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations and of the Advanced Organizational Consultancy Society of the Tavistock Institute, London, from which she received a post-graduate certificate in Advanced Organizational Consultancy. Ms. Wigutow was the president of her family’s international distribution company.


Visiting Scholars

Academics and practitioners in the fields of organizational development, systems theory, psychoanalysis, business and other related fields have led program events, including:


Clayton Alderfer, Ph.D.

David Armstrong, M.A.

David Berg, Ph.D.

Kenneth Eisold, Ph.D.

Marvin Geller, Ph.D.

Marion McCollom Hampton, Ph.D.

Karen Izod, M.A.

Capt. (USN) John Kennedy, M.D.

W. Gordon Lawrence, M.A., Dr rer oec.

Susan Long, Ph.D.

Michael Maccoby, Ph.D.

Rose Miller, M.S.

David Nadler, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Linda Powell Pruitt, Ph.D.

Ellen Schall, J.D.

Mannie Sher

Burkhard Sievers, Ph.D.

Kerry Sulkowicz, M.D.