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.

Noel P. LeBeau

RSS Supervisor

Noel is a passionate recovery advocate with over 6 years of experience helping individuals with Substance Use Disorder by breaking the stigma of addiction while finding and maintaining a life of meaningful recovery. A firm believer in treating the person as a whole, he believes empathy, compassion, and respect are the cornerstone of success.

Noel joined RCA in 2017 at its Devon site before transitioning to RCA at Raritan Bay and has served in multiple roles. He currently focuses on the oversight and management of the RSS department, which is the “front line” of inciting change and saving lives.

Noel’s current certifications include: personal trainer, group fitness instructor, health coach, and Reiki master. He is pursuing his Masters in Health Care Administration.

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.

Deborah Mizrahi

Clinical Trainer

Deborah Mizrahi began as clinical trainer at Raritan Bay during the start-up phase in July 2019. She brings with her 20 years of clinical and administrative experience in Behavioral Healthcare, providing services to children, adolescents, and families with co-occurring disorders. Developing programming for multiple start-ups throughout her career, she is adept at staff and program development rooted in a culture of excellence in fast growth organizations. Deborah works in tandem with the Admissions, Clinical, Nursing, Human Resources, and Quality Assurance teams to ensure patients receive the highest quality of care.

Deborah has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Rutgers University and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Capella University.

Pamela Vallejo

Human Resources Business Partner

Pamela Vallejo is the Human Resources Business Partner at Recovery Centers of America at Raritan Bay. As the Human Resources Department Head at Raritan Bay, she works side by side with the CEO and department directors to ensure a high-quality of compliance, enhancing staff performance, supporting employee development, planning strategic HR initiatives, managing performance evaluations, resolves complex employee relations issues and conducts effective, thorough, and objective investigations.

Pam started at RCA in 2019 bringing with her over ten years of experience in Human Resources Management. Pam has worked in the medical field for over ten years in pharmaceutical and hospital corporations overseeing 8,000 employees managing over 4 state locations.

Pam is part of the Corporate Management Team maintaining in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks, and ensuring regulatory compliance and partners with the legal department as needed. She participates in yearly evaluations and monitoring of training programs to ensure company success and ensures training objectives are met. She provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (coaching, counseling, career development & performance improvement) Working closely with all employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.

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.

Kristy Naughton

Alumni Coordinator for Raritan Bay

Kristy Naughton is the Regional Alumni Coordinator for Recovery Centers of America at Raritan Bay. Before joining the Alumni Team at RCA Kristy was an Administrative Assistant for RCA at Devon. Kristy began her career in the addiction treatment field in 2015, where she worked tirelessly to advocate for patients and share with them the many gifts that sobriety has to offer. It is with compassion and understanding that Kristy meets our patients and alumni where they’re at to help them understand how incredible life can be without picking up a drink or a drug.

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

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