Michael is a person in long-term recovery. He is a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor with over twenty-five years of experience in the field. He recently accepted a position as Executive Director of Operations at John Brooks Recovery Center (JBRC), one of the leading residential and outpatient treatment providers of substance use disorders treatment in New Jersey. Prior to his position at JBRC, he was the Director of Integrated Care Services at Eva’s Village, one of the largest comprehensive social service agencies in New Jersey.
During his tenure at Eva’s Village, Mike was responsible for the design, development and implementation of the New Jersey Recovery Community Center at Eva’s Village, the first Recovery Community Center in the State of New Jersey providing a full array of peer-to-peer recovery support services and the Opioid Overdose Recovery Program in Passaic County. Mike has worked as a consultant to the New Jersey Administrative Courts and Public Defenders office. He is currently a member of the NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) and chair of the PAC Recovery Support Services Workgroup. He remains a strong advocate for expanding treatment and recovery support services throughout the State.