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Meet the Galloway, NJ clinical team!
February 8, 2022
Bret Kirson, LCSW, Behavioral Health Clinician
Hi my name is Bret Kirson, LCSW and I am the lead clinician for the Eleanor Health Galloway, NJ clinic. I have been practicing social work for the last 14 years and have had the privilege of working with both individuals and families in various settings including outpatient substance use treatment, integrated community based mental healthcare, and in home therapy. I have also had the opportunity to serve as the director for a statewide treatment home program as well as a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) for a non profit agency located in Mercer County. I strongly believe in our mission to treat the individual as a whole by offering a variety of comprehensive services provided by an interdisciplinary team. When I’m not working I enjoy playing guitar, attending live shows, and grilling all year round.
I’m excited to introduce you to the rest of our Eleanor Health Galloway clinical care team!
Bernadette McDaniels, CMA
Hello, my name is Bernadette McDaniels CMA. I am working remote from Mayslanding NJ for Galloway Eleanor Health site. I recently graduated from LPN school and soon to transition from CMA to LPN. I really enjoy working in Mental health and substance abuse and having a passion to help people.
Lisa Parker, LPN, Nurse Care Manager
Hi, I’m Lisa Parker and I’m a Licensed Practical Nurse with Eleanor Health for all of New Jersey. While my original Bachelor’s Degree didn’t lead me to anything I’m passionate about, it clicked later in life that Nursing was it for me. I have been a nurse for more than 16 years with over 10 years in the field of addiction in vari=us settings. Eleanor is a wonderful place to work and I love helping people feel better to live amazing lives. When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend, family and friends, listening to heavy metal, binge watching TV shows and daydreaming of living by the water.
Matty “Sloan” Ponte, RN, Nurse Care Manager
My name is Matty Sloan Ponte and I am a Nurse at Eleanor Health. I have been a nurse for 9 years with experience in psychiatry, mental health treatment, and intensive care. I love working at Eleanor and helping those who are seeking help. I enjoy participating in the recovery journey and lending a helping hand when others are in need.
Anisha S. Gosain, LCSW
Hi my name is Anisha S. Gosain. I am a Behavioral Health Clinician for the Eleanor New Jersey Clinics. My mission and vision to work in the mental health care field was apparent from an early age, I have always loved helping people. After completing my Bachelors in Psychology I obtained my Masters in Social Work. Thereafter obtaining my Clinical Social Work License. In the years I have been in the field; I have worked in various settings; each one bringing a unique perspective! I am very passionate about the work performed in direct clinical care; uplifting, acknowledging and supporting persons served. When I am not working; I enjoy spending quality time with my loved ones; especially my dog, Freddie. I also love reading, traveling and watching documentaries! I am so excited to be a part of the Eleanor Family and serve members to help them live amazing lives; one change at a time!
Emily Schwartz, Member Experience Administrative Specialist
Hello, my name is Emily Schwartz and I am the MEAS for the Eleanor Health Galloway location. I have a passion for helping people and I have experience in mental health and individuals with substance use disorder. I am currently interested in pursuing my CSAC and hope to further educate myself in how to better help and support individuals within the community.
If you need help with your substance use disorder, we are here to help you build your confidence and momentum towards the future you want. We provide treatment services for adults with alcohol, opioid, and other substance use disorders. We are conveniently located in Cherry Hill, Brick, Edison, Galloway, Trenton, Sparta, & Verona. Coming soon to Oradell! We also provide services via Telehealth.
Recovery for life.
Our mission at Eleanor Health is to help people affected by addiction live amazing lives. We deliver whole-person, comprehensive care and are passionate about transforming the quality, delivery, and accessibility of addiction & mental health treatment. Our actions are rooted in respect for each member's values, culture, and life experiences, and our commitment to their wellbeing is unwavering and without judgement.