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Office Locations

Collingswood
(Home Office)

566 Haddon Ave
Collingswood, NJ 08108
Phone: (856) 858-9314
Fax: (856) 858-5672

Camden

1000 Atlantic Ave • 5th Floor
Camden, NJ 08104
Phone: (856) 964-3955
Fax: (856) 964-9332

Marlton

2003C Lincoln Drive West
Marlton, NJ 08053
Phone: (856) 596-8007
Fax: (856) 596-8699

People


Gabe Guerrieri Gabe Guerrieri, Founder

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 Barry Bailey, Executive Director

Barry is a graduate of Madison University with a Masters in Chemical Dependency Counseling. Barry has worked in the Behavioral Health industry for over 35 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, and he has provided direct service, as well as coordinated all Adolescent Substance Abuse Programs. Barry designed the Comprehensive Adjustment Program (CAP), a Re-entry Day Reporting Program for Juvenile Justice Commission youth being paroled back to their respective communities from Juvenile Prison. 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 and provides family stabilization and prevention services for both parents and adolescents. Schools, Child Protective Services and individual families are this program's primary referral source. Barry facilitates the EIP group sessions, and meets with families participating in the process, and also trains the clinical staff on the unique approach required to ensure the success of the program.

Barry has worked to expand services in southern New Jersey and helped develop the many services offered in the city of Camden, where he has worked for many years. He has provided consulting services to other community treatment providers, which demonstrates his willingness to collaborate to work in the best interest of individuals in need of care.

BBarry 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 as Executive Director.



Karen Vernon Cole, Vice President of Operations

Karen began her career in Special Education but circumstances moved her life in another direction. She worked in Orthopedics, Physical Therapy and General Practice before joining Genesis Counseling Centers as an Office Manager in 2006. She has used her 35 years of experience to help set up policies and procedures to manage a growing company. Since then, she has become Vice President of Operations managing IT for computers and phone systems, daily operations, staff credentialing, and staff training.


William Weiley, Vice President of Finance

William graduated from Glassboro State College with an M.A. in Education. He then worked in the educational field as a guidance counselor for over 16 years. After that, he 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 job of VP of Finance. He has held this position for the past 10 years and continues to guide the financial function of Genesis.


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.


James Jackson, Substance Abuse Services Coordinator, Camden Site

James has worked in the Addictions field for over 25 years and has an 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 program and has been responsible for helping to develop this program to the high standards it achieves today. Recently, James was named Substance Abuse Services Coordinator/Supervisor of the Camden site.


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).


Nancy DiFrancesco, Mental Health Services Coordinator, Camden Site

Nancy is originally from Philadelphia. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology, with a Sociology minor, from Temple University in 2002. In 2004, she graduated from Temple with a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology. After graduating, Nancy became a Certified School Counselor. Nancy joined the Genesis team in October of 2007. For the first six years of her career here, she worked primarily with adolescents, running the adolescent substance abuse out-patient program in the Mt. Laurel and Marlton offices. In 2013, she focused on working with adults with substance abuse issues. In 2017, she became a Licensed Professional Counselor, enabling her to expand her focus to include mental health. Recently, she was named Mental Health Services Coordinator for the Camden Site.


James F. Bunte, LPC, LCADC, CCS, Director of Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Coordinator, Collingswood Site

Jim was born and grew up in the Cleveland area of Northeast Ohio. He received a Bachelors of Science, Summa Cum Laude with Honors degree from Ohio State University in 1997. In 2005, Jim received a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Immaculata University in 2005. In September of that year, he was hired as an Intake Counselor at Genesis Counseling Center. During his ten-plus years at Genesis, Jim received licenses and certifications as a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Clinical Supervisor, and Approved Clinical Supervisor. Also, he has been credentialed with all the insurance companies that contract for service with the agency. Jim is currently working as the Director of Substance Abuse and Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Coordinator of the Collingswood Site.


Steven Ginsburg, LPC/CADC/ACS/CCS-Clinical Supervisor and Therapist

Mr. Ginsburg holds a Master's of Education Degree and a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Psychology both from Temple University. He also completed his post-graduate training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy from the Beck Institute. Steve provides psychotherapy to help people recover from addictions and mental illness. His expertise is in facilitating Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness Meditation to help people move forward in their lives. Steve has worked for Genesis for over 9 years and has conducted almost 1,000 Clinical Substance Abuse and Mental Health Evaluation at our center. Finally, Steve provides Clinical supervision and training of Genesis Staff toward obtaining their various licenses and certifications.


Casey S. Johnson LSW, LCADC, Operations Manager

Casey Johnson was originally born in Michigan and moved to New Jersey as a young teenager. He received his Bachelor's degree in Business, from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Casey joined the Genesis team in January 2013. In 2017, Casey graduated from Rutgers University with a Master's degree in Social Work. After graduating, Casey became a License Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor and well as a Licensed Social Worker.

During his career with Genesis he has worked, in several capacities within the organization. Working, primarily out the Camden City out-patient program, he worked with both adolescents and adults with substance use issues. For the past three years, Casey has overseen a Municipal Court initiative that was implemented as a diversional program, to assist defendants who identified as having a substance use related problems. Acting as a liaison between the courts, police department and treatment providers, Casey assists defendants in accessing treatment. In November, 2017, Casey was promoted to Operations Manager at Genesis and oversees the day to day operations of the organization.


Bonnisue R Breitweiser, Billing Department Manager

Bonnisue has 30 plus years in Medical Office Management and Medical Billing experience. Prior to Genesis Counseling Centers she worked in various specialties such as Neurology, Cardiology and Chiropractic's with a short stint in the veterinary field.

Bonnisue has been with Genesis Counseling Centers for 10 years. She started as the Account Manager in March of 2007 working very closely with Karen Vernon Cole in cleaning up accounts and creating Policies and Procedures relating to the daily operations of Genesis Counseling Centers. Bonnisue became the Billing Department Manager in April of 2010. She has continued to work on the Policies and Procedures as a member of the Administrative team to insure the quality of services are at the highest standards and that the reimbursement for those services is correct and timely.


Advisory Board Members

Salvatore Siciliano, Esq., Siciliano & Associates, LLC Attorneys at Law
Jim Bathurst, Former Superintendent of Collingswood Public Schools
Joe Nardi, III, Esquire, Brown & Connery, LLP

Board of Directors

Tony Messina
James McAleer
Bill Roseboro
Jennifer Iommie
Roger Butler
Yvonne Riley
Jeff Kerstetter, Esq.
Alan Sims
Ann Sims
Virginia L. Bernier
John Cunningham
Edward Schultes, Jr