Members Honored for Tremendous Contributions to NJAMHAA

Frontline Leadership Recognition Awards were presented to members who have taken on the roles of Chairs and Co-chairs of NJAMHAA's Practice Groups and other bodies with which NJAMHAA has had strong partnerships. These individuals facilitate dynamic discussions that lead to solid advocacy recommendations and valuable information sharing that helps participants continually enhance their effectiveness in their agency roles.

* Karen Acker, Administrative Director, West Bergen Mental Healthcare, Compliance and Performance Improvement Committee Co-Chair
* Al Bassetti, MA, LPC, Director, Employee Assistance Program/Emergency Services, Hunterdon Medical Center/Behavioral Health, Mental Health Emergency Services Association Chair
* Margarita Derelanko, MA, Consultant with ComplyAssistant, Compliance and Performance Improvement Committee Co-Chair
* Teresa Gilroy, Senior Data Analyst, Acenda Integrated Health, Information Technology Project Professional Advisory Committee Chair
* Anna Kline, MAE, Director, Integrated Case Management Services (ICMS) and Justice Involved Services, Preferred Behavioral Health Group, ICMS Practice Group Chair
* Elizabeth O'Callaghan, BA, CADC, Training and Consultation Specialist, Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care ,Evidence-Based Practices Practice Group Co-Chair
* Judy Rios, Accountant, Senior Director, Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties, Billing Practice Group Co-Chair
* Michele Rowe, Director, Billing Department, South Jersey Behavioral Health Resources, Inc., Billing Practice Group Co-Chair
* Crystal Smith, MSW, Programs for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) Director, Mercer & Burlington Counties, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, PACT Practice Group Chair
* Anna Marie Toto, EdM, Program Analyst, Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, Evidence-Based Practices Practice Group Co-Chair

Leadership and Advocacy Recognition Awards were presented to agency executives and higher management staff who contribute their expertise in leading NJAMHAA's Board Committees, Practice Groups and Councils as facilitators. Through their in-depth discussions of issues impacting both particular types of services and the broader membership, as well as the entire behavioral healthcare system or the trade association's operations, these award recipients contribute tremendously to the innovation and effectiveness of NJAMHAA.

* Mary Gay Abbott-Young, LCADC, Chief Executive Officer, Rescue Mission of Trenton and Board Member, Addictions Practice Group Chair
* Mary Pat Angelini, MPA, CPS, President/CEO, Preferred Behavioral Health Group and NJAMHAA Board Secretary for FY2020 and FY2021, Adult Mental Health Practice Group Co-Chair
* Mary Jo Buchanan, LCSW, MPA, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Ocean Partnership for Children, Inc. and NJAMHAA Board Member, Children's Practice Group Co-Chair
* Anthony Comerford, PhD, President & Chief Executive Officer, New Hope Integrated Behavioral Health Care, Board Member and FY2021 Board Treasurer-Elect, Governance Committee Co-Chair
* Samuel Currie, RPh, Director of Pharmacy, Horizon NJ Health, Health Maintenance Organization Council Chair
* Alan DeStefano, MSW, NJAMHAA Board Member and Executive Director, Cape Atlantic Integrated Network for Kids and Board Member, Children's Practice Group Co-Chair
* Frank Ghinassi, PhD, ABPP, President and CEO, Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care; Senior Vice President, Behavioral Health and Addiction Service Line, RWJBarnabas Health; and Board Member, Adult Mental Health Practice Group Co-Chair
* Dean Gianarkis, MS, PharmD, Medical Outcomes Specialist, Pfizer, Inc., Life Sciences and Innovation Council Co-Chair
* Derry Holland, LCSW, Chief Executive Officer, Oaks Integrated Care, Finance & Compliance Committee Co-Chair
* Jacques Hryshko, MS, LPC, Chief Executive Officer, FAMILYConnections, NJAMHAA Board Treasurer and FY2021 Board Vice-Chair Elect, Chief Financial Officers Practice Group Chair
* Erika Kerber, Esq., Director of Litigation, Community Health Law Project and Board Member, Governance Committee Co-Chair
* Susan Loughery, MBA, Director of Operations, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, FY2020 NJAMHAA Board Vice Chair, and FY2021 NJAMHAA Board Chair-Elect, Finance & Compliance Committee Co-Chair and Hospital Community Integration Council Co-Chair
* Steve Marchiano, MBA, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties, Chief Financial Officers Practice Group Vice-Chair
* Kendria McWilliams, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Maryville Addiction Treatment Center, Addictions Practice Group, Vice-Chair
* Lori Ann Rizzuto, LCSW, Executive Director, Atlantic Behavioral Health Services, Atlantic Health System Board Member, Hospital Community Integration Council Co-Chair
* Christopher A. Womack, PhD, Director, Healthcare Policy and Advocacy, Johnson & Johnson North American Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences and Innovation Council Co-Chair


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