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Why Maryville

Our experience. Maryville was the first nonprofit addiction agency to open in the state of New Jersey and is recognized as a leader in the treatment of substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. For over 70 years, our holistic, evidence-based treatment approaches have helped bring hope, health and healing to those suffering from opioid, alcohol and other addictive substances.

We are licensed by the state of New Jersey, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and a member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers. Our treatment programs make sustainable recovery possible through individualized treatment plans and ongoing support services. Maryville staff devote themselves each day to helping people with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders reclaim their lives and maintain long-term recovery.

Our team. Our treatment teams bring specialized expertise and a shared commitment to utilizing evidence-based practices for long-term recovery. Due to our staff’s education, experience, compassion and commitment, individuals who have been served by Maryville consistently document high satisfaction levels with our programs and services.

Our accessibility. Our outpatient programs in Turnersville and Vineland are accessible by public transportation as well as through telehealth. Our inpatient programs, located in Williamstown and Pemberton, are able to coordinate transportation when necessary.

Our mission. Everything we do is driven by our mission to provide comprehensive, high-quality drug and alcohol addiction treatment and co-occurring mental health services. Maryville is a private, non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. As a non-profit service provider, our first priority is always our clients’ well-being, not financial gain.

History

Founded in Williamstown, New Jersey in 1949 by Father A. Bennett Conway to help alcoholic men become sober, Maryville Addiction Treatment Center has evolved over the years to offer a full continuum of care to adults and their families. Today, the 80-bed Williamstown Campus houses medically monitored withdrawal management and short-term residential treatment for men and women. In 1979, Maryville opened its first outpatient office, now operating in Turnersville, followed by the Vineland office in 1998. Also in 2018, Maryville assumed operation of Burlington County’s 54-bed residential addiction treatment facility for men, now known as Post House at Maryville, which offers withdrawal management, short-term, and long-term treatment. Throughout its treatment continuum, Maryville provides co-occurring treatment for individuals with co-occurring mental health disorders, via licensed counselors and Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs). Maryville also offers Medication Assisted Treatment via APNs and physicians. 

Maryville has served as Gloucester County’s designated Intoxicated Driver Resource Center provider for the last thirty years. We are the addiction services provider for the Burlington County HOPE One mobile unit, partnering with the Sheriff’s Office, Health Department, and Department of Human Services to bring education, screening, peer support, naloxone, and direct treatment access to the community. Last year, with funding from Camden County, Maryville developed partnerships with two Camden City homeless shelters, basing a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist onsite once a week to conduct assessments and recovery support services. This creates easier and swifter access to the treatment many shelter clients need but often won’t access on their own. Maryville hopes to expand this to other counties and shelters in the future.

Governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees, the organization employs over 160 individuals and holds more than 30 contracts with 14 entities including The New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Federal Probation, Intensive Supervised Probation (ISP), Veteran Administration, Medicaid/DXC, and the Counties of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Ocean and Salem.

Our Team

Leadership

Kendria McWilliams, MBA
Chief Executive Officer

Roman Karpiel, MA, LCADC, CCS
Director of Substance Abuse Services

Mary Merkel-Custer, MSN, APN-C, CARN-AP
Director of Nursing
 
Michelle DeBellis, MHS-CC, LPC, LCADC, CCS
Director of Outpatient Services
 
Brandis Childs, MSW, LCSW  
Director of Mental Health and Community Services
 
Tina Groch, MS, LCADC, CCS
Director of Residential Services for Maryville
at Post House Program
 
Shannan Henry
Admissions Coordinator
 
William Hampton
Director of Nutrition Services
 
Brian Colangelo, MSW, LCSW, CADC, CCS
Director of Gloucester County IDRC
 
Kathleen Lambert, MSHRM, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Director of Human Resources
 
Jared Levy, CPA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
 
Bill Crowe, MA
Chief Development Officer
 
Sheri Sabot, MPA
Director of Development
 
Mary Jo Bernardo, M.Ed.
Director of Performance Improvement and Corporate Compliance
Board of Trustees
President
Jerry Warner
New Jersey Insurance Underwriting
Association (Retired)
 
Vice President
Frank Jones
Partner
Mints Insurance Agency
 
Treasurer
William Shane
Stonemor LP (Retired)
 
Secretary
Allyson Bernstein
Owner
Huntington Learning Center
Cherry Hill and Turnersville
 
Trustees
 
Jay Appleton
Project Executive 
Greyhawk
 
Jason Feuerman
President and CEO
LTC ACO
 
Richard Lockwood
Program Management, VP
Lockheed Martin
 
Rose Sellnow
App Support Manager
Pricewaterhouse Coopers
 
Leadership Council

Julia Brines
Director of Strategic Relationships
Haefele Flanagan

Kevin Diduch, Esq.
Owner & Principal Attorney of KD Law Group

Frank Donnelly
Partner
Oak Financial Partners

Joyce Feigeles
Managing Director
FedEx Services

Rick Forman
Entrepreneur
Forman Family Foundation
Forman Capital
Former CEO, Forman Mills
 

Rocco Gallelli
Owner
Innovative Catering Concepts
Estate at Monroe
Philadelphia EATS
Rhythm & Reels Drive-In

Leor Hemo
Founder & Managing Principal
Vantage Commercial

Brian W. Jones
President & CEO
The First National Bank of Elmer

Larry Petta
Master’s Level Chief Engineer
Lincoln Equities Group 

Jeremiah Phillips
Owner, Profound Sound & Video
Director of Sales, Greentree Mortgage

Matt Rahn
President
The Rahn Companies

Monica Walsh
Director of Client Services
Vantage Commercial

Brett Wiltsey, Esq.
Partner
Obermayer, Rebman, Maxwell Hippel LLP

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