The Staff at Excel Treatment Center
ANTHONY POLITO, LCSW, LCADC: CHIEF CLINICAL AND OPERATING OFFICER: Anthony has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor since 2004, and has over 18 years of experience in the behavioral health field. Anthony received his Masters Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University in 1999. Anthony has worked in a variety of settings. Anthony has been Director of Operations Alcohol and Chemical Dependency services at Saint Clare’s Hospital and Director of Substance Abuse services at The Bridge, Inc. along with working as a Staff Clinician at Catholic Community Services. Anthony specializes in the treatment of individuals with co-occurring disorders and enjoys working with young adults and adults who are in stages of the recovery process.
JENNIFER QUIGLEY, MA, EdS, LPC: DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & OPERATIONS/CLINICIAN: Jennifer is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in treating individuals with substance use and mental health disorders. Jennifer has worked in a variety of settings with different populations. In addition, Jennifer works with pre adolescents with a specific focus on working with children of alcoholics and addicts. Jennifer received her Masters Degree in Counseling from Seton Hall University. Jennifer has worked in a variety of settings with different populations.
JODI WHEELER: MSW, LSW: STAFF CLINICIAN: Jodi is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and the program coordinator for our evening Intensive Outpatient Program. Jodi specializes in the treatment of individuals with substance use disorders. Jodi earned her Masters Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Addiction Studies from Rutgers University in 2014. Jodi has extensive experience working within the mental health and substance abuse treatment system working with adults, adolescents and their families. Jodi chose to work with individuals with mental health and substance use disorders because she identified a stigma and gap in service for individuals struggling with addiction and/or mental health issues.
LISA MYRUSKI, MA: STAFF CLINICIAN, ADOLESCENT COORDINATOR: Lisa comes to us via Harlem East Life Plan and the Realization Center, both located in New York City. Lisa holds a Masters Degree in Mental Health and Substance Abuse counseling from The New School in New York City. Lisa has over 10 years of experience in the substance abuse treatment field. In addition to her training as a counselor, Lisa is a Certified Yoga instructor and incorporates aspects of this philosophy into her treatment with clients.
LIA HACKETT: MSN, ADVANCED NURSE PRACTIONER: Lia is Board Certified in Psychiatric Nursing and holds a Masters 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: Katherine is a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist and a New Jersey Certified Teacher of Art. Katherine received her Masters 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.
NED DUKE: CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER: Ned is a Certified Personal Trainer who has over 15 years of experience in the Fitness Industry. Ned received his certification through the American Sports and Fitness Association. Ned runs a weekly personal training session in a group setting at Excel.
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.