Joe has been with The Southwest Council, Inc. since 1991. As the Executive Director/CEO, he oversees the daily operations of the agency. Joe’s responsibilities include but are not limited to, grant writing, contract procurement, fiscal accountability, and program implementation.
Rowan University, BA PsychologyLiberty University, MA Counseling PsychologyWilmington University, Ed.D., ABD Organizational Innovative LeadershipRutgers University, Graduate Studies in Alcohol and Drug StudiesRowan University, Post Graduate Studies.
LCADC, LPC, CCS, CPS
Joseph M. Williams, MA, LPC, LCADC, CCS
Chelsea joined the Southwest Council team in 2016. She works with her team to deliver evidenced-based prevention curriculums to schools and communities throughout Gloucester, Salem and Cumberland Counties. As a licensed counselor, Chelsea spent her career prior to the Southwest Council in addiction and mental health counseling. Chelsea continues to utilize these skills at the agency through EAS and IDRC services. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys yoga, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Rowan University - BA PsychologyWilmington University - MS Clinical Mental Health CounselingLicensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Chelsea McCarty, MS, LPC, LCADC
Director of Prevention Programs
Jackie has worked for The Southwest Council since 2011. She currently serves as the coordinator for the clinical services offered by the agency. Jackie works as a credentialed intern in the Employee Assistance program, and oversees the aspects of the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center in both Cumberland and Salem counties. She also works in The Counseling Center at The Southwest Council which seeks to provide quality mental health and addiction services to adults aged 18 years and older.
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey - BA PsychologyWilmington University - MS Clinical Mental Health CounselingLicensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Jackie Williams, MS, LPC, LCADC
Clinical Services Coordinator
Having been employed at the Council since 1996, Alexis enjoys sharing her experience with staff. Alexis has the tenure that makes her a wealth of knowledge and currently serves as the Director of Operations managing aspects of contract/grant acquisition and compliance which includes fiscal and operational administration, Human Resources, and HIPAA. With over 20 years’ experience at The Southwest Council, Alexis acts as a mentor in assisting staff to enhance the Council’s growth. In addition to her role in fulfilling the agency's mission, Alexis also has a passion for Autism awareness.
Cumberland County College - AAS Legal Office ManagementCumberland County College - AAS Marketing
Director of Operations
Kevin has been with the Southwest Council, Inc. since January of 2018 and serves as an Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Specialist. Kevin provides evidence-based school and community wide-programs in Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem County. He also assists in facilitating Camp YEY.
When not working, Kevin enjoys playing basketball, cheering on the New York Giants, and spending quality time with family and friends. He is currently pursuing an MS in Mental Health Counseling at Capella University.
Rowan University - BA Psychology
Delizah joined the Southwest Council in April 2019. Delizah is the YTAG (Youth Tobacco Action Group) Coordinator for Cumberland County and part of the CCHCC (Cumberland County Healthy Communities Coalition). While not at work, Delizah enjoys cooking, being outdoors, and spending time with family, friends, and her dog, Peyton.
Wilmington University – BS Behavioral Science
YTAG/CCHCC Project Coordinator
Carrie has been with Southwest Council part-time since October 2017 as a Recovery Coach. In May 2019 she took a full-time position as a Peer-Recovery Specialist. Carrie provides community resources and recovery support for those seeking it.
When Carrie isn't at diligently networking with the community, she is enjoying the beach and pending time with family and friends.
Peer Recovery Specialist
Candice joined the agency in 2015 and currently serves as the Coordinator for the GRASP (Gloucester Regional Addictive Substances Prevention) Coalition. GRASP aims to reduce and prevent prescription drug abuse, underage drinking, and illicit drug use among youth and young adults in Gloucester County. Candice also oversees the GRYP SQUAD, GRASP’s teen division. In addition to coalition responsibilities, Candice helps with the planning and facilitation of Camp YEY.
Temple University - BA Broadcast Telecommunication and Mass Media
Adrienne has been with the Southwest Council, Inc. since 2015 and serves as an Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Specialist. Adrienne provides evidence-based school and community-wide programs in Salem County. Additionally, she helps to plan and facilitate Camp YEY.
Rowan University - BA Law & Justice
Ernie is a driver for The Southwest Council's transportation program for residents of Cumberland County.
Rich is a driver for The Southwest Council's transportation program for residents of Cumberland County.
Jenna joined the Southwest Council in February of 2019 as the SCRATCH Coalition Coordinator. She is a life-long resident of Cumberland, Salem, and Gloucester counties. Her professional background includes work in a variety of local non profits supporting the stability and success of vulnerable youth, families, and communities. Jenna has been closely impacted by the challenges and consequences of substance abuse within her own family, and she is honored to be able to support prevention efforts through her work in the SCRATCH coalition. When she isn't working, Jenna enjoys spending time with her husband and their four daughters, and can often be found wandering in the forests, lakes, and rivers of South Jersey.
Rutgers University, Camden- MA Experimental Psychology
Robert has been with the Southwest Council, Inc. since January of 2018 and serves as the Communications Coordinator as well as the YTAG Coordinator for Gloucester County. Robert also provides community wide prevention initiatives throughout Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties as a part of the coalitions team. He also assists in facilitating Camp YEY.
