16 years’ experience in the nonprofit field, specializing in marketing, fundraising and operations. Former Executive Director, Park Street branch of YMCA of Montclair and current board member of a local Somerset County nonprofit, the Ross Farm. Andi has lived in Bernards Township for 29 years and truly values the upbringing that the Somerset Hills has afforded her three now-grown children. Andi enjoys gardening and birdwatching, and is a lifelong dog lover!
French and Linguistics, University of East Anglia, U.K.
Strategy and Policy Consultant. Former marketing researcher, policy director for state legislator, nonprofit boards. PSU Alumni Council.
Penn State University, Fairleigh Dickinson (MBA).
Director of Recovery Support
A person in long term lived recovery experience, Ken combines his operational skills from an extensive retail career with a person first approach to substance use recovery support. A Certified Peer Recovery Specialist with a BA from Hostra University, Ken is committed to offering multiple pathways of recovery to the community. Ken enjoys getting out in nature and a dedicated mindfulness practice.
Susan Visser, MSW
Senior Prevention Program Manager
Over twenty years’ experience in the mental health and behavioral health field. Susan has worked in educational, residential
outpatient and community settings, serving youth and adults.
Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University.
Prevention Program Manager
Sally is a veteran of innovative youth development and programming in the Somerset Hills area. In her 30-year career, she has worked with children ranging in age from infants to teens, directed family and teen programming, supervised middle school summer travel camp, and coached high school field hockey.
Sally’s passion is rooted in helping youth of all ages develop a positive sense of self through building knowledge, life skills and positive behaviors that foster success. “I like to think of myself as ‘that trusted adult,’ the person in a kid’s life who they can trust and relate to.”
Sally enjoys time with family, friends and being at the beach.
BA English/Coaching Minor, Shippensburg University
Peer Services Supervisor
Sarah has worked in diverse industries with a range of different roles and functions. As a teen she taught figure skating and eventually began her career as a veterinary technician where her passion lay in animal advocacy. After receiving her Peer Specialist Certification Sarah came to CIC to use her lived experience to try to help others. Though she is a SMART facilitator, she believes recovery is best found throughout many pathways and by living a self directed life.
Community Outreach Specialist
Graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. Alix’s biggest passion is helping people and making a difference in their lives. She is passionate about mental health and animal rights, and uses her social media skills to create graphics around her interests. In her free time, she likes to work out, read, and bake. She hopes to one day start her own mental health organization and help end the stigma surrounding mental health.
Bachelor’s degree Fordham University.
Prior to joining CiC, Stephanie worked in finance and research for Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs. Stephanie spent eight years running the Bernardsville non-profit, Moms on a Mission, and did extensive volunteering in the Somerset Hills School District. She lives in Bernardsville with her husband and two grown children.
BSBA, Villanova University.
Healthy Aging Program Coordinator & Instructor
Brenda worked as an IT Project Manager and Consultant in the Telecommunications industry and, for the past 20+ years, has been working with the older adult population as an instructor. Brenda finds the work she does for CiC especially rewarding, as her workshops highlight healthy aging and encourage participants to pursue safe and healthy approaches to pain management as alternatives to opioids. Brenda enjoys swimming, spinning and cardmaking in her spare time.
Penn State University.
David joins CiC as a Recovery Advocate and ardent supporter of multiple pathways to recovery from substance use and cooccurring mental health disorders. In addition to his lived recovery experience, David brings more than 30 years of industry leadership from entrepreneurial start-up ventures to large multinational entities and most recently as an independent strategic planning consultant. Extensive travel to more than eighty countries, has provided him a
deepened awareness of global diversities, perspectives, and cultural sensitivities.
York University; RCC Institute of Technology; Rutgers University.
Youth Engagement Coordinator
Passionate about empowering youth to make healthy decisions, I bring over 5 years of experience working with young individuals. I am proud to be a bilingual advocate, fluent in both English and Spanish. I am committed to being a reliable source of support and guidance for the next generation.
Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Healthy Aging Program Instructor
Debbie is a registered nurse, Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor, and a Healthy Aging Instructor for older adults. Debbie’s interests lie in promoting mental health wellness to the community and helping reduce the stigma that is sometimes associated with mental health issues. Debbie has three grown children and has lived in Harding Township with her husband and a variety of pets for over thirty years. Interests include gardening, exercise, reading, and anything to do with being outdoors!
BA in Sociology/Anthropology, Ithaca College.
Amy Mahoney Harris
Consulting Epidemiologist, Epiphany Community Services
14 years of public health research and evaluation experience for hospitals and nonprofits working in medical device development, community health, education, immigration, and youth substance use prevention. Board member of the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey and the Institute for Collaboration in Health. Amy enjoys seeing Broadway musicals, exploring NYC, and learning anything new.
Bachelor of Science in Communications, University of Texas at Austin
Master of Public Health, Columbia University