Meet Our Staff

ANTHONY POLITO, LCSW, LCADC

CHIEF CLINICAL AND OPERATING OFFICER

Previously Director of Operations Alcohol and Chemical Dependency Services at Saint Clare’s Hospital and Director of Substance Abuse Services at The Bridge, Anthony has nearly twenty years of behavioral health experience specializing in the treatment of people with co-occurring substance and mental health disorders, particularly among those in the recovery process. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, he also served as staff clinician at Catholic Community Services and received his master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University.

JENNIFER QUIGLEY, MA, EdS, LPC

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & OPERATIONS and CLINICIAN

Jennifer specializes in treating individuals with substance use and mental health disorders. She has worked in a variety of settings with different populations including pre-adolescents, particularly the children of alcoholics and addicts. Jennifer received her master’s degree in Counseling from Seton Hall University.


JODI WHEELER, MSW, LSW

STAFF CLINICIAN

Jodi is the program coordinator for our evening Intensive Outpatient Program. She specializes in the treatment of substance use disorders, holding a master’s degree in Social Work with an Addiction Studies concentration from Rutgers University.  She chose this specialty because she identified a stigma and gap in service for people who had addiction and mental health issues. Jodi has worked extensively with adults, adolescents and their families within the mental health and substance abuse treatment system.

LIA HACKETT, MSN

ADVANCED NURSE PRACTITIONER

Lia is board-certified in Psychiatric Nursing and holds a master’s degree in nursing from Rutgers University. Lia specializes in the treatment of individuals with substance use and mental health disorders. Lia has over 25 years of nursing experience in a multitude of settings working with diverse client populations and has been practicing medicine for the past five years. Lia is on Faculty at the Rutgers University School of Nursing.

KATHERINE KEITH, MPS, ATR-BC

ART THERAPIST

Katherine is a registered and board-certified Art Therapist and a New Jersey Certified Teacher of Art. Katherine received her Master’s of Professional Studies in Art Therapy from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Katherine has been a Certified Art Therapist for ten years. In addition to providing weekly Art Therapy groups at Excel, Katherine has her own private practice in Boonton.

TIFFANIE EVERARD

ADMISSIONS COORDINATOR

Tiffanie is responsible for the day to day operations of Excel. Tiffanie oversees scheduling, billing, client relation matters and general office issues.