Leadership

Joe has been with The Southwest Council, Inc. since 1991. As the Executive Director/CEO, he oversees the daily operations of the agency. Joe’s responsibilities include but are not limited to, grant writing, contract procurement, fiscal accountability, and program implementation.

Rowan University, BA Psychology
Liberty University, MA Counseling Psychology
Wilmington University, Ed.D., ABD Organizational Innovative Leadership
Rutgers University, Graduate Studies in Alcohol and Drug Studies
Rowan University, Post Graduate Studies.

LCADC, LPC, CCS, CPS

Joseph M. Williams, MA, LPC, LCADC, CCS

Executive Director/CEO

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Chelsea joined the Southwest Council team in 2016. She works with her team to deliver evidenced-based prevention curriculums to schools and communities throughout Gloucester, Salem and Cumberland Counties. As a licensed counselor, Chelsea spent her career prior to the Southwest Council in addiction and mental health counseling. Chelsea continues to utilize these skills at the agency through EAS and IDRC services. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys yoga, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Rowan University - BA Psychology
Wilmington University - MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Chelsea McCarty, MS, LPC, LCADC

Director of Prevention Programs

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Jackie has worked for The Southwest Council since 2011. She currently serves as the coordinator for the clinical services offered by the agency. Jackie works as a credentialed intern in the Employee Assistance program, and oversees the aspects of the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center in both Cumberland and Salem counties. She also works in The Counseling Center at The Southwest Council which seeks to provide quality mental health and addiction services to adults aged 18 years and older.

Richard Stockton College of New Jersey - BA Psychology
Wilmington University - MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Jackie Williams, MS, LPC, LCADC

Clinical Services Coordinator

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Having been employed at the Council since 1996, Alexis enjoys sharing her experience with staff. Alexis has the tenure that makes her a wealth of knowledge and currently serves as the Director of Operations managing aspects of contract/grant acquisition and compliance which includes fiscal and operational administration, Human Resources, and HIPAA. With over 20 years’ experience at The Southwest Council, Alexis acts as a mentor in assisting staff to enhance the Council’s growth. In addition to her role in fulfilling the agency's mission, Alexis also has a passion for Autism awareness.

Cumberland County College - AAS Legal Office Management
Cumberland County College - AAS Marketing

Alexis Regenelli

Director of Operations

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Staff

Kevin has been with the Southwest Council, Inc. since January of 2018 and serves as an Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Specialist. Kevin provides evidence-based school and community wide-programs in Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem County. He also assists in facilitating Camp YEY.

When not working, Kevin enjoys playing basketball, cheering on the New York Giants, and spending quality time with family and friends. He is currently pursuing an MS in Mental Health Counseling at Capella University.

Rowan University - BA Psychology

Kevin Allen

Prevention Specialist

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Delizah joined the Southwest Council in April 2019. Delizah is the YTAG (Youth Tobacco Action Group) Coordinator for Cumberland County and part of the CCHCC (Cumberland County Healthy Communities Coalition). While not at work, Delizah enjoys cooking, being outdoors, and spending time with family, friends, and her dog, Peyton.  Wilmington University – BS Behavioral Science

Delizah joined the Southwest Council in April 2019. Delizah is the YTAG (Youth Tobacco Action Group) Coordinator for Cumberland County and part of the CCHCC (Cumberland County Healthy Communities Coalition). While not at work, Delizah enjoys cooking, being outdoors, and spending time with family, friends, and her dog, Peyton.

Wilmington University – BS Behavioral Science

Delizah Arguello

YTAG/CCHCC Project Coordinator

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William Bennett

Recovery Coach

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Carrie has been with Southwest Council part-time since October 2017 as a Recovery Coach. In May 2019 she took a full-time position as a Peer-Recovery Specialist. Carrie provides community resources and recovery support for those seeking it.    When Carrie isn't at diligently networking with the community, she is enjoying the beach and spending time with family and friends.

Carrie has been with Southwest Council part-time since October 2017 as a Recovery Coach. In May 2019 she took a full-time position as a Peer-Recovery Specialist. Carrie provides community resources and recovery support for those seeking it.

