Our Staff

The principals and members of the senior clinical staff are recognized industry leaders in employee assistance, substance abuse, depression and other mental health conditions, work and family concerns, and domestic violence. 

Bruce Cedar, Ed.D.

Dr. Bruce Cedar received a B.A. from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and a M.Ed.and Ed.D in Counseling Psychology from Boston University.  He is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been active in the field of Employee Assistance for nearly 20 years.  Dr. Cedar was one of three principal partners who began CMG Associates. He is also an experienced corporate trainer who has been involved in developing policy and training on issues including work force transition, family violence, sexual harassment, and threats of violence at the workplace.  Dr. Cedar was designated as a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) under the DOT guidelines in 1991, providing consultation and training to organizations regulated by the Department of Transportation for over 18 years.  Additionally, he has extensive experience working with companies on the development and implementation of substance abuse policies in compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace ACT of 1988.


Nonnie Hamovitch, M.Ed.

Clinical Director

Nonnie Hamovitch received a  B.A. from Carleton University of Ottawa, Canada and a M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Boston University.  She has completed all her coursework, practicum and internships for her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology at Boston University.   Ms. Hamovitch's clinical experience includes the treatment of drug and alcohol abuse, serious mental illness, and out-patient psychotherapy.  Her specialties are evaluation and assessment, developmental issues, the emotional impact of medical illness and trauma.  She has worked in the EAP field since September 11, 2001.


Lorna McKenzie-Pollock, LICSW

Senior Associate

Lorna McKenzie-Pollock is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Social Work.  She also teaches in the Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Psychological Trauma at Boston University.  In addition to an MSW, she has a Masters Degree in Anthropology and holds a certification in Clinical Hypnosis.  Ms. McKenzie-Pollock has been working with survivors of psychological trauma since 1985.  In addition to American survivors, she has worked extensively with refugees from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, as well as several African and Middle Eastern countries.  She is frequently called upon to consult to agencies, businesses and the court system on trauma and multicultural issues in mental health, psychotherapy and acculturation.  In 1999, Ms. McKenzie provided consultation to a multinational company following a major earthquake there.  She has lectured and presented at conferences throughout the United States, Canada and New Zealand.


Bette Hoffman, B.A., M.S.

Senior Training/Coaching Associate

Bette Hoffman is a co-active coach and business consultant.  She combines 25 years of consulting and training, teaching, entrepreneurship, management rehabilitation and group facilitation experience with a desire to empower people to create balanced, fulfilling and satisfying lives.  Ms. Hoffman holds a Masters of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Boston University and a B.A. in Sociology from Boston College.  She is also a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute. Prior to becoming a coach and trainer, Ms. Hoffman was the Manager of Outpatient Rehabilitation at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, where she was responsible for the day-to-day operations and supervision of a large mutli-disciplinary team, patent satisfaction, clinical treatment of patients recovering from mild to severe occupational injuries, and innovative program development.  She has taught at Boston University, University of New Hampshire, University of Massachusetts, and Salem State College.


William A. Roiter, Ed.D.

Senior Consulting Associate

Dr. Roiter is a valuable consulting associate to our staff and frequently partners with Dr. Bruce Cedar and CMG Associates. His professional training includes a doctoral degree from Boston University and extended post-doctoral training and teaching at Harvard University. He is currently on the faculty of Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Roiter is a psychologist, organizational consultant and executive coach.  His professional interest is in how top individuals create organizational value, and he is the co-author of the acclaimed Corporate MVPs: Managing Your Company's Most Valuable Performers (Wiley, 2004). His most recent publication is Beyond Work: How Accomplished People Retire Successfully (Wiley, 2008).  Dr. Roiter's relationship with CMG Associates began in 2003.  He has collaborated on the design and implementation of management training programs and has provided executive coaching to some of our client organizations.


Peter Belson, LICSW

Eldercare Consultant

Peter Belson received his B.A. in Government from Connecticut College in 1976 and his M.S.W. from Smith College School for Social Work in 1980.  Mr. Belson is a nationally recognized expert on dependent care assessment and management issues and has published extensively on the subject in professional journals.  He developed the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.  Mr. Belson has also developed two industry-wide certification processes (CMC and CCM).  He has advanced training in hostage negotiations and the treatment of violent offenders.  Additionally, Mr. Belson has developed psycho-educational programs for children of hospitalized alcoholics at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.  

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381 Elliot St. Suite.180L
Newton Upper Falls,
MA 02464