Raritan Bay Inpatient Team

David Dorschu

Chief Executive Officer

David Dorschu, MS, has over eighteen years of experience in the substance abuse field, serving in various leadership positions which incorporate the entire continuum of care, including Clinical Director, Risk Management Director, QA Director, Outpatient Program Director, and currently as Chief Executive Officer of the RCA at Raritan Bay facility. David began his tenure at RCA in 2016 as CEO of the Lighthouse, a 133-bed facility located in Mays Landing, NJ. David has utilized these various leadership roles to form a treatment philosophy based on the latest, empirically supported research.

“The patients we are so fortunate to serve have provided to us a tremendous gift: the willingness to share their pain and offer us a glimpse into their brokenness. They are under no obligation to do so, therefore we must treat this gift as a sacred trust and privileged responsibility.“

David earned his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Villanova University.

Rick Garlipp

Regional Quality Assurance Strategist

Rick Garlipp is the Regional Quality Assurance Strategist at Recovery Centers of America, responsible for RCA’s two New Jersey inpatient locations at Raritan Bay (South Amboy) and Lighthouse (Mays Landing) sites. In leading the Quality Assurance teams at both sites, he works side by side with the CEO’s and department directors in ensuring high quality treatment and proactive performance improvement. Rick started at RCA in mid-2019 and brought with him over ten years of experience in direct care and administrative roles for mental health and substance use organizations. Rick has worked in crisis, inpatient, and outpatient settings and in roles in quality assurance, training, and community relations.

Rick is also involved in his local community of Long Branch in Monmouth County, where he serves of the Board of Trustees at Monmouth Family Health Center, a federally qualified health center serving approximately 14,000 patients each year.

Rick has a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the Catholic University of America and a Master’s of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Management from the University of Phoenix.

Joe Parisano

Facilities Manager

Joseph A. Parisano has over 20 years experience in law enforcement as an officer and supervisor. He has over 10 years experience working in the substance abuse field, working in security management.

His combination of personal and professional experience and passion to help others works exactly with RCA’s mission to save 1 million lives. He started with Lighthouse as the Black Car Driver, then to Transportation Supervisor and ultimately to his new role as Facilities Manager. He earned his degree in Criminal Justice along with many other law enforcement courses and programs. He is a longtime homeowner and 5-year resident of Atlantic County.

Dr. Andrew Youssouf

Medical Director

Dr. Andrew Youssouf is double board certified in both Addiction Medicine and Emergency Medicine.  He was a frontline ER doctor for over a decade, witnessing and treating the fallout from addiction.  These experiences inspired him to come to RCA to lead the medical team and join the fight to help patients and their families get their true lives back.

Sharon Cartwright

Clinical Director

Sharon is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Certified Clinical Supervisor and National Certified Counselor with over ten years’ experience in a variety of treatment environments including detoxification, residential, halfway house, and intensive outpatient treatment. Sharon earned her master’s degree in Counseling at Kean University where she is currently an adjunct professor in their Counselor Education Department.

Sharon employs a person-centered counseling approach utilizing evidenced-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Mindfulness Based Interventions rooted in cultural competency to ensure the best possible client care.

Sharon brings outstanding experience, clinical acumen, and an authentic enthusiasm and passion for supervision, holistic social services, and substance abuse counseling to Recovery Centers of America.

Stephanie L. Davis

Regional Business Development Manager - NJ / NY

Stephanie is the Regional Business Development Manager for RCA’s New Jersey and New York region. In this role, she works with communities, families and individuals to help those suffering from substance use disorder receive the treatment they need and begin a life of recovery.

As a solution-oriented individual, Stephanie believes that mental health, substance abuse and the overall well-being of a community starts with education. Accordingly, she received a BSN from Atlantic University and a BHS from Indian River State College. She has also broadened her range to become a certified interventionist, recovery coach and life coach.

With sixteen-years of experience in mental health and substance abuse treatment, she has been able to improve the performance, integrity and functionality of industry leaders and first responders alike. She is gifted in her ability to empower others to find their voice, show up as their authentic selves and actualize their potential. She takes pride in her commitment to her team to aid in carrying out the vision of recovery.

Stephanie is also a loving mom and wife. In her free time, she enjoys quality time with her children. She owns Golden Paws which is a nonprofit that helps give service dogs to children suffering from seizures.

Marguerite Warner

Alumni Coordinator for Raritan Bay

If you would like to get in contact with Marguerite regarding alumni volunteer opportunities, events, or meetings for RCA at Raritan Bay, please email mwarner@recoverycoa.com.

Marguerite has worked in treatment for 9 years and joined the RCA team at Raritan Bay in May of 2019 as 12 Step Recovery Instructor. Educating patients on how to effectively work a program of action, treating the Mind, Body and Spirit. Marguerite’s passion for recovery and understanding of the importance in developing a strong sober network is what led her to the position of Regional Alumni Coordinator where she can support patients and their families throughout their journey to achieving long term recovery.

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