When Carrie isn't at diligently networking with the community, she is enjoying the beach and spending time with family and friends.

Carrie Bruce, CPRS

Peer Recovery Specialist

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Candice joined the agency in 2015 and currently serves as the Coordinator for the GRASP (Gloucester Regional Addictive Substances Prevention) Coalition. GRASP aims to reduce and prevent prescription drug abuse, underage drinking, and illicit drug use among youth and young adults in Gloucester County. Candice also oversees the GRYP SQUAD, GRASP’s teen division. In addition to coalition responsibilities, Candice helps with the planning and facilitation of Camp YEY.

Temple University - BA Broadcast Telecommunication and Mass Media

Candice Carter

GRASP Coordinator

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Kelsey Casper

Recovery Coach

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Adrienne has been with the Southwest Council, Inc. since 2015 and serves as an Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Specialist. Adrienne provides evidence-based school and community-wide programs in Salem County. Additionally, she helps to plan and facilitate Camp YEY.

Rowan University - BA Law & Justice

Adrienne Davis

Prevention Specialist

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Ernie is a driver for The Southwest Council's transportation program for residents of Cumberland County.

Ernie Fabrizio

Transportation

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Rich is a driver for The Southwest Council's transportation program for residents of Cumberland County.

Rich Gambale

Transportation

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Kayla Grammer

Recovery Coach

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Jenna joined the Southwest Council in February of 2019 as the SCRATCH Coalition Coordinator. She is a life-long resident of Cumberland, Salem, and Gloucester counties. Her professional background includes work in a variety of local non profits supporting the stability and success of vulnerable youth, families, and communities. Jenna has been closely impacted by the challenges and consequences of substance abuse within her own family, and she is honored to be able to support prevention efforts through her work in the SCRATCH coalition. When she isn't working, Jenna enjoys spending time with her husband and their four daughters, and can often be found wandering in the forests, lakes, and rivers of South Jersey.    Rutgers University, Camden- MA Experimental Psychology

Jenna joined the Southwest Council in February of 2019 as the SCRATCH Coalition Coordinator. She is a life-long resident of Cumberland, Salem, and Gloucester counties. Her professional background includes work in a variety of local non profits supporting the stability and success of vulnerable youth, families, and communities. Jenna has been closely impacted by the challenges and consequences of substance abuse within her own family, and she is honored to be able to support prevention efforts through her work in the SCRATCH coalition. When she isn't working, Jenna enjoys spending time with her husband and their four daughters, and can often be found wandering in the forests, lakes, and rivers of South Jersey.

Rutgers University, Camden- MA Experimental Psychology

Jenna Harvey, MA

SCRATCH Coordinator

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Robert has been with the Southwest Council, Inc. since January of 2018 and serves as the Communications Coordinator as well as the YTAG Coordinator for Gloucester County. Robert also provides community wide prevention initiatives throughout Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties as a part of the coalitions team. He also assists in facilitating Camp YEY.

When Robert isn’t hard at work he enjoys coaching baseball at Triton Regional High School, playing sports, and spending time creating memories with his friends and family.

Rowan University - BA Communication Studies & Journalism

Robert F. Hawn

Communications Coordinator

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Sonya has been with the Southwest Council, Inc since May 2019 and serves as a PFS (Partnership for Success) Prevention Specialist for Gloucester County to reduce and prevent underage drinking and drug use among the youth and young adults of Gloucester County. In addition, Sonya assists with Camp YEY serving children of Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties entering 4th to 8th grade.    Sonya is a fiber artist who practices yoga and mindfulness meditation. Sonya also enjoys traveling New England and spending time with family and friends.    Walden University - Master of Healthcare Administration  Thomas Edison State University - BA Social Science

Sonya has been with the Southwest Council, Inc since May 2019 and serves as a PFS (Partnership for Success) Prevention Specialist for Gloucester County to reduce and prevent underage drinking and drug use among the youth and young adults of Gloucester County. In addition, Sonya assists with Camp YEY serving children of Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties entering 4th to 8th grade.

Sonya is a fiber artist who practices yoga and mindfulness meditation. Sonya also enjoys traveling New England and spending time with family and friends.

