Peter began external consulting in the early 1990s which grew to a position at Mercer in 2007 (through the acquisition of Sirota). Peter currently leads the Behavioral Health Practice at Mercer which supports organizations in managing and measuring the mental health needs of their employees. Client work involves mental health strategy, skill building and prevention, mental health measurement and treatment, substance abuse access and treatment, as well as recovery and return to work. His clients include many fortune 1000 companies around the world. In addition to client management and leading his team, Peter also manages and maintains the company employee listening benchmark database.
Before joining Mercer, Peter was an independent consultant for 15 years which also included a professorship at Ramapo College, Quinnipiac University and New York University. In his early years, Peter held positions at Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Hahnemann University Hospital, and Harvard Medical School/Brockton VA Medical Center as well as a number of other healthcare companies conducting therapy and clinical research.
Peter maintains an active research program with over 130 publications and scholarly presentations including a consistent representation at the SIOP annual conference. Peter’s major areas of focus is inclusion in the workspace with a particular concentration investigating the experiences of people with disabilities.
·Metropolitan New York Association for Applied Psychology (former president)
·Society of Industrial / Organizational Psychology (committee member)
·Association for Psychological Science
·Hofstra University Industrial-Organizational Psychology Graduate School
·Global Disability and Inclusion LLC
·PhD, Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology, Drexel University, Pennsylvania
·MA, Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology, Drexel University, Pennsylvania
·BA, Psychology, Loyola University, Maryland