Medical Staff


Dr. Brian Lerner, M.D. – Medical Director

Dr. Brian Lerner is board certified in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry.  He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine.  He completed his general psychiatry training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital where he served as Chief Resident.  He has also completed an addiction psychiatry fellowship at the University of Maryland.  Dr. Lerner comes to psychiatry with over two decades of clinical experience as a board certified ophthalmologist who is now following his long-time passion for psychiatry with interests in Depression, Anxiety, and Substance Use Disorders. He has participated in numerous medical investigations with scientific writings in professional medical publications.  Dr. Lerner is a compassionate, valued member of the Harbor of Grace Team.


 Brandon Phillips, MSN, PMHNP-BC – Associate Medical Director

Brandon has over 15 years of healthcare experience, working in various roles including psychiatric counselor, case manager, emergency room nurse, psychiatric nurse and clinical educator. In addition to his role as medical director for Harbor of Grace Enhanced Recovery Center, Brandon works as a psychiatric nurse practitioner at University of Maryland’s Harford Memorial Hospital, with responsibility for inpatient, outpatient, and consultation services. 

Brandon completed his post graduate studies from the University of Maryland School of Nursing with a national certification as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. He received his graduate degree from Wesley College and his undergraduate nursing degree at Harford County Community College.

Karen Gosnell, RN, BSN

Director of Nursing