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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 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.



Karen Vernon, Vice President of Operations

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.


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).


Nancy DiFrancesco, Licensed Associate Counselor/Site Director for the Marlton Office

Nancy DiFrancesco 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 2014, she became a Licensed Associate Counselor, enabling her to expand her focus to include mental health, as well as, substance abuse. Recently, she was named the site director in the Marlton Office.


James F. Bunte, LPC, LCADC, CCS, Addiction Supervisor/Site Director of the Collingswood Office

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 site coordinator of the Collingswood office, and is a clinical supervisor, with a full caseload of clients that he provides counseling services for.


Kristina Banks, MSW, LCSW

Kristina Banks, MSW, LCSW graduated from Rutgers University in 1991. She began her career in 1989 where she was a Child Life Therapist at the Children's Seashore House in Atlantic City, NJ. In May 1990, Kristina began working at Drenk Mental Health Center, as a Crisis Therapist in the Family Crisis Intervention Unit. She was promoted at Drenk within two years and was the Supervisor of the Adolescent Offender Treatment Unit. In 1993, she received her LCSW and New Jersey School Social Worker Certificate. In the day she worked at Hampton Academy as a school social worker for 18 years. During that time frame, Kristina spent 6 years working nights in a private practice dealing with sex offenders and victims. Since 2012, Kristina has worked in several organizations as an in-home therapist; Dealing with parenting skills, children's behaviors, psychiatric issues, anxiety, depression, abandonment, grief and loss, substance abuse and other abuse issues. Presently, Kristina is Camden's Site Director, dealing with mental health and co-occurring clients. She is excited about making positive changes and growing the Camden 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.


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
Roger Butler
Yvonne Riley
Virginia Bernier
John Cunningham
Jeff Kerstetter
Bill Roseboro
Jennifer Iommie