When Robert isn’t hard at work he enjoys coaching baseball at Triton Regional High School, playing sports, and spending time creating memories with his friends and family.
Rowan University - BA Communication Studies & Journalism
Robert F. Hawn
Sonya has been with the Southwest Council, Inc since May 2019 and serves as a PFS (Partnership for Success) Prevention Specialist for Gloucester County to reduce and prevent underage drinking and drug use among the youth and young adults of Gloucester County. In addition, Sonya assists with Camp YEY serving children of Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties entering 4th to 8th grade.
Sonya is a fiber artist who practices yoga and mindfulness meditation. Sonya also enjoys traveling New England and spending time with family and friends.
Walden University - Master of Healthcare Administration
Thomas Edison State University - BA Social Science
Sonya Ivanovs ,MHA
Partnership for Success
Alan has been with the Southwest Council, Inc. since February 2019 and serves as an Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Specialist. Alan provides evidence-based school and community-wide programs in Cumberland County. He also assists in facilitating Camp Yey.
When not on the job, Alan enjoys Jimmy Buffett concerts, rooting on the Philadelphia Eagles, watching history channel documentaries, and spending time with his family.
Wilmington University – BA Psychology
Peer Recovery Specialist
Hanna has been with The Southwest Council since 2013. She is the coordinator for the agency’s Intoxicated Driver Resource Center. Hanna also assists with the Cumberland County Human Services Transportation Program and with the scheduling of counseling services. Additionally, Hanna is a member of the agency’s Wellness in the Workplace Committee.
Rutgers University - BA History
Ashley joined the agency in 2014 and currently serves as the Salem-Cumberland PFS Coordinator. Ashley works closely with community organizations, municipal partners, and families by utilizing environmental strategies and initiatives that will reduce underage drinking and prescription drug abuse. She is also responsible for tobacco prevention efforts, while building strong community relationships with community organizations that serve older adults and New Jersey returning Veterans. Ashley serves on the agency’s Wellness in the Workplace Committee and participates in the planning and implementation of Camp YEY.
Rowan University - BA Health Promotion and Fitness Management
Prevention Specialist - PFS
Prevention and Recovery Services Coordinator
In May 2019, Kaitlyn began her CADC Intern position at the Southwest Council, Inc. She provides services through the EAS and IDRC programs. Kaitlyn has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Widener University, and she is currently obtaining her master’s degree in School Counseling from Seton Hall University.
In Kaitlyn’s spare time, she enjoys running, reading, traveling and spending time with her friends and family.
Michael interned with The Southwest Council from 2008 until he became an official staff member in 2010. He currently acts as the coordinator for the Cumberland County Healthy Communities Coalition. Among his responsibilities, Michael is in charge of the coordination of the coalition’s Youth Network. The Youth Network is a group of teens from Cumberland County interested in living a healthy and drug-free lifestyle. Additionally, Michael assists in the planning and implementation of Camp YEY and serves as a team leader.
Rutgers University - BA Psychology & BA History/Political ScienceRowan University - MST Secondary Education: Social Studies
CCHCC Project Director
Robert has been with the Southwest Council, Inc. since May 2019 and serves as an Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Specialist. Robert provides evidence-based school and community-wide programs in Cumberland County. He also assists in facilitating Camp YEY.
When Robert isn't hard at work he enjoys boxing, running, and doing activities with friends and family.
Rowan University - BA History
Rowan University - MA Criminal Justice
Robert Regler, MA
Danica Rivello, LCSW
Director of Clinical Services
Joshua has been with the Southwest Council, Inc. since May of 2019 and serves as a Prevention Specialist working as the Salem County YTAG Coordinator. He also serves in the Youth Prevention Specialist for PFS in Salem County, and assists in facilitating Camp YEY.
When Joshua isn't working, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family doing outdoor activities like hiking, and running. He is also an avid reader, and cannot put a book down.
Monmouth University - MA Socio-cultural Anthropology
Joshua Stafford, MA
Prevention Specialist- PFS/YTAG
Beth has been with the Southwest Council, Inc. since 2016 and serves as an Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Specialist. Beth provides evidence-based school and community-wide programs in Gloucester County.
Asbury University - BA Social Work
Prevention Specialist/Camp YEY Director
Fred has been with the Southwest Council Inc, since January 2018 and serves as an Program Assistant. While he assists with different areas within the Southwest Council Inc, his main responsibility is teaching the Spanish version of the Cumberland County Intoxicated Driving Resource Center class. He interacts with Southwest Council’s Spanish speaking clients, helping them with their needs, or pointing them towards the right direction. “As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one person.” ~ Paul Shane Spear
Rowan University - BA Law and Justice
Freddie J. Vega III
Mike has been with the Southwest Council, Inc. since January of 2019 and serves as the Fiscal Program Assistant for the agency. Mike works with funding agencies and internal staff to ensure the company is fiscally compliant. But wait there is more. Mike also assist with Human Resources and a variety of other administrative task. Mike can do it all!
Outside of work you can usually find Mike at the local Chick Fil A, down at the shore, up in the air, at an amusement park or whatever his nieces and nephews want to do since he never misses a chance to spoil them.
Wilmington University - BA Accounting
Michael Yunk, CPA
Fiscal Program Assistant
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