Leadership

Meet the driving force behind CarePlus NJ. Our leadership team brings vision, expertise, and passion to every aspect of our journey. Together, we chart the course towards innovation, growth, and success. Get to know the leaders shaping our future.

Leadership

Brigitte D. Johnson, Esq

President/CEO

Ilhan Yildirim

Chief Financial Officer

Jerry Joseph, MD

Medical Director

Michelle Alkhalaileh, LPC Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Michelle Alkhalaileh, LPC

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Jaime Arlia, MA, LPC, ACS

Senior Vice President, Consultation & Education, Executive Director Foundation

Lisa Centeno | CarePlus New Jersey

Lisa Centeno, MA, LCADC, CCS

Senior Vice President Addiction Recovery Services

Amie Del Sordo, MSW, LCSW

Senior Vice President, Hospital & Community Services 

Angela Garcia-Mallon

Senior Vice President, Human Services

Nicole McQuillen, MSW, LCSW

Senior Vice President, Children & Family Services, CEO Paradigm

Ann Marie Zihal, MSMFT, LMFT, LPC, ACS

Senior Vice President, Clinical Services

Medical Leadership

Tanya Lewis, MD
Vice President, Psychiatry 

Diana Riccioli, MD
Medical Director, Forensic Psychiatry & Consultation

Vice Presidents

Chris Doerr, APN
Vice President, Community Reintegration 

Lorraine Gehrig-Mullins, LCSW
Vice President, School Based Services 

Lorelle Holway, LCSW
Vice President, Consultation & Education

William Maslak, LSW
Vice President, Quality Assurance 

Lisa Montuore, LCSW
Vice President, Hospital & Community Services

Melissa J. Oparaku, LPC, LCADC, ACS, PMH-C
Vice President, Community Mental Health Services

Giesel Ussery, MAS
Vice President, Work Incentive Services; Chief Diversity Officer

John Maisto
Executive Director CarePlus Workforce Solutions Inc.

CarePlus NJ, Inc. Board

Lisa Holt, PhD
Board Chair

Jeremy Piccini, Esq.
Vice Chair

Al Raimondi
Treasurer

Ryan Sanzari
Secretary

Paul B. Meyer
Foundation Board Chair

Max Custer
Workforce Solutions Board Chair

Richard Baxt
Paradigm Board Chair

Robert Guidetti

Joseph Mecca, Esq.

Pamela Miller, Esq

Anthony Cureton

Anika Davis

Frank Manginello, MD

Jasmine Pond-Franklin

Workforce Solutions Board

Max Custer
Board Chair

Kristine Pendy
Vice Chair

Charles Wilkes
Secretary

Cristina Salas

Stuart Pace

Daniel Stenchever

Jeffrey Kontak

Daniel Hartigan

Paradigm Board

Richard Baxt
Board Chair

Dominick Gliatta
Vice Chair

Jeffrey B. Goldberg
Secretary

Greg Kasbarian

Michele Fenster

Debra McGauley-Eichhorn

CarePlus Foundation, Inc. Board

John Uzzi
Chair

Maureen Moriarty
Vice Chair

Mark Corrado
Treasurer

Loren James McConnell
Secretary

Michael Fatigati

Jonathan Goldstein

Seon K. (Sonny) Kim

Paul B Meyer
Board Chair

Jaime Arlia, LPC
Executive Director