Walden University - Master of Healthcare Administration

Thomas Edison State University - BA Social Science

Alan has been with the Southwest Council, Inc. since February 2019 and serves as an Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Specialist. Alan provides evidence-based school and community-wide programs in Cumberland County. He also assists in facilitating Camp Yey.  When not on the job, Alan enjoys Jimmy Buffett concerts, rooting on the Philadelphia Eagles, watching history channel documentaries, and spending time with his family.  Wilmington University – BA Psychology

Alan has been with the Southwest Council, Inc. since February 2019 and serves as an Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Specialist. Alan provides evidence-based school and community-wide programs in Cumberland County. He also assists in facilitating Camp Yey.

When not on the job, Alan enjoys Jimmy Buffett concerts, rooting on the Philadelphia Eagles, watching history channel documentaries, and spending time with his family.

Wilmington University – BA Psychology

Carin Hendrix

Recovery Coach

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Tiffany Hyndman, CPRS

Recovery Coach

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Sonya Ivanovs, MHA

Partnership for Success

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Alan Kagan

Prevention Specialist

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Joseph King

Peer Recovery Specialist

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Hanna has been with The Southwest Council since 2013. She is the coordinator for the agency’s Intoxicated Driver Resource Center. Hanna also assists with the Cumberland County Human Services Transportation Program and with the scheduling of counseling services. Additionally, Hanna is a member of the agency’s Wellness in the Workplace Committee.

Rutgers University - BA History

Hanna Lawless

 Program Assistant

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David Lunsford, CPRS

Recovery Coach

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Ashley joined the agency in 2014 and currently serves as the Salem-Cumberland PFS Coordinator. Ashley works closely with community organizations, municipal partners, and families by utilizing environmental strategies and initiatives that will reduce underage drinking and prescription drug abuse. She is also responsible for tobacco prevention efforts, while building strong community relationships with community organizations that serve older adults and New Jersey returning Veterans. Ashley serves on the agency’s Wellness in the Workplace Committee and participates in the planning and implementation of Camp YEY.

Rowan University - BA Health Promotion and Fitness Management

Ashley Mallon

Prevention Specialist - PFS   

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Alexis Mazzeo

Program Assistant

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Christa Mazzeo

Prevention and Recovery Services Coordinator

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In May 2019, Kaitlyn began her CADC Intern position at the Southwest Council, Inc. She provides services through the EAS and IDRC programs. Kaitlyn has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Widener University, and she is currently obtaining her master’s degree in School Counseling from Seton Hall University.  In Kaitlyn’s spare time, she enjoys running, reading, traveling and spending time with her friends and family.

In May 2019, Kaitlyn began her CADC Intern position at the Southwest Council, Inc. She provides services through the EAS and IDRC programs. Kaitlyn has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Widener University, and she is currently obtaining her master’s degree in School Counseling from Seton Hall University.

In Kaitlyn’s spare time, she enjoys running, reading, traveling and spending time with her friends and family.

Kaitlyn McConomy

CADC Intern

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Michael interned with The Southwest Council from 2008 until he became an official staff member in 2010. He currently acts as the coordinator for the Cumberland County Healthy Communities Coalition. Among his responsibilities, Michael is in charge of the coordination of the coalition’s Youth Network. The Youth Network is a group of teens from Cumberland County interested in living a healthy and drug-free lifestyle. Additionally, Michael assists in the planning and implementation of Camp YEY and serves as a team leader.

Rutgers University - BA Psychology & BA History/Political Science
Rowan University - MST Secondary Education: Social Studies

Michael Regenelli, MST

CCHCC Project Director

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Robert has been with the Southwest Council, Inc. since May 2019 and serves as an Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Specialist. Robert provides evidence-based school and community-wide programs in Cumberland County. He also assists in facilitating Camp YEY.  When Robert isn't hard at work he enjoys boxing, running, and doing activities with friends and family.  Rowan University - BA History  Rowan University - MA Criminal Justice

Robert has been with the Southwest Council, Inc. since May 2019 and serves as an Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Specialist. Robert provides evidence-based school and community-wide programs in Cumberland County. He also assists in facilitating Camp YEY.

