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Meet the Verona, NJ clinical team!
November 14, 2021
Lindsay Larris, LCSW, LCADC – Clinic Operations Manager
Hello my name is Lindsay Larris, LCSW, LCADC and I am the Clinic Operations Manager for our North Jersey locations, which currently include Edison, Verona, Sparta and Oradell. I am a licensed clinical social worker as well as a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor. After graduating from a special program at the police academy, I realized the psychology courses I studied in college were an even bigger passion of mine. I’ve been working in behavioral health for over 10 years and have worked specifically in substance abuse treatment for most of my career. When not helping others, I enjoy reading a good mystery novel (that’s as far as my detective work goes these days), spending time with friends and family, trying new foods, and going to the beach. I’m thrilled to be part of the Eleanor team and am passionate about helping my community and our members make the most out of their lives.
I’m excited to introduce you to the rest of our Eleanor Health Verona clinical care team!
Jessica Pereira, Behavioral Health Clinician
Hello my name is Jessica Pereira, LCSW, LCADC. I am a Behavioral Health Clinician for our Verona location. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have always had the passion to help others, specifically in advocating for those who have felt stigmatized for struggling with mental health and substance use. This led me to get my Bachelor in Arts with a major in Psychology and minor in Criminal Justice, and my Masters in Social Work. Throughout my career I have had the opportunity to work in different settings with members from diverse populations, which has allowed me to grow as a therapist. The work I do is not only rewarding but it inspires me to continue to do more within the community. While I love what I do, when I am not working, I love to spend time with my friends and family, being out in nature, traveling and most importantly going to as many country concerts as I can. I am so excited to join the Eleanor Family to provide support to all of our community members and be apart of #RecoveryforLife.
David Schwartz, MD
Jamie Reed, LPN
Hi, my name is Jamie Reed and I am a Licensed Practical Nurse with Eleanor Health in Verona, NJ. I have almost 13 years of experience working with individuals impacted by Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders. After growing tired of a career in Finance, I realized that helping people was the path that I wanted to take. When I am not working, I love spending time with my family, traveling and gardening.
Odette Tiomo, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Odette C Tiomo, RN, BSN, MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC Odette is a nationally certified Family Nurse Practitioner as well Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She became a Registered Nurse in 2011 after obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Seton Hall university in South Orange, New Jersey the same year. She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from Rutgers University, New Jersey in 2014 and became a certified Family Nurse Practitioner the same year. She completed the Psychiatric- Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s certificate program from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio in Avril 2020 and was certified by American Nurses Credentialing Center in June 2020. Odette became certified to treat individuals suffering from substance use disorders in 2020 and has successfully treated a significant number of patients with SUD. She has worked in community health centers since 2014 providing patient-centered care to patients from all backgrounds specifically to minority groups. She has also worked for a major health plan to improve members health conditions and quality of life. “I’m thrilled to join the Eleanor Health team and passionate about helping our community members to reach the full potential of their lives.” In her spare time, Odette enjoys watching movies and listening to gospel music.
Whitney Luciano, Therapist
Hi my name is Whitney C. Luciano. I am a Behavioral Health Clinician for the Eleanor Verona, New Jersey Clinic. After completing my Bachelors in Psychology I obtained my Masters in Social Work. Shortly following, I acquired my Clinical Social Work License. My passion is and always has been helping others with the belief that whatever you are facing, you are not alone. I like to provide a comfortable, safe and supportive environment for all members. My background consists of working with members of diverse populations and in a variety of settings. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with loved ones; especially my dog Ace 🐾 I also love traveling, dancing, all kinds of food and most importantly I am a huge New York Ranger Fan 🏒 #LGR!! I am truly delighted and grateful to join the Eleanor team. I look forward to helping our community and members live amazing lives. Remember #ThisTooShallPass
Molly Rosenak, Community Recovery Partner (CRP)
Hi I’m Molly! I am the Community Recovery Partner at the Verona, NJ location. I have my bachelor’s in public health, with a concentration in community health education. I previously worked in an in-patient long term treatment facility, and I have about ten years recovery experience. I am so excited to begin helping our members reach their goals and live amazing lives! While I am not working at Eleanor, I am an active member in my community. I lead a learning center class once a week for kids ages 3-5 and have volunteered for various organizations in the area. I am also a serial hobbyist! I love trying new things, from rock climbing to baking bread!
Kristina Degtiareva, Member Experience Administrative Specialist (MEAS)
My name is Kristina and I am a Member Experience Administrative Specialist at our Eleanor Health’s Verona location in New Jersey. In my role at Eleanor Health, I help ensure that all members are warmly greeted, provided with all necessary information, and receive any needed assistance. I am honored to have the opportunity to contribute in these ways to members’ efforts to improve their lives. In my free time, I can often be found outdoors—running, bicycling, and hiking.
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, Edison, Galloway, Sparta, Trenton, & Verona, New Jersey. Opening soon in Brick and 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.