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Meet the Verona, NJ clinical team!

Tylynn Carlton

November 14, 2021



Jessica Pereira, Behavioral Health Clinician for Eleanor Health in Verona, New Jersey

Jessica Pereira, Behavioral Health Clinician

Hello my name is Jessica Pereira. 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.

I’m excited to introduce you to the rest of our Eleanor Health Verona clinical care team!


David Schwartz, MD

David Schwartz, MD


Jamie Reed, LPN for Eleanor Health in Verona, NJ

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.


Whitney Luciano, Therapist for Eleanor Health in Verona, New Jersey


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 for Eleanor Health in New Jersey

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 outdoorsrunning, 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, Hamilton, & Verona, New Jersey. Opening soon in Sparta and Galloway. We also provide services via Telehealth.

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