When Robert isn't hard at work he enjoys boxing, running, and doing activities with friends and family.

Rowan University - BA History

Rowan University - MA Criminal Justice

Robert Regler, MA

Prevention Specialist

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Danica has been with The Southwest, Inc. since May of 2019 and serves as the Director of Clinical Development. In her role, Danica assists with enhancing the clinical services provided by The Southwest Council, by developing treatment curriculums and training plans for staff. As a licensed clinical social worker, Danica has spent most of her career working in various Community Mental Health settings. Danica continues to utilize these clinical skills at the agency by providing counseling services through EAS, Fee for Services and select insurance companies. Danica enjoys engaging in self- care activities and spending time with family and friends.  Temple University- Bachelors of Social Work  Widener University- Masters of Social Work  Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW)

Danica has been with The Southwest, Inc. since May of 2019 and serves as the Director of Clinical Development. In her role, Danica assists with enhancing the clinical services provided by The Southwest Council, by developing treatment curriculums and training plans for staff. As a licensed clinical social worker, Danica has spent most of her career working in various Community Mental Health settings. Danica continues to utilize these clinical skills at the agency by providing counseling services through EAS, Fee for Services and select insurance companies. Danica enjoys engaging in self- care activities and spending time with family and friends.

Temple University- Bachelors of Social Work

Widener University- Masters of Social Work

Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW)

Danica Rivello, LCSW

Director of Clinical Development

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Joshua has been with the Southwest Council, Inc. since May of 2019 and serves as a Prevention Specialist working as the Salem County YTAG Coordinator. He also serves in the Youth Prevention Specialist for PFS in Salem County, and assists in facilitating Camp YEY.    When Joshua isn't working, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family doing outdoor activities like hiking, and running. He is also an avid reader, and cannot put a book down.    Monmouth University - MA Socio-cultural Anthropology

Joshua has been with the Southwest Council, Inc. since May of 2019 and serves as a Prevention Specialist working as the Salem County YTAG Coordinator. He also serves in the Youth Prevention Specialist for PFS in Salem County, and assists in facilitating Camp YEY.

When Joshua isn't working, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family doing outdoor activities like hiking, and running. He is also an avid reader, and cannot put a book down.

Monmouth University - MA Socio-cultural Anthropology

Joshua Stafford, MA

Prevention Specialist- PFS/YTAG

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Beth has been with the Southwest Council, Inc. since 2016 and serves as an Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Specialist. Beth provides evidence-based school and community-wide programs in Gloucester County.

Asbury University - BA Social Work

Bethany Vega

Prevention Specialist/Camp YEY Director

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Fred has been with the Southwest Council Inc, since January 2018 and serves as an Program Assistant. While he assists with different areas within the Southwest Council Inc, his main responsibility is teaching the Spanish version of the Cumberland County Intoxicated Driving Resource Center class. He interacts with Southwest Council’s Spanish speaking clients, helping them with their needs, or pointing them towards the right direction. “As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one person.” ~ Paul Shane Spear

Rowan University - BA Law and Justice

Freddie J. Vega III

Program Assistant

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Mike has been with the Southwest Council, Inc. since January of 2019 and serves as the Fiscal Program Assistant for the agency. Mike works with funding agencies and internal staff to ensure the company is fiscally compliant. But wait there is more. Mike also assist with Human Resources and a variety of other administrative task. Mike can do it all!  Outside of work you can usually find Mike at the local Chick Fil A, down at the shore, up in the air, at an amusement park or whatever his nieces and nephews want to do since he never misses a chance to spoil them.  Wilmington University - BA Accounting  NJ CPA

Mike has been with the Southwest Council, Inc. since January of 2019 and serves as the Fiscal Program Assistant for the agency. Mike works with funding agencies and internal staff to ensure the company is fiscally compliant. But wait there is more. Mike also assist with Human Resources and a variety of other administrative task. Mike can do it all!

Outside of work you can usually find Mike at the local Chick Fil A, down at the shore, up in the air, at an amusement park or whatever his nieces and nephews want to do since he never misses a chance to spoil them.

Wilmington University - BA Accounting

NJ CPA

Michael Yunk, CPA

Fiscal Program Assistant

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