Leadership and Staff
The Center prides itself on its people.
The Center's staff is highly trained and licensed as a provider for addiction and mental health services. We adhere to strict guidelines and standards laid out by the State of New Jersey’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. We also work very hard to maintain and foster relationships with our local Universities and Colleges to extend opportunities for local students.
DORI CHIPPENDALE, MSW, LCADC, CCS
Dori has been Program Director of The Center since March 2016. She has a broad knowledge
and experience in the Behavioral/Mental Health field, Domestic Violence Counseling and Substance Use
Disorder at all levels of treatment, from Detox to Medically-Assisted-Treatment, Partial Care, IOP and
Outpatient treatment. Prior to coming to The Center, she served as Program and/or Clinical Director at
a premiere Methodone Clinic as well as at a number of Counseling Centers.
Dori is responsible for all day-to-day clinical operations at The Center including overseeing the
treatment and care of clients, ensuring the evidence-based clinical excellence of the program and
managing the clinical staff.
An alumnus of Fordham University in New York, Dori also works closely with Rutgers University
where she served as an Adjunct Professor and Supervisor for various Substance Use Disorder Programs
at the University.
Chief Executive Officer
RACHELE MCGOWAN, MA, LCADC, NCC, CCS, CCTP, CSOTP, ICGC-1
IOP Supervisor, Clinical Staff
CAITLIN KEARNS, MA, LCADC
Director, Quality Assurance
Stephanie Mourtos, MA
Senior Case Manager
DR. DAVID WOLFF, MD
Executive Director, Finance and Operations
Benefits and Community Outreach
Senior Marketing Coordinator
TZIVYA KOWNAT, APN
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner