566 Haddon Ave
Collingswood, NJ 08108
Phone: (856) 858-9314
Fax: (856) 858-5672
1000 Atlantic Ave • 5th Floor
Camden, NJ 08104
Phone: (856) 964-3955
Fax: (856) 964-9332
2003C Lincoln Drive West
Marlton, NJ 08053
Phone: (856) 596-8007
Fax: (856) 596-8699
Gabe Guerrieri, President
Gabe Guerrieri M.Div., M.Ed., M.A.C., L.P.C., began Genesis Counseling Center over 30 years ago with a vision to provide quality, inventive and caring mental health and addictions counseling to those who need it, regardless of their economic status or ability to pay. Gabe graduated from St. Vincents College and Theological school in Latrobe, Pennsylvania in 1963 with a BA in Philosophy and in 1967 a M. Div. in Theological Studies.
Gabe also graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia in 1972 with a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. Gabe served as a guidance counselor at Camden Catholic High School, in Cherry Hill, for five years. He then moved to Houlton Maine, and worked as a counselor at the Aroostook County Mental Health Center for three years. Gabe then served as Associate Professor of Psychology and Dean of Students at Ricker College, before moving back to New Jersey.
Upon moving back to New Jersey Gabe served as the Director of Alcoholism at Achievement through Counseling and Treatment (ACT) in Philadelphia before becoming The Director of the Comprehensive Alcoholism Program at the James C. Giuffre Medical Center, also based in Philadelphia.
In 1979, after seeing a need for change, and wanting to help those in the community, Gabe founded Genesis Counseling Center. At that time a one room walk-up office on Haddon Avenue in Collingswood, New Jersey and over the 32 years Genesis has expanded to two additional locations, and much larger space in Collingswood.
Barry Bailey, Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer
Barry graduated from Madison University with a Masters in Chemical Dependency Counseling. Barry has worked in the counseling field for over 30 years and specializes in Adolescent and Family Issues, as well as Juvenile Justice System involved youth. Barry joined Genesis in 1987 and has worked as a Student Assistance Counselor, coordinated the Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Program, and designed the Comprehensive Adjustment Program (CAP), which is a Community Day Reporting Program for Juvenile Justice Commission youth being paroled back to their respective communities. This program was established in 2000 and was later adopted as the state day reporting model.
Barry has been responsible for the development and implementation of Genesis' Early Intervention Program (EIP). The EIP program works with Adolescents and Families being referred from a variety of sources. Schools as well as Juvenile Probation in the Camden and Burlington County areas are this program's primary referral source. Barry also facilitates the EIP group sessions, and meets with families participating in the process.
Barry has worked to expand services in Camden City and helped develop the many services offered in Camden, where he has worked for many years, and is responsible for the high standards that all adolescent and family programs meet today in all it's locations.
Barry continues to be intimately involved with the agency's fund raising and public relation efforts, and he works to maximize agency productivity through his management of the entire agency's day-to-day operations which is his primary responsibility.
Kevin Gregan, Vice President of Behavioral Health Services
Kevin Gregan, M.Ed.,CCS, CCJC, Vice President Behavioral Health Services received his Master Degree in Educational Counseling from Antioch University in 1986. He began his career in the behavior health field in 1972 at The Therapeutic Center at Fox Chase. aka “The Bridge”, a long-term residential substance abuse program designed to treat adolescents who were struggling with substance abuse, family, educational, and social issues.
During his tenure at the Bridge, Kevin was instrumental in designing, developing, and implementing therapeutic, educational, and life skills programs that supported teens in becoming substance free and able to navigate successfully the challenges of adolescent life. Throughout his 25 year career at the Bridge, Kevin held multiple titles: Life Skills Counselor, Therapist, Re-Entry Therapist, Life Skills Program Coordinator, and ultimately, Program Director. It was working within these roles that Kevin was able to reach thousands of teens and their families and help them go on to lead successful and healthy lives.
