Dana Migliaccio MS, LCADC, LSW, Director of Outpatient services at RCA, Lighthouse, has 8 years of experience treating addiction after graduating from Rutgers University Magna Cum Laude with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a dual study specializing in Addictions. Ms Migliaccio was awarded a Fellowship during her undergraduate Bachelor’s program at Rutgers University to participate in a research program in San Francisco, Ca surrounding the LGBTQ community and was credited in a published Academic Article with her Mentor. A required internship resulted in her initial role(s) as Counselor Intern, and eventual Counselor, Drug Court Liaison and Clinical Supervisor positions during her four years of employment in Long Term Male Residential Treatment spearheading the Federal Inmate Release and Drug Court Programs. She continued in her career in Supervisory and Administrative roles during the next four years in several Modalities of treatment prior to her position here at Lighthouse, Mays Landing in August, 2019.
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Mike has worked in the mental health/behavioral health and substance abuse fields for 28 years. He has held various positions including Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director of Residential Services and Chairman of the Behavior Management Committee. Most recently Mike served as the CEO/Vice President of Onward Behavioral Health. He was responsible for all aspects of a 25 office Outpatient Treatment company.
Mike earned his Master’s Degree for Organizational Development and Leadership from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has co-facilitated graduate level classes at PCOM and been a guest lecturer for The Administration of Human Service Programs at the University of Scranton, Department of Counseling and Human Services.
He holds a personal patent for the Safety Shield® and copyright for Positive Outcome Intervention Strategies for Effective De-escalation (SHIELD), an early detection and proactive intervention training program for crisis intervention and de-escalation situations.
“Punishment does much but encouragement does more.”
Kerry is a licensed clinical social worker who began her career at RCA in 2017 while concentrating and implementing evidence-based programs and theories to best address the biopsychosocial needs of those clients participating in our Intensive Outpatient Program. Kerry facilitates IOP morning sessions and develops the curriculum to address relapse prevention, 12-Step Recovery models, co-occurring symptoms of anxiety and depression and other topics that create and encourage ongoing recovery and sobriety.
Kerry has worked in behavioral health during her professional career, addressing family and relationship communication, co-occurring mental health symptoms, emotion and mood regulation, anger management through cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapies.
Kerry believes that ongoing sobriety and recovery are best treated through education, sober support networking, healthy relationships with family members and significant others as well as internal motivation met through increased feelings of self-worth and individual dignity.
Joseph Kerstetter, LSW is a licensed social worker and a generalist practitioner. Joe began his career counseling students at Stockton University in an outpatient setting and meeting the needs of a diverse student population. Joe transitioned to employment with Enlightened Solutions and gained experience providing IOP and PHP services for substance use disorders.
Joe has experience treating various mental health conditions and substance use disorders at all outpatient levels of care. Joe places an emphasis on balance and creating a life that is manageable in recovery.
Joe came to RCA with a passion to serve an underserved and stigmatized population. Joe is currently running a partial care program that involves group therapy with an emphasis on skills to assist with transitioning from a residential to outpatient setting, boundaries, codependency, relapse prevention, and understanding the relation between mental health and addiction. Joe includes the option for family sessions and holds individual sessions with group members as part of the therapeutic milieu.
Randall White, MSW, LCADC is a Licensed Certified Alcohol and Drug counselor who began his career 9 years ago counseling At SODAT of New Jersey providing IOP and OP to adult male and female clients mandated by the court system while attending Rutgers University in Camden, NJ. Randall transitioned to employment with John Brooks Recovery Center and gained experience providing in-patient services for substance use disorders. Randall prefers to use art and music therapy as a therapeutic tool to help individuals express themselves while learning to live without illicit substances and alcohol.
Randall is currently working on obtaining his CCS (Certified Clinical Supervisor) and his LSW/LCSW.
Fenton Appleby, MS, LCADC is a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor . Fenton began his career working in the detox unit of Maryville in an inpatient setting. Fenton transitioned to employment with Seabrook House and gained experience providing services to women with various types of trauma and substance use disorders. From there he transitioned to The Guidance Center working with co-occurring disorders such as Bipolar disorder and Schizophrenia along with substance use disorders. Fenton has also Developed treatment programs specifically for treating women addressing their barriers and needs to treatment
Fenton has experience treating various mental health conditions and substance use disorders at Residential, PHP and IOP levels of care. He also has specialty training in Hemispheric integration which is effective in treating PTSD as well as being a National Certified Recovery Coach and Life Coach.