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Maryville Addiction Treatment Center has again earned CARF International’s three-year accreditation. This decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a three-year accreditation has completed a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes client-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at

Maryville CEO Kendria McWilliams was honored by the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies (NJAMHAA) as an Outstanding Leader in Behavioral Health Care. NJAMHAA CEO Dr. Debra Wentz shared, Kendria is “always so positive, extremely knowledgeable and one of the most tenacious people I know. Her energy and determination are equally evident in her willingness to take on new challenges, roll up her sleeves and do whatever is needed to make a difference.”

Dr. Jerry Faich was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees. Dr. Faich trained in Internal Medicine and Epidemiology. Clinically he spent 20 years as an emergency medicine physician. During his 23-year Public Health Service (PHS) career he served at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),  with assignments in Central America and Rhode Island. Subsequently, he was in charge of pharmaceutical safety at Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 7 years. After the PHS, he was CEO of a large contract research organization and was a consultant focused on pharmaceutical safety and risk. More recently, he consults on COVID 19 and gives short courses at Temple U. Jerry has 4 children and 10 grandchildren and is a gardener and enjoys time at the Shore.

Welcome Dr. Faich!


Maryville Addiction Treatment Center was recently honored as Non Profit of the Year by The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) South Jersey. Chief Executive Officer Kendria McWilliams received the award on behalf of Maryville at NAWBO’s Beyond the Glass Ceiling Awards Gala.

Welcome Ryan to Maryville’s Leadership Council!

Ryan Wilczak is Director of Business Development for Netrality Data Centers. Netrality is the largest privately held owner-operator of core interconnection facilities in the United States. Ryan has12 years’ experience working in the technology industry and has a strong passion for relationship building with clients and partners. Raised in Scranton, PA, and now residing in Philadelphia, Ryan enjoys mentoring and helping others reach their life, career, and fitness goals. In his spare time, Ryan is a personal trainer, helping his clients eat well, stay fit and live a healthy lifestyle.

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Lori Leotta was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees. Lori is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who serves as Vice President of Care Delivery Strategy for Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), one of the largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services in the nation. Lori is an accomplished and results-oriented healthcare executive, P&L owner, and board advisor with over 30 years of experience leading behavioral health operations for both provider and payer organizations. She is well known in the industry for her unique and successful approach in combining clinical skills and business acumen to transform and lead organizations to meet both key behavioral health and financial objectives.  Her cross-sector knowledge with both providers and payers complements her ability for success with medical/behavioral integration, network development, value-based care, and quality outcomes.  Lori is a leader with the ability to translate a company vision to business goals while fostering empowerment, equality, and inspiration.

Welcome Lori!

Welcome Hala to Maryville’s Leadership Council!

Hala Shawaf Barson is CEO and co-founder of VoIP Doctors Business Telecommunications. VoIP Doctors helps organizations to modernize their communications technology and empower hybrid workforces by providing flexible, efficient, and cyber-secure telecommunications services to businesses, non-profits, and institutions. Hala is engaged in several non-profit boards and committees, with a particular focus on Access to the Arts, Access to Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment Services, and Diverse Entrepreneurship. She’s honored to serve with Perkins Center for the Arts, Impact100 SJ, Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey, South Jersey Young Professionals (SJYPA), and of course Maryville Addiction Treatment Center. With a background in the Arts, Hala has channeled her business and volunteer experience with her passion for art-making and is currently gathering support to develop an “Art as Therapeutic Practice” community program that can be implemented simply and effectively at low-to-no cost in behavioral health/addiction treatment centers to foster healing and improved long-term health outcomes.

Welcome Hala!

Welcome Scott to Maryville’s Leadership Council!

Scott is a partner in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department and a member of the firm’s White Collar and Government Investigations Practice. He is a trial lawyer and former federal and state prosecutor who represents corporate, university and individual clients in internal investigations, litigation, crisis management, political-legal controversies, and other enforcement actions. Scott draws on his extensive prosecution, high-level government, and private practice experience to advise clients in both the private and public sectors facing criminal or civil allegations of fraud and other misconduct. Having previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney, senior deputy chief counsel to the Governor, associate counsel to the President of the United States, and most recently as the County Prosecutor of Burlington County, New Jersey.

Welcome Scott!

Welcome Larry to Maryville’s Leadership Council!

Larry is a master’s level chief engineer for Lincoln Equities Group. Larry and his wife Adrienne devote their time and energy to help people struggling with addiction. In addition to being a Maryville Alumnus and volunteer, Larry is an elected member of the Hamilton Alliance Against Substance Abuse, serves as an adolescent motivational speaker at Catholic Charities and speaker at the Salvation Army, and held several food drives benefiting Homefront.

Welcome Larry!

We are excited to announce that our residential programs now offer gambling-specific treatment for adults with a substance use disorder and a co-occurring gambling disorder. This program is funded by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services and is available at our residential locations in Williamstown and Pemberton. In conjunction with clients’ substance use treatment, those diagnosed with a gambling disorder are able to receive gambling-specific counseling to learn how to identify triggers, cope with cravings, reduce stress, form support systems, prevent relapse, and manage their finances. Clients also receive assistance in addressing the ramifications often associated with gambling addiction, such as financial and legal issues, as well as damaged relationships. A peer recovery specialist is available for support, and an aftercare plan is developed for continued care. Please call our admissions department at 855-823-3428.

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