Kevin has served as mentor, educator, lecturer and trainer for many professionals working in the mental health and substance abuse field today. Kevin has participated in the development of licensing standards for both adult and adolescent substance abuse programs in both residential and outpatient programs. He has served as chairperson for county advisory groups responsible for addressing substance abuse and mental health concerns in their communities.
It was in 1997 that he crossed the river into New Jersey and became the Clinical Director and eventually the Executive Director of the Alcove Program, Virtua Health Systems, Department of Addiction Medicine he was responsible for providing clinical and programmatic over site for a medically managed hospital based detoxification unit, adult residential short term and outpatient program.
In 2003 Kevin became the Clinical Director of the Genesis Counseling Center. Kevin focuses on developing services to assist families who are struggling in their lives due issues related to education, substance abuse and /or mental health related concerns. His understanding of the importance of family systems led to the design of a family focused intensive outpatient program which is reflective of today's best practice models for adolescent treatment. As the Vice President of Behavioral Health Services Kevin maintains focus on one primary goal; to help improve the health of the community one person at a time. He is responsible for the over site of all licensing, funding streams and all contractual treatment service agreements.
Kevin is a Certified Clinical Supervisor for the State of New Jersey, International Certified Criminal Justice Counselor and a trainer in Non Violence Crisis Intervention.
Karen Vernon, Vice President of Support Services
Karen began her career in Special Education but circumstances moved her life in another direction. She worked at Cooper Orthopedics as their Account Manager then in physical therapy, general practice and now in counseling. She has 25 years experience in management.
William Weiley, Vice President of Finance
William graduated from Glassboro State College with is M.A. in Education. He then worked in the educational field as a guidance counselor for over 16 years, and after that worked for 17 years as a controller for a transportation company. Bill joined Genesis in 2005 and worked in Human Resources and Bookkeeping before taking on the Finance role.
Lynne Purul, Human Resources Coordinator
Lynne was previously a supervisor of 23 employees in a large Insurance Company for 37 years, as well as the Human resource coordinator of a Branch office. Lynne then retired from Insurance and in 2003 joined the Genesis team in the billing department. Lynne quickly moved up to become the Executive Assistant for the Executive Director and then in 2008 became Director of Human Resources.
Steven Ginsburg, Director of Substance Abuse Counseling Services, LPC, LCADC, ACS/CCS
Steve has been working in the field of behavioral health since 1980.
His expertise is helping those individuals suffering from co-occurring disorders. Also, he practices Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and meditation to help clients. Steve is both a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Finally, Mr.Ginsburg supervises both the line staff and interns. He also conducts evaluations and psychotherapy here at Genesis.
James Jackson, Addiction Services Supervisor
James has worked in the Addictions field for over 25 years and has a LCADC from NJ Department of Consumer Affairs. He is also a certified HIV counselor. James joined Genesis in 2003 as a therapist for the Adult IOP program in Camden and a therapist in the Jail Second Chance Program. In 2004 James was promoted to Addictions Coordinator for the Camden programming and has been responsible for helping to develop this program to the high standards it achieves today. In 2006, James has become Clinical Addictions Supervisor.
C.P. Mirarchi, III, LCADC, CCDP-D, MA, JD, NCGC-II/BACC, Clinical Director of Gambling Treatment
CP came to Genesis in 2008 as a LaSalle intern in order to pursue a career as a therapist, wanting to specialize in the treatment of both addiction and mental health. While serving his Internship, he was able to secure a grant from the New Jersey Council on Compulsive Gambling, for the Treatment and Education of Pathological Gambling.
Currently, CP serves as the Clinical Director of Genesis Gambling and Treatment Program. He has been certified as a provider of services for gambling treatment in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) in New Jersey; a Certified Co-Occurring Disorder Professional-Diplomate (CCDP-D); and the only National Certified Gambling Counselor/Board Approved Clinical Consultant in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area. He holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology from LaSalle University (2010) and a Law Degree from the Widener University School of Law (1976).
Advisory Board Members
Salvatore Siciliano, Esq.
Tony Messina (Chairperson)
Joseph A. Bowen
Dr. Lou Persichetti
Sharon M. Fitzpatrick
Ken J. Gordon, Jr.